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Journey Information

There are 15 intercity coaches per day from Boston to Amherst. Traveling by coach from Boston to Amherst usually takes around 3 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest OurBus coach can make the trip in just one hour and 40 minutes.

Distance75 mi (120 km)
Shortest duration1h 40m
Cheapest price£19.66
Trips per day4
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Coach lines2

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Boston to Amherst

(Based on 22 ratings and reviews)




14 October 2023- Visiting friends


The driver was helpful. I forgot to bring printout ticket but he kindly helped me find my name on the list and let me on the bust.



7 October 2023


Pros: The only reason I am giving a 5-start review is because of the bus driver. I got to the station at 10:15 on the dot, but the driver had already pulled out and was driving away. HE SAW ME AND PULLED BACK INTO THE SPACE SO I COULD GET ON THE BUS. NO ONE HAS EVER DONE THAT FOR ME--EVER. This trip was really important and only happened because the driver made it possible. Cons: The only reason I am giving a 5-start review is because of the bus driver. I got to the station at 10:15 on the dot, but the driver had already pulled out and was driving away. HE SAW ME AND PULLED BACK INTO THE SPACE SO I COULD GET ON THE BUS. NO ONE HAS EVER DONE THAT FOR ME--EVER. This trip was really important and only happened because the driver made it possible. Tips: The only reason I am giving a 5-start review is because of the bus driver. I got to the station at 10:15 on the dot, but the driver had already pulled out and was driving away. HE SAW ME AND PULLED BACK INTO THE SPACE SO I COULD GET ON THE BUS. NO ONE HAS EVER DONE THAT FOR ME--EVER. This trip was really important and only happened because the driver made it possible.


Carol Kavele

29 March 2023- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Ride felt safe. Cons: Driver could have been more friendly. Tips: Pack a snack. Be prepared for some delays.



2 February 2023- Business

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Friendly bus driver. Cons: No change of buses in Springfield.



14 November 2022- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Got the job done. Cons: Leave a few minutes late not exactly at the time. Tips: Get there on time.

How much is a coach ticket from Boston to Amherst?

£23.49 is the average price of a bus ticket from Boston to Amherst. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Boston to Amherst is expected to be between £23 and £39. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is 23 December 2023, when tickets are available for 23 December 2023. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just £25.

Monthly average prices

If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Boston to Amherst, mark your calendar for June. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just £28. However, taking the bus from Boston to Amherst during March is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of £33. The best way to find deals on a trip in March is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches


The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 28 days in advance to save £8.81 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from Boston to Amherst?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Boston to Amherst that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Peter Pan Lines usually offers more choice, with 13 scheduled trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
OurBus31h 52m£23.99
Peter Pan Lines133h 52m£32.89
  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from £20, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Boston to Amherst if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Peter Pan Bus Lines is one of the biggest bus carriers in the Northeast region of the United States. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, the company offers affordable bus tickets and comfortable bus trips to over a dozen destinations across nine states and the District of Columbia. Peter Pan is known for their reliable bus service and green certified modern coaches that offer amenities such as onboard restrooms, free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom between seats. Running an average of 13 bus trips every day during the week and 15 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Boston and Amherst, offering bus tickets as low as £28.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the coach or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

The coach takes an average of 3 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 75 miles from Boston to Amherst. However, the fastest coach only takes an hour and 40 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Because many passengers travel from Boston to Amherst at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for coaches. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded coaches to Amherst, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

The first coach leaves at 07:00 and the last coach leaves at 16:00. To see the times for all coaches from Boston to Amherst, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 15 scheduled coaches that travel from Boston to Amherst every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

City Information


Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country, but it is kept young and fresh with the help of over 150,000 students who flock to the city’s prestigious universities every year. Beantown’s many sights and activities celebrate American history, prolific sports teams, and New England seafood. So let's spill the tea (into the harbor, if you will):

Boston's Freedom Trail is the best way to see the city on foot and visit some of the most iconic landmarks of the American Revolution: from Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution to the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall. The Freedom Trail officially begins in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. and a beautiful spot for walking, picnicking, or ice skating in the winter. Foodies will love tasting the Italian cuisine in the North End and the modern eateries of South End, while sports fans can tour Fenway Park, and art lovers can explore the expansive Museum of Fine Arts.

From Boston, travelers can easily get to the beachy summer destination of Cape Cod, or surrounding states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. With four main train stations and several bus stops in the city, as well as Boston Logan Airport (which, by the way, has some excellent airport food), Boston is a central hub for travel throughout New England and beyond.


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Amherst, MA - AMM-1

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Amherst is mainly known as an academic town, but there's also beauty to go with those brains. Amherst's collegiate reputation comes from three prestigious colleges in town: Amherst College, Hampshire College, and UMass Amherst. The grand campuses and bookish feel around the place will leave you feeling inspired; soon, you'll be sitting by Puffers Pond and reciting poetry.

Amherst owes much of its academic vibe to the local heroine, Emily Dickinson, born there in 1830. Visit the Emily Dickinson Museum to learn more about her life and legacy.

Due to its large student population, Amherst boasts a youthful and lively downtown area, filled with quaint coffee shops and bookstores, as well as varied restaurants and even an independent movie theatre. Plus, Amherst hosts one of the longest-running farmer's markets in the area, where every weekend, visitors can buy various handcrafted goods and local foods.

Although yellow school buses don't transport college students into town, there are many travel options for Amherst's students and visitors seeking a Massachusetts hidden gem. Bradley Airport is only one hour away in Connecticut, and the larger Logan Airport is roughly two hours away in Boston. Amtrak trains stop in nearby Northampton and Springfield, and Peter Pan and OurBus provide frequent and budget-friendly access to Amherst by coach.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Boston?

Boston, MA - South Station Bus Terminal - BOSSSB-0

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Main departure station: South Station Bus Terminal

The South Station Bus Terminal is Boston's primary intercity bus station, and a major hub for bus companies like Greyhound, OurBus, Concord Coach Lines, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and more. The bus station is directly adjacent to the South Station Train Terminal, making it easy to access the local MBTA public transit, commuter rail, and connections to the airport. At the bus station, you'll find an on-site parking garage, a food court, and free WiFi. Nestled between the Financial District, Chinatown, and the Seaport, South Station is within a short walk from some of Boston's top sights and it is easily accessible by any mode of transportation.

All coach stations in Boston:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

  • Boston Logan Airport

  • 39 Dalton Street

  • 177 Huntington Ave

Where does the coach arrive in Amherst?

Main arrival station: Amherst Center - 79 S Pleasant St

Coaches arrive in Amherst at 3 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Amherst:

  • Amherst Center - 79 S Pleasant St

  • UMass Amherst - 130 Presidents Dr

  • Amherst Town Common

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