How to get to Northampton by train
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Colloquially referred to as "Paradise City," this city situated among mountains, farmlands, and forests is often overlooked but should not be missed. With a rarely-seen combination of rural lifestyle and sophisticated urban charm, Northampton offers culture, academia, and a welcoming small-town feel.
Northampton is the home of one of the country's top-ranked women's liberal arts colleges, Smith College. Wander through Smith College Museum of Art to find works by Picasso, and be sure to take a bathroom break in the museum; even the restrooms are works of art!
Every Saturday morning, the Northampton Farmers' Market offers a spread of all things local and organic, as well as a taste of some of New England's delicacies. With opportunities to hike, bike, eat, drink, read, dance, and explore, you'll be sure to find something you love in this wonderfully diverse city.
Whatever mode of transport you prefer, you can easily reach Northampton. Amtrak's Vermonter line—one of the country's most scenic train routes— connects Northampton south to Washington, D.C., and north to (you guessed it) Vermont. Peter Pan and OurBus also offer bus services to the city. Nearby airports include Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT, and Boston Logan International Airport.
What train companies travel to Northampton, Massachusetts?
Located in Massachusetts, Northampton is accessible by train from 29 other cities. You can choose from 75 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Northampton on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.
Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Northampton are also available..
Train companies serving Northampton
Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.
The Vermonter is an Amtrak passenger train that connects St. Albans, VT to Washington, D.C. by way of New York City. The journey is renowned for the beautiful scenic views that it presents as it passes through the Green Mountains and the Berkshires. Aboard the Vermonter, passengers can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets at every seat and extra legroom. You can also grab a bite to eat or enjoy a refreshing beverage from the train’s café.
Which train carrier has the best service to Northampton?
Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Northampton by train with Amtrak Vermonter giving them a 4.3 rating out of 5.
Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Vermonter had the most comfortable train service to Northampton taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Vermonter offers. They rate Amtrak Vermonter a 4.5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.
If you are looking to arrive to Northampton punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Vermonter has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Northampton, rating them a 4.5 based on their on time arrivals.
Frequently Asked Questions
The main train station in Northampton is 170 Pleasant St. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Northampton.
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