Directions & Parking

The Connecticut Convention Center is located at:

100 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103

For more information, please contact the Connecticut Convention Center, 860-249-6000.

Directions

Traveling on I-91 North

  • Take I-91 North to  EXIT 29A – Capitol Area/Convention Center (Left Exit)  
  • Stay in right lane 
  • Take first exit on right – Columbus Boulevard/Convention Center
  • Turn RIGHT on Columbus Boulevard
  • The convention center and its attached parking garage are located immediately on the right

Traveling on I-91 South

  • Take 91 South to EXIT 29A – Capitol Area/Convention Center (Right Exit)  
  • Stay in right lane 
  • Take first exit on right – Columbus Boulevard/Convention Center
  • Turn RIGHT on Columbus Boulevard
  • The convention center and its attached parking garage are located immediately on the right

Traveling on 84 East

  • Take I-84 East to EXIT 52 to I-91 South, toward New Haven
  • Take EXIT 29A – Capitol Area/Convention Center (Right Exit)
  • Take first exit – Columbus Boulevard/Convention Center (Right Exit)
  • Turn RIGHT onto Columbus Boulevard
  • The convention center and its attached parking garage are located immediately on the right

Traveling on 84 West/Route 2 West

  • Take I-84 West/ route 2 West to EXIT 54/Downtown Hartford (Left Exit)
  • Stay in left lane over the Founders Bridge
  • At the bottom of the bridge, turn left onto Columbus Boulevard
  • The convention center and its attached parking garage are on the left side of Columbus Blvd.

Traveling on Interstate 95 North

  • Take I-95 North to EXIT 48 to I-91 North, toward Hartford (Left Exit)
  • Take EXIT 29A/Capitol Area (Left Exit) 
  • Stay in right lane
  • Take first exit on right – Columbus Blvd/Convention Center
  • Turn RIGHT onto Columbus Boulevard
  • The convention center and its attached parking garage are located immediately on the right.

Traveling on Interstate 95 South

  • Take I-95 South to EXIT 48 to I-91 North, toward Hartford
  • Merge onto I-91 North via EXIT 2 (Left Exit)
  • Take EXIT 29A/Capitol Area (Left Exit)
  • Stay in right lane
  • Take first exit – Columbus Blvd/Convention Center
  • Turn RIGHT onto Columbus Boulevard
  • The convention center and its attached parking garage are located immediately on the right

Parking

Attached to the Connecticut Convention Center is a covered eight-floor parking garage with 2,600 parking spaces. The parking garage also has an area dedicated to a charging station where customers with a electric-powered vehicles can plug in and charge for free. The garage is open 24/7. Parking rates at the Connecticut Convention Center garage are $3.00 for the first hour, $2.00 for each additional hour and $19.00 daily maximum. Download the map of their parking gargage here, or visit their website.

Additional parking is available at the:

Connecticut Science Center garage 

250 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103
$3 for 1st hour, $2 each additional hour, $19 daily max
Mon. – Fri. 7AM – 7PM, Sat. & Sun. 8AM – 6PM

 Front Street North Garage

Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103
$3 first hour, $2 each add’l. hour daily max $19
Saturday and Sunday, Weekdays after 5pm, $5

For a more detailed look at the parking options in Downtown Hartford, download their complete parking map here.

Public Transportation

A great option for getting to the auto show is CTfastrak, Connecticut’s new bus rapid transit system serving the greater Hartford region. For more information on CTfastrak service, please visit the CTfastrak website. 

Also, the Hartford dash Shuttle is a free, downtown circulator bus that leaves the Connecticut Convention Center approximately every 15 minutes, Monday-Friday, from 7:00AM-7:00PM. The dash shuttle brings you directly to dozens of Hartford hotels, historic sights, restaurants and entertainment venues! Click here for a map of the Hartford Dash Shuttle route.