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Car Rental in Hartford CT with FINN.
Car Rental in Hartford CT with FINN.

The benefits of FINN vs Car Rental in Hartford CT

All-in coverage

Insurance, maintenance, and roadside assistance included in a single monthly fee.

Flexible terms

With a new car every 6-12 months, you’re not tied to long-term contracts.

Incredibly simple

Get your subscription in just 5 minutes. No more complicated paperwork.

Delivery to your home

FINN delivers your new car right to your door so you can focus on the road ahead.

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Start exploring Hartford CT with FINN

Take a road trip with a car rental in Connecticut in and around Hartford. 


Art fans should stop by the oldest continuously operating public art museum, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, for literary fans there’s Mark Twain House and Museum, and for history fans, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. 


Get started with a FINN car subscription to drive through Hartford and Providence in neighboring Rhode Island or Boston and Manchester just further north.

Start exploring Hartford CT with FINN
Start exploring Hartford CT with FINN

Start exploring Hartford CT with FINN

Take a road trip with a car rental in Connecticut in and around Hartford. 


Art fans should stop by the oldest continuously operating public art museum, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, for literary fans there’s Mark Twain House and Museum, and for history fans, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. 


Get started with a FINN car subscription to drive through Hartford and Providence in neighboring Rhode Island or Boston and Manchester just further north.

Top tips for driving in Hartford

Speed Limits in Hartford

Residential areas: 25 mph 

Urban freeways: 55 mph

Rural freeways: 65 mph


However, it's important to note that speed limits can vary depending on specific road conditions and signage. Certain areas such as school zones or construction zones may have lower speed limits for safety reasons. 


It's crucial to drive attentively and comply with the posted speed limits to ensure the safety of yourself and others on the road.

Parking in Hartford

In central Hartford, you'll find on-street parking options with free parking on weekends and weekday evenings. Be sure to check the meter for the maximum allowed duration.


One Financial Plaza Garage (06103) has more than 1,000 spaces near Hartford Police Museum.


At Goodwin Square Garage (06103) near Bushnell Park you can find room for 300 cars.


Connecticut Convention Center (06103) has 2,600 parking spaces available for those visiting for an event. 


There’s room for around 1,300 vehicles at Church Street Garage (06103) opposite the XL Center.


Main St. Stadium Lot (06103) over the road from Dunkin Donuts Park can accommodate up to 600 vehicles.

Highways and Interstates in Hartford

Interstate 84 (I-84)

Runs east-west through Hartford and connects the city to other major cities in the region, such as Waterbury, Danbury, and Hartford's eastern suburbs.


Interstate 91 (I-91)

Runs north-south through Hartford and connects the city to New Haven, Springfield (MA), and other destinations in Connecticut and Massachusetts.


Interstate 291 (I-291) 

It forms a partial beltway around the city, connecting various major routes and providing a bypass for through traffic. I-291 intersects with I-84 in the southwest and I-91 in the northeast of Hartford. This interstate serves as a key transportation route for commuters and travelers navigating the Hartford metropolitan area.


Route 2

Also known as the Founders' Bridge Highway, this east-west state highway passes through Hartford and connects the city to Glastonbury and Norwich.


Route 15

Also known as the Wilbur Cross Highway, this highway passes through the southern part of Hartford and provides a route between New Haven, Hartford, and the northeastern part of the state.

Driving conditions in Hartford 

Driving conditions are generally pleasant with well-maintained roads. However, winters bring snow and ice, so it's vital to be prepared. Ensure your rental car has winter tires and snow chains, especially for countryside excursions. 


Additionally, be aware of pedestrian-only areas, such as the pedestrian-only bridge over I-91 crossing the Connecticut River and Pratt Street which during lunchtime is also closed to cars and is reserved for foot traffic only.


Plan around annual festivals like the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz and Envisionfest, as they often close the city center to traffic. 


Rush hours occur on weekdays (7:30-9 am and 4:30-6:30 pm), so plan accordingly, particularly when heading to the airport.

 

FAQs on Car Rental in Hartford CT

The answer depends on your personal preferences, driving needs, and financial situation.

Leasing may be a good option if you want to drive a new car every few years. Renting is a short-term option if you need a car for a specific period but can be more expensive in the long run. While buying a car may be more cost-effective in the long run if you plan on keeping it for a longer period of time, you'll also have to pay for maintenance, insurance and repairs.

Additionally, a car subscription may be a good alternative that provides flexibility without long-term commitment. Unlike leasing, renting or buying, your transparent monthly fee includes everything you need to hit the road: insurance, maintenance, registration and emergency roadside assistance.

Car subscriptions and car rentals are different in terms of their flexibility and commitment.

Unlike short term car leases or long term rental cars, we don't require a down payment and we cover the cost of insurance, registration, repairs, maintenance and roadside assistance.

The main difference between a car subscription and car rental is the duration. There's generally a maximum length for a rental term, ranging from a couple of weeks to several months, whereas car subscription services are designed to offer you flexibility and carry on for as long as you need. With a FINN car, your subscription is all-inclusive.

At the end of your subscription term, you can switch to another FINN car or simply walk away.

The cost of renting a car in Hartford CT varies depending on the company and the duration. In general, with a rental contract, there is a maximum length for a rental term, a deposit is required and you'll need to pick up the vehicle.

With a FINN car subscription, you’re only paying one transparent monthly fee that includes everything you need to hit the road: insurance, maintenance, registration, and emergency roadside assistance.

When choosing to rent a car in Hartford CT, it's important to evaluate your daily needs and wants. In other words, renting the perfect car means many different things to many different people.

If you plan on spending the majority of your time in town, a compact or mid-size SUV like the Chevy Blazer may be most suitable. If you're hitting the road with your family and luggage capacity is a must-have, consider renting a 8 seater such as the Jeep Wagoneer.

When choosing a car subscription instead of renting, you won't have to pick up your vehicle. All of our cars are delivered to your preferred address. The vehicles arrive in ready-to-drive condition so that you can hit the road as soon as we hand over the keys.

In addition to your vehicle itself as well as any accompanying physical or digital components needed to operate your vehicle, we make sure to also include copies of important documents, such as your vehicle's insurance, so that you can immediately get driving safely and without worry.

Tips for renting a car and hitting the road in Hartford CT

Mark Twain House and Museum

Mark Twain House and Museum

Author Mark Twain lived in this Victorian home from 1874 to 1891. Tour the interior while learning about the author through the permanent exhibitions.

Connecticut's Old State House

Connecticut's Old State House

The building was home of Connecticuts state government until 1878. Nowadays, you can tour the interior, which was converted into a history museum.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

The life of author Harriet Beecher Stowe is remembered and preserved at the center. Learn about her life and work by joining a guided tour.

Subscribers love FINN

With our all-in car subscription, there’s only open road ahead. Hear from our customers why they love driving with FINN.

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