Travel

By Car

UMass Amherst is most easily accessible by car. We have on-campus parking available if you travel with your own vehicle.

Directions:

  • From the North
    From I-91 South, take exit 25 in Deerfield. At the end of the ramp, turn left and follow road to the intersection. Turn right onto Routes 5 & 10 South. Go 1 mile, then turn left onto Route 116 South. Follow 8 miles to the UMass exit.
  • From the East
    Via Route 2 West to Exit 16 (Belchertown/Amherst). From Route 2 take Route 202 South for about 15 miles to a blinking yellow light at Amherst Road. (You will see signs “to Rt 9 and Rt 116”). Turn right and follow Amherst Road (becomes Pelham Road after about 4 miles) for 7 miles to Amherst center. Follow signs to UMass.
  • From the South
    From I-91 North, take Exit 19 in Northampton. From the exit ramp, turn right onto Route 9. Travel approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North (turn left at traffic lights). The UMass exit is 1 mile up.
  • From the West
    From Route 2 East, follow to Greenfield/I-91 exit. Take I-91 South to Exit 25, Deerfield. At the end of the ramp turn left and follow the road to the intersection. Turn right onto Routes 5 & 10 South. Go 1 mile, then turn left onto Route 116 South. Follow for 8 miles to the UMass exit.
  • From I-90 (Mass Pike)
    Take Exit 4 (West Springfield). Follow I-91 North to Exit 19. From the exit ramp, turn right onto Route 9. Travel approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North (turn left at traffic lights). The UMass exit is 1 mile up.

By Bus

UMass is accessible by bus using the Peter Pan Bus System (connections from Springfield, MA using the Greyhound bus system are possible).

Local travel around the area is available using the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA).

By Train

UMass is accessible by train using Amtrak (via nearby Northampton, MA).

By Air

There are two nearby airports: