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Boston - Amherst Bus Schedule

Bus
Peter Pan Lines
  1. Mon
9:00 AM
BostonLogan Airport Visitor Center
1:50 PM
AmherstAmherst UMass
from $46.00
Bus
Peter Pan Lines
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Fri,
  4. Sat
9:00 AM
BostonLogan Airport Visitor Center
1:40 PM
AmherstAmherst Center - 79 S Pleasant St
from $46.00
Bus
Peter Pan Lines
  1. Mon
9:00 AM
BostonLogan Airport Visitor Center
1:40 PM
AmherstAmherst Center - 79 S Pleasant St
from $46.00
Bus
Peter Pan Lines
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Fri,
  4. Sat
9:00 AM
BostonLogan Airport Visitor Center
1:50 PM
AmherstAmherst UMass
from $46.00
Bus
Peter Pan Lines
  1. Mon
9:15 AM
BostonLogan Airport Visitor Center
1:40 PM
AmherstAmherst Center - 79 S Pleasant St
from $46.00

Journey Information

There are 21 intercity buses per day from Boston to Amherst. Traveling by bus from Boston to Amherst usually takes around 4 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in just one hour and 50 minutes.

Distance75 mi (120 km)
Shortest duration1h 50m
Cheapest price$28.15
Trips per day8
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Boston to Amherst

(Based on 25 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Lauren

October 14, 2023- Visiting friends

OurBus

The driver was helpful. I forgot to bring printout ticket but he kindly helped me find my name on the list and let me on the bust.

5.0

Katherine

October 7, 2023

OurBus

Pros: The only reason I am giving a 5-start review is because of the bus driver. I got to the station at 10:15 on the dot, but the driver had already pulled out and was driving away. HE SAW ME AND PULLED BACK INTO THE SPACE SO I COULD GET ON THE BUS. NO ONE HAS EVER DONE THAT FOR ME--EVER. This trip was really important and only happened because the driver made it possible. Cons: The only reason I am giving a 5-start review is because of the bus driver. I got to the station at 10:15 on the dot, but the driver had already pulled out and was driving away. HE SAW ME AND PULLED BACK INTO THE SPACE SO I COULD GET ON THE BUS. NO ONE HAS EVER DONE THAT FOR ME--EVER. This trip was really important and only happened because the driver made it possible. Tips: The only reason I am giving a 5-start review is because of the bus driver. I got to the station at 10:15 on the dot, but the driver had already pulled out and was driving away. HE SAW ME AND PULLED BACK INTO THE SPACE SO I COULD GET ON THE BUS. NO ONE HAS EVER DONE THAT FOR ME--EVER. This trip was really important and only happened because the driver made it possible.

5.0

Carol Kavele

March 29, 2023- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Ride felt safe. Cons: Driver could have been more friendly. Tips: Pack a snack. Be prepared for some delays.

4.0

Katharina

February 2, 2023- Business

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Friendly bus driver. Cons: No change of buses in Springfield.

4.0

Shane

November 14, 2022- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Got the job done. Cons: Leave a few minutes late not exactly at the time. Tips: Get there on time.

How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Amherst?

Bus tickets for a trip from Boston to Amherst cost $37.50 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 average prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Boston to Amherst, mark your calendar for December. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $35. However, taking the bus from Boston to Amherst during March is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $42. The best way to find deals on a trip in March is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

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 23 days in advance to save $2.20 or more on your 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 Lines214h 10m$39.95
  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Amherst from $28. There are 21 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Amherst and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Amherst. In Boston, Peter Pan Lines departs to Amherst from Logan Airport Visitor Center and one other station. 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 4 hours and 10 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Amherst in 1 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 27 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Amherst.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 9 minutes to cover the 75 miles from Boston to Amherst. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 50 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

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.

The first bus leaves at 9:00am 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.

There are 21 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Amherst every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 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 tasting 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?

Main departure station: Logan Airport Visitor Center

Boston has two bus stations with service to Amherst.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • Logan Airport Visitor Center

  • South Station

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

  • Amherst UMass

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