Amherst Center, MA
The closest major airport is Logan International Airport, located in Boston, MA, at a distance of approximately 90 miles from the city center of Amherst, MA.
The public transportation service, in the area, is provided by PVTA (Pioneer Valley Transit Authority), which is funded by the local governments and the Five Colleges.
UMass has its own bus system, called appropriately UMass Transit and often referred to as simply UMass, which is a contractor for the PVTA, running in Amherst, serving not only the University of Massachusetts campus, but also the surrounding communities and colleges. The service is free for students, making it easy for them to get to classes and to the other 4 colleges.
The rail service is offered by Amtrak, at the Amherst station, known as AMM, through the daily Vermonter service, which travels between Washington D.C. and St. Albans, VT. Rail service between New York City and Washington D. C. is available in nearby Springfield (37 minutes, by car).
Easy! Just follow the driving directions listed below!
From Logan International Airport: Start by heading north and turn left toward Hotel Dr. Continue straight ahead and turn left at Hotel Dr. Turn right at Harborside Dr., and again at Jeffries St. Take the ramp onto I-90 W., and then take exit 8, toward MA-32/US-20/Palmer/Amherst. Merge onto Palmer Ware and turn right at Thorndike St. Turn right at N Main St., and continue onto MA-181 N/Sykes St. Continue to follow MA-181 N, and make a slight left at S Main St. Turn left at Depot St., and continue onto Franklin St/MA-181 N. Continue onto Main St., and turn left at Federal St/MA-9 W. Turn right at S East St. and take the 2nd left onto Main St. Turn right at Triangle St. and continue straight onto N Pleasant St. Turn right at Butterfield Terrace and continue onto Infirmary Way.