Getting to Umass Amherst

Getting to UMass Amherst

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

Air Travel

The closest airport to UMass Amherst is:

Bradley International Airport (BDL)
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
45 miles/80 km

Please note: flying into Bradley may require you to schedule an additional connecting flight through one of the larger U.S. airports.

Other International Airports:

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
Boston, Massachusetts
95 miles/160 km

New York John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK)
Queens, New York
145 miles/240 km

Ground Transportation from Airports to UMass Amherst

Getting to UMass Amherst from Bradley International Airport (BDL) 

Hire a Shuttle (Approximately 1 hour drive)

Bus or Train

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

Getting to UMass Amherst from Boston Logan Airport (BOS)

Hire a Shuttle 

         *Approximately 2-hour drive

By Bus (Approximately 4 to 6 Hours Travel Time)

  • 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

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

  • Upon arrival at Boston 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 

By Train

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

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

Hire a Shuttle (Approximately 3.5-Hour Drive)

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

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.

Local Transportation—Getting around the Pioneer Valley

Buses

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