Cheap Flights to Hartford

Hartford overview

Best time to take a flight

Hartford enjoys warm springs and autumn seasons, so taking a flight to Hartford around April and May, or in October could be ideal.

Autumn may trump the spring though, as it will give visitors a chance to see the glorious New England leaf-fall in progress. Summer is hot, but not overpoweringly so, but festivals like Riverfest can bring crowds.

You could try winter for cheap flights to Hartford and accommodation, but Connecticut can be chilly out of season.

Hartford City Overview

Take a flight to Hartford and the capital of Connecticut. One of the oldest cities in the USA, one of its claims to fame is that it's the "Insurance Capital of the World". Forget the business angle, Hartford is home to the Wadsworth Atheneum, the oldest public art museum in the US, Bushnell Park, the oldest public park and the Mark Twain House where Twain lived, wrote and raised his family.

The town's museums also include a fantastic Science Museum with a futuristic 3D theatre, the original Colt Factory where the revolver was first manufactured, and a wonderful Children's Museum filled with toys that will delight families. Sports fans will also be able to catch an action-packed College Football game at the impressive Rentschler Field stadium.

Shoppers are well taken care of, with a large concentration of boutiques in the city centre, and diners will be able to take their pick from some of America's finest Italian restaurants. There are also some excellent brewery pubs such as City Steam, which will offer something to excite any beer drinker.

Getting outdoors is easy in Hartford as well. Take to the golf course, go swimming in a pond in Batterson Park or take a rowing boat down to Charter Oak Landing for some fishing. Head out mountain biking at sites like Case Mountain or Granville Gorge or take a day to follow one of the many hiking trails.

In Hartford you can be as active as you wish. With an exciting, culturally thriving city to explore, visitors who take a flight to Hartford can enjoy an urban holiday or escape to the countryside with ease.

Bradley International Airport (BDL) is a 20-minute drive north of downtown Hartford. From there, Boston is about a four-hour flight and the route is served by airlines such as JetBlue, American Airlines and United

Getting around Hartford

Hartford is a town that caters mainly for motorists. There are buses, and most stops will see a bus every quarter of an hour or so. Buying a day pass is recommended to get the most value. Otherwise, renting a car is easy to arrange and provides by far the best way to get around.

Getting to the city from the airport

All flights to Hartford land at Bradley International Airport, getting to the centre of town should be easy. The Bradley Flyer is a 7 days a week public bus service which will offer the best value, but there will always be taxis to choose, as well as hotel shuttles (for some destinations). Up-market visitors can even rent a stately limo if they wish.

How much do things cost in Hartford?

Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
$ 2.24
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
$ 1.80
Meal at McDonald's or similar
$ 9.20
3 course meal for 2
$ 62.41
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
$ 56.50
Pair of Nike shoes
$ 93.28
Bottle of wine
$ 17.74
Loaf of white bread
$ 3.76
Large bottle of water
$ 3.61
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 0.80
1 km taxi journey
$ 2.95
1 hour taxi waiting fee
$ 19.71
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 1.97
How much does a beer cost in Hartford?
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 7
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
$ 5
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 2
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 4

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