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Hartford - Northampton Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Hartford to Northampton. Traveling by bus from Hartford to Northampton usually takes around 2 hours and 8 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in just one hour and 5 minutes.

Distance39 mi (63 km)
Shortest duration1h 5m
Cheapest price$15.49
Trips per day1
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Hartford to Northampton?

Bus tickets for a trip from Hartford to Northampton cost $16.52 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date


Bus tickets from Hartford to Northampton are expected to cost between $18 and $24 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Northampton within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $20. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Hartford to Northampton by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $19 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 29 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $5.75 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Hartford to Northampton?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Hartford to Northampton that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Peter Pan Lines usually offers more choice, with 7 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound11h 21m$16.77
Peter Pan Lines72h 30m$23.57
  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 1 bus trips from Hartford to Northampton every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 21 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Northampton usually start from $15.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Hartford to Northampton from $19. There are 7 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Hartford to Northampton and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Northampton. In Hartford, Peter Pan Lines departs to Northampton from Union Station - 1 Union Pl and 4 other stations. In Northampton, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Peter Pan Term - 1 Roundhouse Plz .

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Hartford to Northampton takes 2 hours and 30 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Northampton in 1 hours and 5 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 7 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Northampton.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 8 minutes to cover the 39 miles from Hartford to Northampton. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 5 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Northampton. 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

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 Northampton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Hartford to Northampton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Hartford to Northampton; ticket prices start at $14.00.

City Information


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.


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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.

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.

  • Central Row at Old State House

  • 419 Asylum Street (Across Union Sta)

  • Pearl and Trumbull St

Where does the bus arrive in Northampton?

Main arrival station: Peter Pan Term - 1 Roundhouse Plz

The Peter Pan bus terminal is in the heart of Northampton, east of Smith College. The station has indoor seating and vending machines, plus easy access to GoGreen Cabs in case you need transport to or from the terminal. Other than vending machines, Bombay Royale offers Indian food right next to that station, and there are bakeries, cafes, and restaurants on Crafts Avenue within walking distance. There's also Herrell's Ice Cream & Bakery for handcrafted ice cream and baked goods. If you're staying overnight (either for a connection or the ice cream), the Hotel Northampton is a great option.

All bus stations in Northampton:

  • Peter Pan Term - 1 Roundhouse Plz

  • Northampton Market - 48 Old South Street

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