PVTA Bus & La Guagua Shuttle Bus Info

The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) provides bus transportation to HCC from throughout the Pioneer Valley. All HCC students are provided with a bus pass for unlimited PVTA bus service during the fall and spring semesters. Pick up passes at the Student Account Services office in Frost 201. Passes must be used with an HCC student ID card. Lost your pass? You can get a new one for a $7 replacement fee. 

It is important to note that the bus schedule changes between the fall and spring semesters and during the summer. Be sure to check the schedule if you plan to use the bus during these times.

Intersession 2017:

For January 3-6, 2017; January 9, 10, 11, 13, 2017; and January 18 & 20

Arrival @ HCC:  8 a.m., 9 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

For January 12, 17 & 19 (New Student Orientation)

Arrival @ HCC:  8 a.m., 9 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.

During the Fall and Spring semesters, while classes are in session and during exam period, service to HCC is available via the following buses:

  • From Springfield, take the Purple 11 bus. *
  • From Westfield, take the Blue 23 bus.
  • From Holyoke, take the Blue 23 bus.
  • From Northampton and Easthampton, take the Red 41 bus.

Summer Service / New Student Orientation

During the summer, only the Blue 23 and Red 41 provide service to HCC on a regular schedule. The Purple 11 runs on a limited schedule only during New Student Orientation. *

January Intersession / New Student Orientation

Only the Blue 23 and Red 41 provide service to HCC on a regular schedule. The Purple 11 runs on a limited schedule only during New Student Orientation. *

* To get to HCC from Springfield when the Purple 11 bus is not running, take the Red 10 to Westfield, then transfer to the Blue 23, or take the Purple 20 or 21 to the Holyoke Transportation Center, then transfer to the Blue 23.

PVTA bus schedules are available online at www.pvta.com or at the HCC switchboard in the lobby of the Frost Building.

La Guagua Pa'l College Bus

HCC operates La Guagua Pa'l College, a free evening shuttle bus service for students that runs between HCC and city-center Holyoke and surrounding neighborhoods. During fall and spring semesters, the bus runs Monday-Thursday on the half hour when PVTA service ends, starting at 5:00 p.m. and ending at 10:00 p.m. For schedule and route information, click here or pick up a brochure in the Welcome Center.


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040