Anyone wanting to ride a PVTA bus in the Five College area should consult a current bus schedule, visit the schedule links below, or use one of the bus apps noted above.
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.
Between Mount Holyoke and Smith: Bus 39 and 39 Express service
The PVTA runs 39 Express buses from Mount Holyoke to Smith every day, Monday through Friday. Using this run requires an ID from a Five College campus.
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.
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.