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Boston - Amherst Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Boston to Amherst. Traveling by bus from Boston to Amherst usually takes around 3 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in just one hour and 55 minutes.

Distance75 mi (120 km)
Shortest duration1h 55m
Cheapest price$27.00
Trips per day12
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston to Amherst

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Courtney

May 9, 2022- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The first bus driver was so hospitable. Cons: It was good. Tips: Peter Pan is a great way to travel.

Pros: The first bus driver was so hospitable. Cons: It was good. Tips: Peter Pan is a great way to travel.

4.0

Nina

February 5, 2022- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The staff was friendly and the traffic not too bad. Cons: The outlet didn’t work by my seat.

Pros: The staff was friendly and the traffic not too bad. Cons: The outlet didn’t work by my seat.

5.0

Kibowen

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.

4.0

William

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.

4.0

Jade

October 24, 2019- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

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

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

How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Amherst?

Typically $27.00 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Amherst. At this price a bus trip is a cheap way to travel from Boston to Amherst. 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.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Boston to Amherst by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $33 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 17 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $12.94 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Amherst?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Boston 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 Lines83h 31m$37.02
  • Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Lines

    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 8 bus trips every day during the week and 9 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Boston and Amherst, offering bus tickets as low as $27.

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 long is the bus ride from Boston to Amherst?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 75 miles from Boston to Amherst. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 55 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.

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, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday 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 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to Amherst, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Amherst every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 12 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Boston

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 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.

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 Boston?

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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 bus stations in Boston:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

  • Logan Intl Airport

Where does the bus arrive in Amherst?

Main arrival station: Amherst Center - 79 S Pleasant St

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

All bus stations in Amherst:

  • Amherst Center - 79 S Pleasant St

  • UMass Amherst - 130 Presidents Dr

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