There are 12 ways to get from Chicago to Paterson by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Chicago Midway to Newark, train  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Newark (EWR) MDW - 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

$111 - $391

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia, train  •  5 h 53 min

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

$72 - $392

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Newark, train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Newark (EWR) ORD - 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

$106 - $412

Fly Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia, train  •  5 h 38 min

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

$107 - $511

Fly Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK, train  •  5 h 54 min

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

$89 - $419

Bus to Milwaukee, fly to New York La Guardia  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to New York La Guardia (LGA) MKE - LGA

$132 - $557

Fly Chicago O'Hare to White Plains, train  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to White Plains (HPN) ORD - HPN
  2. Take the train from White Plains to Grand Central
  3. Take the train from Hoboken to Paterson

$220 - $688

Bus D&J Bus  •  16 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to New York Djb149 / ...

$97 - $111

Bus Greyhound USA  •  18 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Newark, Nj 1604

$80 - $199

Train via New York Penn Station  •  21 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New York Penn Station Lake Shore Limited

$134 - $383

Train  •  28 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Newark Penn Station Cardinal

$150 - $433

Drive  •  12 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Paterson 782.6 miles

$75 - $120

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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 Main St At Market St via Bus Lanes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 19 min.

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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 21 h 11 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Paterson is 704 miles. The road distance is 782.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Paterson without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from Chicago to Paterson, including transfers.

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Chicago to Paterson bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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Chicago to Paterson train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Paterson is to bus which takes 16 h 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 21 h 11 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Chicago to Paterson bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Newark, Nj station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Paterson.
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  • Distance: 703.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 1 min

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

D&J Bus operates a bus from Chicago to Paterson once daily. Tickets cost $90 and the journey takes 14 h. Wanda Coach also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Paterson once daily. Tickets cost $120 - $370 and the journey takes 19 h 53 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Milwaukee to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Boston
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Milwaukee to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Newark via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Hoboken to Paterson
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from White Plains to Grand Central
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$9 - $11
Off-peak onboard
$15 - $16
Onboard
$13 - $18
At station
$8 - $13
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
26 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $430
Room
$550 - $800
Bus operators
Coach USA
D&J Bus
Bus from Chicago, IL to New York
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.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, Il to Newark, Nj
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200

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Paterson is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 1:53 PM in Chicago and 2:53 PM in Paterson.

Chicago to Paterson train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Paterson is 783 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 47 min to drive from Chicago to Paterson.

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Delta, Porter Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Newark Airport.

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There are 1126+ hotels available in Paterson. Prices start at $113 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23 min and costs .

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