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Driving Directions to the Campus by Automobile


From the East (Boston area) via the Massachusetts Turnpike:
l. Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) west to Exit 4 (I-9l, W. Springfield) - 78 miles from I-95/Route 128
2. I-9l north to Exit l9 (Route 9-Northampton) - l9 miles
3. Bear right (east) on Route 9, to Route 116N - 5 miles
4. Left on Route 116N to "UMASS" exit
5. Right at the top of the exit ramp and follow signs to the Visitors Center or Campus Center

Alternate routes from the East:
1. Massachusetts Turnpike west to Exit 8 (Palmer) - get directions to the campus at the toll booth. (This route is somewhat longer and more complicated but is more scenic and involves less turnpike driving.)
2. Route 2 west to U.S. 202 (Orange); U.S. 202 south 15 miles to "Route 9 and 116 Amherst" exit, at blinker (Pelham); turn right and go 7 miles to Amherst center; turn right at lights on North Pleasant Street; and left at the second light, to the campus.

From the South Shore (of Massachusetts) and Cape Cod Area:
l. I-495 to Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90)
2. I-90 west to Exit 4 (I-9l, West Springfield) - 60 miles from I-495
3. I-9l north to Exit l9 (Route 9-Northampton) - l9 miles
4. Bear right (east) on Route 9, to Route 116N - 5 miles
5. Left on Route 116N to "UMASS" exit
6. Right at the top of the exit ramp and follow signs to the Visitors Center or Campus Center

From the South (Connecticut, New York, New Jersey area):
l. I-9l through Hartford or I-84 to Hartford
2. I-9l north, through Springfield, to Exit l9 (Route 9, Northampton) - approximately 45 miles from Hartford
3. Bear right (east) on Route 9, to Route 116N - 5 miles
4. Left on Route 116N to "UMASS" exit
5. Right at the top of the exit ramp and follow signs to the Visitors Center or Campus Center

From the West:
l. Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) east to Exit 4 (I-90, West Springfield)
2. I-9l north to Exit l9 (Route 9-Northampton) - l9 miles
3. Bear right (east) on Route 9, to Route 116N - 5 miles
4. Left on Route 116N to "UMASS" exit
5. Right at the top of the exit ramp and follow signs to the Visitors Center or Campus Center

From the North (Vermont):
l. I-9l south to Route 116 Exit (Whately)
2. Left at top of the exit ramp, then immediately right onto Route 116
3. Route 116 South to "UMASS" exit - approximately 9 miles
4. Left at top of the exit ramp and follow signs to UMass

From the North (New Hampshire):
Depending on where you are coming from in NH, I-93 south to I-495 South; to Route 2 west; to U.S. 202 south; 15 miles to blinker at "Route 9 and 116 Amherst" exit (Pelham); right, 7 miles to Amherst Center; right at lights on North Pleasant Street to second traffic lights and turn left to campus.

Parking on Campus

  • Short-term metered parking is available behind the Visitors Center.
  • Parking is also available in the Parking Garage adjacent to the Campus Center.
  • For more information on campus parking, including obtaining long-term parking permits, contact Parking Services.

Car Rental:

Alamo
1-800-GO-ALAMO

AVIS
1-800-331-1212

Budget
1-800-527-0700

Dollar
1-800-800-4000

Enterprise
1-800-325-8007

Hertz
1-800-654-3131

National
1-800-CAR-RENT

Thrifty
1-800-367-2277



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