Located halfway between the state of Connecticut's largest cities (Hartford and Springfield), Bradley International Airport (BDL) processes more than 350 daily flights, and - with about 5 million annual passengers - it is officially the state's busiest airport. The airport is also home to the Bradley Air National Guard Base. Bradley Airport is a busy, though efficient hub, and makes for a reasonably pleasant and stress-free introduction to Connecticut. If you've got some time to kill while waiting for your outbound flight, be sure to check out the New England Air Museum. With more than 75,000 square feet of exhibition space, showcasing exhibits on war planes, the history of air mail, and the famous Tuskegee Airmen, you'll find that your waiting-time becomes easily beguiled. The museum is open daily, from 10am to 5pm.
The airport is located 12 miles (19 km) north of Hartford.
Getting to the city
The Bradley Flyer offers a bus service to downtown Hartford from the outer roadway at the lower level of Terminals A and B. Inquire about taxi service by calling +1 860 627 3128.
GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).
Tel: +1 860 292 2000.
Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz and National offer on-airport rental services.
Facilities at Bradley airport include restaurants, bars, shops, a nail salon, free wireless Internet, ATMs, business lounge and shoe-shine service. An information booth and paging service is located in Terminal A.
There is short-term parking within easy walking distance of the terminal. Fees are $2.50 for half an hour, $4.50 for an hour, and $6.25 for up to 90 minutes. The long-term parking lot is connected to the terminal by a free shuttle-bus, and charges $6 for up to three hours, with a daily maximum of $11 and a weekly maximum of $55.
Flights to Bradley Airport are available on many national and regional carriers, including Air Canada, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.
There is free wi-fi internet access available throughout the terminal building.
The US Airways Club has business facilities, including computer work stations, photocopy and fax machines, and a conference room. The Club, however, is only available to members.
Bradley Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.