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 five 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 passes quickly. The museum is open daily, from 10am to 5pm.
The airport is located 16 miles (26km) north of Hartford.
Getting to the city
The Bradley Flyer offers an hourly bus service to downtown Hartford, seven days a week. Rental cars and taxis are also available.
GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Tel: +1 860 292 2000.
Car hire services at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise, Dollar, Thrifty and National.
Taxis are available at the airport and the average taxi fare for the journey into Hartford is about $45.
Facilities at Bradley International Airport include restaurants, bars, shops, free wifi, ATMs, baby care facilities, a business lounge and a shoe-shine service. An information booth and paging service are also located in the terminal.
There is short-term parking within easy walking distance of the terminal. Fees are $3.25 for half an hour, $5.50 for an hour, and $7.25 for up to 90 minutes. The long-term parking lot is connected to the terminal by a free shuttle bus, and charges about $6 for up to three hours, with a daily maximum of $12 and a weekly maximum of $55.
There is free wifi 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.