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Hartford Helpful Information

Hartford skyline

Courtesy of Greater Hartford Convention & Visitors Bureau

Hartford's night skyline is breathtaking from the Connecticut River.

Bradley International Airport (BDL) is located approximately 16 miles north of Hartford. Eight rental car agencies are available on-site at the airport and taxi services can also be arranged for the 22-minute ride to Hartford, but prepare to spend around $44. The Connecticut Transit Bradley Flyer bus line also offers trips to and from downtown Hartford. The trip takes a little longer— 35 minutes—but only costs $1.25.

Getting Around Hartford:
The Hartford Star Shuttle is a free service that takes riders through hot spots of the downtown area. Shuttles run every 12 minutes every Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-11 p.m. and Saturday from 3-11 p.m. Connecticut Transit offers local routes within Hartford and express lines to several suburbs.

For those who don’t want the restrictions of bus schedules and fares, a rental car is your best option—especially if you want to explore the suburbs. I-91 travels north/south through Hartford along the Connecticut River and averages more than 700,000 vehicles per day, and I-84 travels east/west averaging more than 1,000,000 cars per day. Connecticut’s roads are all toll-free.

Visiting Hartford:
Greater Hartford Convention & Visitors Bureau
31 Pratt St., 4th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103

Geography and Climate:
Temperatures typically range from the 20s in the cold winter months to the 80s during the hot summer months. Hartford falls under the Eastern Standard Time Zone.

In Case of Emergency:
Should an emergency occur, call local police at 911. The main city hospital is:
Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour St.
Hartford, CT 06102

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