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Hartford - Amherst Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 16 intercity buses per day from Hartford to Amherst. Traveling by bus from Hartford to Amherst usually takes around 2 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in just one hour and 25 minutes.

Distance43 mi (69 km)
Shortest duration1h 25m
Cheapest price$20.00
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
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How much is a bus ticket from Hartford to Amherst?

Bus tickets for a trip from Hartford to Amherst cost $21.86 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're planning on taking a bus from Hartford to Amherst, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $20 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 11 days in advance to save $3.66 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Hartford to Amherst?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Hartford to Amherst. Peter Pan Lines connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Peter Pan Lines162h 33m$25.35
  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Hartford to Amherst from $20. There are 16 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Hartford to Amherst and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Amherst. In Hartford, Peter Pan Lines departs to Amherst from Union Station - 1 Union Pl and 7 other stations. In Amherst, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Amherst UMass and one other station.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Hartford to Amherst takes 2 hours and 33 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Amherst in 1 hours and 25 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 14 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Amherst.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 43 miles from Hartford to Amherst. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 25 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 bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Amherst. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Hartford to Amherst, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 16 scheduled buses that travel from Hartford to Amherst every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

City Information

Hartford

Hartford is the capital of Connecticut, and a New England destination with literary attractions, charming parks, and engaging activities for families.

The homes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe, both in Hartford, have been turned into museums to learn more about these authors and their lives. If you prefer Edward Cullen to Tom Sawyer, you may appreciate that a more contemporary literary giant, Stephenie Meyer, was born in Hartford too.

The Elizabeth Park Conservancy is a spread of formal gardens and grounds where you can walk, picnic, and catch outdoor concerts or tours. Kids will love the antique carousel in Bushnell Park, as well as the hands-on exhibits at the Connecticut Science Center. For those who prefer to wander through cute downtowns, West Hartford offers some of the best shopping in the area.

With a large nearby airport, and many intercity bus and train services providing access to hubs like Boston and New York, getting to Hartford is about as easy as a walk in Bushnell Park.

Amherst

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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 bus.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Hartford?

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Main departure station: Union Station - 1 Union Pl

Union Station is a historic bus and train station located in the downtown area of Hartford, CT. Built in 1889, the station serves as the main stop in Hartford for all four Amtrak train lines that pass through the city, including the Northeast Regional, the Vermonter and the Valley Flyer, as well as the Hartford Line commuter train. Union Station is also used by bus carriers Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines as their main bus stop in Downtown Hartford. The station is easily accessible from all parts of the city and its surrounding areas through a variety of local and express transit bus lines. At Hartford’s Union Station, you will find some fast food options and vending machines, as well as restrooms and a waiting area.

All bus stations in Hartford:

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

  • Pearl and Ann St.

  • 419 Asylum Street (Across Union Sta)

  • Pearl and Trumbull St

  • Central Row at Old State House

  • Asylum St. At Bushnell Park

  • Market and Talcott St

  • Pearl and Lewis St

Where does the bus arrive in Amherst?

Main arrival station: Amherst UMass

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Amherst.

All bus stations in Amherst:

  • Amherst UMass

  • Amherst Center - 79 S Pleasant St

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