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There are 5 ways to get from Paterson to Harrisburg by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station Keystone Service / ...

$105 - $280

Cheapest option

Line 161 bus, bus  •  6 h 53 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 (P.A.B.T) to Easton, PA
  3. Take the bus from Easton, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa

$33 - $99

3 alternative options

Line 72 bus, train  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the line 72 bus from Main St At Van Houten St to Newark Penn Station 72
  2. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station Keystone Service / ...

$43 - $67

Drive  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Paterson to Harrisburg 168.9 miles

$16 - $24

Train, fly  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Paterson to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level
  2. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  3. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Harrisburg (MDT) PHL - MDT

$253 - $655

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The cheapest way to get from Paterson to Harrisburg is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paterson to Harrisburg is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paterson to Harrisburg. However, there are services departing from Market St At City Hall and arriving at N 6th St & Reily St via New York (P.A.B.T), Easton, Pa and Harrisburg Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Paterson to Harrisburg station. However, there are services departing from Paterson and arriving at Harrisburg Amtrak Station via Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level, Newark Penn Station and Philadelphia 30th Street Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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The distance between Paterson and Harrisburg is 150 miles. The road distance is 168.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Paterson to Harrisburg without a car is to train which takes 4 h 40 min and costs $100 - $280.

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Paterson to Harrisburg, including transfers.

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Paterson to Harrisburg bus services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from Market St At City Hall station.

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Paterson to Harrisburg train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Newark Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Paterson to Harrisburg is to train which takes 4 h 40 min and costs $100 - $280. Alternatively, you can line 161 bus and bus, which costs $30 - $100 and takes 6 h 53 min.

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Map of how to get from Paterson to Harrisburg.
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  • Distance: 150 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

What companies run services between Paterson, NJ, USA and Harrisburg, PA, USA?

You can take a train from Paterson to Harrisburg via Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level, Newark Penn Station, and Philadelphia 30th Street Station in around 4 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paterson to Harrisburg via Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York (P.A.B.T), Easton, PA, Easton, Pa, Harrisburg, Pa, and Harrisburg Transportation Center in around 6 h 53 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $700
Train operators
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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Newark Penn Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
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
Bus operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Main St At Van Houten St to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from Market St At City Hall to Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Trans-bridge Lines
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Easton, PA
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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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 Easton, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Easton, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Harrisburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 47 min.

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Paterson to Harrisburg bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Harrisburg, Pa station.

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Paterson to Harrisburg train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Harrisburg Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paterson to Harrisburg is 169 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to drive from Paterson to Harrisburg.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Harrisburg Airport.

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There are 117+ hotels available in Harrisburg. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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