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There are 4 ways to get from Paterson to Delaware by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Paterson to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level Main/Bergen County Line / ...
  2. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station Acela Express / ...

$85 - $235

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Line 161 bus, bus  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the line 161 bus from Market St At City Hall to Port Authority Bus Terminal 161 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Midtown - 34 W. 31st St. to Wilmington, DE - 3 W 4th St.

$20 - $29

2 alternative options

Line 161 bus, bus, train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the line 161 bus from Market St At City Hall to Port Authority Bus Terminal 161 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal
  3. Take the train from Jefferson Station to Wilmington

$21 - $52

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Paterson to Wilmington 129.9 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Paterson to Delaware is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paterson to Delaware is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Paterson to Delaware station. However, there are services departing from Paterson and arriving at Wilmington Amtrak Station via Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level and Newark Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 16 min.

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The distance between Paterson and Delaware is 168 miles. The road distance is 129.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Paterson to Delaware without a car is to train which takes 2 h 16 min and costs $85 - $240.

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It takes approximately 2 h 16 min to get from Paterson to Delaware, including transfers.

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Paterson to Delaware train services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from Paterson station.

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The best way to get from Paterson to Delaware is to train which takes 2 h 16 min and costs $85 - $240. Alternatively, you can line 161 bus and bus, which costs $20 - $29 and takes 4 h 28 min.

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Paterson to Delaware train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Wilmington Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paterson to Delaware is 130 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 16 min to drive from Paterson to Delaware.

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  • Distance: 168 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 16 min

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

You can take a train from Paterson to Wilmington via Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level and Newark Penn Station in around 2 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paterson to Wilmington via Port Authority Bus Terminal, 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal, 34 St - Penn Station, and Midtown - 34 W. 31st St. in around 4 h 28 min.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Paterson to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Newark Penn Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$160 - $220
Bus operators
Rockledge Bus
Phone
7577171677VA
Email
climing44@yahoo.com
Website
rockledgebus.com
Bus from Midtown - 34 W. 31st St. to Wilmington, DE - 3 W 4th St.
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
rockledgebus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35

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