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There are 4 ways to get from Cambridge to Northampton by bus, train or car

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Bus via Union Station, Springfield, MA  •  3h 18m

  1. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Union Station, Springfield, MA Peter Pan / ...
  2. Take the bus from Union Station, Springfield, MA to Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Northampton, MA Peter Pan

$23 - $49

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Bus  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Northampton, MA Peter Pan

$18 - $29

2 alternative options

Train  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the train from Boston Back Bay Station to Springfield Amtrak Station Lake Shore Limited

$50 - $98

Drive  •  1h 49m

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Northampton 99 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Northampton is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Northampton is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge station to Northampton. However, there are services departing from South Station, Boston, MA and arriving at Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Northampton, MA via Union Station, Springfield, MA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge station to Northampton. However, there are services departing from Boston Back Bay Station and arriving at Northampton Amtrak via Springfield Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 3m.

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The distance between Cambridge and Northampton is 79 miles. The road distance is 99 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Northampton without a car is to bus which takes 3h 18m and costs $23 - $50.

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It takes approximately 3h 18m to get from Cambridge to Northampton, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Northampton bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at South Station, Boston, MA.

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Cambridge to Northampton train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston Back Bay Station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Northampton is to bus which takes 3h 18m and costs $23 - $50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $100 and takes 4h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Northampton.
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  • Distance: 78.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 18m

What companies run services between Cambridge, MA, USA and Northampton, MA, USA?

You can take a bus from Cambridge to Northampton via Union Station, Springfield, MA in around 3h 18m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Cambridge to Northampton once daily. Tickets cost $29 - $65 and the journey takes 2h 21m.

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 Boston Back Bay Station to Springfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
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
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Union Station, Springfield, MA
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Union Station, Springfield, MA to Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Northampton, MA
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Northampton, MA
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
peterpanbus.com
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
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35

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Cambridge to Northampton bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Northampton, MA station.

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Cambridge to Northampton train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Springfield Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Northampton is 99 miles. It takes approximately 1h 49m to drive from Cambridge to Northampton.

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