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Journey Information

Boston to Amherst bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$27.00
Shortest Duration3h 45m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Boston to Amherst during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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.

How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Amherst?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $34.62 was the low point for bus fares from Boston to Amherst. Buses from Amherst to Boston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $34.62 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. You should book at least 9 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $0.95 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 48 minutes to cover the 75 miles (120 kilometers) from Boston, MA to Amherst, MA. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 45 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Boston?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00am. 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 Lines23h 48m$35.09

Book Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Amherst from $27. There are 2 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Amherst and you can expect on average to pay $35 for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Amherst. In Boston, Peter Pan Lines departs to Amherst from South Station Bus Terminal, In Amherst, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Amherst Center - 79 S Pleasant St and one other station. An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Amherst takes 3 hours and 48 minutes, while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Amherst in 3 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $37 for a weekend trip to Amherst.

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

Most buses depart from the main station in Boston, Massachusetts:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

Where does the bus arrive in Amherst?

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

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

Price trends for buses from Boston to Amherst

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston, MA to Amherst, MA

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)




February 2, 2020 - Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: It went exactly as planned! Cons: Nothing. It was good! Maybe WIFI. Pros: It went exactly as planned! Cons: Nothing. It was good! Maybe WIFI.



December 31, 2019 - Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Professionalism of driver. Cons: Loud passengers. Tips: bring headphones & pillow. Pros: Professionalism of driver. Cons: Loud passengers. Tips: bring headphones & pillow.



October 24, 2019 - Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Nice ride. Tips: Good and friendly staff. Pros: Nice ride. Tips: Good and friendly staff.



July 26, 2019 - Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Seats are more expensive than they should be Seats are more expensive than they should be

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