Detailed Driving Directions to Amherst College

Open interactive campus map  220 South Pleasant Street, Amherst, Massachusetts

Amherst College is approximately two hours from downtown Boston, two and a half hours from Logan Airport and three hours north of New York City.

To reach the Admission Office, 220 South Pleasant Street: 
Follow the driving directions below. When you reach the intersection of Routes 9 and 116 (at the top of the hill), take Route 116 south away from the Town green. Stay on Route 116 for a few blocks before turning left into the circular driveway in front of the Office of Admission. (Note: The Office of Admission and the Athletic Complex share a very large, semicircular driveway. Both ends of this driveway open onto Route 116. This is a one-way driveway; cars should enter at the southern point, near the gym, and exit at the northern point, near the Octagon hill. Following the directions above, you will actually go past the Admission Office on your left, then turn left into the driveway and come back.)


By Car from East/West

(Rhode Island, Boston, Brown)

From Brown take Route 146 north/west to I-90 west
Take I-90 (Mass Turnpike) to Exit 4 (I-91) 
Take I-91 north to exit 19 (Route 9) 
Take Route 9 east to Rte. 116 south 
These roads intersect at a stoplight at the top of a hill. Most Amherst College buildings are in front of you and on your right; downtown Amherst is on your left.


By Car from North/South

(New York, Dartmouth, Trinity, Middlebury, Wesleyan, Williams, Yale)

From Williams take Route 2 east to I-91 south
From Middlebury take Route 7 south to Route 103 south to I-91 south
Take I-91 to exit 19 from south, or exit 20 from north (you’ll be on Route 9 east) 
Take Route 9 east to Route 116 south 
These roads intersect at a stoplight at the top of a hill. Most Amherst College buildings are in front of you and on your right; downtown Amherst is on your left.


By Car from Northeast

(Maine, Bates, Bowdoin, Colby)

From Bates take I-495 south to I-95 south
Take I-95 south to I-495 south
Take I-495 south to exit 29B (Route 2 west)
Take Route 2 west to Route 202 south
Take Route 202 south to Amherst Rd. in Pelham (turn right)
Take Amherst Rd. toward Amherst. (The road changes names to Pelham Rd. and then to Main Street.)
In downtown Amherst, turn left on South Pleasant Street. Continue for two blocks to the stoplight at the intersection with Route 116. Proceed straight through the light (you’ll now be on Route 116 south). Most Amherst College buildings are in front of you and to the left.