There are 3 ways to get from Princeton to Paterson by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 30 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 / ...

$15 - $25

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Bus, line 190 bus  •  2 h 46 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

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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 46 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Princeton to Paterson. However, there are services departing from Princeton and arriving at Paterson via Princeton Jct. and Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 30 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 30 min and costs $15 - $25.

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It takes approximately 2 h 30 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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Princeton to Paterson train services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from Princeton Jct. station.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Paterson is to train which takes 2 h 30 min and costs $15 - $25. Alternatively, you can bus and line 190 bus, which costs $9 - $30 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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  • Distance: 47.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 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., Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level, and Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level in around 2 h 30 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 46 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
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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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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Princeton to Paterson train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Paterson 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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