Transportation to Smith
Bradley International Airport (Hartford)
The best way to arrive at Smith is to book a flight to Bradley International Airport (BDL/Hartford), which is located near Hartford, Connecticut (70km/40 miles from Smith).
You will most likely first arrive to the United States at a major city airport and then take a connecting flight to Bradley Airport. When you arrive at Bradley Airport, proceed to the baggage area at the lower level. Take a bus to Springfield, Massachusetts and then transfer to Northampton. The total cost from Bradley to Northampton is approximately $25, and will take about 1.5 hours. During the day, buses run frequently; at night, service is less frequent. Taxi service from Bradley to Smith College costs approximately $65, at night it costs approximately $95. There is also a very reliable van service, Valley Transporter.
Logan International Airport (Boston)
If you fly to Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS/Boston Logan) (about 160km/100 miles from Northampton), taxis and buses leave from the lower level of each terminal.
Buses go to South Station in Boston, where you can take a bus to Northampton, via Springfield. The trip will take about 3.5 hours and cost approximately $45. The last bus from Boston to Northampton is at 5:15 p.m. Taxi service from Logan airport to Northampton costs approximately $130.
If you arrive in New York-John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK/New York) and you are unable to get a connecting flight to BDL/Hartford, you may inquire about Connecticut Limousine (1-800-472-5466), located at the ground transportation level at the baggage claim area of the terminal. Tickets costs approximately $85 and it will take you to the Union Station in Hartford, Connecticut. Then you will take a bus to Springfield, Massachusetts and finally to Northampton. Hartford to Northampton costs approximately $30. Total travel time from JFK/New York to Smith College will be about five hours.
Most major bus companies travel to the main bus terminal in Springfield, Massachusetts and require a simple transfer to a bus for Northampton. Ask about the bus route when you buy your ticket. Buses run hourly from Springfield to Northampton. The ride takes about 30 minutes and costs approximately $10. The Northampton bus station is located three blocks from the edge of Smith campus and is a short walk.
If you are being driven to Smith by a relative or a friend, you can reach Northampton from Interstate I-91. If you are coming from the Massachusetts Turnpike (Mass Pike), you should take exit 4 (West Springfield) onto I-91 North. Those traveling from the New York City area can take Interstate 95 East to I-91 North just after New Haven, Connecticut. Drive 1.5 hours and take exit 18 at Northampton. Follow Route 5 North into the center of town and turn left onto Route 9 West (Main Street). Follow Route 9 to the third set of traffic lights. Smith College will be in front of you. Go directly to Cutter-Ziskind House on Elm Street