Bristol, CT Transportation Options

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    • Provider

      CT Transit The New Britain Transportation Company

      Area Served

      CT Transit Hartford Division Serves: Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Manchester, Marlborough, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, South Windsor, Southington, Suffield, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor Locks and Windsor

      New Britain / Bristol Division Serves: Berlin, Bristol, Cromwell, Farmington, Meriden, New Britain, Newington and Plainville

      Type of Service

      Daily Fixed Route, Bus Service

      Website

      www.cttransit.com
      Click Here to see an instructional video on “How to Ride the Bus”
      Click here to get detailed public transportation directions
      Click here for an instructional video on how to use Google Transit Trip Planner
      Travel Training for persons who are apprehensive about using public transportation is provided by the Kennedy Center

      Additional Information

      New Britain Transportation Company: (860) 828-0511
      CTTransit: (860) 525-9181 | (860) 727-8196 TTY

      Local Routes
      502: Plainville/Bristol (formerly PB & PL) | (weekdays) (Saturday) (Map)
      541: Bristol Local (formally BL) | (weekdays) (Saturday) (Map)
      Route 541 – Bristol Local operates local service within the City of Bristol. The west end of the route, 541W, serves Gaylord Towers and the east side of the route, 541E, serves Tunxis Community College via Farmington Ave. Alternating trips on Route 541E also serve Birchwood Manor, Bristol Senior Center and Bristol Hospital. On Saturdays, Route 541E is extended to Plainville Center and returns to downtown Bristol via Forestville Center.
      543: West Street | (weekdays) (weekends) (map)

      Express Bus Service to Hartford
      102: Hartford/New Britain/Bristol (Operates between downtown Hartford and Bristol, stopping at all CTfastrak stations) from Todd St Park & ride (drop off only by request) | (weekdays) (Saturday) (Sunday) (Map)
      923: Bristol Express | (weekdays) (Map)

      Park & Ride Lots
      Todd Street (north of Route 72), Bristol
      Lake Avenue & Route 229 & 72, Bristol

    • Provider

      CTFastrak - Bus Rapid Transit System

      Area Served

      New Britain / Newington / West Hartford / Hartford with 68 routes providing fast, convenient access to employment, shopping, educational, cultural and entertainment destinations throughout the region.

      Type of Service

      CTfastrak is a new Bus Rapid Transit system includes a 9.4-mile guideway dedicated to buses that will serve as the spine of the CTfastrak system. Modern bus rapid transit vehicles with the latest environmentally-friendly technologies, including WiFi and a five-mile multi-use trails that connects New Britain & Newington.

      Website

      www.ctfastrak.com

      Parking is available at Bristol Park and Ride Lots located at:
      Todd Street (north of Route 72), Bristol
      Lake Avenue & Route 229 & 72, Bristol

      Additional Information

      923 Bristol Express | (weekdays) (Map)

      101 CTfastrak Hartford / New Britain (Between downtown Hartford and New Britain, stopping at all CTfastrak stations) | (weekdays) (Saturdays) (Sundays) (Map)

      102 Hartford / New Britain / Bristol (Operates between downtown Hartford and Bristol, stopping at all CTfastrak stations) | (weekdays) (Saturdays) (Sundays) (Map)

      121 MCC / Hartford / UConn Health (Service between Manchester Community College, downtown Hartford, and UConn Health Center in Farmington via CTfastrak) | (weekdays) (Saturdays) (Sundays) (Map)

      128 Hartford / Westfarms-New Britain via Stanley Street | (weekdays) (Saturdays) (Sundays) (Map)

      140 CCSU Shuttle | (weekdays) (Saturdays) (Sundays) (Map)

      144 Wethersfield / Westfarms via Newington Center & Brittany Farms | (weekdays) (Saturdays) (Sundays) (Map)

      153 Flatbush / Copaco Local via West Hartford Center | (weekdays) (Saturdays) (Sundays) (Map)

      161 St. Francis Hospital / Hartford Hospital via State Capitol | (weekdays) (Saturdays) (Sundays) (Map)

      924 Southington–Cheshire Express (weekdays)

      925 Waterbury Express (See 928 schedule for additional service to Waterbury) (weekdays)

      928 Southington-Cheshire-Waterbury Express | (weekdays) (Saturdays) (Sundays)

      Bristol Community Services on a case by case basis will provide residents with free bus passes approximately one time a year. Call (860) 314-3690 Option 3

    • Provider

      Bristol Community Organization

      Area Served

      Bristol

      Type of Service

      Wheelchair accessible Dial-A-Ride Service for residents aged 55 or older or on Social Security Disability

      Website

      www.bcoct.org/programs/transportation

      Additional Information

      (860)-589-6968

      Provides transportation to Bristol residents to and from doctor's appointments, shopping, and personal care appointments, such as: banking, hairdresser and to local senior centers. 24 to 48 hours in advance for non-medical rides, medical rides will be given priority and can be booked earlier than the 24 to 48 hours' notice.

      First pickup is 9:45AM. Last pickup is 1:45pm. Return trip - any time until 3:00PM
      Senior Center pickup: Monday - Thursday 1:00 only & Friday: 1:00 and 3:00 PM

      Cost - $50.00 Annual Fee required.
      Fee is waived for DSS CONNECT Card.

    • Provider

      AIDS Connecticut

      Area Served

      Hartford, Tolland and Middlesex Counties

      Type of Service

      Bus Passes for Medical Appointments

      Website

      www.aids-ct.org | www.aids-ct.org/pdf/assistance/haf-caf.pdf

      Additional Information

      (860) 547-1771
      Ryan White Part A & B Transportation Programs are used to enable PWHIV/AIDS to access medical or support services. Clients who are on Medicaid are not eligible for this program.

      Cost – Free
    • Provider

      ALS Association

      Area Served

      Statewide

      Type of Service

      To and from treatment for people who are receiving treatment for ALS with a dual cancer diagnosis

      Website

      www.webct.alsa.org

      Additional Information

      (877) 257-2281
      ALS Association (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
      Cost - Free

    • Provider

      American Cancer Society

      Area Served

      Greater Hartford area, including Bristol, parts of Tolland and Middlesex Counties

      Type of Service

      To and from treatment for people who are receiving treatment for cancer related diseases and are unable to drive themselves

      Website

      www.cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsservices/road-to-recovery

      Additional Information

      (800) 227-2345
      Patients must be able to get in and out of a car under their own power, and be able to walk unassisted to and from the vehicle, their residence, and the treatment facility. Three business days (72 hours) advance notice is requested for all rides. Subject to the availability of volunteers.

    • Provider

      Latino Community Services

      Area Served

      Greater Hartford area, including Bristol, parts of Tolland and Middlesex Counties

      Type of Service

      Eligible individuals can have access to van or GHTD Ambassador Wheel Chair Services

      Website

      lcs-ct.org/index.php/en/services

      Additional Information

      (860) 296-6400, Ext. 225
      Serving all people living with HIV/AIDS. Transportation Services for clients to access primary medical care and/or psychosocial support services for clients who access Ryan White CORE and/or NON-CORE services
      Cost – Free

    • Provider

      mssociety

      Area Served

      Statewide

      Type of Service

      Financial Assistance for Medical Transportation related to MS Medical Only

      Website

      www.nationalmssociety.org

      Additional Information

      (800) 344-4867, Option 1
      Monday-Friday (7am-5pm MT), or email them at contactusnmss@nmss.org

      Will provide financial assistance for up to one ride per fiscal year. Chapter will arrange transportation. Two weeks advance notice is required and must utilize public/paratransit transportation options first.

    • Provider

      davct

      Area Served

      Greater Hartford area, including Bristol, parts of Tolland and Middlesex Counties

      Type of Service

      Transportation to and from the Newington VA. Also Shuttle from Newington VA to West Haven VA, For veteran’s only

      Website

      www.dav.org/veterans/i-need-a-ride/

      Additional Information

      (860) 667-6759
      A five day lead time is necessary. Rides from 7:00 AM. – 1:00 PM. Last ride leaves Newington at 1 PM.
      Cost - Free

      Provider

      US Department of Veterans Affairs

      Area Served

      From Newington VA with transfers to other VA locations

      Type of Service

      Shuttle Bus Transportation from the Newington VA
      NOTE: Must provide own transportation to the Newington VA

      Website

      www.connecticut.va.gov

      Additional Information

      (203) 932-5711 x-3298 VA Mobility Mgr
      (860) 666-6951 Newington VA
      (203) 932-5711 West Haven VA
      Monday to Friday Service
      Cost – Free

    • Provider

      CTRides

      Area Served

      Statewide

      Type of Service

      Commuter Resource

      Website

      www.ctrides.com

      Additional Information

      (877) CTRIDES
      A commuter resource from the CT DOT. Information for carpooling, vanpooling, buses, trains, biking, walking & telecommuting.
      Join NuRide and get rewards when you walk, bike, telecommute,

      Provider

      vRide

      Area Served

      Statewide

      Type of Service

      Rideshare Program

      Website

      www.vride.com

      Additional Information

      (800) 826-7433
      Service is not yet available in Bristol; however you can call to find out if others from your town are looking to set up a ride share program or see if you can participate in one from an adjacent town. VRide (formally easystreet) is a commuter van service intended to help people who live or work close to each other to get to work easily by offering passenger vans for car/vanpool commuting.
      Cost - Fares are per seat (call vRide)

    • Provider

      ghtd

      Area Served

      All of East Hartford and Hartford, in addition to portions of; Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bristol, Cromwell, Ellington, Farmington, Glastonbury, Kensington, Manchester, Meriden, Middletown, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Rocky Hill, South Windsor, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.

      Type of Service

      Facilitator of ADA Paratransit Services

      Website

      www.hartfordtransit.org/adaservice.html
      Click below for an online application:
      www.ctada.com/

      Additional Information

      (860) 247-5329 ext.3043
      Paratransit Services
      Personal Care Attendants (PCA) rides free. Companions may accompany ADA riders but must pay the appropriate fare. If you have already qualified for the service and wish to book a ride call (860) 724-5340 - select 1 for First Transit

      Cost - $3.00 for each one-way trip or $24.00 for a 10-ticket book.

    • Provider

      logisticare

      Area Served

      Statewide

      Type of Service

      Non-Emergency Medical Transportation for Medicaid recipients covered by HUSKY A, C or D Insurance

      Website

      www.logisticare.com
      Click here to schedule or cancel a pick up online

      Additional Information

      (888) 248-9895
      Advance reservations are required and mileage restrictions apply.
      Hours Mon-Fri. 8:00 AM-5 PM
      Cost - Free

    • Provider

      ct211

      Area Served

      Statewide

      Type of Service

      Free information and referral service

      Website

      www.211ct.org

      Additional Information

      Dial 211 (toll-free) TDD access is available
      Reach knowledgeable, multilingual staff and get information, referrals or seek help in a crisis. 2-1-1 operates 24 hrs/365 yr.

      Provider

      transitnet

      Area Served

      Statewide

      Type of Service

      Free information and Referral Service

      Website

      www.transitnet.info

      Additional Information

      Website for people with disabilities, older adults, caregivers, & providers who want to learn more about what transportation options are available for them statewide by providing links, and contact information.

    • Online Planners

      googletransit
      Google will use all available public transportation schedules and information (provided by participating transit agencies) to provide up to three suggested trip plans.
      Google Transit Website

      rome2rio
      Discover how to get anywhere by searching plane, train, bus, car and ferry routes.
      Rome2Rio Website

      wanderu
      Website searches Amtrak, Greyhound, Megabus, and hundreds of other bus and train companies to find the best deals and schedules. Smartphone app available.
      Wanderu Website

      Mobile Apps

      transitapp
      IPhone and Android Phone App for getting upcoming departure times for all nearby transit lines. Plan your trip, set reminders and get notifications about disruptions. Over 100 Cities including CTTransit lines in Hartford, New Haven, Waterbury, New Britain, Meriden.
      iTunes | Google Play

      roadify
      Roadify is an IPhone and Android phone app that provides real-time arrivals, schedules, maps and service alerts from official agency sources and other riders. Over 70 Cities including CTTransit lines in Hartford, New Haven and Waterbury.
      iTunes | Google Play

    • (Note: Please use at your own risk)

      blindsquare
      GPS app developed for the blind and visually impaired. App describes the environment, announces points of interest and street intersections as you travel. In conjunction with free, third-party navigation apps it is a powerful solution providing most of the information blind and visually impaired people need to travel independently. Cost - $29.99. Website

      seeingeye
      GPS app developed for the blind and visually impaired. Directions are audibly announced. Intersections, cross street, points of interest and its orientation are announced and described (ex. four-way). Cost - $69.99 one-year subscription, 9.99 thirty days. Website

    • Provider

      greyhound

      Area Served

      To more than 2,400 service locations in No. America

      Type of Service

      Wheelchair Lift Accessible Coach Buses

      Website

      www.greyhound.com | 5% discount for seniors | 20% discount for veterans

      Additional Information

      (800) 231-2222
      Union Station, One Union Place, Hartford, CT

      Provider

      joshuaslimo

      Area Served

      Greater Hartford

      Type of Service

      Bus Service to Foxwoods Casino & Tanger Outlets

      Website

      www.joshuaslimousine.com/take-the-bus.html

      Additional Information

      (866) 217-5674
      Pick up at the Jimmie’s Smoke Shop, 64 W. Main Street, New Britain at 7:00 AM and 1:15 PM Monday – Sunday & Friday/Saturday Nights at 5:45 PM. Or 12 Batterson Park Road, Farmington at 7:25 AM, 1:30 PM Monday – Sunday & Friday/Saturday Nights at 6:00 PM

      Return time 3:45 PM, 11:45 PM Monday – Sunday & Friday/Saturday Nights @ 4 AM

      Provider

      megabus

      Area Served

      Rides from Hartford to Amherst, MA - Boston, MA - Burlington, VT - New Haven, CT - New York, NY

      Type of Service

      Wheelchair Life Accessible Coach Buses

      Website

      us.megabus.com

      Additional Information

      (877) 462-6342
      Customers with special requirements can now make reservations through the Megabus website. Just select yes when asked if there are any passengers travelling with special requirements and answer a few questions.

      Provider

      peterpan

      Area Served

      Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Washington, DC

      Type of Service

      Wheelchair Lift Accessible Coach Buses

      Website

      www.peterpanbus.com | 5% discount for seniors | 10% discount for veterans

      Additional Information

      (800) 343-9999
      Former Bonanza terminal - 12 Batterson Park Road (Exit 37 Off I-84)- Farmington, CT
      The bus will pick up at the front of the lot (and not at the back where the terminal is).

    • Provider

      amtrak

      Area Served

      Nationwide

      Type of Service

      Passenger Train Service
      Closest Stations to Bristol are: Kensington, Hartford or Meriden

      Website

      www.amtrak.com
      Click here for information on senior, veteran’s and persons with disabilities discounts tickets

      Additional Information

      (800) USA-RAIL
      These stations are Wheelchair Accessible:
      Kensington/Berlin Station (BER) - 51 Depot Road, Kensington, CT
      or
      Meriden Station (MDN) - 60 State Street, Meriden, CT
      or
      Hartford Station (HFD) - One Union Place, Hartford, CT

    • Provider

      The Kennedy Center

      Area Served

      Andover and Greater Hartford area – Up to 35 mile radius

      Type of Service

      Wheelchair Accessible Senior and/or Disabled Dial-A-Ride Transportation

      Website

      www.andoverconnecticut.org/services-government/seniors/

      Additional Information

      (860) 742-0188 x2
      For Andover residents. Reservations need to be made on Monday between 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. When a holiday falls on a Monday, reservations should be made the Thursday before.

      Cost – Free

      Medical Appointments–Thursdays, Shopping -Tuesdays, Foodshare – Wednesdays, Senior Center Meetings – Wednesdays, Senior Center Luncheons – Fridays, Day Trips throughout CT – Call
    • Provider

      dmv

      Area Served

      Statewide

      Type of Service

      CT Dept. of Motor Vehicles

      Website

      www.ct.gov/dmv

      Additional Information

      (860) 263-5700
      85 North Mountain Road, New Britain, CT (Limited Svc) or 60 State Street, Wethersfield, CT 06161 (Hub)
      Tue, Wed, Fri. – 7:45 AM - 4 PM
      Thurs. – 9:15 AM- 5:30 PM
      Sat. – 8 AM -12:30 PM

    • Provider

      amride

      Area Served

      Statewide

      Type of Service

      Personal Driver Service using your vehicle

      Website

      www.amride.com

      Additional Information

      (855) 426-7433
      Cost: $30.95 per hour (mention Way To Go CT for this special pricing)

      Provider

      AAA Taxi

      Area Served

      Service to/from Bristol for towns in No Central CT

      Additional Information

      (860) 623-8888

      Provider

      Farmington Valley Cab / Valley Cab Company

      Area Served

      Service to/from Bristol for towns in No Central CT

      Type of Service

      Private Taxi Service – No Wheelchair Service

      Additional Information

      (860) 651-0800

    • Provider

      advancedwheels

      Type of Service

      Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Rentals

      Website

      www.advancedwheels.com

      Additional Information

      (860) 653-8064
      33 Bradley Park Road, East Granby, CT 06026

      Provider

      premiervan

      Type of Service

      Wheelchair Accessible Rentals – Hand control vans are available

      Website

      www.newenglandpremiervanrental.com

      Additional Information

      (866) 744-8267 | Vehicle Delivery is available

      Provider

      hertz

      Type of Service

      Hand Control Vehicle Rentals available with advance notice

      Website

      www.hertz.com

      Additional Information

      (860) 747-4435 | ESPN, 935 Middle Street, Bristol, CT

      Provider

      enterprise

      Type of Service

      Hand Control Vehicle Rentals available with advance notice

      Website

      www.enterprise.com

      Additional Information

      (860) 584-9100 | 75 North Street, Bristol, CT