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Get Around

CTfastrak
(860) 525-9181
CTfastrak is Hartford’s newest transportation option, a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, and the buses have free wifi. They offer direct service to and from Waterbury, Cheshire, Southington, Bristol, Plainville, New Britain, Newington, West Hartford, Hartford and Manchester with routes that take advantage of the bus-only CTfastrak roadway.

Amtrak
1 Union Place, Hartford, CT 06103
1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)
There’s a pretty good AAA discount on the fair to and from New Haven. But even more interesting is that if you lived in, say Windsor, CT, you could get into downtown Hartford for $4. You could come downtown, eat dinner, see a show, have a drink, and hop on a train at 11:50 p.m. and be back in Windsor before the clock strikes midnight.

Bradley International Airport (BDL)
Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
(860) 292-2000
Flying into Bradley (BDL) is the easiest way to get to Hartford – it’s just 20 minutes north of the city. New routes and nonstop flights are constantly being added; for shorter flights connecting points in the Northeast U.S. and Canada, look into their regional airlines, or see how Bradley’s major airlines are serving every corner of the country.

CT Transit
100 Leibert Road, Hartford, CT 06141
(860) 525-9181
CT Transit runs all the city buses in the area. If you have any questions about which bus to take where, the website is really helpful, but if it’s not helpful enough, their customer service line listed above is answered by an actual person, who totally knows how to get you where you’re going.

Greyhound Bus Lines
1 Union Place, Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 724-7080
Founded in 1914, Greyhound Lines, Inc. is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations with 13,000 daily departures across North America. It has become an American icon, providing safe, enjoyable and affordable travel to nearly 25 million passengers each year.

Peter Pan Bus Lines
1 Union Place, Hartford, CT 06103
(800) 343-9999
Peter Pan runs regular busses out of Hartford to 85 different destinations in the northeast. And they show movies on the bus if your trip is long enough. It would be amazing if they ever showed that Keanu Reeves movie “Speed,” but it’s highly unlikely.

Sixt Rent-A-Car
200 Prospect Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 232-7368
Whether you are going on a business trip or a family vacation, Sixt will find you a suitable car. You can add extras to your deal like as satellite navigation, LDW insurance, unlimited miles and additional drivers. Choose from sports cars, convertibles, SUVs and economy cars.

Dash
Downtown, Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 525-9181
Regular Dash service operates every weekday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., departing every 15 minutes from the Connecticut Convention Center. During major downtown events, enhancements may include later evening service on weekdays, as well as service on Saturdays and Sundays. The specific services planned for each major event are posted on the CTTRANSIT website. The Dash does not operate on weekends when there is no downtown event scheduled.

Union Station
1 Union Place, Hartford, CT 06103
Greater Hartford Transit District, 860-247-5329
Amtrak, Greyhound, Peter Pan bus lines all operate through Union Station. There’s a new cheap Amtrak fare to and from New Haven. And Springfield.

Yellow Cab
1 Union Place, Hartford, CT 060103
860-666-6666
It doesn’t get much easier to remember than 666-6666. 1 Union Place is the easiest place to catch one, but they are excellent about coming when you call.