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

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Train  •  2h 39m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to Newark Silver Meteor / ...
  2. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson Main/Bergen County Line / ...

$34 - $152

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Bus, train  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Greyhound Terminal -10Th St/Filbert St to Wallenberg Ave Across From Terminal 409
  2. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level Northeast Corridor

$8 - $30

2 alternative options

Bus, line 161 bus  •  2h 54m

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

$18 - $33

Drive  •  1h 45m

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Paterson 99.6 miles

$9 - $15

Pennsylvania to Paterson by subway and train

The journey time between Pennsylvania and Paterson is around 2h 40m and covers a distance of around 99 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 57m. Operated by SEPTA, Amtrak, Amtrak Acela Express and others, the Pennsylvania to Paterson service departs from 15th St Station - MFL and arrives in Paterson. Typically 125 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 40m
Fastest journey time:
1h 57m
Journey distance:
99 miles
Services per week:
125
Cheapest price:
$34
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:00
Last service departs at:
22:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Pennsylvania to Paterson subway and train schedules

Pennsylvania → Paterson
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The cheapest way to get from Pennsylvania to Paterson is to drive which costs $9 - $15 and takes 1h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Pennsylvania to Paterson is to drive which costs $9 - $15 and takes 1h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pennsylvania station to Paterson. However, there are services departing from Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA and arriving at Market St At City Hall via Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Pennsylvania station to Paterson. However, there are services departing from 15th St Station - MFL and arriving at Paterson via Philadelphia, Newark Penn Station and Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 39m.

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It is 187 miles from Pennsylvania to Paterson. It is approximately 99.6 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Pennsylvania to Paterson without a car is to train which takes 2h 39m and costs $30 - $160.

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It takes approximately 2h 39m to get from Pennsylvania to Paterson, including transfers.

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Pennsylvania to Paterson bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA.

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Pennsylvania to Paterson train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Philadelphia station.

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The best way to get from Pennsylvania to Paterson is to train which takes 2h 39m and costs $30 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus and line 161 bus, which costs $17 - $35 and takes 2h 54m.

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Map of how to get from Pennsylvania to Paterson.
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  • Distance: 186.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 39m

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

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Paterson via 30th St Station - MFL, Philadelphia, Newark, Newark Penn Station, and Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level in around 2h 39m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Paterson via Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY and Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 2h 54m.

Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
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 Philadelphia to Newark
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $130
First Class
$100 - $230
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $80
Business Class Seat
$65 - $120
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $9
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Road Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $4
Adult
$4 - $9
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Road Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$5 - $8
Adult
$12 - $16
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $29
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia to New York
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Market St At City Hall
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $2
Adult
$3 - $4
Bus from Greyhound Terminal -10Th St/Filbert St to Wallenberg Ave Across From Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $3
Adult
$3 - $6

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Pennsylvania to Paterson bus services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Market St At City Hall station.

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Pennsylvania to Paterson train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Paterson station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pennsylvania to Paterson is 100 miles. It takes approximately 1h 45m to drive from Pennsylvania to Paterson.

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