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Car, bus and train will all take you directly to Pittsfield MA. Plane is less convenient.

by Tom Brosnahan
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Pittsfield's Transportation Center on Columbus Avenue just west of North Street (map) is the station for Amtrak intercity trains, for Peter Panand other intercity buses, and for the regional buses of the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA).

A large multi-level parking garage is located just across Columbus Avenue from the Center.

By Car

Follow the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to Lee, exit and follow MA Route 8/US Route 20 north to Pittsfield. From Williamstown, follow US Route 7 south. See below for driving distances.

By Intercity Bus

Peter Pan Bus has daily routes between New York City and Williamstown MA stopping at Great Barrington, Lee, Lenox and Pittsfield MA; and between Albany NY and Springfield MA stopping at the same Berkshire towns. Springfield has bus connections to Worcester, Boston, Hyannis (Cape Cod MA) and Providence RI. More...

By Local Bus

Local buses run by the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority connect Berkshire County towns and resorts with one another. The most useful routes for you are probably:

Route 1: PittsfieldNorth Adams

Route 2: PittsfieldLee

Route 3: PittsfieldWilliamstown

Route 21: Pittsfield, Lenox, Lee, Stockbridge, Housatonic, Great Barrington

By Train

Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited express between Boston MA and Albany-Rensselaer NY stops at the Pittsfield Transportation Center (map), but train tickets are not sold here! You must make a reservation in advance to board the train; you can then buy your ticket on the train.

There are more frequent trains between Montreal QC and New York City, but they stop only at Albany-Rensselaer NY, not in Pittsfield. More...

If you arrive by train in Pittsfield, you can take a local bus (see above) or taxi to Lenox or to other Berkshire towns.

By Plane

The nearest airports with regular service are Albany International Airport at Albany NY and Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks CT (north of Hartford). Boston's Logan International Airport is 140 miles (225 km) east of Pittsfield, a 2.5-hour drive or 3-hour and 45-minute Amtrak train trip.

Distances from Pittsfield MA

Albany NY: 40 miles (64 km) W, 1 hour

Boston MA: 138 miles (222 km) E, 2.75 hours

Lee MA: 12 miles (19 km) SE, 25 minutes

Lenox MA: 7.7 miles (12 km) S, 15 minutes

North Adams MA: 21 miles (34 km) N, 36 minutes

New York City: 151 miles (243 km) S, 3.25 hours

Williamstown MA: 21 miles (34 km) N, 40 minutes

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