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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 53 min

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

$128 - $339

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to New York, Ny 2906 / ...

$21 - $70

7 alternative options

Bus Eastern Shuttle  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to New York, NY - Penn Station 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 19 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  •  3 h 57 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 30 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

$87 - $339

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Newark  •  4 h 46 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 Newark, train  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Newark (EWR) BWI - EWR
  3. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
  4. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Paterson

$195 - $667

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Paterson is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Paterson is to train which costs $120 - $340 and takes 3 h 53 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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It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to get from Washington to Paterson, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Paterson. However, there are services departing from Washington DC and arriving at Main St At Market St via Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 11 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 Amtrak and arriving at Paterson via Newark Penn Station and Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 53 min.

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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 39 min. Alternatively, Eastern Shuttle operates a bus from Washington to Paterson every 3 hours. Tickets cost $22 and the journey takes 4 h. Hola Bus also services this route every 2 hours.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 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
Flights from Washington Dulles to Newark via Richmond
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Newark Penn Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $250
First Class Seat
$210 - $330
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 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
20 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
24 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
13 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
Eastern Shuttle
Phone
202-750-9078
Website
easternshuttle.com
Bus from Washington DC to New York, NY - Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
easternshuttle.com
Hola Bus
Phone
+1 917-398-0398
Email
help@iLIKEBUS.com
Website
holabus.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 2 hours
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
holabus.com
Greyhound USA
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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
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Schedules at
peterpanbus.com
Book at
webstore.peterpanbus.com

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