Burlington, CT Transportation Options

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    • Provider

      cttransit

      Area Served

      There is no public transportation in the town of Burlington at this time. Public Transportation can be accessed in the surrounding towns of Avon, Bristol, Canton, Farmington and Plainville.

      Express Bus Service - Avon and Canton
      • 901 Avon/Canton Express to Hartford (mid-day service available)

      Avon/Canton Park & Ride Lots are located at:
      Walmart on Route 44 in Avon
      Routes 44 & 179, Canton

      Local and Express Bus Service - Bristol & Plainville
      • 502 Plainville/Bristol (formerly PB & PL)
      • 541 Bristol Local (formally BL)
      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
      • 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)
      • 923 Bristol Express

      Bristol Park & Ride Lots are located at:
      Todd Street (north of Route 72), Bristol
      Lake Avenue & Route 229 & 72, Bristol
      There are no Park & Ride Lots in Plainville

      Farmington Local and Express Bus Service
      • 902 Corbins/Farm Springs Express
      • 909 Farmington/Unionville Express
      • 62 Farmington Avenue / Bishops Corner
      • 64 Farmington Avenue / Westfarms Mall to West Hartford and Hartford
      • 66 Farmington Avenue / UConn Health Center / Unionville / Tunxis Community College
      • 506 Farmington Avenue
      • 121 MCC / Hartford / UConn Health (Service between Manchester Community College, downtown Hartford, and UConn Health Center in Farmington via CTfastrak)

      Farmington Park and Ride Lots
      Fienemann Road, I-84, Exit 37
      Routes I-84 & 4 (Exit 39)
      Route 4 @ St. Mary's Church
      Route 4 @ Town Farm Road

      Costs - https://www.cttransit.com/fares

      Provider

      CTFastrak

      Area Served

      Hartford / West Hartford / Newington / New Britain accessed with transfer thru the Route 901 Avon/Canton Express (weekdays only)  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

      Daily service from 4:30 AM - 1:30 AM
      • 101 CTfastrak Hartford / New Britain (Between downtown Hartford and New Britain, stopping at all CTfastrak stations)
      • 102 Hartford / New Britain / Bristol (Operates between downtown Hartford and Bristol, stopping at all CTfastrak stations)
      • 121 MCC / Hartford / UConn Health (Service between Manchester Community College, downtown Hartford, and UConn Health Center in Farmington via CTfastrak) 
      • 128 Hartford / Westfarms-New Britain via Stanley Street
      • 140 CCSU Shuttle
      • 144 Wethersfield / Westfarms via Newington Center & Brittany Farms
      • 153 Flatbush / Copaco via West Hartford Center 
      • 161 St. Francis Hospital / Hartford Hospital via State Capitol
      • 923 Bristol Express
      • 924 Southington–Cheshire Express
      • 925 Waterbury Express (See 928 schedule for additional service to Waterbury)
      • 928 Southington-Cheshire-Waterbury Express

      Customer Service (860) 525-9181
      Costhttp://ctfastrak.com/how-to-ride/fares

    • Provider

      Town of Burlington
      Burlington Dial-A-Ride

      Area Served

      Burlington and surrounding towns

      Type of Service

      Curb to curb wheelchair accessible Dial-A-Ride Service for residents aged 60 or older or persons of any age with special needs.

      Additional Information

      Scooter clients must be able to transfer to a van seat and all clients must wear seatbelts.

      Priority of Rides

      1. Reservations are on first come, first serve basis.
      2. Medical Appointments (call four (4) business days in advance) or as soon as you know you have an appointment and will need transportation.
      3. Blood Pressure Screening or Clinics provided by the Bristol/ Burlington Health District
      4. Food Shopping & Foodshare
      5. Socials & Senior Center activities
      6. Errands

      Website

      http://burlingtonctparksandrec.com/dial-a-ride.php

      Hours

      Monday through Friday, excluding weekends, holidays and during inclement weather. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance of the transport by calling 860-673-6789, extension 226 between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, and Friday between 8:00 AM and 12:30 PM For Monday rides, call on Thursday. The first pick-up for appointments begins at 8:15 AM and the latest appointment is 3:00 PM, unless there are mitigating circumstances. On Fridays the last pick-up for an appointment is 12:30 PM

      Telephone

      (860) 673-6789 ext. 226 info & reservations (24 hours in advance)
      (860) 673-6789 ext. 7 To Register

      Cost

      Free but contributions are accepted.

    • AIDS Connecticut

      Aids Connecticut

      Area Served - Hartford, Tolland and Middlesex Counties
      Type of Service - Bus Passes for Medical Appointments.
      Website -
      www.aids-ct.org
      Additional Information - Ryan White Part A & B Transportation Programs are used to enable PWHIV/AIDS to access medical or support services. Cab fare will be provided only for clients who live East of the river. Clients who are on Medicaid are not eligible for this program.
      Telephone - (860) 547-1771
      Cost – Free

      ALS Association

      ALS ASSOCIATION (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)

      Area Served - Statewide
      Type of Service - Transportation to and from treatment for people who are receiving treatment ALS with dual cancer diagnosis
      Website - webct.alsa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=CT_homepage
      Telephone - (877) 257-2281
      Cost – Free

      American Cancer Society

      ACS ROAD TO RECOVERY

      Area Served - Greater Hartford area, parts of Tolland and Middlesex Counties
      Transportation to and from treatment for people who are receiving treatment for cancer related diseases and are unable to drive.
      Website - www.cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsservices/road-to-recovery
      Additional Information - 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.
      Telephone - (800) 227-2345
      Cost – Free
      Cost - $1.50 per rider/per trip. Rideshare vanpool fares are collected through payroll deduction. Each rider on the bus pays CT Transit & GHTD fares.

      elder-helpers

      ELDER HELPERS

      Area Served - Statewide
      Type of Service – Elder Helpers is a user-friendly, web-based service. Volunteers register to offer their services based on their true desire to help elders. They are a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation (nonprofit) established in the United States since 2008.
      Additional Information – Background checked volunteers will help you with transportation, shopping, entertaining, reading, cleaning, cooking, gardening and handiwork.
      Website - www.elderhelpers.org
      Email - help@elderhelpers.org
      Telephone - None listed
      Cost - Free

      Latino Community Services

      LATINO COMMUNITY SERVICES

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

      mssociety

      MS CT CHAPTER NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY

      Area Served – Statewide
      Type of Service - Financial Assistance for Medical Transportation related to MS Medical Only
      Website - www.nationalmssociety.org
      Additional Information - 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.
      Telephone - (800) 344-4867, Option 1
      Cost – Free

      religions

      RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

      Area Served – Varies
      Type of Service – Varies
      Additional Information - Call your church, temple, mosque or other religious organization as members will sometimes provide free rides to other members.

    • There is no Paratransit service in Burlington. Please call Burlington Dial-A-Ride at (860) 673-6789 ext. 7 To Register or (860) 673-6789 ext. 226 info & reservations (24 hours in advance).

    • davct

      DISABLED AMERICAN VETERAN’S (DAV-CT) TRANSPORTATION NETWORK

      Type of Service – Rides from Windsor to the Newington VA. Shuttles from Newington VA to West Haven VA
      Area Served - Transportation to and from VA medical facilities for treatment.
      Website - www.dav.org/veterans/i-need-a-ride
      Additional Information - DAV volunteers drive disabled veterans. A five day lead time is necessary. Rides from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Last ride leaves Newington at 1 p.m.
      Telephone - (860) 667-6759
      Cost – Free

      usdva

      VA TRANSPORTATION

      Area Served – Newington VA Shuttle Bus
      Type of Service – Transportation from VA Newington to other VA locations
      Websitewww.va.gov
      Additional Information – Afternoon schedule to return. No fee & first come, first served.
      Telephone - (860) 667-6769
      Cost – Free

      usdva

      VA TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT

      Area Served - National Program
      Type of Service - Travel Reimbursement
      Website - www.va.gov/HEALTHBENEFITS/vtp/beneficiary_travel.asp
      Click here to apply - www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-3542-fill.pdf
      Additional Information - The Beneficiary Travel program provides eligible Veterans and other beneficiaries mileage reimbursement, common carrier (plane, train, bus, taxi, light rail etc.), or when medically indicated, "special mode" (ambulance, wheelchair van) transport for travel to and from VA health care, or VA authorized non-VA health care for which the Veteran is eligible. A Veteran may be eligible for Beneficiary travel services if the following criteria are met:

      You have a service-connected (SC) rating of 30 percent or more, or you are traveling for treatment of a SC condition, or you receive a VA pension, or your income does not exceed the maximum annual VA pension rate, or your income does not exceed the maximum annual VA pension rate, or you are traveling for a scheduled compensation or pension

      You qualify for special mode transportation (Ambulance, Wheelchair Van, etc.) if you meet one of the eligibility criteria listed above, and your medical condition requires an ambulance or a specially equipped van as determined by a VA clinician, and the travel is pre-authorized (authorization is not required for emergencies if a delay would be hazardous to life or health)

    • logisticare

      LogistiCare

      Area Served – Statewide
      Type of Service - Non-Emergency Medical Transportation for Medicaid recipients covered by HUSKY A, C or D Insurance. Advance reservations are required and mileage restrictions apply.
      Website - www.logisticare.com
      Click here to schedule or cancel a pick up online
      Hours - Mon-Fri. 8:00 AM-5 PM
      Telephone -
      (888) 248-9895 Reservations
      (800) 592-5291 – Where’s my Ride
      Cost – Free

    • vride

      vRide

      Area Served – Statewide
      Type of Service – Rideshare Program
      Additional Information - Service may not be available in your town at this time; 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. Fares are per seat.
      Websitewww.vride.com
      Telephone - (800) 826-7433
      Cost – Fares are per seat

      ctrides

      CTrides

      Area Served – Statewide
      Type of Service – Commuter Resource
      Additional Information - Service may not be available in your town at this time; however, you can call to find out options. CTRides is a commuter resource from the CT DOT. Information is available for carpooling, vanpooling, buses, trains, biking, walking and telecommuting.
      Websitewww.ctrides.com
      Telephone - (877) CT-RIDES

      nuride

      NuRide

      Join NuRide and get rewards when you walk, bike, telecommute, carpool, vanpool, take the train, or bus. www.nuride.com
      Cost – Fares are per seat

    • googletransit

      Google Transit

      Area Served – Nationwide
      Type of Service – Online Trip Planner
      Additional Information - Google will use all available public transportation schedules and information (provided by participating transit agencies) to provide up to three suggested trip plans.
      Websitewww.google.com/transit

      rome2rio

      ROME2RIO

      Area Served – Worldwide
      Type of Service – Online Trip Planner
      Additional Information - Discover how to get anywhere by searching plane, train, bus, car and ferry routes.
      Websitewww.rome2rio.com

      wanderu

      WANDERU

      Area Served – Nationwide
      Type of Service – Private Bus Transportation Planner
      Additional Information - Website searches Amtrak, Greyhound, Megabus, and hundreds of other bus and train companies to find the best deals and schedules. Smartphone app available.
      Websitewww.wanderu.com

    • (Note: Please use at your own risk)

      blindsquare

      BLINDSQUARE

      Area Served – Nationwide
      Type of Service – GPS app developed for the blind and visually impaired
      Additional Information - 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.
      Websitewww.blindsquare.com
      Cost - $29.99

      navigon

      NAVIGON

      Area Served – Nationwide
      Type of Service – GPS App that provides walking information for the blind and visually impaired with voice guidance. Also works as GPS for driving
      Additional Information - Navigon Mobile Navigator North America transforms the iPhone, Android or Windows phone into a fully functional mobile navigation system that uses the latest NAVTEQ map material. The app offers text-to-speech voice guidance, enhanced pedestrian navigation, a turn-by-turn Route List, location sharing via email, and a Take Me Home function.
      Websitewwww.navigon.com/portal/us/produkte/navigationssoftware/index.html
      Cost - $59.99

      seeingeye

      THE SEEING EYE

      Area Served – Nationwide
      Type of Service – GPS app developed for the blind and visually impaired
      Additional Information - Directions are audibly announced. Intersections, cross street, points of interest and its orientation are announced and described (ex. four-way).
      Websitewww.senderogroup.com/products/shopseeingeyegps.htm
      Cost -
      $69.99 1-year subscription
      $ 9.99 30 day subscription

    • TRANSIT APP

      Area Served – Over 100 Cities CTTransit lines in Hartford, New Haven, Waterbury, New Britain, Meriden
      Type of Service – GPS app for public buses
      Additional Information - 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.
      Website
      For Apple Downloads
      https://itunes.apple.com/app/the-transit-app/id498151501?ls=1&mt=8
      For Android Downloads
      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thetransitapp.droid&hl=en
      Cost - Free

      ROADIFY

      Area Served – Over 70 Cities including CTTransit lines in Hartford, New Haven and Waterbury
      Type of Service – GPS app for public buses
      Additional Information - 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.
      Website
      For Apple Downloads
      https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/roadify-transit-buses-subway/id395111132?mt=8
      For Android Downloads
      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.roadify.android
      Cost - Free

      UBER

      Area Served – Nationwide
      Type of Service – Request Rides from private drivers via smartphone app.
      Websitewww.uber.com
      Additional Information - Uber uses their smartphone application to connect passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire. Customers use the app to request rides and track their reserved vehicle's location. No wheelchair accessible vehicles are available but drivers are required to take folding wheelchairs and service animals.
      Cost – Varies (quote can be obtained via app)
      Sign up using the following link and get your first ride free (up to $20) www.uber.com/invite/uberWayToGoCT

    • 2-1-1

      Area Served – Statewide
      Type of Service – Free information and referral service
      Additional Information - Dial 2-1-1 and callers can reach knowledgeable, multilingual staff and get information, referrals or seek help in a crisis. TDD access is available.
      Website - www.211ct.org
      Telephone - 2-1-1
      Cost - Free

      TRANSITNET

      Area Served – Statewide
      Type of Service – Information and referral
      Additional Information - Website for people with disabilities, older adults, caregivers, & providers who want to learn more about what transportation options are available for them in CT by providing transportation links, instructions on how to use those links, and contact information leading directly to individuals who can offer further assistance.
      Website - www.transitnet.info
      Cost - Free

    • KENNEDY CENTER TRAVEL TRAINING

      Area Served – Statewide
      Type of Service – Travel Training
      Additional Information - Nationally acclaimed program that teaches people with disabilities and seniors how to properly and safely use the local bus and rail system on a one-to-one basis.
      Website - www.thekennedycenterinc.org/what-we-do/programs-services/mobility-services/travel-training.html
      See a video on the benefits of Travel Training
      Telephone - (203) 365-8522
      Cost - Training is free but trainees are asked to pay their bus fare.

      DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES BUREAU OF EDUCATION AND SERVICES FOR THE BLIND

      Area Served – Statewide
      Type of Service – Mobility Services Travel Training
      Additional Information – Program teaches individuals who are legally blind how to travel safely and independently.
      Website - http://www.ct.gov/besb/cwp/view.asp?a=2848&q=331462
      Telephone - (860) 602-4000
      Cost - Free

    • AMTRAK

      Area Served – Nationwide
      Type of Service – Passenger Train Service
      Additional Information
      Closest Stations
      Kensington/Berlin (BER) 51 Depot Road, Kensington, CT
      Wheelchair Accessible
      or
      Union Station (HFD) One Union Place, Hartford, CT
      Wheelchair Accessible
      or
      Windsor Station (WND) 41 Central Street, Windsor, CT
      Not Wheelchair Accessible
      or
      Windsor Locks (WNL) So. Main St. at Stanton Rd, Windsor Locks, CT
      Not Wheelchair Accessible
      Website – www.amtrak.com
      Click here for Accessible Travel Services & discounts tickets
      Telephone – (800) 872-7245 or (800) USA-RAIL
      Cost - Cost varies per route and time of travel

    • Greyhound

      Area Served – To more than 2,400 service locations in North America
      Type of Service – Wheelchair Lift Accessible Coach Buses
      Additional Information – Closest stations are listed below. This station is Wheelchair Accessible:
      Union Station (Hub), One Union Place, Hartford, CT
      or
      UCONN Bookstore (Tickets Sold at Customer Service Desk), 2075 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT
      Website – www.greyhound.com
      Telephone - (800) 231-2222
      Cost -
      Cost varies per route and time of travel
      5% discount for seniors
      20% discount for veterans

      Megabus

      Area Served – From Hartford to Amherst, MA, Boston, MA, Burlington, VT, New Haven, CT, New York, NY and beyond.
      Type of Service – Wheelchair Lift Accessible Coach Buses
      Additional Information – 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.
      Closest station to is located at:
      All Megabus arrivals and departures are located at Columbus Blvd by Talcott Street in Hartford.
      Website – http://us.megabus.com/
      Telephone - (877) 462-6342
      Cost - Cost varies per route and time of travel

      Peter Pan

      Area Served – Serves parts of Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Washington, DC.
      Type of Service – Wheelchair Lift Accessible Coach Buses
      Additional Information – Closest station is located at:
      Union Station (Wheelchair Accessible Station), One Union Place, Hartford, CT
      Website – www.peterpanbus.com
      Telephone - (800) 343-9999
      Cost -
      Cost varies per route and time of travel
      5% discount for seniors
      10% discount for veterans

      Department of Motor Vehicles

      Area Served – Statewide
      Type of Service – Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles
      Additional Information -
      Closest DMV Office is located in Willimantic
      1557 West Main Street (Hub), Willimantic, CT 06226
      Tue, Wed, Fri. – 7:45 AM - 4 PM
      Thurs. – 9:15 AM- 5:30 PM
      Sat. – 8 AM -12:30 PM
      Website - www.ct.gov/dmv
      DMV Office Wait Times -
      https://www.dmvselfservice.ct.gov/NemoService.aspx?dmvPNavCtr=|#55856
      Telephone - (860) 263-5700

    • Ace Taxi Service

      Area Served – Greater Hartford including Andover
      Type of Service – Private Taxi Service.
      Additional Information – Wheelchair accessible transportation if necessary
      Website - http://ace-taxi-service.com
      Telephone (860) 541-5668
      Cost – Please call provider for costs

      MANCHESTER CAB COMPANY

      Area Served – Andover and surrounding town
      Type of Service – Private Taxi Service.
      Additional Information – Non-wheelchair accessible service
      Website – No website
      Telephone - (860) 643-1441
      Cost – Please call provider for costs

      AmRide

      Area Served – Statewide
      Type of Service – Personal Driver Service using your vehicle
      Additional Information – They will drive you in your vehicle.
      Website - www.amride.com
      Telephone - (855) 426-7433
      Cost - $30.95 per hour (mention Way To Go CT for this special pricing)

    • Advanced Wheels

      Area Served – Statewide
      Type of Service – Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle/Van Rentals
      Additional Information – Vehicle delivery available.
      Address - 33 Bradley Park Road, East Granby, CT 06026
      Website - www.advancedwheels.com
      Telephone - (860) 653-8064
      Cost – Please call provider for costs

      Avis

      Type of Service – Vehicle Rentals
      Additional Information – Hand Controlled Vehicles Available with Reservation
      Hours - Sat 9:00AM - 2:00PM, Sun11:00 AM - 3:00PM, Mon - Fri 8:30AM - 6:00PM
      Address – Sears Auto Center, 90 Buckland Hill Drive, Manchester, CT
      Website
      www.avis.com
      www.budget.com
      Telephone -
      (860) 648-1001 (Avis)
      (860) 648-2118 (Budget)
      Cost – Please visit their website or call for costs

      Enterprise

      Type of Service – Vehicle Rental
      Additional Information – Hand Control Vehicle Rentals available with advance notice. They will pick you up.
      Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Thursday & Sunday Closed
      Address
      1040 Main Street, Willimantic, CT
      or
      369 Fairfield Way, Storrs, CT
      Telephone - (860) 423-1822 (Willimantic) or (860) 487-9801 (Storrs)
      Website – www.enterprise.com
      Cost – Please call or visit website for costs

      MOBILITY WORKS VAN RENTALS & SALES

      Area Served – Statewide
      Type of Service – MobilityWorks is a national chain of wheelchair accessible van providers serving the disabled community with wheelchair accessible minivans.
      Additional Information – Vehicle delivery available.
      Address – 104 Pitkin Street, East Hartford, CT
      Website -www.ride-away.com/wheelchair-accessible-rentals
      Telephone - (877) 275-4915
      Cost – Please call provider for costs

      Premier Accessible Van Rental

      Area Served – Statewide
      Type of Service – Wheelchair Accessible and Hand-control Vehicle/Van Rentals
      Additional Information – Vehicle delivery available.
      Address - P.O. Box 26, Marlborough, CT 06447
      Website - www.newenglandpremiervanrental.com
      Telephone - (866) 744-8267
      Cost – Please call provider for costs