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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Newark, train  •  5h 21m

  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

$80 - $278

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Bus  •  14h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to New York, NY - 3 Allen St Chicago

$56 - $107

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia, train  •  5h 49m

  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

$80 - $280

Fly Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia, train  •  5h 39m

  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

$160 - $790

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

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to New York JFK (JFK) ORD - 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

$108 - $374

Fly Chicago O'Hare to White Plains, train, line 161 bus  •  7h 56m

  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 line 161 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Market St At City Hall

Fly Chicago Midway to Philadelphia, train  •  6h 46m

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

$208 - $808

Train via New York Penn Station  •  21h 11m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall Lake Shore Limited / ...

$100 - $152

Bus via Baltimore  •  24h 17m

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

$108 - $160

Train  •  28h 11m

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

$113 - $159

Drive  •  12h 48m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Paterson 781.8 miles

$75 - $120

Chicago to Paterson by bus and subway

The journey time between Chicago and Paterson is around 14h 31m and covers a distance of around 815 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 14h 31m. Operated by Wanda Coach, MTA and NJ Transit, the Chicago to Paterson service departs from Chicago and arrives in Market St At City Hall. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
14h 31m
Fastest journey time:
14h 31m
Journey distance:
815 miles
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
$56
Carbon emissions:
162 kg CO2

First and last service

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Paterson bus and subway schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Paterson is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 12h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Paterson is to fly and train which costs $80 - $280 and takes 5h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Paterson. However, there are services departing from Chicago Amtrak and arriving at Main St At Market St via Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD and Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 17m.

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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 11m.

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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 14h 24m and costs $55 - $110.

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It takes approximately 5h 21m to get from Chicago to Paterson, including transfers.

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Chicago to Paterson bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago Amtrak 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 14h 24m and costs $55 - $110. Alternatively, you can train via New York Penn Station, which costs $100 - $160 and takes 21h 11m.

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  • Distance: 703.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 21m

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

Wanda Coach operates a bus from Chicago to New York, NY - 3 Allen St 3 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $100 and the journey takes 13h. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall 3 times a day. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 19h 53m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $220
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $330
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Norfolk
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Richmond
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Columbus
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Covington
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $490
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $490
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Buffalo
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
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
$12 - $16
Schedules at
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
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$7 - $10
Peak
$4 - $13
MTA Bus Company
Website
mta.info
Train from White Plains to Grand Central
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
mta.info
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 Philadelphia to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Chicago Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
19h 53m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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
26h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Premium
$350 - $480
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Seat
$240 - $340
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to Newark
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $130
First Class
$100 - $230
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 Philadelphia to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $80
Business Class Seat
$65 - $120
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
Wanda Coach
Phone
646-630-7186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY - 3 Allen St
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $100
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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
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $120
Flexible
$120 - $180
Bus from Baltimore Downtown 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
$30 - $45
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 3m.

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Chicago to Paterson bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY station.

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Paterson is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 11:48 PM in Chicago and 12:48 AM in Paterson.

Chicago to Paterson train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Moynihan Train Hall 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 690+ 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 $2 - $5.

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