Molecular Biology Summer Workshops

Travel Information



For those arriving by air, the most convenient access to Northampton is to fly into Bradley International Airport (BDL) near Hartford, Connecticut. Shuttle service (Bradley Airport directly to Chapin House at Smith College) is available through Valley Transporter (800) 872-8752. You must make arrangement with Valley Transporter PRIOR to your arrival at the airport. You cannot get the shuttle at the airport without making a reservation. Bus service to Northampton is available through Peter Pan Bus Lines (800) 343-9999. Springfield, MA is also served by Amtrak with connecting buses to Northampton. If you arrive in Northampton by bus, ask for directions to the Smith College campus (located in town) and use the map you will receive to locate Chapin House (taxis are available at the bus station). At Chapin House, one of the laboratory assistants will be available to check you in, give you keys and hand out laboratory manuals. Linen, towels, pillows, and blankets are all provided. These dorm rooms are air conditioned (the only ones on campus!).

If you wish to arrive early or stay late in the Northampton area, four hotels are recommended (please contact the hotels directly):

Autumn Inn

Hotel Northampton


Clarion Hotel & Conference Ceter

259 Elm Street

36 King Street


1 Atwood Dr.
Northampton, MA Northampton, MA   Northampton, MA
(888) 253-1628 (800) 547-3529   (877)424-6423

Have a pleasant journey!

  This  page is maintained by Susan Haynes at the Ford Hall, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063.  Last update: January 4, 2013.