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Boston to Amherst bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$36.00
Shortest Duration4h 50m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Boston to Amherst
Based on 6 reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 25 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
February 2, 2020Solo travel
It went exactly as planned!
Nothing. It was good! Maybe WIFI
December 31, 2019Visiting family
Professionalism of driver
Loud passengers
bring headphones & pillow
October 24, 2019Solo travel
Nice ride
Good and friendly staff
July 26, 2019Visiting friends
Seats are more expensive than they should be

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Boston to Amherst right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Amherst?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $39.50 was the low point for bus fares from Boston to Amherst. Buses from Amherst to Boston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $39.50 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 53 minutes to cover the 75 miles (120 kilometers) from Boston to Amherst. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 50 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the bus.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Boston to Amherst at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. 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, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Boston?

The first bus leaves at 1:00pm and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to Amherst, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Boston to Amherst. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Amherst?

There is one bus company that operates from Boston to Amherst. Peter Pan Lines is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Peter Pan Lines24h 53m$40.00

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

Boston, Massachusetts has two bus stations with service to Amherst, Massachusetts:

  • Logan Intl Airport

Where does the bus arrive in Amherst?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Amherst, Massachusetts:

  • UMass Amherst - 130 Presidents Dr
  • Amherst Center - 79 S Pleasant St

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