There are 3 ways to get from Boston to Amherst by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Springfield, Ma 277 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Springfield, MA to Amherst, MA - 79 South Pleasant Street

$24 - $51

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Springfield, MA to Amherst, MA - 79 South Pleasant Street

$39 - $79

Drive  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Amherst 93.3 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Amherst is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Amherst is to drive which takes 1 h 47 min and costs $9 - $14.

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The distance between Boston and Amherst is 120 km. The road distance is 149 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to get from Boston to Amherst, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Amherst. However, there are services departing from Boston, Ma and arriving at Amherst, MA - 79 South Pleasant Street via Springfield, MA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 49 min.

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What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Amherst, MA, USA?

You can take a bus from Boston to Amherst via Springfield, Ma and Springfield, MA in around 3 h 49 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston, Ma to Springfield, Ma
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Springfield, MA
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
peterpanbus.com
Book at
webstore.peterpanbus.com
Bus from Springfield, MA to Amherst, MA - 79 South Pleasant Street
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Schedules at
peterpanbus.com
Book at
webstore.peterpanbus.com

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