Hartford's Bradley International Airport (BDL) is one of the easiest Northeast airports to navigate. Abundant, affordable parking options are one reason that flying from Bradley Airport is a cinch. Here are the best valet parking and self-park options near Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.
Roncari Express Valet Parking
Ask any Hartford-area business traveler: Which shuttle is the first to arrive while you are standing outside baggage claim at BDL anxious to get home? You will almost always hear it's Roncari, so make locally owned Roncari your first choice for airport valet parking service. Roncari's location—less than a mile from Bradley Airport—makes it one of the most efficient parking operators.
Executive Valet Parking
Executive Valet Parking is located on the Windsor Locks/Suffield line, making it a convenient choice for those driving to the airport from Springfield, Massachusetts. It's not quite as close to the airport as some competitors, but their service is speedy, friendly and helpful. Be sure to visit Executive's website before you fly to take advantage of special prepaid rates.
Z Airport Parking
Formerly called West Side Parking, this valet parking service is west of the airport, so if you live in Connecticut's Farmington Valley or another town west of the airport, parking here puts you that much closer to home. The shuttle drivers who work for Z Airport Parking are particularly friendly and helpful, and with printable coupons available on their website, it's hard to beat Z's valet parking rates. Valet and self-parking options are both available.
Galaxy Self Park
Galaxy is owned by and located adjacent to Roncari. What they have going for them is that they are both cheap and close to the airport. Of course, there's no valet service here, but if you like the idea of parking yourself, holding onto your keys and being at the airport in minutes, this may be the choice for you. In the winter, Galaxy will clear the snow off your car, so there's no need to worry about digging out after your trip.
The Sheraton Bradley is the only hotel located right on airport property at BDL. Although this isn't a parking choice for everyone, if you do need to stay overnight before an early morning flight, the hotel offers Stay, Park, and Fly packages and the convenience of being located just a short walk from your departure gate.
LAZ FLY Airport Parking
LAZ FLY Airport Parking offers Bradley travelers both valet and self-park options at three Ella Grasso Turnpike locations. Check rates and availability online before you head to the airport, and speed your return home by texting for pickup when your flight lands at Bradley.
Of course, Bradley Airport does have its own long-term and short-term parking lots, including a covered garage with capacity for 3,500 vehicles. Short-term parking is convenient, if expensive, but the best choice if you're meeting someone at the airport. The long-term parking lots are affordable, but the shuttles that operate between the terminals and the on-site parking lots don't run as frequently or as quickly as local commercial services.