Interstate highways and local roads serve Hartford Connecticut
Driving 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 towns within in the River Valley and Shoreline, there are three different main routes, I-95, CT I-91 and CT Route 9.
Driving Routes to Hartford and Central Connecticut
Hartford is Connecticut's capital and it is easily accessible by interstate highways.
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 Connecticut, 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.