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Directions to Bushnell Park - Located in downtown Hartford, CT


By Car:

From West: Take Asylum Street exit #48A off of I-84.
Take right at end of ramp onto Asylum Street.
Keep right following the edge of the Park.
Parking around the park and in parking lots nearby.

From East: Take Asylum Street exit #48 off of I-84.
Turn left at end of exit onto Asylum Street and go under the railroad overpass.
Stay in right lane and follow around the edge of the park.

From North & South: Take Capitol Area exit #29A off of I-91.
Follow highway to the rotary at the end of the park.
Follow around the right in the center lane and turn right onto Elm St.
Parking on the street and in parking lots nearby.


There is plenty of parking around Bushnell Park.  Click here for more information.

By Air:

Downtown Hartford is a 30-minute drive from Bradley Airport. Flights arrive and depart from Bradley on most major airlines. International airlines connect from most major U.S. airports to Bradley. Hartford is 2 ½ hours by car from New York City and less than 2 hours from Boston, Massachusetts.

Ground transportation from Bradley Airport:

Visit, and then click on ground transportation.

Ground transportation from JFK, La Guardia & Newark International Airport:

Take either an Airport Service Express bus or a taxi to Port Authority Station in Manhattan and then a bus to Hartford, CT.

By Bus:

Hartford can be reached from anywhere in the continental USA by Peter Pan Bus, Greyhound Bus or Bonanza Bus. Buses depart and arrive from/at Union Station in Downtown Hartford on a regular basis. For information, visit the following;, or

By Train:

Hartford is serviced by Amtrak. Trains depart and arrive from/at Union Station in Downtown Hartford on a regular basis. For information, visit

Amtrak is offering a 20 percent discount on fares with the promotional code V266 for any train traveling on the Northeast Regional corridor route.  This includes trains which run from: Boston, Mass.; Providence, RI; New York, NY; Washington, DC; Newport News, Va.; and Springfield, Mass.

Bushnell Park is across the street from the Bus/Train Station.

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