Travel and Accommodations

    MASS MoCA is located in North Adams, MA. This is not a major metropolitan area, but it is accessible via Albany, New York and Boston. It's worth the effort!

    We highly recommend carpooling with other Expo attendees from the locations listed below. As people begin to sign up for Expo, we'll have a mailing list where you can exchange info with other attendees. In addition, we are looking into creating a shuttle service from Albany to North Adams. This service is not yet guaranteed.

    Driving to North Adams

    Google Map

    • 10 minutes from Williamstown, MA (home of Williams College)
    • 30 minutes from Pittsfield, MA
    • 30 minutes from Bennington, VT
    • 45 minutes from Great Barrington, MA
    • 1 hour from Albany, NY
    • 3 hours from Boston, MA
    • 4 hours from New York City, NY

    Note: We are working with Enterprise Rent a Car, which also includes National Rent a Car to secure discount codes which will be usable for rentals at NYC airports, Albany Airport, Albany-Rensselaer Train Station, and Boston’s Logan Airport. Discount code: TBA

    Flying into Albany: Albany International Airport
    • You may rent a car from Enterprise at the Albany airport and drive 1 hour.
    • We are looking into creating a shuttle service from Albany to North Adams. This service is not yet guaranteed.

    Note: We are working with Enterprise Rent a Car, which also includes National Rent a Car to secure discount codes which will be usable for rentals at NYC airports, Albany Airport, Albany-Rensselaer Train Station, and Boston’s Logan Airport. Discount code: TBA

    Flying into New York: JFK International Airport

    From New York, you can then drive, or take a train and drive.
    While driving from New York is most time efficient, the train is a good alternative.

    Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer, NY:

    • One-way trip fare: $44-83 *prices may increase if you book closer to departure date
    • Trains from NYC to Albany-Rensselaer depart every 1.5-2 hours (~2hr 30min trip).
    • You may rent a car from Enterprise at the Albany-Rensselaer train station and drive 1 hour.
    • We are looking into creating a shuttle service from Albany to North Adams. This service is not yet guaranteed.

    Note: We are working with Enterprise Rent a Car, which also includes National Rent a Car to secure discount codes which will be usable for rentals at NYC airports, Albany Airport, Albany-Rensselaer Train Station, and Boston’s Logan Airport. Discount code: TBA

    Flying into Boston: Logan International Airport

    From Boston, you can then drive, take a bus, or take a train and drive.
    Driving from Boston is most time efficient.

    Peter Pan Bus from Boston (South Station) to Williamstown, MA:

    • Round trip fare: $101
    • Two busses per day to and from Boston to Williamstown (be sure to check layover times, trips could be anywhere between 4-7 hours)
    • Main bus line between Williamstown and North Adams runs from 8 am to 6 pm every hour. No service on Sundays.

    Amtrak from Boston (South Station) to Pittsfield, MA:

    • One-way trip fare: $18-43 *prices may increase if you book closer to departure date
    • One train available on April 25th from Boston to Pittsfield at 12:50 pm-4:39 pm (3hr 50min trip)
    • One train available on April 28th from Pittsfield to Boston from 4:09 pm-8:01 pm (3hr 52min trip)
    • Drive to North Adams

    Note: We are working with Enterprise Rent a Car, which also includes National Rent a Car to secure discount codes which will be usable for rentals at NYC airports, Albany Airport, Albany-Rensselaer Train Station, and Boston’s Logan Airport. Discount code: TBA


    Hotel List

    Taxes not included on rates below.

    Holiday Inn (discount rate $114-$138 per night): Main Expo Hotel

    We recommend the Holiday Inn, because it is not only a short walk to the Expo events at MASS MoCA, but we negotiated a great discount for Expo attendees: $114/nt for singles and doubles. $128/nt for triples. $138/nt for quads.

    The Orchards ($129/nt)

    This boutique hotel is a steal at this special Expo rate! If you are bringing or renting a car, you could be very comfortable here. The rooms are large and luxurious, and the hospitality is top notch. If you book early, you might be able to get a suite or deluxe room for the same price as a standard single or double.

    Some rooms with fireplaces, meeting rooms, huge ballroom, small outdoor swimming pool (which probably will not be open in April), workout room.

    4.4 miles, 9 minutes by car, 1 hr 24 minute walk - on main bus line between Williamstown and North Adams (which runs from 8 am to 6 pm every hour, on the hour, from the hotel to North Adams, and on the :15 from North Adams to the hotel - No service on Sundays)

    • Deadline for reservations is March 27, 2019. Prices will increase after that. Don't wait! (regular rates $219 weekday/$239 weekend)
    • Visit the website to learn more about the hotel, but you must CALL and refer to the Cycling '74 room block to receive the special rate. Hotel phone number: +1 413 458-9611
    Tourists Welcome ($150-$265/nt)

    This boutique hotel is luxurious and unique, the extent to which can be grokked from the website. It has been written up in numerous publications like the NY Times, Vanity Fair, and the Boston Globe. If you are bringing or renting a car you might want to strongly consider this hotel.

    2.9 miles - 6 minute drive - 1 hour walk - on main bus line between Williamstown and North Adams (which runs from 8 am to 6 pm every hour, on the hour, from the hotel to North Adams, and on the :15 from North Adams to the hotel - No service on Sundays)

    Williamstown Motel ($64-$119/nt)

    This motel would be optimal for anyone who is on a tight budget, but a car or transportation arrangements would be necessary. It is very much like a California ‘motor hotel’ where the proprietor lives right behind the lobby and is the very best price in the area. This little motel has got a bit of 1970’s style and charm, is very clean, and the hospitality of the owner and staff is lovely and warm. The local organic health food market is directly across the street, and is a great place to grab breakfast, snacks, or lunch to stay or go. There are only 18 rooms at this motel, so if you are interested be sure to book early.

    4.4 miles, 9 minutes by car, 1 hr 24 minute walk - on main bus line between Williamstown and North Adams (which runs from 8 am to 6 pm every hour, on the hour, from the hotel to North Adams, and on the :15 from North Adams to the hotel - No service on Sundays)

    Porches ($159-$289/nt)

    Walking distance to MASS MoCA, Porches offers: Continental breakfast included (room delivery available), outdoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, fire pit, gym, Inn cat named Sabine, childcare available, dog friendly, robes, full bar available after 3pm.


    Car Rentals

    We are working with Enterprise Rent a Car, which also includes National Rent a Car to secure discount codes which will be usable for rentals at NYC airports, Albany Airport, Albany-Rensselaer Train Station, and Boston’s Logan Airport. Discount code: TBA

    Expo '74 2019


    Dates

    April 26-28, 2019


    Location

    MASS MoCA
    1040 MASS MoCA Way
    North Adams, MA 01247

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