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How to get to Hartford by bus

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What is a good price for a bus ticket to Hartford?

$5.10 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Hartford, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Hartford. In the last month, buses from New Haven to Hartford had the lowest average price at $6.00.

Where is the bus station in Hartford, CT?

The main bus station in Hartford is Union Station - 1 Union Pl. As the busiest station, it has the most bus arrivals, although some buses may make other stops in and around Hartford.

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.

New York

There are 11 scheduled buses per day from New York to Hartford. The route can be as long as 100 miles, or 161 kilometers. On average, the journey takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. There are 2 bus lines that operate on this route. Greyhound has the most daily buses. Buses from New York usually arrive in Hartford at Union Station - 1 Union Pl.
Avg. Time
2h 30m
Avg. Price
$28.56

Boston

There are 10 scheduled buses per day from Boston to Hartford. The route can be as long as 94 miles, or 150 kilometers. On average, the journey takes 1 hour and 53 minutes. There are 2 bus lines that operate on this route. Greyhound has the most daily buses. Buses from Boston usually arrive in Hartford at Union Station - 1 Union Pl.
Avg. Time
1h 53m
Avg. Price
$19.75

Cortland

There are 7 scheduled buses per day from Cortland to Hartford. The route can be as long as 189 miles, or 303 kilometers. On average, the journey takes 9 hours and 59 minutes. One bus company, Greyhound, connects Cortland to Hartford. Buses from Cortland usually arrive in Hartford at Union Station - 1 Union Pl.
Avg. Time
9h 59m
Avg. Price
$52.86

Philadelphia

There are 6 scheduled buses per day from Philadelphia to Hartford. The route can be as long as 181 miles, or 290 kilometers. On average, the journey takes 5 hours and 32 minutes. There are 2 bus lines that operate on this route. Greyhound has the most daily buses. Buses from Philadelphia usually arrive in Hartford at Union Station - 1 Union Pl.
Avg. Time
5h 32m
Avg. Price
$37.79

Las Cruces

There are 4 scheduled buses per day from Las Cruces to Hartford. The route can be as long as 1976 miles, or 3179 kilometers. On average, the journey takes 57 hours and 42 minutes. One bus company, Greyhound, connects Las Cruces to Hartford. Buses from Las Cruces usually arrive in Hartford at Union Station - 1 Union Pl.
Avg. Time
2d 9h 42m
Avg. Price
$177.75

Located in Connecticut, Hartford is accessible by bus from 122 other cities. You can choose from 216 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Hartford on Wanderu. Greyhound usually has the most buses on any given day.

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Bus companies serving Hartford

Greyhound

There are 24 scheduled Greyhound buses per day. Greyhound can get you to Hartford from 141 cities, including New York.
Greyhound
Greyhound
Avg. Time
17h 27m
Avg. Price
$90.94

Peter Pan Lines

There are 21 scheduled Peter Pan Lines buses per day. Peter Pan Lines can get you to Hartford from 13 cities, including Boston.
Peter Pan Lines
Peter Pan Lines
Avg. Time
2h 52m
Avg. Price
$30.63

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