Paterson, NJ is a vibrant and diverse city located in Passaic County, New Jersey. The city has a range of transportation options to get around, both within the city and beyond. Paterson’s Public Transportation Department provides bus service all over the city via NJ Transit as well as several other local bus companies. There are also multiple train stations in Paterson that provide access to the greater Northeast Corridor of Amtrak and New Jersey Transit Rail Lines. For those who prefer driving their own vehicle, Paterson is served by several major highways including Routes 4, 20, 46 and 80. To make getting around town easier there are plenty of cabs, ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, and bike share programs available for a quick alternative to public transportation. With all these different transportation options available, Paterson is an easily accessible city.
The typical American commute has been getting longer each year since 2010. The average one-way commute in Paterson takes 23.9 minutes. That's shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.
How people in Paterson get to work:
- 63.1% drive their own car alone
- 17.8% carpool with others
- 2.4% work from home
- 10.7% take mass transit