Airlines & Local Transportation
The UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights Office will not provide airfare. The Office will only provide ground transportation for conference participants to the University from the following two locations, no exceptions will be made:
Bradley International Airport
Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, is the one major airport serving the Hartford (CT)-Springfield (MA) area. Bradley is one of New England's most convenient and easily accessible airports. Bradley is located 12 miles north of Hartford, Connecticut, and 35 miles from the University of Connecticut.
Major Airlines Servicing Bradley International Airport:
Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, Northwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, Air Canada, American Airlines, American Connection, and American Eagle.
The UNESCO Chair office will be scheduling shuttle pick-ups from Bradley Airport on Thursday, August 8, 2013 for international participants and on the morning of Friday, August 9, 2013 for domestic participants. Shuttle schedules will be announced closer to the date of the forum. Please be aware that there may be a waiting period.
UNION STATION in Hartford, CT
Union Station in Hartford, CT is located at 1 Union Place. This station is where the bus lines, Amtrak train and Connecticut Limousine will drop off participants.
The UNESCO Chair office will be scheduling shuttle pick-ups from Hartford, Union Station on August 9, 2013. Shuttle schedules will be announced closer to the date of the forum. Please be aware that there may be a waiting period of up to two hours.
Alternatively, if you will be flying through New York City or Boston here are instructions on how to get to Union Station:
JFK International Airport (New York City) Arrivals:
Option I: Travel by shuttle to Union Station in Hartford
Connecticut Limousine provides transportation for individuals directly from JFK to Union Place in Hartford
Tickets can be purchased from the Connecticut Limousine booth which is located in the ground transport area of JFK. Shuttles leave JFK for Connecticut every hour. Approx. travel time is
Reservations can be made upon arrival at airport or by visiting www.ctlimo.com or by contacting 1.800.472.LIMO (5466) or 203.783.6800. Mon-Fri from 7AM-7:20PM; Sat-Sun from 7AM-5PM.
Option II: Travel by Bus to Union Station in Hartford
IMPORTANT: You must first make your way from JFK Airport to the Port Authority terminal, located at 625 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10018
Peter Pan Bus Lines/Greyhound Bus Lines www.peterpanbus.com
From Port Authority in New York to Union Place in Hartford
(Round Trip approx. $50.00). Departs more than 25 times per day.
From Port Authority in New York to The University of Connecticut (Round Trip $70.00). Departs only at 9:00am and 2:00pm daily.
Getting from JFK to Port Authority:
When exiting your flight follow the signs toward ground transportation and the luggage claim. After few steps, you will see an AirTrain sign pointing you outside.
Pay careful attention to the signs, you will be lead around a building and up an elevator to the AirTrain entrance, but please watch for the signs
There are three AirTrain routes and the arriving AirTrain announces its route clearly and loudly, so just listen to make sure you get on the correct train. The AirTrain connects to the following trains and subways:
The LIRR at Jamaica Station
The E, J/Z subways at Jamaica Station
The A subway at Howard Beach Station
When leaving the airport, take the AirTrain one going to Jamaica or Howard Beach station to connect to MTA Log Island Rail Road (LIRR) trains, MTA New York City Transit subways and local buses.
The Howard Beach is the blue line Subway A which is the 8 Avenue Express. This subway will take you directly to 42nd Street which is Port Authority/Bus Terminal if you are coming to Connecticut by bus, so YOU ONLY NEED TO TAKE ONE SUBWAY FROM JFK AND EXIT ON 42ND. Or if you are taking a train, this subway will take directly to Penn Station which is the 34th Street on 8 Avenue.
The Jamaica station is also the blue line BUT Subway E which is also the 8 Avenue Express. The Subway E is better because is a short trip and has less stops than Subway A. This subway will also take directly to 42nd Street which is Port Authority/Bus Terminal if you are coming to Connecticut by bus, so YOU ONLY NEED TO TAKE ONE SUBWAY FROM JFK AND EXIT ON 42ND. Or if you are taking a train, this subway will take directly to Penn Station which is the 34th Street on 8 Avenue.
From JFK take AirTrain
From AirTrain to either Howard Beach or Jamaica Station
If Jamaica Station Subway E-42nd Street (Port Authority/Bus Terminal OR 34TH Street (Penn Station/ Trains Terminal) Short Trip
If Howard Beach Subway A-42nd Street (Port Authority/Bus Terminal OR 34TH Street (Penn Station/ Trains Terminal) Long Trip
The subway fare is approx. $2.00 (available 24 hours)
Option III: Travel by Train
IMPORTANT: You must first make your way from JFK Airport to Penn Station, located at 8th Avenue 31st Street, New York, NY 10001
To Connect to Local Trains and Subways from JFK
Take AirTrain to Jamaica Station (see detailed instructions above).
At Jamaica Station, take a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train to New York Penn Station.
At New York Penn Station, take an Amtrak train to Hartford, Connecticut. Please see www.amtrak.com for details and schedules.
LOGAN Airport (Boston) Arrivals:
Peter Pan Bus Lines/Greyhound Bus Lines
From Logan Airport in Boston to Union Place in Hartford
(Round Trip approx. $72.00). Buses depart 7 times per day.
Please refer to www.peterpanbus.com for details and schedules.
From New York City and points West (heading through or from Hartford):
Take Interstate 84 East to Exit 68. From exit, take a right onto
Route 195, 7 miles to UConn.
From Boston and points East:
Take Interstate 84 West to Exit 68. From exit, take a left onto
Route 195, and follow directions above
From the Southeast:
Take Interstate 95 to 395 North. Take Exit 81 West to Route 32 North. Follow Route 32 North to Willimantic. In town, turn right and go over bridge. Continue straight through the light and follow 195 North for 8 miles to campus.
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