There are 6 ways to get from Paterson to New York JFK Airport (JFK) by train, bus, subway, 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 25 min

  1. Take the train from Paterson to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level
  2. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica

$11 - $26

Cheapest option

Line 190 bus, subway  •  2 h

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

$7 - $13

4 alternative options

Line 190 bus, bus  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the line 190 bus from Main St At Market St to Port Authority Bus Terminal 190 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York to JKF Terminal 4 Eastbound Allentown / ...

$11 - $18

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Paterson to New York JFK Airport (JFK) 36 miles

$190 - $230

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from Paterson to New York JFK Airport (JFK) 36 miles

$3 - $6

Towncar  •  39 min

  1. Take a town car from Paterson to New York JFK Airport 36 miles

$16 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paterson to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paterson to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to taxi which costs $190 - $230 and takes 39 min.

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The distance between Paterson and New York JFK Airport (JFK) is 28 miles. The road distance is 36 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to get from Paterson to New York JFK Airport (JFK), including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paterson to New York JFK Airport (JFK). However, there are services departing from Main St At Market St and arriving at JKF Terminal 4 via New York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Paterson to New York JFK Airport (JFK). However, there are services departing from Paterson and arriving at Terminal 4 via Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level, Penn Station and Station D Jamaica Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Paterson to New York JFK Airport (JFK).
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  • Distance: 27.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 25 min

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

You can take a train from Paterson to New York JFK Airport (JFK) via Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level, Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level, New York Penn Station, Penn Station, Jamaica, and Station D Jamaica Station in around 1 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paterson to New York JFK Airport (JFK) via Port Authority Bus Terminal and New York in around 3 h 3 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
Train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Paterson to New York JFK Airport (JFK)
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
$190 - $230
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
Jayride
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Paterson to New York JFK Airport
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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