Routes and schedules

Anyone wanting to ride a PVTA bus in the Five College area should consult a current bus schedule or visit the schedule links below.

Google Maps lists the official bus schedules of the PVTA and UMass Transit. Use their "Get Directions" tool: Click on the bus icon and add starting and ending locations and an appropriate time.

Check below for scheduling information about specific bus routes and times.

For questions about bus service, call (413) 545-0056. For current service bulletins, visit UMass Transit.


Between UMass, Amherst, Hampshire and Mount Holyoke, with connection to Smith: Buses 38 and 39

Bus 38 regularly runs between UMass, Amherst, Hampshire and Mount Holyoke. People wishing to go from one of these campuses to Smith can connect with Bus 39 to Smith by changing buses at Hampshire and waiting in a bus shelter until Bus 39 arrives. 

View the schedules for Bus 38 or Bus 39 on the UMass Transit site.


Between Mount Holyoke and Smith: Bus 39 and 39 Express service

During the 2018-19 academic year, the PVTA runs 39 Express buses from Mount Holyoke to Smith every day, Monday through Friday. These runs were previously handled by the Seemo Shuttle. 

Students can also use a combination of the Bus 39 routes between Smith and Hampshire and the Bus 38 route running from UMass to Amherst, Hampshire and Mount Holyoke. 

• View the schedule for Bus 39. 
• View the schedule for the 39 Express from Mount Holyoke to Smith. 
• Download a printable PDF showing all connections between Mount Holyoke and Smith College Monday through Friday. This schedule includes the 39 Express as well as transfers between the 38 and 39, and includes class times at each institution. 

Between Smith, Hampshire Mall, UMass and Amherst: Bus 43

Bus 43 runs between Smith, UMass and Amherst, with stops at the Hampshire Mall in Hadley. 

View the schedule for Bus 43 on the PVTA site. Information about travel on Bus 43 when school is not in session is available on the PVTA site