Meriden is centrally located midway between Hartford and New Haven and less than two hours from Boston and New York City. Major highways include I-91, I-691 and the Merritt Parkway. Pubic transit bus service is provided by CT Transit and rail service is provided CTRail and by Amtrak.
Commuter rail service to Hartford and New Haven is scheduled to begin in May 2018.
Meriden is also home to Meriden-Markham Municipal Airport which provides both freight and limited passenger service.