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Cheap Flights to Hartford Bradley International Airport

The Hartford Bradley International Airport (BDL) is only a 25-minute scenic drive from Hartford, Connecticut. The airport welcomes flights from across the United States, Canada and some locales in Europe and makes a great base for touring the northern Atlantic states. Skyscanner's online search engine makes it easy for you to find the cheapest airfare, no matter your departure point. Book your hotel and car rental, and you're set to take off on that north-eastern vacation.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Hartford Bradley International Airport

Largely because of the popularity of the colourful "leaf peeping" season, fall is one of the busiest times at Hartford International, both for flights and car rental availability. Spring and summer are also busy, bringing nature lovers to many of the area's parks for some outdoor fun. Flying midweek usually brings your airfare costs down. Being flexible with your travel dates can save you money, no matter your travel dates. To make that search for the cheapest fare easier, use Skyscanner's Whole Month Search option to compare an entire month's worth of prices at once. Find a good fare? Book it, before it disappears.

Airlines That Fly to Hartford Bradley International Airport

Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, American Airlines and Delta Airlines, all fly into Bradley International, mostly from domestic departure points. These four carriers alone keep this airport busy. Along with United, these carriers offer seasonal service on some routes. Air Canada has service from Montreal and Toronto, Canada, while Aer Lingus flies in from Dublin, Ireland. Norwegian Air International offers flights from Edinburgh, Scotland.

What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport

Your flight could arrive in Terminal A or B, depending on the departure point. The terminals are connected to a central area where you'll find baggage claim and security desks. The central area is filled with cafes, delis, fast food outlets and sundry stores. You'll even find an ice cream parlour. ATMs, currency exchanges and a passenger business centre are available. The latter is furnished with computer work stations, data ports and an executive lounge. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport.

Just outside the baggage claim doors you'll find ground transportation. A taxi ride to Hartford's city centre, a 26-kilometre ride, costs about $60.00 CAD. Much of this area is rural, and scenic to boot, so a rental car is often a great idea. You'll find rental counters next to the baggage claim area. Accepted currency is the US Dollar.

What to See and Do in Hartford

Spend time at the former residence of Samuel Clemens, more famously known as Mark Twain. One of his most famous works, "Tom Sawyer," was written in this Gothic-style mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the midst of Hartford, you'll find a local outdoor favourite, Bushnell Park. Ride the Victorianesque antique carousel, take in a show at the outdoor theatre or explore the onsite war memorials. Head for Elizabeth Park, another city treasure that's been growing roses since 1904. For a closer look at this capital city's history, tour the Old State House, circa 1796, which was once the legislature building but is now a museum. The current Connecticut State Capitol and surrounding grounds are also worth a look. If you are visiting in the fall, take a drive and do some "leaf peeping." Local trees are awash in reds, golds and oranges, adding a definitive splash to the local landscape.

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