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

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Train  •  1h 34m

  1. Take the train from Forest Hills to New York Penn Station Babylon / ...
  2. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson Main/Bergen County Line / ...

$6 - $28

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Subway, line 190 bus  •  1h 36m

  1. Take the subway from Forest Hills-71 Av to 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal E
  2. Take the line 190 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Main St At Market St 190

$4 - $7

3 alternative options

Bus, line 161 bus  •  1h 53m

  1. Take the bus from 69 Rd/Queens Bl to 6 Av/W 41 St Qm12 / ...
  2. Take the line 161 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Market St At City Hall 161 / ...

$4 - $10

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Forest Hills to Paterson 26.9 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from Forest Hills to Paterson 26.9 miles

$2 - $4

Forest Hills to Paterson by train

The train journey time between Forest Hills and Paterson is around 1h 32m and covers a distance of around 26 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h. Services are operated by Long Island Rail Road and NJ Transit. Typically 138 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 32m
Fastest train time:
1h
Train distance:
26 miles
Trains per week:
138
Cheapest price:
$6
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:55
Last train departs at:
23:42

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Forest Hills to Paterson train schedules

Trains departing Monday, August 2, 2021

Forest Hills → Paterson
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The cheapest way to get from Forest Hills to Paterson is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Forest Hills to Paterson is to taxi which costs $140 - $170 and takes 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Forest Hills to Paterson. However, there are services departing from 69 Rd/Queens Bl and arriving at Market St At City Hall via Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Forest Hills to Paterson. However, there are services departing from Forest Hills and arriving at Paterson via New York Penn Station and Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 34m.

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The distance between Forest Hills and Paterson is 22 miles. The road distance is 26.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Forest Hills to Paterson without a car is to train which takes 1h 34m and costs $5 - $28.

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It takes approximately 1h 34m to get from Forest Hills to Paterson, including transfers.

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Forest Hills to Paterson bus services, operated by MTA, depart from 69 Rd/Queens Bl station.

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Forest Hills to Paterson train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, depart from Forest Hills station.

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The best way to get from Forest Hills to Paterson is to train which takes 1h 34m and costs $5 - $28. Alternatively, you can bus and line 161 bus, which costs $3 - $11 and takes 1h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Forest Hills to Paterson.
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  • Distance: 21.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 34m

What companies run services between Forest Hills, Queens County, NY, USA and Paterson, NJ, USA?

You can take a train from Forest Hills to Paterson via New York Penn Station and Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level in around 1h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Forest Hills to Paterson via 6 Av/W 41 St and Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 1h 53m.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Forest Hills to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$6 - $9
Peak
$3 - $12
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
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 Forest Hills-71 Av to 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
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
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
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
Bus from 69 Rd/Queens Bl to 6 Av/W 41 St
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Taxi from Forest Hills to Paterson
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
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
Scotty's Taxi
Phone
+1 210-943-1234
Website
scottystaxicab.com
Lime Car Service & Taxi
Phone
+1 201-461-9999
Website
limetaxicab.com
Babes Taxi
Phone
+1 201-944-6800
Website
babestaxi.com

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Forest Hills to Paterson bus services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Market St At City Hall station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Forest Hills to Paterson is 27 miles. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from Forest Hills to Paterson.

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