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City Population124,775

Elevation100 ft.

Sales TaxConnecticut sales tax is 6.35 percent. Room occupancy tax in the greater Hartford area is 15 percent. The car rental tax is 9.35 percent with an added $1 per day tourism tax.

Emergency911

Police (non-emergency)(860) 757-4000

Fire (non-emergency)(860) 757-4500

HospitalsHartford Hospital, (860) 545-5000; Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, (860) 714-4000.

Visitor Information Connecticut Office of Tourism One Constitution Plaza 2nd Floor Hartford, CT 06103. Phone:(860)256-2800

Air TravelBradley International Airport, 12 miles north on I-91 in Windsor Locks, is serviced by domestic and international airlines; phone (860) 292-2000. Less than 5 minutes from downtown is Brainard Field, a favorite of private aircraft pilots.

Public bus transportation is provided daily from the airport into downtown by CTTransit's Bradley Flyer; phone (860) 525-9181, or TTY (860) 727-8196.

Rental CarsHertz, at the airport and at several downtown locations, offers discounts to AAA members; phone (860) 627-3850 or (800) 654-3080.

Rail ServiceThe Amtrak station, (860) 727-1776 or (800) 872-7245, is downtown in the Union Station Transportation Center at 1 Union Pl.

BusesGreyhound Lines Inc., (860) 724-7080 or (800) 231-2222, Peter Pan Bus Lines/Bonanza Bus, (800) 343-9999, and other intercity buses operate out of the Union Station Transportation Center at 1 Union Pl. Taxis and CTTransit buses also are available.

TaxisTaxis hired at the airport taxi stand charge $45 to downtown (for up to four people). Cab companies include United Cab Co., (860) 547-1602; and Yellow, (860) 666-6666. Base fare (for up to four people) is $3.00 for first one-ninth mile, then 30c per each additional one-ninth mile.

Public TransportationThe buses of CTTransit, (860) 525-9181 or TTY (860) 727-8196, run on more than 30 routes servicing Hartford and its surrounding towns. The buses operate daily, with reduced schedules weekends and holidays. Regular fare $1.75; all-day pass $3.50.

CTTransit's free dash Shuttle connects many downtown attractions, hotels and restaurants. Buses operate Mon.-Fri. 7-7 and depart every 15 minutes from the Connecticut Convention Center. Additional service may be added on weeknights and weekends during major downtown events.

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Travel Information

City Population

124,775

Elevation

100 ft.

Sales Tax

Connecticut sales tax is 6.35 percent. Room occupancy tax in the greater Hartford area is 15 percent. The car rental tax is 9.35 percent with an added $1 per day tourism tax.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(860) 757-4000

Fire (non-emergency)

(860) 757-4500

Hospitals

Hartford Hospital, (860) 545-5000; Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, (860) 714-4000.

Visitor Information

One Constitution Plaza 2nd Floor Hartford, CT 06103. Phone:(860)256-2800

Air Travel

Bradley International Airport

Rental Cars

Hertz, at the airport and at several downtown locations, offers discounts to AAA members; phone (860) 627-3850 or (800) 654-3080.

Rail Service

The Amtrak station, (860) 727-1776 or (800) 872-7245, is downtown in the Union Station Transportation Center at 1 Union Pl.

Buses

Greyhound Lines Inc., (860) 724-7080 or (800) 231-2222, Peter Pan Bus Lines/Bonanza Bus, (800) 343-9999, and other intercity buses operate out of the Union Station Transportation Center at 1 Union Pl. Taxis and CTTransit buses also are available.

Taxis

Taxis hired at the airport taxi stand charge $45 to downtown (for up to four people). Cab companies include United Cab Co., (860) 547-1602; and Yellow, (860) 666-6666. Base fare (for up to four people) is $3.00 for first one-ninth mile, then 30c per each additional one-ninth mile.

Public Transportation

The buses of CTTransit, (860) 525-9181 or TTY (860) 727-8196, run on more than 30 routes servicing Hartford and its surrounding towns. The buses operate daily, with reduced schedules weekends and holidays. Regular fare $1.75; all-day pass $3.50.

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