The Berkshire Flyer
The Berkshire Flyer is Amtrak’s new seasonal passenger rail service between New York City and the Berkshires.
The Berkshire Flyer provides rail service from New York City to Pittsfield in the Berkshires each weekend Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend. Tickets go on sale soon. Book early to guarantee yourself a seat and come discover summer #intheberkshires.
Insider Tip: Memorial Day weekend and Labor day weekend Flyer services are the only weekends where passengers get to spend two full days and three nights in the Berkshires.
Book early to guarantee yourself a seat! Book your ticket.
Note: Tickets available for purchase soon.
Economy tickets start at $45, and will not exceed $105 one way.
TIP: As of last summer, the federal mileage rate was raised to 65.5 cents per mile. If a visitor were to drive to the Berkshires from NYC it would cost over $100 each way. Take the train and save!
Service will run May 26th through October 9th, 2023. The train departs from New York Penn Station at 3:16 p.m. on Fridays, and arrives at Joseph Scelsi Intermodal Transportation Center in Pittsfield at 7:12 p.m. Departure from Pittsfield is about 3:00 p.m. on Sunday and arrival in New York City is 7:05 p.m.
Getting Around the Berkshires
How to Get to Your Final Destination
After you arrive in the Berkshires on Friday, you will need a way to get from the train station to where you are staying. As the county is made up of 30 towns and 2 cities we highly recommend you make advance plans to travel from the train station to your final destination and make similar plans to return to the station on Sunday. We have listed a variety of transportation options below. Hopefully one will be the perfect fit for you and your Berkshire vacation!
Berkshire Regional Transit Authority provides public bus services throughout the Berkshires. Contact the BRTA at (413) 499-2782 for routes, schedules, and more information.
County Rainbow Taxi – (413) 499-4300
Transport The People – (800) 639-9605
Abbott’s Limousine – (413) 243-1645
Bianco’s Limousine – (413) 729-8294
Note: These are independent service providers. Providing the above contact information is not an endorsement of their services.
Berkshire Bike and Board – (413) 445-8888
Please call to arrange your rentals prior to arrival.
Limited service in Pittsfield and other larger towns in the Berkshires. If used, please verify return transportation will be available.
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