How to Get to Amherst


There are two airports nearby Amherst: Bradley International Airport (map), in Windsor Locks, CT is a one-hour drive, and Logan Airport in Boston (map) is two hours from Amherst. 

For more information on Bradley International Airport, call (860) 292-2000.

For more information on Boston-Logan International Airport, call 1-800-23-LOGAN


Catch a bus into Amherst! Choose from one of the following companies servicing the area:

Peter Pan Bus Lines
P.O. Box 1776
Springfield, MA 01102-1776
Telephone: 800-343-9999

Peter Pan Buses service Amherst directly, connecting with Springfield, Hartford, New York City, and virtually anywhere in the Northeastern United States!

Fine Arts Center
Haigis Mall
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

Greyhound makes pick-ups and drop-offs directly from and to the University of Massachusetts campus at the above address. Purchase tickets online. 

4400 S. Racine Ave. 
Chicago, IL 60609 
Telephone: 1-877-462-6342

Megabus offers trips for as low as $1 and services the University of Massachusetts with connections to Hartford and New York City. Buses arrive and depart at the Hampshire Mall Shopping Center (map). 

Take a Train

Amherst Amtrak (map) provides access to the Vermonter line, which runs daily between Washington, D.C. and St. Albans, in Northern Vermont. This route includes stops in Springfield, Hartford, New York City and Philadelphia, among other locations. Much more frequent service is available from nearby Springfield.

For more information, call 1-800-872-7245. 


Route 9 is the main road in and out of Amherst, and it can get pretty busy when the colleges are in session. Route 116 is the picturesque central artery through Amherst. The University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, Hampshire College, and the main shopping district are all situated along 116. I-91 is the main north-south artery through the Pioneer Valley area, providing access to Route 9 for drivers approaching from Northern New England or Connecticut and New York City.