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

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Train  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level Northeast Corridor
  2. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson Main/Bergen County Line / ...

$28 - $41

Cheapest option

Bus, line 190 bus  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New York Port Authority 100-To PABT
  2. Take the line 190 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Main St At Market St 190 / ...

$9 - $30

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New Brunswick Downtown 100-To PABT
  2. Take the train from New Brunswick to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level Northeast Corridor

$21 - $36

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Princeton to Paterson 52.8 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Princeton to Paterson is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Princeton to Paterson is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Princeton to Paterson. However, there are services departing from Palmer Square, Princeton and arriving at Main St At Market St via Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

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The distance between Princeton and Paterson is 47 miles. The road distance is 52.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Paterson without a car is to train which takes 2 h 15 min and costs $27 - $45.

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It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to get from Princeton to Paterson, including transfers.

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Princeton to Paterson bus services, operated by Coach USA, depart from Palmer Square, Princeton station.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Paterson is to train which takes 2 h 15 min and costs $27 - $45. Alternatively, you can bus and line 190 bus, which costs $9 - $30 and takes 2 h 45 min.

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Princeton to Paterson bus services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Main St At Market St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Princeton to Paterson is 53 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to drive from Princeton to Paterson.

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Map of how to get from Princeton to Paterson.
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  • Distance: 47.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 15 min

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

You can take a train from Princeton to Paterson via Princeton Jct. and Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level in around 2 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Princeton to Paterson via New York Port Authority and Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 2 h 45 min.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from New Brunswick to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New York Port Authority
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $24
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New Brunswick Downtown
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
web.coachusa.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Book at
megabus.com

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