The closest major airport is Bradley International Airport, located in Hartford, CT, at a distance of 39 miles from the city center of Hamden, CT.
The public transportation service is provided by Connecticut Transit New Haven, the main bus routes in town being Dixwell Avenue (D) and the Whitney Avenue (J) routes. There are also secondary routes that serve the city, which are the M and O bus routes, or otherwise said, State Street and Winchester Avenue.
Perhaps the best way to get around in Hamden is by car, also the opinion of numerous previous visitors, due to the fact that the bus routes can get quite confusing, especially for first-time visitors. If your transportation choice, while staying in Hamden, will be the car, this might come in handy: the Wilbur Cross Parkway runs through the city center of Hamden, serving as a connection to Hartford, in the north, and to the New York Metropolitan Area, in the south. Hamden is connected to I-91, via Route 40, Dixwell Avenue being the main route from Hamden's city center to New Haven.
The traffic in Hamden, during the day, is not as heavy as in other cities, but it can get very stressful, sometimes, especially during rush hour, so it might be best to avoid getting behind the wheel during mornings and evenings.
Easy! Just follow the driving directions listed below!
From Bradley International Airport: Start by heading northwest. Make a slight left toward Schoephoester Road. Turn right at Schoephoester Road and continue onto CT-401 S. Take the exit onto I-91 S toward Hartford and then exit 17 for CT-15 S/W Cross Pkwy. Merge onto CT-15 S and take exit 64 toward Wallingford/Downtown. Make a slight left at Quinnipiac Street and continue onto S Turnpike Roadd. Continue onto Hartford Turnpike and make a slight right at Mt Carmel Avenue. Turn left at Hogan Road. Turn right.