There are 4 ways to get from Times Square to Paterson by bus, train, taxi or car

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Line 190 bus  •  54 min

  1. Take the line 190 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Main St At Market St 190 / ...

$2 - $6

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Train  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level Montclair-Boonton Line / ...
  2. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson Main/Bergen County Line / ...

$5 - $14

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Times Square to Paterson 18.2 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from Times Square to Paterson 18.2 miles

$1 - $3

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The cheapest way to get from Times Square to Paterson is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Times Square to Paterson is to taxi which costs $95 - $120 and takes 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at Main St At Market St. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 54 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Times Square station to Paterson. However, there are services departing from New York Penn Station and arriving at Paterson via Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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The distance between Times Square and Paterson is 15 miles. The road distance is 18.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Times Square to Paterson without a car is to line 190 bus which takes 54 min and costs $2 - $6.

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The line 190 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Main St At Market St takes 54 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Times Square to Paterson bus services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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Times Square to Paterson train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Times Square to Paterson is to line 190 bus which takes 54 min and costs $2 - $6. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $5 - $15 and takes 1 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Times Square to Paterson.
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  • Distance: 14.8 miles
  • Duration: 54 min

What companies run services between Times Square, NY, USA and Paterson, NJ, USA?

NJ Transit operates a bus from Times Square to Paterson every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $6 and the journey takes 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Times Square to Paterson via Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level and Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level in around 1 h 10 min.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
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
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Times Square to Paterson
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Times Square to Paterson is 18 miles. It takes approximately 20 min to drive from Times Square to Paterson.

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There are 1138+ hotels available in Paterson. Prices start at $110 USD per night.

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