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There are 5 ways to get from Brooklyn to Paterson by subway, bus, train, taxi or car

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Subway, line 161 bus  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the subway from Prospect Park to Times Sq-42 St Q
  2. Take the line 161 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Market St At City Hall 161 / ...

$4 - $7

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Line 2 subway, line 190 bus  •  1h 47m

  1. Take the line 2 subway from Church Av to Times Sq-42 St 2
  2. Take the line 190 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Main St At Market St 190

$4 - $7

Line 2 subway, train  •  1h 56m

  1. Take the line 2 subway from Church Av to 34 St-Penn Station 2
  2. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson Main/Bergen County Line / ...

$5 - $19

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Brooklyn to Paterson 28.1 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Brooklyn to Paterson 28.1 miles

$2 - $4

Brooklyn to Paterson by subway, walk and bus

The journey time between Brooklyn and Paterson is around 1h 26m and covers a distance of around 27 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 9m. Operated by MTA and NJ Transit, the Brooklyn to Paterson service departs from Prospect Park and arrives in Market St At City Hall. Typically 383 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 26m
Fastest journey time:
1h 9m
Journey distance:
27 miles
Services per week:
383
Cheapest price:
$4
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:46
Last service departs at:
23:39

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brooklyn to Paterson subway, walk and bus schedules

Brooklyn → Paterson
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Paterson is 800-232-4636.

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The most affordable way to get from Brooklyn to Paterson is to drive, which costs $2 - $4 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brooklyn to Paterson is to taxi which costs $120 - $160 and takes 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brooklyn to Paterson. However, there are services departing from Church Av and arriving at Paterson via New York Penn Station and Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 56m.

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The distance between Brooklyn and Paterson is 22 miles. The road distance is 28.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Brooklyn to Paterson without a car is to subway and line 161 bus which takes 1h 35m and costs $3 - $7.

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It takes approximately 1h 35m to get from Brooklyn to Paterson, including transfers.

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Brooklyn to Paterson train services, operated by MTA, depart from Church Av station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brooklyn to Paterson is 28 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Brooklyn to Paterson.

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Map of how to get from Brooklyn to Paterson.
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  • Distance: 21.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 35m

What companies run services between Brooklyn, Kings County, NY, USA and Paterson, NJ, USA?

There is no direct connection from Brooklyn to Paterson. However, you can take the subway to Times Sq-42 St, take the walk to Port Authority Bus Terminal, then take the line 161 bus to Market St At City Hall. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Brooklyn to Paterson via Times Sq-42 St and Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 1h 47m.

Train operators
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from Prospect Park to Times Sq-42 St
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Church Av to Times Sq-42 St
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Church Av to 34 St-Penn Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
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
Bus operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Market St At City Hall
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $2
Adult
$3 - $4
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Main St At Market St
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $2
Adult
$3 - $4
Other operators
Taxi from Brooklyn to Paterson
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
La Revancha
Phone
+1 718-236-2424
Website
larevancha.net
Chico Express
Phone
+1 718-256-6666
Website
chicoexpress.net
Bay Express
Phone
+1 718-232-3434

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