Reason #19 You Should Visit
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Smith College is located in Northampton, a lively town of 30,000 in the Connecticut River valley of western Massachusetts.
Due to construction on campus, visitors should allow for extra time to locate parking. Parking is available for Office of Admission visitors behind the Helen Hills Hills Chapel and in the college parking garage. On-street parking is also available on a limited basis.
Directions to the Helen Hills Hills Chapel – 123 Elm Street, Northampton, Massachusetts (Parking lot is behind the chapel off Round Hill Road)
From the South: Northampton is on Route I-91 in Massachusetts. From I-91 North take Exit 18 and turn left onto Route 5. Follow Route 5 into the center of town. At the intersection of Route 5 and Route 9, turn left onto Route 9 (Main Street). Go straight through four sets of traffic lights, turn right onto Round Hill Road and take the first right into the parking lot. The Office of Admission is across the street from the Helen Hills Hills Chapel at 7 College Lane, overlooking Paradise Pond.
From the North: From I-91 South, take Exit 20, and follow onto Route 5 South into the center of town. At the intersection of Route 5 and Route 9 (Main Street), turn right onto Route 9. Then follow the same directions as above from Route 9 to campus.
From the East or West via the Massachusetts Turnpike: Northampton is on Route I-91 North (Mass Pike exit 4). Once on I-91, follow the directions above for visitors from the south.
If you're using an online map application for directions to the Office of Admission, the address is 7 College Lane, Northampton, Massachusetts 01063.
Peter Pan, Greyhound and Vermont Transit serve the area. Most routes go to the main bus terminal in Springfield, where you can catch another bus to Northampton. Buses run almost hourly between Springfield and Northampton. Smith is a 10-minute walk or a short taxi ride from the bus station. Call 413-586-1030 for bus schedules.
Amtrak's Vermonter stops in Northampton. Smith is a short taxi ride from the train platform. For more information, visit Amtrak's website or call 800-872-7245.
The closest airport is Bradley International. It is served by most major airlines and is located about 35 miles south of Northampton near Hartford, Connecticut. Flying into Bradley rather than to Boston's Logan Airport gives you a shorter drive to Northampton and spares you city traffic congestion.
Limousines, buses and rental cars are available at the airport. Transportation to Smith from the Boston or Hartford airports is available from a number of services.
This listing of area taxi and transportation services does not imply an endorsement by Smith College of any of these businesses.