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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Newark, train

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Newark (EWR)
  2. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
  3. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Ithaca, NY
  2. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to New York, NY

Fly Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia, train

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to New York La Guardia (LGA)
  2. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson

Fly Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia, train

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to New York La Guardia (LGA)
  2. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson

Fly Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK, train

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to New York JFK (JFK)
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, bus

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (ABE)
  2. Take the bus from Lehigh Valley International Airport Trans Bridge Bus Stop to New York

Fly Chicago O'Hare to White Plains, train

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to White Plains (HPN)
  2. Take the train from White Plains to Grand Central Terminal
  3. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson

Fly Chicago Midway to Philadelphia, train

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Philadelphia (PHL)
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to Newark

Train via New York Penn Station

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Bus via Baltimore

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Amtrak to Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY

Train

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Newark

Drive

  1. Drive from Chicago to Paterson
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Paterson is 800-232-4636.

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The social distance requirement in Paterson is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Paterson is to bus which costs $55 - $75 and takes 20h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Paterson is to fly and train which costs $100 - $410 and takes 5h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Paterson. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Market St At City Hall via Boldt Hall, Ithaca, NY and Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Paterson. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at Paterson via New York Penn Station and Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 25m.

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It is 704 miles from Chicago to Paterson. It is approximately 781.8 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Paterson without a car is to bus which takes 20h 29m and costs $55 - $75.

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It takes approximately 5h 15m to get from Chicago to Paterson, including transfers.

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Chicago to Paterson bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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Chicago to Paterson train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Paterson is to bus which takes 20h 29m and costs $55 - $75. Alternatively, you can train via New York Penn Station, which costs $100 - $160 and takes 21h 25m.

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  • Distance: 703.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 15m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Paterson, NJ, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Paterson via Ithaca, NY, Boldt Hall, Ithaca Commons - Seneca St, Ithaca, NY, New York, NY, and Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 20h 29m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station 3 times a day. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 20h 12m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Covington
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $410
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $410
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $410
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $370
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $380
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $370
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $370
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $430
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-275-5555
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $9
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Road Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $4
Adult
$4 - $9
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
new.mta.info
Train from Jamaica to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$7 - $10
Peak
$4 - $13
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from White Plains to Grand Central Terminal
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Schedules at
mta.info
At Station Off-Peak
$9 - $12
Onboard Off-Peak
$16
At Station Peak
$12 - $15
Onboard-Peak
$19 - $21
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Chicago Union Station to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
Ave. Duration
20h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$210 - $300
Train from Chicago Union Station to Newark
Ave. Duration
27h 8m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Premium
$350 - $480
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Seat
$240 - $340
Amtrak Acela

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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to Newark
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $130
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$20 - $65
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$35 - $120
Business Seat - Adult
$40 - $130
First Class - Child 2-12
$65 - $110
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$120 - $200
First Class - Adult
$130 - $220
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
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$14 - $45
Reserved Coach Seat
$27 - $85
Business Class Seat
$45 - $120
Bus operators
Trans-bridge Lines
Phone
+1 610-868-6001
Email
webmaster@transbridgelines.com
Website
transbridgelines.com
Bus from Lehigh Valley International Airport Trans Bridge Bus Stop to New York
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
transbridgelines.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Email
pr@ourbus.com
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago Amtrak to Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $120
Flexible
$120 - $180
Bus from Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD to New York
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
peterpanbus.com

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 1m.

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Chicago to Paterson bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at New York, NY station.

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Paterson is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 12:27 AM in Chicago and 1:27 AM in Paterson.

Chicago to Paterson train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Paterson is 782 miles. It takes approximately 12h 48m to drive from Chicago to Paterson.

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Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Newark Airport.

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There are 507+ hotels available in Paterson. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $1 - $5.

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