There are 11 ways to get from Chicago to Paterson by plane, bus, subway, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia, line 190 bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to New York La Guardia (LGA) MDW - LGA
  2. Take the line 190 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Main St At Market St

$104 - $500

Cheapest option

Fly Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia, subway, line 190 bus  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to New York La Guardia (LGA) ORD - LGA
  2. Take the subway from Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  3. Take the line 190 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Main St At Market St

$69 - $381

9 alternative options

Fly Chicago Midway to Newark, train  •  4 h 57 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

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Newark, train  •  5 h 19 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 O'Hare to New York JFK, train  •  5 h 59 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

$91 - $421

Fly Chicago O'Hare to White Plains, train  •  7 h 59 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 Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson

$230 - $705

Bus D&J Bus  •  16 h 25 min

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

$100 - $114

Bus Greyhound USA  •  18 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to New York, Ny 1604

$82 - $203

Train via New York Penn Station  •  21 h 9 min

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

$134 - $383

Train  •  28 h 17 min

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

$150 - $433

Drive  •  12 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Paterson 782.6 miles

$75 - $120

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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Buffalo
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Akron
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 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 Midway to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Covington
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
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 Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 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 14 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
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Website
mta.info
Train from White Plains to Grand Central
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$9 - $10
Off-peak onboard
$15 - $16
Onboard
$13 - $18
At station
$8 - $13
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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 Amtrak to Newark Penn Station Amtrak
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
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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chicago to Paterson?

The distance between Chicago and Paterson is 1126 km. The road distance is 1252 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chicago to Paterson?

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Paterson is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 12 h 47 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chicago to Paterson?

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Paterson is to fly and train which takes 4 h 57 min and costs $110 - $400.

Is there a direct train between Chicago and Paterson?

No, there is no direct train from Chicago to Paterson. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Paterson via New York Penn Station and Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 9 min.

Is there a direct bus between Chicago and Paterson?

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 Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 44 min.

How long does it take to get from Chicago to Paterson?

It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from Chicago to Paterson, including transfers.