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

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Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Springfield, Ma 277 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Springfield, MA to Amherst, MA

$24 - $51

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Train, bus  •  4 h 13 min

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

$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 costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 47 min.

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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 via Springfield, MA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h.

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The distance between Boston and Amherst is 75 miles. The road distance is 93.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Amherst without a car is to bus which takes 4 h and costs $24 - $55.

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It takes approximately 4 h to get from Boston to Amherst, including transfers.

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Boston to Amherst bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Boston, Ma station.

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Boston to Amherst bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Amherst, MA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Amherst is 93 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 47 min to drive from Boston to Amherst.

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There are 32+ hotels available in Amherst. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Amherst.
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  • Distance: 74.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

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 4 h.

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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Springfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 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

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.

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Contact Details
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
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Springfield, MA to Amherst, MA
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
peterpanbus.com

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