Five College Bus System

The campuses are linked by a daily bus service that is fare-free during the academic year. Some routes include stops at local towns and shopping areas. Schedule information is available on the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) website and in printed form on the buses, at bus stops and in campus student services offices. For contact information and updates on possible weather-related delays, visit the UMass Transit website. 

Regular service of the 38 and the 39 Express end before exams take place on some campuses. Click here for bus schedules during finals. 

Use Google Maps to find the best bus route to get you where you want to go. 

Keep in mind that while many PVTA routes are free for Five College students, others require a fare of $1.50. All of the following PVTA bus runs are fare-free during the school year but require a college ID from a Five College campus: 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, B43, 45, & 46. Note that the R29 runs from the city of Holyoke to UMass and requires a fare of $1.50. Information on all PVTA bus routes can be found at PVTA's website

See information and links to the Five College bus runs below.