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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from JFK International Airport to Jamaica AirTrain
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to 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

$14 - $26

Cheapest option

Subway, line 190 bus  •  2 h 10 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 / ...

$8 - $14

4 alternative options

Bus, line 72 bus  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from JFK Airport to Newark Airport
  2. Take the line 72 bus from BLOOMFIELD AVENUE station to Main St At Market St 72

$30 - $35

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 Terminal 4 to Paterson 36.5 miles

$16 - $180

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 AirTrain, Jamaica, Penn Station, New York Penn Station, Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level, and Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level in around 1 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Paterson via Newark Airport, Terminal B, and BLOOMFIELD AVENUE station in around 2 h 38 min.

Train operators
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from JFK International Airport to Jamaica AirTrain
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
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
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
NJ Transit
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Main St At Market St
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from BLOOMFIELD AVENUE station to Main St At Market St
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Other operators
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
Jayride
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Terminal 4 to Paterson
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Paterson?

The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Paterson is 45 km. The road distance is 58 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Paterson?

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

What is the fastest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Paterson?

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

Is there a direct train between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Paterson?

No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Paterson. However, there are services departing from JFK International Airport 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 52 min.

Is there a direct bus between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Paterson?

No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Paterson. However, there are services departing from JFK Airport and arriving at Main St At Market St via Terminal B and BLOOMFIELD AVENUE station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 38 min.

How long does it take to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Paterson?

It takes approximately 1 h 52 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Paterson, including transfers.