Best Option: Arrive to Bradley International Airport (BDL Hartford)
Bradley International Airport (BDL/Hartford), is located near Hartford, Connecticut approximately 70km/40 miles from Smith College.
International Travelers: You will most likely 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.
Ground Transport to Northampton, MA –
Option 1: 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. (Least expensive option)
Option 2: Taxi service from Bradley to Smith College costs approximately $65, at night it costs approximately $95.
Option 3: There is also a very reliable van service, Valley Transporter. They are a door-to-door service. Make a reservation with them in advance to insure convenient pickup.
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.
Option 1: 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.
Option 2: Valley Transporter also services Logan Airport. Advance reservation is required for service from Logan to Northampton, MA.
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 Northampton, MA (with a transfer in Springfield, Massachusetts). Hartford to Northampton costs approximately $30. Total travel time from JFK/New York to Smith College will be about five hours.
Valley Transporter also services JFK and LaGuardia Airports. Advance reservation is required for service to Northampton, MA.
BY CAR: DRIVING TO Smith College
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 North to New Haven, Connecticut, and then take the I-91 North from there. 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. Continue to the right and after the second set of light, turn right on Prospect Street. Lamont House (ISP) is the second house on the right.
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