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Worcester - Amherst Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Worcester to Amherst. Traveling by bus from Worcester to Amherst usually takes around 2 hours and 24 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 2 hours,

Distance37 mi (60 km)
Shortest duration2h 0m
Cheapest price$24.00
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
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How much is a bus ticket from Worcester to Amherst?

Bus tickets for a trip from Worcester to Amherst cost $26.00 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.

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Traveling from Worcester to Amherst 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 $27 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Worcester to Amherst?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Worcester 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 Lines52h 24m$26.76
  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Worcester to Amherst from $24. There are 5 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Worcester to Amherst and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Amherst. In Worcester, Peter Pan Lines departs to Amherst from Union Station . In Amherst, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Amherst UMass and one other station.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Worcester to Amherst takes 2 hours and 24 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Amherst in 2 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Amherst.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 24 minutes to cover the 37 miles from Worcester to Amherst. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours. 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.

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Amherst. 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 11:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Worcester to Amherst, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Worcester to Amherst every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

City Information

Worcester

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We dare you to pronounce it right on the first try. Named after Worcester in England, Worcester is the second-most populous city in Massachusetts. The city boasts an extensive history, particularly because of its industrial and weaponry prowess during World War II; take your dad (or your dad friend) to the Worcester Historical Museum to learn more.

For those more interested in science and nature, visit the popular EcoTarium, which includes hands-on exhibits and an outdoor campus featuring forest and meadow trails. Then, to apply your newfound natural knowledge, take a relaxing stroll through Green Hill Park to try to identify the lake's wildlife. In the evening, visit The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts to catch anything from a burlesque show, Broadway performance, or even a silent film.

Worcester's location at the heart of the state makes it easy to travel to this bustling city. Worcester has its own regional airport, or head to Boston's Logan Airport for a wider variety of flights. Amtrak trains provide daily services from Boston, and bus service is available on Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, OurBus, and Peter Pan.

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 Worcester?

Main departure station: Union Station

Most buses depart from the main station in Worcester.

All bus stations in Worcester:

  • Union Station

Where does the bus arrive in Amherst?

Main arrival station: Amherst UMass

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

All bus stations in Amherst:

  • Amherst UMass

  • Amherst Center - 79 S Pleasant St

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