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Train  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall Acela / ...

$41 - $143

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Bus  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Boston to New York Gw Bridge "Greyhound"

$28 - $41

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Bus via Port Authority Bus Terminal  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY Peter Pan / ...

$29 - $52

Drive  •  3h 57m

  1. Drive from Boston to Paterson 218.4 miles

$21 - $35

Fly Boston to Newark, train  •  3h 55m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Newark (EWR) BOS - 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

$50 - $286

Fly Boston to New York JFK, train  •  4h 9m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York JFK (JFK) BOS - JFK
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
  4. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson

$103 - $342

Fly Boston to New York La Guardia, train  •  4h 17m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BOS - LGA
  2. Take the train from Woodside to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
  4. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson

$89 - $348

Fly Worcester to New York JFK, train  •  4h 31m

  1. Fly from Worcester (ORH) to New York JFK (JFK) ORH - JFK
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
  4. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson

$63 - $2,631

Massachusetts to Paterson by train

The train journey time between Massachusetts and Paterson is around 5h 30m and covers a distance of around 248 miles. The fastest train normally takes 4h 48m. Operated by Amtrak, Amtrak Northeast Regional and NJ Transit, the Massachusetts to Paterson train service departs from Boston South Station and arrives in Paterson. Typically 84 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 30m
Fastest train time:
4h 48m
Train distance:
248 miles
Trains per week:
84
Cheapest price:
$41
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:05
Last train departs at:
21:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Massachusetts to Paterson train schedules

Massachusetts → Paterson
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The cost-effective way to get from Massachusetts to Paterson is to drive, which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Massachusetts to Paterson is to fly and train which costs $45 - $290 and takes 3h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Massachusetts station to Paterson. However, there are services departing from South Station, Boston, MA and arriving at Market St At City Hall via Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Massachusetts station to Paterson. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at Paterson via New York Penn Station and Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 58m.

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The distance between Massachusetts and Paterson is 151 miles. The road distance is 218.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Massachusetts to Paterson without a car is to train which takes 4h 58m and costs $40 - $150.

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It takes approximately 4h 58m to get from Massachusetts to Paterson, including transfers.

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Massachusetts to Paterson bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from South Station, Boston, MA.

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Massachusetts to Paterson train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Massachusetts to Paterson is to train which takes 4h 58m and costs $40 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus via Port Authority Bus Terminal, which costs $28 - $55 and takes 5h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Massachusetts to Paterson.
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  • Distance: 150.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 58m

What companies run services between Massachusetts, USA and Paterson, NJ, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Boston South Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall every 3 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 3h 40m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY every 2 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 4h 20m. Greyhound USA also services this route 4 times a day.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Boston to Newark via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Worcester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $190
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $390
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,000
Train operators
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 Boston South Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
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 Boston South Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
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
Train from New York Penn Station to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $7
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Road Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $4
Adult
$2 - $7
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$7 - $10
Peak
$4 - $13
Train from Woodside to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$6 - $9
Peak
$3 - $12
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
peterpanbus.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 Boston to New York
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Boston to New York Gw Bridge
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 19m.

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

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Massachusetts to Paterson train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Massachusetts to Paterson is 218 miles. It takes approximately 3h 57m to drive from Massachusetts to Paterson.

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Delta, Cape Air, Spirit Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to Newark Airport.

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There are 682+ hotels available in Paterson. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Massachusetts to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 0 min and costs $1 - $13.

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