The Berkshires Travel Guide

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Getting Around The Berkshires

The best way to get around the Berkshires is by car so that you can explore the different towns and hiking spots on your own. If you don't have a car and don't want to invest in a rental, the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority offers buses to 12 cities and towns in the area at an affordable price. To get to the Berkshires, Peter Pan Bus Lines and Greyhound Lines offer trips to the region from more than 30 locations, including New York City and Boston. The closest airport to the Berkshires is Albany International Airport (ALB), which sits about 60 miles northwest of the region. From the airport, travelers can utilize the airport's shuttle service, hail a cab or call a car service to get to the Berkshires. Amtrak also offers service to the largest city of Berkshire County, Pittsfield, on its Lake Shore Limited route.

Car

This is the easiest way to get between the region's various towns. If you don't have a car, there are many locations in the Berkshires to rent one.

Public Transit

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority provides 14 routes of bus transportation to 12 towns, including North Adams, Pittsfield and Great Barrington. The buses service the region's top museums, including the Clark Art Institute and the Norman Rockwell Museum, as well as several town centers. The local fare, which includes the town you board in and one adjoining town, costs $1.75. A systemwide fare covers transportation between three or more towns and costs $4.50. Buses run from 5:45 a.m. to 7:20 p.m. during the week and from 7:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Keep in mind that there is no bus service on Sunday.

Taxi

Taxis can be hard to come by in the Berkshires, but ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft do operate in certain towns.

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