Bradley International Airport (BDL) is a civil/military airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. BDL is about halfway between Hartford and Springfield. Owned and operated by the Connecticut Airport Authority, it is the second-largest airport in New England.
If you’re driving to BDL Airport, type the following address into your phone mapping app or GPS device:
Bradley International Airport
Many people are interested in finding the closest airport to Hartford Airport with BDL only 1.7 miles (2.8 km) away it makes this airport a very convenient option for travelers.
You can also find the cheapest flights from Hartford BDL Airport.
Hartford Airport Code: BDL
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
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There are various transportation options available at BDL Airport, including Hartford Airport Shuttle, Rideshare, Taxi & Limo Service, Rental Cars, and Public Transportation. Check our detailed list below and find the ride that best suits your needs.
Hartford Airport Shuttle
Bradley International Airport is located in Windsor Locks, just outside of Hartford. If you need a reliable mode of transport to get you from the airport to your destination, or a pickup from your home in Connecticut or Massachusettes, there is a couple of shuttle companies you can choose from.
We’ve listed all the necessary information about each one, and you can find out more below.
Unfortunately Super Shuttle does not operate at Bradley Airport.
Valley Transporter is a great choice, being the leading transportation company in the Pioneer Valley. They can provide you with both shared and private service. Shared vans are their most economical option, offering passengers door-to-door service to and from BDL Airport.
These vans arrive and depart the airport on a set-schedule hourly basis. Arrivals are 15 minutes after the hour and departures are 30 minutes after the hour. To guarantee a specific time slot, you must make a reservation in advance.
If you’re traveling from BDL to Amherst, Hadley, Northampton, or South Hadley (or vice versa), the fares will be as follows:
- $57 for the first passenger
- $25 for a second passenger
- $15 for a third passenger
When you have your bags and are ready to go, call 413-253-1350 and press "1" to reach the dispatcher. They will explain where and when to meet your driver. You can call the same number for more information about their services.
CT Limo is a leading CT Airport Shuttle offering transportation to Bradley Airport from New Haven as well as Car Service.
GO Airport Shuttle offers Bradley Airport shuttles to and from Hartford and the surrounding area. It’s the hassle-free way to start and end your trip. If you want private service, choose this Hartford airport shuttle company, but bear in mind that this kind of service is more expensive.
We’ve discovered their fares from BDL to some towns in Connecticut, and you can check them out below:
These prices include a 15% gratuity and tolls.
For questions or additional assistance, please call 203-891-1280**.**
Hartford is the capital of Connecticut and home to many popular tourist attractions, including museums, science centers, and places for entertaining. If you’re looking for a place to stay and visit all these places, we can help you find not only your ride but a great hotel as well. This is a great option because these hotels offer Bradley shuttle and parking.
Check our list below and discover top 10 hotels with free Hartford airport shuttles:
Rideshare - Uber / Lyft
App-based transportation options are very affordable and popular these days. Luckily, these companies are allowed to operate at Bradley International Airport, and they pick up passengers at both terminals:
- Terminal A: Go to the outer curb for pick up.
- Terminal B: Go out of the main building, go left, and wait next to the parking lot.
Transportation Network Companies serving BDL Airport are Uber Bradley Airport and Lyft.
We’ve listed their lowest estimate fares to some popular destinations in the area:
Uber Bradley Airport:
- to downtown Hartford: $18.84
- to Mark Twain House & Museum: $22.36
- to Springfield, MA: $26.73
- to the University of Connecticut: $38.66
Lyft Bradley Airport:
- to downtown Hartford: $25-30
- to Mark Twain House & Museum: $24-28
- to Springfield, MA: $25-30
- to the University of Connecticut: $45-50
Taxi & Car Service
Taxi service is available at Hartford Airport, and it’s the most convenient way because you won’t have to wait or share your ride. However, because of that, it will cost more than shared ride vans.
Approximate taxi fares to the most frequently traveled towns around Bradley are:
East / West Hartford: $42
For a more private and luxurious ride, check our list below and find yourself the best limousine service in Hartford:
This service must be arranged in advance - so, call the company of your choice to book a ride or ask any question.
For more freedom and privacy, choose a rental company from the list below and rent a car for traveling around the city by yourself. At BDL Airport, all car rental companies provide complimentary shuttle service to their respective locations.
The 30-Kennedy Road (Bradley Flyer) by CT Transit route provides semi-express bus service to Bradley International Airport for low local bus fare - only $1.75. So, this is certainly the cheapest way to downtown, especially if you’re going to the Connecticut Convention Center or Union Station.
The trips operate approximately hourly between downtown Hartford and all the terminals at the airport, seven days a week. Please, arrive at the bus stop five minutes before your bus is due, you don’t want to be late and wait for another hour.
The semi-express, limited-stop trip between downtown and the airport, takes only about 30 minutes.
Bradley Airport Parking
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