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There are 6 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Paterson by train, bus, subway, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train, line 190 bus  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station Long Beach / ...
  2. Take the line 190 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Main St At Market St 190 / ...

$11 - $17

Cheapest option

Subway, line 190 bus  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal A
  2. Take the line 190 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Main St At Market St 190 / ...

$10 - $14

4 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station Long Beach / ...
  2. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson Main/Bergen County Line / ...

$14 - $26

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Paterson 36.4 miles

$190 - $230

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Paterson 36.4 miles

$3 - $6

Towncar  •  40 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Paterson 36.4 miles

$16 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Paterson is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Paterson is to taxi which costs $190 - $230 and takes 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Paterson. However, there are services departing from Terminal 4 and arriving at Paterson via Jamaica, New York Penn Station and Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 53 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Paterson is 28 miles. The road distance is 36.4 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Paterson without a car is to train and line 190 bus which takes 1 h 40 min and costs $11 - $17.

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It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Paterson, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Paterson train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, depart from Jamaica station.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Paterson train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Paterson station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Paterson is 36 miles. It takes approximately 40 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Paterson.

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There are 1217+ hotels available in Paterson. Prices start at $107 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Paterson.
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  • Distance: 27.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 40 min

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Paterson, NJ, USA?

You can take a train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Paterson via Jamaica, NY, Jamaica, Penn Station, New York Penn Station, and Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level in around 1 h 53 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Other operators
Private Transfers
Website
jayride.com
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Paterson
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$16 - $180
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Paterson
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$190 - $230
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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