Bradley airport (BDL)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.

 
 

  Passenger Guide

 

Bradley International Airport, opened in 1947, serves Hartford County and most of the state of Connecticut. It operates with domestic flights and some international destinations in Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico and Ireland.

Official Website: bradleyairport.com
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 3.3 million passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +1 860 292 2000. E-mail: feedback@bradleyairport.com. There are information desks in the baggage reclaim area.

 Location

The airport is located in the city of Windsor Locks, 15 km (9.5 miles) to the north of Hartford's financial district.

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Public and private transportation

Ride-sharing - Vehicles from Uber and Lyft pick passengers up outside door 2, on the lower level of the terminal.

Bus - CTTRANSIT (Tel +1 860 525 9181) operates the 30-Bradley Flyer, a semi-express bus service between the airport and downtown Hartford, with direct access to the Connecticut Convention Center and Union Station. Journey time is around 30 minutes and buses leave approximately every hour, with a fare of USD1.75. The stop is located at the outer roadway, in front of the terminal.

Train - The closest station to the airport is found in Windsor Locks, and there you can catch services from Hartford Line (Tel +1 877 287 4337) to New Haven, Hartford and Springfield. You can also board trains from Amtrak (Tel +1 800 872 7245) to New Haven, Boston, Albany, New York, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Baltimore, Washington DC and Richmond; from Metro North (Tel +1 877 690 5114) to New York; and from Shore Line East (Tel +1 877 287 4337) to destinations inside the Hartford/New Britain area.

Taxi - Cabs available around the clock outside the Arrivals Hall. The fare to Hartford city centre is USD45.00 and the trip takes 20-30 minutes. More information: Tel +1 860 627 3128 / 3588.

Further information

 

Car rental agencies

There are car rental counters in the baggage reclaim area.

Alamo (Tel +1 888 233 8749 / 860 627 3470 - 4:00 am to 1:00 am)
Avis (Tel +1 800 331 1084 / 860 627 3500 - 4:00 am to 1:30 am)
Budget (Tel +1 800 218 7992 / 860 627 3700 - 4:00 am to 1:30 am)
Dollar (Tel +1 800 800 4000 / 860 623 8214 - 5:00 am to 1:00 am)
Enterprise (Tel +1 800 261 7331 / 860 292 7061 - Sunday to Friday from 4:00 am to 11:30 pm, Saturday from 4:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +1 800 654 3131 / 860 627 3850 - 4:00 am to 1:00 am)
National (Tel +1 800 227 7368 / 860 627 3470 - 4:00 am to 1:00 am)
Thrifty (Tel +1 800 367 2277 / 860 623 8214 - 5:00 am to 1:00 am)

 

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Parking services at Bradley airport (BDL)

There are several parking options at the airport, in addition to a free passenger pick-up sector (Cell Phone Lot), with charging stations for electric vehicles. More information: Tel +1 860 627 3555. Rates

Garage - Multi-storey facility across from the terminal, with covered spaces for short and long stays.
Express Lot 1, Economy Lot 3 & Economy Lot 4 - Long-term sectors, with 24-hour shuttle service to the terminal.
Park & Walk Lot 2 - Within walking distance from the main building.

 

Facilities for passengers with special needs

The enclosure has ramps, elevators, adapted toilets and telephones, and reserved parking spaces. There is a specially equipped lift to facilitate boarding for passengers with reduced mobility on the aircraft. Inform your airline in advance if you should require wheelchairs or special assistance.

 
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Latest updates: February 15, 2020