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The Berkshire Regional Intermodal Transportation Center in downtown Pittsfield is the only real bus depot in Berkshire county, but the towns and cities listed below are served by major carriers, including Peter Pan Bus and Bonanza bus. The only Amtrak service to and from Berkshire county is the daily Amtrak Lake Shore Limited to Boston, Springfield, Albany NY & Chicago IL.

Around the turn of the last century, at the height of the Gilded Age, there were a dozen trains daily from New York city to Lenox and Pittsfield, and in the 1940s, “ski trains” delivered 40,000 city dwellers to Bousquet’s in Pittsfield. But today, public transportation to and from the Berkshires is pretty much limited to the bus, except for the Lake Shore Limited between Boston and Chicago IL which leaves Pitsfield west bound at 2:10PM and east bound at 5:52PM. The train-bus connection that Metro-North provided from Grand Central in NYC to Wassaic, NY and then by bus to Gt. Barrington, MA has been discontinued.

Getting to the Berkshires by Peter Pan bus and Amtrak train

The following Berkshire towns are served by common carriers such as Amtrak, Peter Pan Bus (800-343-9999), and Bonanza Bus (800-343-9999):

Bus to/from Gt. Barrington, MA – Bill’s Pharmacy, 362 Main St.:

Bonanza Bus; New York-Pittsfield-Williamstown-Bennington.

NB – Metro-North Railroad has discontinued their Wassaic – Gt. Barrington connecting summer weekend bus service, which used to run Fridays and Sundays during the summer. Follow this link for schedules and fares on Metro-North Railroad.

Bus to/from Lee, MA – Juice & Java, 413-243-3131 – 60 Main St.:

Bonanza Bus; New York-Pittsfield-Williamstown-Bennington.
Bonanza Bus; Providence-Springfield-Pittsfield-Albany.
Peter Pan Bus Lines & Greyhound; Boston-Springfield-Pittsfield-Albany.
Peter Pan Bus Lines & Greyhound; Boston-Boston-Springfield-Pittsfield-Bennington.

Bus to/from Lenox, MA – Village Pharmacy, 413-637-4700 – 5 Walker St:

Bonanza Bus; New York-Pittsfield-Williamstown-Bennington.
Bonanza Bus; Providence-Springfield-Pittsfield-Albany.
Peter Pan Bus Lines & Greyhound; Boston-Springfield-Pittsfield-Albany.
Peter Pan Bus Lines & Greyhound; Boston-Boston-Springfield-Pittsfield-Bennington.

Bus to/from New Ashford, MA – Entrance to Brodie Mountain, Rte 7 (Flag Stop)

>Bonanza Bus; New York-Pittsfield-Williamstown-Bennington.

Bus and train to/from Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Regional Intermodal Trans. Center, 413-443-9054 – 1 Columbus Avenue

Amtrak; Lake Shore Limited to Boston, Springfield, Albany NY & Chicago IL
Purchase tickets at least nine days in advance online or by phone, 800-USA-RAIL. Tickets will be mailed to you.
Bonanza Bus; New York-Pittsfield-Williamstown-Bennington.
Bonanza Bus; Providence-Springfield-Pittsfield-Albany.
Peter Pan Bus Lines & Greyhound; Boston-Springfield-Pittsfield-Albany.
Peter Pan Bus Lines & Greyhound; Boston-Boston-Springfield-Pittsfield-Bennington.

Bus to/from Sheffield, MA – Route 7, across from Bank (Flag stop)

Bonanza Bus; New York-Pittsfield-Williamstown-Bennington.

Bus to/from Stockbridge, MA – Information Booth, 888-331-7500 – Main St.

Bonanza Bus; New York-Pittsfield-Williamstown-Bennington.

Bus to/from Williamstown, MA – Williams Inn, 413-458-2665 – Main St.

Bonanza Bus; New York-Pittsfield-Williamstown-Bennington.
Peter Pan Bus Lines & Greyhound; Boston-Springfield-Pittsfield-Bennington.

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