Getting Around

Walking around the downtown area is possible and pleasant in Hartford, although visitors also have the option of taking the Dash Shuttle, a free shuttle service that loops the central business district, making stops near hotels and major attractions. It operates Monday through Friday, 7am to 7pm. CTfastrak is Hartford's newest transportation option, and the buses have free WiFi. CT Transit bus services also operate regularly. Many visitors choose to hire cars, especially if they plan to travel outside of the city. A number of car hire options are available and driving is relatively stress-free in Hartford and the surrounding region. App-based taxi services, such as Uber, are available.


Bradley Airport

The airport is located 15 miles (24km) north of Hartford.

Bradley Airport (BDL)


The airport is located 15 miles (24km) north of Hartford.

Getting to the city

The Bradley Flyer offers an hourly bus service to downtown Hartford, seven days a week. Rental cars and taxis are available. App-based taxi services, like Uber, are also available.


GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Car hire services at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise, Dollar, Thrifty and National.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available at the airport and the average taxi fare for the journey into Hartford is about $45.


Facilities at Bradley International Airport include restaurants, bars, shops, free WiFi, ATMs, baby-care facilities, business lounges, and a shoe-shine service. An information booth is also located in the terminal.


There is short-term parking within easy walking distance of the terminal. Fees are $3.25 for half an hour, $5.50 for an hour, and $7.25 for up to 90 minutes. The long-term Economy Lot 4 is the cheapest option for a long stay, and is connected to the terminal by a free shuttle bus, with a daily maximum of $6 and a weekly maximum of $36.