Interstate highways and local roads serve Hartford Connecticut
Auto Routes to the Central Connecticut Region
From New York City, New Jersey and points south and east: Take I-84 east or I-95 north to I-91 north (in New Haven). Both highways run into Central CT.
From Eastern CT, Rhode Island and points east: Take I-95 south to Route 9 (in Old Saybrook). Take Route 9 north into Central CT.
From Massachusetts, Vermont and points north: Take I-91 south to Central CT.
Auto Routes to Hartford and Central Connecticut
Because Hartford is Connecticut's capital and a major city, it is easily accessible by Interstates and major roads.
From points West and South: Take I-84 East, which heads northeast from New York state into Connecticut and then up into Hartford. I-91 North also goes right into Hartford, and begins off of I-95, the main highway that comes up the East Coast.
From points East and North: I-91 South will take travelers from Northwestern New England and Canada down through the center of Massachusetts and into Hartford. I-84 West comes into Hartford from Eastern New England and connects from highways out of Maine, Eastern New Hampshire and Boston.
Auto Routes to the Connecticut River Valley & Shoreline
From New York, New Jersey and points south and west, take I-95 north. The River Valley begins in Branford, at exit 55.
From Providence, Mystic, Boston and points east and north, take I-95 south. The River Valley begins in Old Saybrook, at exit 69.
From Western and Central Massachusetts, Vermont and points north, take I-91 south. Pick up CT Route 9 south for the eastern side of the Valley, and stay on I-91 for the western side.
To reach the different towns in the River Valley and Shoreline, there are three different main routes, I-95, CT I-91 and CT Route 9:
Branford is located off I-95 at exit 55.
Chester is located off Route 9 at exit 6.
Clinton is located off I-95 at exit 63.
Cromwell is located off Route 9 at exit 18.
Deep River is located off Route 9, by going north at exit 6.
Durham is located off CT Route 17, reachable from both I-95 and Route 9.
East Haddam is reachable by taking exit 7 off Route 9 and heading east over the Connecticut River.
East Hampton can be reached by taking Route 66 from Route 9 (at exit 18) east, over the Connecticut River.
Essex is located off Route 9, at exit 3.
Guilford is located off I-95, at exits 57, 58 and 59.
Haddam is located off Route 9, at exit 7.
Killingworth is reached by taking exit 63 off I-95, and following Route 81 north into town.
Madison is located off I-95 at exit 61.
Meriden is reached by taking I-91 to I-691, off exit 8.
Middlefield is reached by taking Route 9 to CT Route 66, to CT Route 157 south.
Middletown is located off Route 9 at exit 18.
Old Saybrook is located off I-95 at exits 67 and 68.
Portland is located off Route 9 at exit 18.
Wallingford is reached by taking U.S. Route 5 north from I-91 at exit 12.
Westbrook is located off I-95 at exits 65 and 66.