Traveling to Northampton, MA

By Air

The closest airport is Bradley International (BDL). 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 which is 2 hours away by car 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.

  • Affordable Airport CarService, (413) 739-7293 or (413) 537-9506
  • Exclusive Car Service, (413) 534-3505 or (877) 695-4665
  • Michael's Limousine Services, (413) 583-6392 or (800) 533-8470
  • Reliable Limo Service, (413) 315-9919
  • Valley Transporter, (413) 253-1350 or (800) 872-8752

This listing of area taxi and transportation services does not imply an endorsement by Smith College of any of these businesses.

By Car

  • From the South: Northampton is on Route I-91 in Massachusetts. Take Exit 18 and follow Route 5 north into the center of town. The Hotel Northampton is on the left just past the first traffic light (approximately 1 mile).
  • From the North: From I-91 South, take Exit 20, and merge onto Route 5 (King Street) south. The Hotel Northampton is on the right (approximately 1.5 miles).
  • 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.

Car Rental - If you are interested in renting a car locally:

  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car, (413) 586-5177 or (800) 831-2847

By Bus

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. The Hotel Northampton and Smith College are a 10-minute walk or a short taxi ride from the bus station. Call (413) 586-1030 for bus schedules.

By Train

Amtrak - (800) 872-7245 - runs trains to Northampton (NHT) and Springfield (SPG). The Hotel Northampton and Smith College are an 8-10-minute walk from the train station in Northampton. From Springfield you can take a bus or get van service to Northampton from Valley Transporter. Valley Transporter requires advance reservations; call (413) 253-1350 or, from the airports or outside the 413 area code, (800) 872-8752.