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There are 4 ways to get from Amherst to New Paltz by bus, train or car

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Bus via Springfield, MA  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Springfield, Ma to Albany, Ny 277 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albany, NY to New Paltz, NY Albany / ...

$43 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Northampton to Albany, NY
  2. Take the bus from Albany, NY to New Paltz, NY Albany / ...

$36 - $64

2 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Springfield Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Empire Service / ...

$66 - $138

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Amherst to New Paltz 152.6 miles

$14 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Amherst to New Paltz is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amherst to New Paltz is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amherst to New Paltz. However, there are services departing from Amherst, MA and arriving at New Paltz, NY via Springfield, Ma, State St & S. Pearl St - S. Pearl Station and Albany, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 14 min.

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The distance between Amherst and New Paltz is 92 miles. The road distance is 152.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Amherst to New Paltz without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 14 min and costs $40 - $80.

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It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to get from Amherst to New Paltz, including transfers.

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Amherst to New Paltz bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Springfield, Ma station.

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The best way to get from Amherst to New Paltz is to bus which takes 6 h 14 min and costs $40 - $80. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $65 - $140 and takes 7 h 47 min.

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Amherst to New Paltz bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at New Paltz, NY station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amherst to New Paltz is 153 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to drive from Amherst to New Paltz.

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  • Distance: 91.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 14 min

What companies run services between Amherst, MA, USA and New Paltz, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Amherst to New Paltz via Springfield, MA, Springfield, Ma, Albany, Ny, State St & S. Pearl St - S. Pearl Station, Albany Bus Terminal, and Albany, NY in around 6 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amherst to New Paltz via Springfield, MA, Springfield Amtrak, Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak, Poughkeepsie Amtrak, and Poughkeepsie Train Station in around 7 h 47 min.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Springfield Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Poughkeepsie Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Springfield, Ma to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to New Paltz, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $27
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Bus from Albany, NY to New Paltz, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Northampton to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
peterpanbus.com

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