Here you will find all the travel information you need to plan your weekend in Hartford for the duration of the convention. Because rates and schedules change every year, this information is updated as soon as it becomes available. ConnectiCon Staff work constantly with local businesses and authorities to negotiate the best and most convenient options for its attendees. If you have any suggestions for these orgainizations for future conventions, please let us know!
Hours During the Con:
Traveling on I-91 North
Traveling on I-91 South
Traveling on 84 East
Traveling on 84 West/Route 2 West
Traveling on Interstate 95
The convention center’s main lobby is located on Columbus Blvd. It is accessible from Level P1 of the parking garage.
Level P5 of the garage tower provides an alternate entrance, along an outdoor esplanade, to the convention center’s riverside entrance.
Parking Rates for 2015 will be posted in May/June 2015, to give you an idea of parking rates, we have kept the previous year's parking rates listed below.
2014 Parking Rates:
LAZ Parking will be in the Exhibit hall pre-function area to sell parking passes during the following times:
Thursday July 10th - 4pm to Midnight Friday July 11th - 7am to 6pm (plus an additional table in the parking garage near the line queues)
Saturday July 12th - 7 am to 3pm (plus an additional table in the parking garage near the line queues)
*Sunday parking passes must be purchased in the Parking Office. The LAZ Parking Office is open 24 hours a day. It is located in the Convention Center's parking garage, on Parking Level 1, Section C.
Multi Day Passes:
4 day Pass: Valid Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun until 7pm...........$60.00
3 day Pass: Valid Fri, Sat, Sunday until 7pm...............$40.00
2 day Pass: Valid Sat all day and Sun until 7pm.........$30.00
Individual Day Passes:
1 day pass WITH IN/OUT Privileges: Friday..... $15.00 Saturday .....$15.00 Sunday.....$15.00
Please note: the information below is for onsite/Convention Center parking only! Please check with your hotel or offsite parking authority for additional rates and hours!
If you are planning to travel by train or bus to ConnectiCon, you will arrive at Union Station (via Amtrak) in Hartford. Please be aware that there is also a Union Station in New Haven, CT – don’t get off at Union Station in New Haven, unless you’re transferring from Metro North to Amtrak.
If you are traveling by bus you will also be traveling to Union Station in Hartford, CT. Union Station is serviced by the following bus lines:
Union Station (in Hartford - there is also a Union Station in New Haven - make sure your train will take you to Union Station in Hartford) is within walking distance of the Connecticut Convention Center and Hartford Marriott Downtown, however, if you have a lot of luggage, or heavy items that you will be carrying, we recommend you use the complimentary service of the DASH Shuttle or call a taxi service to bring you to your hotel.
The DASH Shuttle (formerly known as the "Star Shuttle"), CTTRANSIT's FREE circulator bus in downtown Hartford, operates enhanced service during major events. Due to the high volume of ridership during events, the DASH Shuttle will run on extended hours during the convention.
JUST ADDED! There will be a shuttle service running from the Connecticut Convention Center to the Holiday Inn and the Hampton Inn & Suites in East Hartford!
Details on hours and schedules coming soon!
It's easy to catch the DASH Shuttle. The shuttle route connects the Connecticut Convention Center, theRiverfront, the CT Science Center, the Arts and Entertainment District, various restaurants, and downtown hotels. Refer to the map for route and stop locations.
If you are planning to fly to ConnectiCon, you will want to fly into Bradley International Airport (BDL). (Hartford is also easily accessible from major airports in Boston and New York. Check local transportation options for details.)
Bradley International Airport is serviced by the following airlines:
American Airlines/US Airways
Exciting things are happening in Hartford downtown, including the construction of a brand new Skywalk footbridge leading to all the major sites in the business and entertainment district.
Start from the entrance on the Esplanade level of the Connecticut Convention Center and travel across the bridge to the Connecticut Science Center. From there, continue to the right to enjoy the beautiful Riverfront park and Riverwalk, or take a left to cross over into the business district of Hartford downtown. Avoid all the traffic and enjoy safe, easy access to the amenities Hartford has to offer.
The Skywalk is perfect for accessing Photoshoot areas and other ConnectiCon events taking place in other downtown venues!
*THE SKYWALK IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION. VISITORS ARE ADVISED TO TAKE CAUTION AND REFRAIN FROM ENTERING PUBLICLY RESTRICTED AREAS.*