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

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Bus  •  2 h 50 min

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

$21 - $42

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 h 5 min

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

$34 - $64

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Worcester to Amherst 55.4 miles

$5 - $8

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Worcester to Amherst. However, there are services departing from Worcester, Ma and arriving at Amherst, MA via Springfield, MA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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The distance between Worcester and Amherst is 38 miles. The road distance is 55.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Worcester to Amherst without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to get from Worcester to Amherst, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Worcester to Amherst is 55 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to drive from Worcester 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 Worcester to Amherst.
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  • Distance: 37.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 50 min

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

You can take a bus from Worcester to Amherst via Springfield, Ma and Springfield, MA in around 2 h 50 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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Worcester Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
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 Worcester, Ma to Springfield, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Worcester to Springfield, MA
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $27
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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