Hartford Transportation

Bradley International Airport is located in nearby Windsor Locks. It also serves Hartford's twin city Springfield, MA. Other airports serving the Hartford area include: Hartford-Brainard Airport, located in Hartford off I-91 and close to Wethersfield, serves charter flights and local flights; John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport in New York, NY; Logan International Airport in Boston, MA; Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, located in New Haven, CT (served by US Airways Express).

Union Station is served by Greyhound and other major bus companies and offers trips to New York City and Boston every hour (even after midnight). Amtrak also serves this station linking to New Haven, and Springfield, MA. Amtrak provides service from Hartford to Springfield, New Haven, New York, Boston, Providence, and Washington DC.

I-84 runs from Danbury, on the New York border, to Union on the Massachusetts border. I-91 starts in New Haven off I-95 and continues all the way up to Canada along the Connecticut River. The two highways intersect in downtown Hartford.

Because of its small size, Hartford does not have a tourist-friendly mass. Thus, car is the best way to navigate Hartford and its surrounding towns.

Connecticut Transit is owned by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. CTTRANSIT operates local and commuter bus service within the city and the surrounding area. Taxi service is available from the train station at 1 Union Place or by calling one to any location in the area. The Downtown area has a free shuttle, called the Star Shuttle. It runs M-F 7AM to 11PM and Sa 3PM to 11PM. Three buses run during peak weekday hours, with two buses in normally in service. Services run approximately every 10 minutes. The route connects the CT Convention Center, the Riverfront, the Arts and Entertainment District, various restaurants, and downtown hotels.