Buses running between the 5 Colleges are free and make many stops in Amherst, Northampton and South Hadley. For bus schedules visit www.pvta.com
There are also a bus stations in Amherst center and Northampton center from where students can catch buses to Boston, New York and even the airport. Students may purchase tickets for Peter Pan buses at the Hampshire College Campus Store. Check www.peterpanbus.com for schedules.
Taxi services are available in both Amherst and Northampton by calling local taxi companies. Northampton Taxi 584-6244 and Red Cab 253-3333 are two companies that serve the Valley.
Springfield, about 20 minutes away, is the closest, most accessible, full service Amtrak station — easily accessible by highway, bus, and taxi. Check www.amtrak.com for rates and schedules.
The Northampton-Amherst area is located:
- Less than 1 hour from Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Hartford, Connecticut
- Less than 2 hours from Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, Massachusetts
- Less than 2 hours from T.F. Green Airport (PVD) in Providence, Rhode Island.
Buses and taxi shuttles are available to & from the Airports. Click here for more information on other regional New England airports.