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Where should you stay in Hartford?

In terms of accessibility to other parts of the city, you can’t beat staying in downtown Hartford. Public transportation is nearby, and because Hartford is less expensive than a lot of nearby cities (like Boston and New York), it’s surprisingly affordable.

That said, there are some other neat neighborhoods to stay in Hartford. The Front Street District, just south of downtown, will put you near the Wadsworth Athenum Museum of Art, as well as the Connecticut Science Center.

Asylum Hill and Frog Hollow offer some beautiful Victorian architecture, and you can find a real deal on accomodations in Barry Square, a bit southwest of downtown.

How do you get around Hartford?

CTtransit, the local bus service, is the best option for getting around Hartford. A single-fare pass costs $1.75 and an all-day pass costs $3.50, both of which are sold onboard the bus. Local buses make stops approximately every 2–3 blocks.

Travelers can also jump on the Dash Shuttle, a free circulator shuttle that stops at major downtown sites. Service operates every weekday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., departing every 15 minutes from the Connecticut Convention Center.

In addition, the Bradley Flyer offers express transportation between Bradley International Airport and the Connecticut Convention Center and/or Union Station in Hartford. Rides cost $1.30 each.

What are some places to visit in Hartford?

Hartford is a terrific city if you like history and spending time outdoors in the park. Make sure to visit the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and the Mark Twain House and Museum for in-depth looks at two authors whose novels had far-reaching effects on the U.S. And if you like art, the Wadsworth Atheneum is the oldest continually operating public art museum in the entire country.

When you’re ready to head outside, check out Bushnell Park, the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza and the Elizabeth Park Rose Garden, and stop by the Ancient Burying Ground for graves dating back to 1648.

What are some good restaurants in Hartford?

Hartford, Connecticut, has been called “New England’s foodie heaven,” and the city has some great restaurant options, many of which are downtown. Max Downtown is pricey, but a Hartford favorite. Other popular options include Black-Eyed Sally’s, ON20, Firebox, and City Steam Brewery and Cafe.

If you’re in the market for cheap eats, we recommend the Middle Eastern food at Tangiers International, and the hearty plates of Carribbean food at Dunns River Jamaican Restaurant.

What is the best time to visit Hartford by bus?

New England is known for its beauty in autumn. Consider coming to Hartford in fall, when the leaves change and the air is crisp. In summer, it’s also an easy getaway from crowded New York City and Boston.

How to find cheap bus tickets to Hartford?

The cheapest prices for a bus ticket to Hartford that users have found recently on Wanderu start at $5.00. Such great deals to Hartford are available on two routes including Springfield and New Haven. While there are some great deals that can be scored by searching around, there are some routes that always have low prices on bus travel to get you to Hartford. Springfield at $5.00 has consistently the lowest average bus ticket prices to Hartford.

What are the main bus stations in Hartford?

The most popular bus stations in Hartford are Union Station - 1 Union Pl and Morgan St Garage - Columbus Blvd btwn Morgan St and Talcott St. Union Station - 1 Union Pl is the busiest bus station in Hartford.

New York

There are 28 bus schedules per day connecting New York with Hartford. It takes on average 2 hours and 41 minutes to travel 100 miles, 161 kms, by bus from New York. 3 bus carriers offer schedules from New York, with Greyhound offering the most daily connections to Hartford. Traveling by bus from New York you will most likely to arrive in Hartford at Union Station - 1 Union Pl.
Avg. Time
2h 41m
Avg. Price
$16.80

Boston

There are 18 bus schedules per day connecting Boston with Hartford. It takes on average 2 hours and 17 minutes to travel 94 miles, 150 kms, by bus from Boston. 2 bus carriers offer schedules from Boston, with Greyhound offering the most daily connections to Hartford. Traveling by bus from Boston you will most likely to arrive in Hartford at Union Station - 1 Union Pl.
Avg. Time
2h 17m
Avg. Price
$17.38

Philadelphia

There are 16 bus schedules per day connecting Philadelphia with Hartford. It takes on average 5 hours and 52 minutes to travel 181 miles, 290 kms, by bus from Philadelphia. 2 bus carriers offer schedules from Philadelphia, with Greyhound offering the most daily connections to Hartford. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia you will most likely to arrive in Hartford at Union Station - 1 Union Pl.
Avg. Time
5h 52m
Avg. Price
$40.70

Washington D.C.

There are 13 bus schedules per day connecting Washington D.C. with Hartford. It takes on average 8 hours and 37 minutes to travel 303 miles, 487 kms, by bus from Washington D.C.. 2 bus carriers offer schedules from Washington D.C., with Greyhound offering the most daily connections to Hartford. Traveling by bus from Washington D.C. you will most likely to arrive in Hartford at Union Station - 1 Union Pl.
Avg. Time
8h 37m
Avg. Price
$54.21

Baltimore

There are 13 bus schedules per day connecting Baltimore with Hartford. It takes on average 7 hours and 46 minutes to travel 268 miles, 432 kms, by bus from Baltimore. 2 bus carriers offer schedules from Baltimore, with Greyhound offering the most daily connections to Hartford. Traveling by bus from Baltimore you will most likely to arrive in Hartford at Union Station - 1 Union Pl.
Avg. Time
7h 46m
Avg. Price
$59.47

Located in Connecticut, United States of America, you can travel by bus to Hartford from 220 destinations and choose from 640 daily bus schedules to get you there. Greyhound has the most bus connections to Hartford. The furthest bus arriving in Hartford covers a distance of 2620.25 miles, 4215.82 kms, covering the journey in 87 hours and 38 minutes

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bus companies serving Hartford

Greyhound

There are 190 daily Greyhound schedules to Hartford. Greyhound can get you to Hartford by bus from 256 destinations including Boston.
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WiFi
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Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 40m
Avg. Price
$27.81

Go Buses

There are 4 daily Go Buses schedules to Hartford. Go Buses can get you to Hartford by bus from 3 destinations including New York.
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WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Free water
Avg. Time
2h 6m
Avg. Price
$20.26

Peter Pan Lines

There are 84 daily Peter Pan Lines schedules to Hartford. Peter Pan Lines can get you to Hartford by bus from 36 destinations including New York.
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WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 4m
Avg. Price
$27.68