Travel Info

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!

 

Convention Center Info
Driving Directions
Parking Info
Bus/Train Info
DASH Shuttle Services
Air Travel
Skywalk/Riverwalk

 

 

Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-249-6000 Fax: 860-249-6161


Hours During the Con:
Friday- 8am-midnight
Saturday- 8am-midnight
Sunday- 8am-6pm

 

Driving Directions



Traveling on I-91 North

  • Take I-91 North to EXIT 29A - Capitol Area/Convention Center (Left Exit)
  • Stay in right lane
  • Take first exit on right - Columbus Boulevard/Convention Center
  • Turn RIGHT on Columbus Boulevard
  • The convention center and its attached parking garage are located immediately on the right



Traveling on I-91 South

  • TakeI-91 South to EXIT 29A - Capitol Area/Convention Center (Right Exit)
  • Stay in right lane
  • Take first exit on right - Columbus Boulevard/Convention Center
  • Turn RIGHT on Columbus Boulevard
  • The convention center and its attached parking garage are located immediately on the right



Traveling on 84 East

  • Take I-84 East to EXIT 52 to I-91 South, toward New Haven
  • Take EXIT 29A - Capitol Area/Convention Center (Right Exit)
  • Take first exit - Columbus Boulevard/Convention Center (Right Exit)
  • Turn RIGHT onto Columbus Boulevard
  • The convention center and its attached parking garage are located immediately on the right



Traveling on 84 West/Route 2 West

  • Take I-84 West/ route 2 West to EXIT 54/Downtown Hartford (Left Exit)
  • Stay in left lane over the Founders Bridge
  • At the bottom of the bridge, turn left onto Columbus Boulevard
  • The convention center and its attached parking garage are on the left side of Columbus Blvd.



Traveling on Interstate 95

  • Take I-95 to EXIT 48 to I-91 North, toward Hartford (Left Exit)
  • Take EXIT 29A/Capitol Area (Left Exit)
  • Stay in right lane
  • Take first exit on right - Columbus Blvd/Convention Center
  • Turn RIGHT onto Columbus Boulevard
  • The convention center and its attached parking garage are located immediately on the right.



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 Info


Updates for 2014 coming soon!

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!


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.

 

Bus/Train Travel


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:
Greyhound
Peter Pan
Bonanza
CTTransit 

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.
 

DASH Shuttle Services

http://www.cttransit.com/RoutesSchedules/dash_freeShuttle.asp

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.
 


Air Travel

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:

Air Canada
American Airlines/US Airways
American Eagle
Delta
JetBlue
Southwest Airlines
United Airlines

 

Skywalk/Riverwalk

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.*