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Distances: 102 miles (165 km) SW of Boston, 113 miles (182 km) NE of New York City, 74 miles (119 km) from Providence, 34 miles (55 km) E of Litchfield CT.




Amtrak runs seven trains daily from New York City (Penn Station) to Hartford CT (2 hours, 40 minutes): four morning trains, two in the afternoon, and one in the early evening. Several of these require a change of trains at New Haven. More...


Greyhound and Peter Pan operate daily buses between New York City, (Port Authority Bus Terminal), New Haven, Hartford (Union Plaza, map) and Boston.

Greyhound has almost hourly departures all day and most of the night; Peter Pan has the next most departures.

The trip from New York to Hartford takes about 3 hours, depending on the line and the number of stops en route.


Hartford is at the junction of Interstate highways I-91 and I-84 (map). Hartford is very much a commuters' town, and traffic is very heavy at rush hours.

The best day to visit the city is Saturday, when most everything is open and parking is easily available. On Sunday many places are closed.


Hartford is served by Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, 12 miles north of Hartford (map). Buses leave the airport for downtown Hartford and for Springfield MA, and limousines shuttle from Bradley to most cities in Connecticut and the Massachusetts Berkshire Hills.

By the way, the Connecticut Aeronautical Historical Association operates the New England Air Museum at Bradley Airport, with over 70 aircraft, plus engines, accessories, and memorabilia, on display.

—by Tom Brosnahan

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Hartford is at the intersection
of two Interstate highways.

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