BDL to Bristol Travel Information

Cheapest Way Train — $4
Fastest Way Train — 19min
Eco-Friendly Way Train — 4 lb CO2
Available Modes 5 modes — bus, train, by car, rideshare and shuttle
Distance 23 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak, Lyft, Uber
$22 · 1h 16min · 8 lb of CO2
Hartford to Farmington
+3 more options
$4 · 19min · 6 lb of CO2
+4 more options
$3 · 34min · 7 lb of CO2
BDL to Bristol

Drive from BDL airport

It's 23 miles between BDL to Bristol. On a typical day, it might take between 34min and 36min from BDL to Bristol under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 37min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Bristol by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $3.

$24 · 45min · 8 lb of CO2
BDL to Bristol

BDL airport rideshare

Rideshare is available at BDL Bradley Intl. Lyft and Uber will pick you up at BDL and take you all the way to Bristol. There are multiple options available. Unlike a shuttle at BDL, these rideshares generally have a lower price per traveler and some airports have additional airport fees.
$47 · 45min · 8 lb of CO2
BDL to Bristol

What is the best way to travel from BDL to Bristol?

The are 10 different ways across 5 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from BDL to Bristol. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the train out of WND towards BER, as it is the cheapest to Bristol. It's common to find tickets for as low as $4. Amtrak operates from BDL to Bristol, so you book your trip with them! Rideshares are always on demand but are subject to surge pricing. Book when you need them!

When to book trip from BDL to Bristol?

There is usually no need to book these sort of trips from BDL to Bristol in advance. Rideshares should be available on demand all hours of the day. You're in luck because Lyft or Uber are available at BDL. They are usually available on demand and should be available within 15 minutes of ordering. Our advice is once you pickup your bags, order your rideshare then. While you walk to the pickup point at BDL, Bradley Intl, Windsor Locks, United States, your rideshare will be meeting you there, bumping you up in the queue. If you're arriving at peak rideshare hours (during commute hours or weekend evenings), you may experience surge pricing.

Is the train or the bus better from BDL to Bristol CT?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from BDL to Bristol. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Bristol is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the BDL/Bristol buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from BDL is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between BDL and Bristol during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from BDL to Bristol? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Bristol traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Bristol is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from BDL to Bristol?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from BDL to Bristol is by train. The train costs $4 roughly and will take 19 minutes.

How much is Lyft or Uber from BDL Windsor Locks to Bristol?

Lyft or Uber operate out of BDL Windsor Locks. The airport is working directly with Lyft or Uber to manage the pickup process at BDL. Once picked up or the trip should take 45min and will cost roughly $24.

How much does Amtrak cost from BDL to Bristol?

Amtrak costs about $24 between BDL and Bristol. In total, the train will take roughly 28 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at WNL Windsor Locks Amtrak, which is 4 miles from BDL. Further, once you arrive at BER Berlin Amtrak or you will still have 10 miles to Bristol.

How long does it take from BDL to Bristol by car?

The total distance between BDL and Bristol is 23 miles and will take you about 34 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $3.

Travel companies on this route

Amtrak Amtrak from BDL to Bristol
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