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There are 6 ways to get from Paterson to Jersey City by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  25 min

  1. Take the train from Paterson to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level Main/Bergen County Line / ...

$3 - $8

Cheapest option

Line 190 bus, line 2 bus  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the line 190 bus from Main St At Van Houten St to Plaza Center 125' N Of Paterson Plank Rd. 190
  2. Take the line 2 bus from Front St At Golden Ave to Journal Square Transportation Center 2

$2 - $7

4 alternative options

Line 72 bus  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the line 72 bus from Main St At Van Houten St to Newark Penn Station 72

$5 - $7

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Paterson to Jersey City 18.9 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Paterson to Jersey City 18.9 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  22 min

  1. Take an Uber from Paterson to Jersey City 18.9 miles

$35 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Paterson to Jersey City is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paterson to Jersey City is to taxi which costs $85 - $110 and takes 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paterson to Jersey City. However, there are services departing from Main St At Van Houten St and arriving at Journal Square Transportation Center via Front St At Golden Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paterson and arriving at Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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The distance between Paterson and Jersey City is 14 miles. The road distance is 18.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Paterson to Jersey City without a car is to train which takes 25 min and costs $3 - $8.

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The train from Paterson to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level takes 25 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Paterson to Jersey City bus services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from Main St At Van Houten St station.

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

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The best way to get from Paterson to Jersey City is to train which takes 25 min and costs $3 - $8. Alternatively, you can line 72 bus, which costs $4 - $8 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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Map of how to get from Paterson to Jersey City.
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  • Distance: 14 miles
  • Duration: 25 min

What companies run services between Paterson, NJ, USA and Jersey City, NJ, USA?

NJ Transit operates a train from Paterson to Jersey City hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $8 and the journey takes 25 min. Alternatively, NJ Transit operates a bus from Paterson to Jersey City every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $5 and the journey takes 1 h 7 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
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 7 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from Main St At Van Houten St to Plaza Center 125' N Of Paterson Plank Rd.
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from Front St At Golden Ave to Journal Square Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Other operators
Uber New Jersey
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Paterson to Jersey City
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $45
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uber.com
UberX
$25 - $35
UberPOOL
$35 - $45
UberXL
$35 - $50
Black
$85 - $110
Black SUV
$110 - $150
Taxi from Paterson to Jersey City
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Lime Car Service & Taxi
Phone
+1 201-461-9999
Website
limetaxicab.com
Scotty's Taxi
Phone
+1 210-943-1234
Website
scottystaxicab.com
Babes Taxi
Phone
+1 201-944-6800
Website
babestaxi.com
https://www.newarknj.gov/
Website
panynj.gov
Newark Airport Taxi
Phone
+1 973-273-4420
Website
newarkairporttaxi.us
Gold Lincoln Taxi
Phone
+1 973-344-5566
Website
goldlincolntaxinj.com
Jacob's Car Service
Phone
+1 973-673-5901
Website
jacobscabservice.com
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Mexico Car Service
Phone
+1 914-968-6666
Website
mexico-car-service.com
Mexicana Car Service
Phone
+1 914-476.0800
Website
mexicanacarservice.com
http://www.elizabethnj.org/
Website
panynj.gov
Black Cabby
Phone
+1 908-76-82947
Website
blackcabby.com
Elizabeth Taxi
Phone
+1 908-344-1729
Website
elizabethtaxi.com
Ace Taxi Service
Phone
+1 845-634-9494

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Paterson to Jersey City bus services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Journal Square Transportation Center station.

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Paterson to Jersey City train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paterson to Jersey City is 19 miles. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Paterson to Jersey City.

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