Arlington to Amherst Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $30
Fastest Way Flight — 4h 22min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 47 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — flight, train, bus and by car
Distance 296 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Alaska Airlines, jetBlue, Megabus
$82 · 4h 22min · 394 lb of CO2
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Arlington to Amherst Flights

There are 2 airports — DCA, IAD — that make sense to fly out of from Arlington and 2 airports — BUF, IAG — to access Amherst. The best deals are usually found by flying out of IAD.

jetBlue, Alaska Airlines operate flights which can help you travel from Arlington to Amherst.

The cheapest way by air is via jetBlue and flies from Washington Dulles Intl (IAD) to Buffalo Niagara Intl (BUF). jetBlue flies from Washington Dulles Intl (IAD) to Buffalo Niagara Intl (BUF) and is the quickest flight to get you from Arlington to Amherst.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Amherst from Arlington, a flight is the quickest method.
$106 · 11h 17min · 124 lb of CO2
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$30 · 11h 39min · 65 lb of CO2
Washington to Buffalo
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$40 · 5h 16min · 60 lb of CO2
Arlington to Amherst

Drive from Arlington to Amherst

It's 297 miles between Arlington to Amherst. On a typical day, it might take between 5h 16min and 5h 32min from Arlington to Amherst under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 5h 48min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Amherst by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $40.

What is the best way to travel from Arlington to Amherst?

The are 13 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Arlington to Amherst. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Washington towards Buffalo, as it is the cheapest to Amherst. It's common to find tickets for as low as $30. Megabus operates from Arlington to Amherst, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Arlington to Amherst?

On your trip from Arlington to Amherst, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Arlington to Amherst NY?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Arlington to Amherst. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Amherst is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Arlington/Amherst buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Arlington is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Arlington VA and Amherst during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Arlington to Amherst? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Amherst traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Amherst is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Arlington to Amherst?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Arlington to Amherst is by bus. The bus costs $30 roughly and will take 11 hours 39 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Arlington to Amherst?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Arlington area and Amherst, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 11 hours 17 minutes. We recommend catching the train at WAS Washington Union Station, which is about 6 miles from Arlington. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at NYP New York City.

How long does it take from Arlington to Amherst by car?

The total distance between Arlington and Amherst is 297 miles and will take you about 5 hours 16 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $40.

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound Greyhound from Arlington to Amherst
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Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
Amtrak Amtrak from Arlington to Amherst
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Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines from Arlington to Amherst
jetBlue jetBlue from Arlington to Amherst
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Megabus Megabus from Arlington to Amherst
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Customer Service877-462-6342