Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Bradley International Airport near Hartford, CT is 45 miles from campus. Peter Pan bus line (800-237-8747), Valley Transporter limousines (800-237-8747 or 413-253-1350), rental cars, and taxis are available for the trip from the airport to campus. Amtrak trains provide regular service from New York City to Springfield, MA. Greyhound buses serve Springfield hourly from Boston and New York. Buses also run hourly from Springfield to Amherst. Taxis (and, during the academic year, the free Five College Bus Service) are available for the trip from town to campus.
Driving Instructions to Campus
From the south, take I-91 N. to Exit 19. Take Rte. 9 E. for 7 miles. In the town of Amherst, turn right onto Rte. 116 S. Proceed a quarter mile to the admissions office on the left. From the east, take I-90 W. (Massachusetts Tpke.) to Exit 8 (Palmer-Amherst). Take Rte. 181 N. to Rte. 9 W. From Rte. 9, turn left onto Rte. 116 S. for a quarter mile to the admissions office. From the west, take I-90 E. to the W. Springfield exit. Head north on I-91 to Exit 19; then head east on Rte. 9 for 7 miles to the town of Amherst. Turn right onto Rte. 116 S. for a quarter mile to the admissions office. From the north, take I-91 S. to Exit 25 (Amherst). Take Rte. 116 S. to the admissions office.
Lord Jeffery Inn (413-253-2576), on the Common in Amherst, is a popular place with Amherst visitors. It has character and is conveniently located within walking distance. Rates are moderate.
The following hotels/motels are within 5 miles of campus and are moderately to inexpensively priced:
Amherst Motel, (413) 256-8122
Campus Center Hotel (UMass), (877) 822-2110
Comfort Inn, (413) 584-9816
Courtyard Marriott Hotel, (413) 256-5454
Econo Lodge, (413) 582-7077
Hampton Inn, (413) 586-4851
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, (413) 582-0002
Howard Johnson Inn, (413) 586-0114
Knights Inn, (413) 585-1552
University Lodge, (413) 256-8111