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 centers. Schedules are available on the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) website and printed schedules are available 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.
You can use a number of online services to find the best route to get you where you want to go. PVTA uses MyStop, which can be downloaded onto your mobile device. UMass Transit has created UMass BusTrack, which can be downloaded to mobile devices and used for all PVTA routes. In addition, Google Maps also provides PVTA bus route information.
Many routes are free, but have your ID!
Keep in mind that while many PVTA routes are free for Five College students, faculty and staff members, others require a fare of $1.50.
All of the following PVTA bus runs are fare-free during the school year but require an ID from a Five College campus: 29, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 39 Express, B43, 45, & 46.
Information on all PVTA bus routes can be found at PVTA's website.
See information and links to the Five College bus runs below.