Getting to UMass Amherst

Getting to UMass Amherst

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Visitor Center is located at 300 Massachusetts Ave, Amherst, MA 01003 

Ground Transportation from Airports to UMass Amherst

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BOS is located in Boston, MA (95 miles/160 km from UMass Amherst)

Getting to UMass Amherst from Boston Logan Airport (BOS)

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Hire a Shuttle (Approximately 2-hour drive)

Shuttle Services Contact Information
Valley Transporter

(413) 253-1350
Toll-free number from inside the US: 800-872-8752

Seemo Shuttle (413) 586-1120

Exclusive Car Service Inc.

(413) 534-3505
Toll-free number from inside the US: 877-695-4665

Michael's Limousine & Transportation Service

(413) 583-6392
Toll-free number from inside the US: 800-533-8470 
Bluebird Transportation (413) 221-4512

By Bus (Approximately 4 to 6 Hours Travel Time)

In order to take the bus from Boston to UMass Amherst, please note the following:

  • Upon arrival at Logan Airport, you will need to take public transportation, the Silver Line (SL1), to Boston South Station to get your bus. This will take about 20-30 minutes and it is a free service.
  • You will need to transfer buses at the Springfield, MA bus station
  • This video will give you information on how to travel from Boston Logan Airport to UMass Amherst 
Bus Service Contact Information

Peter Pan Bus Lines

(413) 781-2900
Toll-free number from inside the US: 800-343-9999
Greyhound (214) 849-8100
Toll-free number from inside the US: 800-231-2222

By Train

There are no train services available from Boston Logan Airport to UMass Amherst.

BDL is located in Windsor Locks, Connecticut (45 miles/80 km from UMass Amherst).

Getting to UMass Amherst from Bradley International Airport (BDL) 

Hire a Shuttle (Approximately 1 hour drive)

Shuttle Services Contact Information
Valley Transporter

(413) 253-1350
Toll-free number from inside the US: 800-872-8752

Seemo Shuttle (413) 586-1120

Exclusive Car Service Inc.

(413) 534-3505
Toll-free number from inside the US: 877-695-4665

Michael's Limousine & Transportation Service

(413) 583-6392
Toll-free number from inside the US: 800-533-8470 
Bluebird Transportation (413) 221-4512

Bus or Train

There are no bus or train services available from Bradley International Airport to UMass Amherst.

JFK is located in Queens, New York (145 miles/240 km from UMass Amherst)

Getting to UMass Amherst from John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK)

Hire a Shuttle (Approximately 3.5 Hours Drive)

Shuttle Services Contact Information
Valley Transporter

(413) 253-1350
Toll-free number from inside the US: 800-872-8752

Seemo Shuttle (413) 586-1120

Exclusive Car Service Inc.

(413) 534-3505
Toll-free number from inside the US: 877-695-4665

Michael's Limousine & Transportation Service

(413) 583-6392
Toll-free number from inside the US: 800-533-8470 
Bluebird Transportation (413) 221-4512

By Bus (Approximately 5.5 to 7 hours Travel Time)

In order to take the bus from NYC to UMass Amherst, please note the following:

  • Upon arrival at JFK, you can take public transportation to Penn Station, where you will get your bus. This will take about an hour. Plan your trip using the MTA Trip Planner website.
  • You will need to transfer buses at the Springfield, MA bus station
Bus Service Contact Information

Peter Pan Bus Lines

(413) 781-2900
Toll-free number from inside the US: 800-343-9999

By Train (Approximately 6 hours Travel Time)

In order to take Amtrak from NYC to Amherst, please note the following:

  • Upon arrival at JFK, you can take public transportation to Penn Station or Grand Central Station, where you will get your Amtrak train. This will take about an hour. Plan your trip using the MTA Trip Planner website.
  • You can take Amtrak to either the Northampton, MA Amtrak station or the Springfield, MA Amtrak station. Upon arrival to Northampton Amtrak Station or the Springfield Amtrak station, you will need to find either the closest bus station (see local transportation—buses below) to get to UMass Amherst, or you can use a ride services (see below) to get to UMass Amherst.
Train Service Contact Information

Amtrak

(800) 872-7245

Getting Around the UMass/Amherst Area (Pioneer Valley)

Bus Service Contact Information

Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA)

(413) 586-5806
PVTA is a local bus service that only serves the Pioneer Valley. It is free to students during the school year.​
Peter Pan Bus Lines (413) 781-2900
Toll-free number from inside the US: 800-343-9999
Greyhound (214) 849-8100
Toll-free number from inside the US: 800-231-2222

 

Ride Sharing Services

Uber
Lyft