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There are 5 ways to get from New York to Amherst College by train, bus or car

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Train via Springfield  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to New Haven Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the train from New Haven to Springfield Amtrak Hartford Line / ...

$116 - $235

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Bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Greenfield "Greyhound"

$29 - $38

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Bus via Springfield  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Union Station, Springfield, MA Peter Pan

$31 - $40

Train  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to New Haven Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the train from New Haven to Greenfield Amtrak Station Valley Flyer

$58 - $119

Drive  •  3h 11m

  1. Drive from New York to Amherst College 165 miles

$16 - $24

New York to Amherst College by bus and walk

The journey time between New York and Amherst College is around 10h 3m and covers a distance of around 167 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 45m. Operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines and PVTA, the New York to Amherst College service departs from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY and arrives in Amherst College. Typically 13 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
10h 3m
Fastest journey time:
5h 45m
Services per week:
13
Cheapest price:
$31
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:00
Last service departs at:
18:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Amherst College bus and walk schedules

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The cost-effective way to get from New York to Amherst College is to drive, which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Amherst College is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Amherst College. However, there are services departing from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY and arriving at Amherst Common via Union Station Bay 17 and HTC Bay 3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 57m.

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The distance between New York and Amherst College is 138 miles. The road distance is 165 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Amherst College without a car is to train via Springfield which takes 4h 41m and costs $110 - $240.

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It takes approximately 4h 41m to get from New York to Amherst College, including transfers.

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New York to Amherst College bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY station.

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The best way to get from New York to Amherst College is to train via Springfield which takes 4h 41m and costs $110 - $240. Alternatively, you can bus via Springfield, which costs $30 - $40 and takes 5h 57m.

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New York to Amherst College bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Union Station, Springfield, MA.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Amherst College is 165 miles. It takes approximately 3h 11m to drive from New York to Amherst College.

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  • Distance: 137.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 41m

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

You can take a train from New York to Amherst College via New Haven and Springfield in around 4h 41m. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Union Station, Springfield, MA 3 times a day. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 3h 5m.

Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to New Haven
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $80
Business Class Seat
$65 - $120
Train from New Haven to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $75
Business Class Seat
$60 - $120
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to New Haven
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from New Haven to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$30 - $50
Train from New Haven to Greenfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Union Station, Springfield, MA
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
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.

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 New York to Greenfield
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65

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