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There are 4 ways to get from Grand Central Terminal to Paterson by bus, train, taxi or car

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Line 190 bus  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the line 190 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Main St At Market St 190 / ...

$2 - $6

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level Montclair-Boonton Line / ...
  2. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson Main/Bergen County Line / ...

$5 - $14

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Grand Central Terminal to Paterson 19.1 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from Grand Central Terminal to Paterson 19.1 miles

$1 - $3

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The cheapest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Paterson is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Paterson is to taxi which costs $100 - $130 and takes 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at Main St At Market St. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Grand Central Terminal station to Paterson. However, there are services departing from New York Penn Station and arriving at Paterson via Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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The distance between Grand Central Terminal and Paterson is 15 miles. The road distance is 19.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Paterson without a car is to line 190 bus which takes 1 h 10 min and costs $2 - $6.

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The line 190 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Main St At Market St takes 53 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Grand Central Terminal to Paterson bus services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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Grand Central Terminal to Paterson train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Paterson is to line 190 bus which takes 1 h 10 min and costs $2 - $6. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $5 - $15 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Grand Central Terminal to Paterson.
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  • Distance: 15.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min

What companies run services between Grand Central Terminal, NY, USA and Paterson, NJ, USA?

NJ Transit operates a bus from Grand Central Terminal to Paterson every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $6 and the journey takes 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Grand Central Terminal to Paterson via New York Penn Station and Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level in around 1 h 35 min.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Grand Central Terminal to Paterson
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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Grand Central Terminal to Paterson bus services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Main St At Market St station.

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Grand Central Terminal to Paterson train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Paterson station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grand Central Terminal to Paterson is 19 miles. It takes approximately 21 min to drive from Grand Central Terminal to Paterson.

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