There are 9 ways to get from Washington to Paterson by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Newark Penn Station Acela Express / ...

$128 - $339

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Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to NY Port Authority Bus Terminal 2428 / ...

$21 - $70

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Bus Eastern Bus  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. to New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St. Northbound

$24 - $28

Drive  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Paterson 233.4 miles

$22 - $35

Fly Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia, train  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to New York La Guardia (LGA) DCA - LGA
  2. Take the train from Woodside to Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
  4. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson

$73 - $460

Fly Reagan Washington to Newark, train  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Newark (EWR) DCA - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
  3. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson

$122 - $510

Fly Reagan Washington to New York JFK, train  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to New York JFK (JFK) DCA - JFK
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
  4. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson

$85 - $337

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Newark  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Newark (EWR) IAD - EWR

$118 - $387

Train to Baltimore, fly to New York JFK, train  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to New York JFK (JFK) BWI - JFK
  3. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station
  4. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
  5. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson

$198 - $674

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Washington station to Paterson. However, there are services departing from Washington, DC - Union Station and arriving at Main St At Market St via Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Paterson. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Paterson via Newark Penn Station and Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 49 min.

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The distance between Washington and Paterson is 207 miles. The road distance is 233.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Paterson without a car is to train which takes 3 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to get from Washington to Paterson, including transfers.

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Washington to Paterson bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Washington, DC - Union Station.

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Washington to Paterson train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Paterson is to train which takes 3 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 14 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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Washington to Paterson bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at NY Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Paterson.
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  • Distance: 207.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 49 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Paterson, NJ, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Washington to Paterson hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $330 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Washington to Paterson hourly. Tickets cost $19 - $45 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min. Greyhound USA also services this route every 15 minutes.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Baltimore to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK via Norfolk
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to New York JFK via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $250
First Class Seat
$210 - $330
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Woodside to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
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
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to NY Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. to New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St.
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
easternbus.com

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Washington to Paterson train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Newark Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Paterson is 233 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to drive from Washington to Paterson.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to New York La Guardia Airport.

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There are 1126+ hotels available in Paterson. Prices start at $113 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs .

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