The Campus Bike Share Program
The Campus Bike Share Program - these bikes can be checked out for free at the alumni gym!

Curb your car! Just bike or walk.

The Amherst campus is a convenient place to walk and bike. The college provides a variety of alternative transportation options to get around on and off campus such as our bike share program, the PVTA public bus system,  Zipcars, and a very walkable campus. The Norwottuck Bike Trail serves as a great option for recreation and provides safe and easy access to the surrounding area and Northampton.

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Our bike share allows you to borrow a bike on campus for a few hours. You can check out a bike from the Alumni Gym. Bike Share operates from March-November, and is an excellent way to explore the area, especially on the rail trail! 

The PVTA bus system is free with your student ID. It’s an excellent way to travel throughout the region, including to the other five colleges, Hampshire mall, and Holyoke mall. Here's a guide to riding the PVTA and a  video about riding the bus system!

College vans allow students to rent out vans from the College when needed. The program is overseen by the AAS. 

Saferide is a student-operated van service that runs on Amherst campus. From 7pm - 2am daily, call 413-542-7433 to get a ride anywhere on campus.

Zipcars are located on campus that you can sign up for yourself. Amherst offers a discounted membership to students. 

Amherst Association of Students (AAS) runs shuttles for students during November break and Spring break that go to Bradley airport (CT), Boston, and New York City.

Valley Transporter provides shared/private shuttle service to Bradley airport, Boston-Logan, and the Springfield Amtrak station. 

Peter Pan Bus lines offers service to Springfield, Boston, New York and other surrounding cities right from downtown Amherst. 

Amtrak stations nearby are in Northampton, Holyoke, and Springfield service local, regional, and national train travel destinations.

Just next to campus is the Norwottuk Rail Trail, which is a space to walk, run, bike ride, and cross country ski. You can take the trail all the way to Northampton! Enter the rail trail at the tennis court parking lot or at the intersection of route 116 and Snell Street by the gym.