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Recommended option

Train, line 72 bus  •  2h 21m

  1. Take the train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Newark Silver Meteor / ...
  2. Take the line 72 bus from Bus Lanes to Main St At Market St 72

$11 - $130

2 alternative options

Train  •  2h 22m

  1. Take the train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Newark Silver Meteor / ...
  2. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson Main/Bergen County Line / ...

$12 - $142

Drive  •  1h 22m

  1. Drive from Bristol to Paterson 79.5 miles

$7 - $12

Bristol to Paterson by train and bus

The journey time between Bristol and Paterson is around 2h 59m and covers a distance of around 73 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 13m. Operated by SEPTA, Amtrak, Amtrak Northeast Regional and others, the Bristol to Paterson service departs from Bristol and arrives in Main St At Market St. Typically 112 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 59m
Fastest journey time:
2h 13m
Journey distance:
73 miles
Services per week:
112
Cheapest price:
$11
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:20
Last service departs at:
23:38

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bristol to Paterson train and bus schedules

Bristol → Paterson
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  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Paterson is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Paterson is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Paterson is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Paterson is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Paterson is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1h 22m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bristol to Paterson. However, there are services departing from Bristol and arriving at Paterson via Trenton Amtrak Station, Newark Penn Station and Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 22m.

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The distance between Bristol and Paterson is 67 miles. The road distance is 79.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Paterson without a car is to train and line 72 bus which takes 2h 21m and costs $11 - $130.

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It takes approximately 2h 21m to get from Bristol to Paterson, including transfers.

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Bristol to Paterson train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Trenton Amtrak Station.

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Bristol to Paterson train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Paterson station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to Paterson is 79 miles. It takes approximately 1h 22m to drive from Bristol to Paterson.

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There are 690+ hotels available in Paterson. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Paterson.
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  • Distance: 67.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 21m

What companies run services between Bristol, PA, USA and Paterson, NJ, USA?

You can take a train from Bristol to Paterson via Trenton, Trenton Amtrak Station, Newark, Newark Penn Station, and Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level in around 2h 22m.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Newark
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Newark
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$60 - $110
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Road Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$5 - $7
Adult
$11 - $15
Train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $9
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Road Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $4
Adult
$4 - $9
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Newark
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $120
First Class
$85 - $200
Bus operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Bus Lanes to Main St At Market St
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $2
Adult
$2 - $4

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