Northampton is a small town outside Amherst, MA, & home to Smith College. It’s a very happening college town, with great food (both international & local!), shopping, nightlife, & entertainment, as well as a thriving LGBT community. It’s easily accessible from Manhattan & much of New England, as well as accessible by plane for national or international visitors.
Getting to Northampton, Massachusetts
Bus: Peter Pan Bus Lines has frequent service from Boston and New York City to Northampton. Please call Peter Pan Trailways at (800) 237-8747 or visit their website for information.
Train: Amtrak trains run up and down the Eastern Seaboard to Springfield, MA. You can take a bus or cab from the train station to Northampton (20-25 minutes). 800-USA-RAIL.
Air: If you are flying in, Bradley International Airport is 37 minutes from Northampton with easy access onto I-91. Shuttle service is available at the airport.
Car: The Hotel’s address is 36 King Street in Northampton, MA. For more information, please click here.
From the EAST: BOSTON and RTE. 128
It takes a little under two hours. Take the Mass Pike to exit 4, and get on Route 91 North. Take exit 18 and turn left.
From the SOUTH: NEW YORK area
Northampton is less than 3 hours from Manhattan. Take the Hutchinson River Pkwy to the Merritt Pkwy, to Route 91 North, or through Connecticut via Rt. 95 North to Rt. 91 North to MA exit 18. Turn left at the exit.
From the WEST: ALBANY and the BERKSHIRES
Take the Mass Pike east to exit 4. At exit 4, get on Route 91 North, to exit 18. Turn left off the exit. From Pittsfield take Route 9 east, all the way to downtown Northampton. From the Northern Berkshires take Route 2 east to Greenfield, and get on Route 91 South to exit 20.
From the NORTH: VERMONT or NEW HAMPSHIRE
Take Route 91 South. Get off at exit 20.
Where to Stay
Our students have found that some inns in the area have discounted the rooms considerably if you let them know you are there for a long-term stay.
For less expensive housing, here are a few options below. If you do not have a car, note that the Hotel Northampton is in the heart of downtown, so plan for something accessible and nearby.
Please make sure you check your host reviews and ask for recommendations.