The closest airport is Bradley International Airport (BDL), located in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, about 1 hour drive from Amherst, MA.
The public transportation service in Amherst is offered by PVTA (Pioneer Valley Transit Authority), funded by local governments and the Five Colleges.
Amtrak services are available at the Amherst station (AMM), on the daily Vermonter service, between Washington D.C. and St. Albans, VT.
Besides rail and bus, one can also drive, walk or ride the bike to get around in Amherst.
Easy! Just follow the driving directions listed below!
From Bradley International Airport (BDL): Head northwest and make a slight left toward Schoephoester Rd. Turn right at Schoephoester Rd and continue onto CT-401 S. Take the exit onto I-91 N, toward Springfield, and take exit 19 to merge onto MA-9 E/Bridge St/State Route 9 E. Continue to follow MA-9 E/State Route 9 E and turn right at S Pleasant St. Take the 1st left toward Boltwood Avenue and turn left at Boltwood Avenue. Amherst College will be on the right.