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Interstate highways and local roads serve Hartford Connecticut

Auto Routes to the Central Connecticut Region

Getting to the Central CT Region By Car

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

Getting to Hartford By Car

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

Getting to the River Valley and Shoreline By Car

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.