Bradley International Airport Guide (BDL)

Airport info
Code: BDL
Schoephoester Road, Windsor Locks, Connecticut, 06096, United States

Bradley International Airport is situated 20km (12 miles) north of Hartford in Connecticut and 20km (12 miles) south of Springfield in Massachusetts.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +1
+1 860 292 2000
Bradley International Airport map

The busiest airport in Connecticut, Bradley International Airport is located near the state’s northern border with Massachusetts and serves the cities of Hartford and Springfield. Our Bradley International Airport guide includes information regarding terminal facilities, public transportation routes and nearby accommodation options.


Two information booths, located in the baggage claim area (tel: +1 860 292 2056) and departures area (tel: +1 860 292 2075), offer tourist information and assistance, as well as paging services.

Transfer between terminals

Terminal A is within walking distance to Terminal B.

Driving directions

Bradley International Airport is situated near exit 40 from the Interstate 91 north-south connector road.
From central Hartford take the Interstate 84 eastwards and connect to Interstate 91, heading north, to the airport exit (journey time: 20 minutes).
From central Springfield, Massachusetts, take State Street westwards towards the river and connect to Interstate 91, heading south towards the airport (journey time: 20 minutes).

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus: Connecticut Transit (tel: +1 860 525 9181; run buses between downtown Hartford and Bradley International Airport, including the express Bradley Flyer (journey time to Hartford: 30 minutes; fare: US$1.50). Buses depart from the roadway outside the Arrivals building.
Shuttle: Valley Transporter (tel: +1 413 253 1350; offers a door-to-door shuttle service to numerous destinations, running hourly from the terminal until 2330 – ticket desks are located in the baggage reclaim area. The fare from the airport to Hartford/Springfield is roughly US$50. Thomas Transportation (tel: +1 603 352 5550; also operates a scheduled shuttle service from the airport.
Taxi: A taxi service (tel: +1 860 627 3128) is available from ground transportation counters outside Terminal A. Taxis can be called from airport phones or hailed from the kerb outside baggage reclaim. The fare to Hartford is around US$45, and the journey takes 20 to 30 minutes.

Terminal facilities


ATMs are situated at various points throughout the terminal.


Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the airport.


There are numerous restaurants, snack bars, fast-food outlets and cafés at Bradley International Airport. These include a small food court that houses a full-service restaurant, a pizza outlet and a Martini bar.


There is a newsagent before the security screening area of Terminal A, and a small choice of similar outlets and gift shops in the departures area.


Lost and found property within the airport is handled by the State Police (tel: +1 860 292 7400), who can assist passengers wishing to report or claim a lost item. For items left at the security check points, call TSA (tel: +1 860 804 4109).


Other facilities available at Bradley International Airport include a shoeshine stand in each concourse.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There are executive lounges within the terminal, including The Admirals Club Lounge (tel: +1 860 386 1693), which is located near boarding gate 24; facilities here include telephones, workstations and conference space. The lounge is open to American Airlines or US Airways Club members, along with some approved lounge partners.
The on-site Sheraton Hartford Hotel Bradley Airport (tel: +1 860 627 5311; has a range of business services and meeting space. A few minutes away, the state-of-the-art Connecticut Convention Centre (tel: +1 860 249 6000; also offers excellent conference facilities.

Disabled facilities

Bradley International Airport is accessible to physically disabled passengers, with lifts and ramps in and around the terminal building. Wheelchair-accessible toilets are omnipresent and family toilets are also available There are reserved spaces for disabled travellers in the long- and short-term car parks. 'Skycap' luggage assistance is available on the upper level of the terminal.
Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline in advance of travel.

Car parking

TThere is a choice of on- and off-site parking (tel: +1 860 627 3555) at Bradley International Airport. A 3,500-space multistorey car park offering short- and long-term parking is located directly in front of Terminal A. Four long-term car parks (car parks 1, 3, 4, and 5) are served by courtesy shuttle buses, 24 hours a day.

Car rental

Car hire companies represented on-site at Bradley International Airport include: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty. Car rental companies provide complimentary shuttle service to their business locations.


As well as the on-site Sheraton Bradley Airport Hotel, there are several other hotels near Bradley International Airport, all of which provide courtesy shuttle buses.

Hampton Inn Hartford/Airport

(860) 683 11 18

Das Hampton Inn Hartford/Airport ist nur 1,8 km vom Flughafen entfernt und ist in wenigen Minuten mit dem kostenlosen Shuttle-Bus erreichbar. Das Hotel verfügt u.a. über ein Business Center, mehrere Konferenzräume sowie einen Fitnessbereich mit Schwimmbecken. Den Gästen steht ein kostenloser Internetzugang zur Verfügung.

2168 Poquonock Avenue, 06095, Windsor, United States

Sheraton Hartford Hotel

+1 860 627 5311

The only on-site hotel at Bradley International Airport, the luxurious Sheraton is situated just off the corridor connecting Terminals A and B. Among its range of facilities is a pool, gym and a club lounge, along with meeting and event space. Free internet access is available for guests.


Fairfield Inn Hartford Airport

+1 860 627 9333

Featuring a business centre and fitness room, Fairfield Inn Hartford Airport is located less than 2km (1.3 miles) from Bradley International Airport. Guests can make use of the hotel’s high-speed internet and its airport transfers.

2 Loten Drive, Windsor Locks, 06096, Connecticut, United States

Homewood Suites by Hilton Hartford

+1 860 627 8463

Less than 1.6km (1 mile) from Bradley International Airport, Homewood Suites provides a 24-hour airport shuttle service. Studio, one- and two-bedroom suites are available, all with kitchens, and breakfast is included in the room rate.


Doubletree Hartford-Bradley Airport

+1 860 627 5171

Offering ‘park and fly’ packages and a complimentary shuttle service, the Doubletree Hartford-Bradley Airport is well connected to the airport, which is 1.6km (1 mile) away. Guests here can make use of the fitness centre and indoor pool, and can satisfy any hunger at the on-site grill restaurant.


La Quinta Inn Hartford Bradley Airport

+1 860 623 3336

A good option for those on a budget, La Quinta Inn Hartford Bradley Airport is less than 1.6km (1 mile) from Bradley International Airport and is linked via a 24-hour shuttle bus service. The hotel provides high-speed internet access and complimentary access to an off-site fitness centre, as well as free local telephone calls.


Days Inn Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport

+1 860 623 9417

Boasting an on-site fitness centre, the low-cost Days Inn is adjacent to Bradley International Airport and is linked to the terminals by a free shuttle bus service. Complimentary high-speed internet, a business centre and car parking is offered to guests.

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