Broadway Bus Terminal

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The Broadway Bus Terminal is a major local and regional bus terminal in Paterson, New Jersey operated by New Jersey Transit.[1] It is located on Broadway between Memorial Drive and West Broadway in Downtown Paterson, putting it near Passaic County Community College and a few blocks from Paterson City Hall and the Great Falls Historic District, including the Great Falls (Passaic River).

Facilities and service[edit]

New Jersey Transit bus operations, some operated by Community Coach, make use of the terminal, one of several origination points in the city and serves an average of 1600 buses each weekday. Buses depart from four sheltered bus lanes adjacent to the indoor waiting room. Indoor and outdoor facilities were renovated and expanded in 2010.[2][3][4] The terminal is served by the 72 (to Newark Penn Station), 74 (to Newark Subway, Branch Brook Park), 161 (to Port Authority Bus Terminal), 171 (to George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal), 190 (to Port Authority Bus Terminal), 703 (nights and weekends to Meadowlands Sports Complex),[5] 746 (to Ridgewood[6]), 748 (to Willowbrook Mall[7]), and 770 (to Hackensack Bus Terminal[8]). One of the William Paterson University campus shuttles also serves the terminal.

A ticket office is open daily (6 AM - 8 PM).

Paterson public transportation[edit]

Jitney service by Spanish Transportation-owned minibuses (doing business as Express Service) travels from Paterson to locations in Passaic, Bergen, and Hudson counties as well as the Port Authority Bus Terminal and George Washington Bridge Bus Station in New York City.[9] Dollar vans, locally known in Spanish as guaguas are also available in the vicinity traveling to Jersey City, North Hudson and 42nd Street (Manhattan).[10] City Hall has many buses that stop at or near it, going to various points in neighboring communities, Manhattan and regional shopping centers. The Paterson NJT regional rail train station is located 10 blocks east of the bus terminal. The Passaic-Bergen Rail Line is a proposed rail line through the city which will make a stop nearby.[11]


When constructed in the 1932 and before bustitution, the Public Service Railway operated trolleys from the terminal, namely the Line 1 (Edgewater), Line 5 (Suffern), and Line 15 to Hudson Place (Hoboken). The terminal has been renovated during the course of the years, the most recent refurbishment completed in 2010.[12]

Paterson bus routes[edit]

Route Paterson origination Main streets of travel destination
Paterson Broadway Bus Terminal Bloomfield Avenue, Broad Street Newark Penn
Paterson Broadway Bus Terminal Passaic Terminal
Delawanna Station, Kingsland Avenue, Franklin Avenue or Union Avenue
Branch Brook Park
North Newark
(peak service)
Washington Avenue, Route 46, New Jersey Turnpike
Port Authority Bus Terminal
Paterson Broadway Bus Terminal Washington Avenue, Route 46 Port Authority Bus Terminal
Paterson Broadway Bus Terminal St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center
Garden State Plaza
Route 4
George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal
Paterson Broadway Bus Terminal Paterson Plank Road, Orient Way, Main Avenue, NJ 495-Marginal Highway Port Authority Bus Terminal
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center Van Houten Avenue
Palisade Avenue or Dayton Avenue
Elmwood Park
or Paterson Broadway Bus Terminal
(Short turn nights and weekends)
Van Houten Avenue
Palisade Avenue or Dayton Avenue
Meadowlands Sports Complex
Paterson City Hall Marshall Street/Hazel Street/Paulson Avenue
Harrison and MacArthur Avenues
Saddle Brook
Market St/Caldwell Ave.
Main St/Crooks Ave via Paterson City Hall
Memorial Drive
Lafayette Avenue
East Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus Park

Paterson City Hall
Lakeview Avenue
Presidential Boulevard
Paterson-Hamburg Turnpike
Main Avenue Terminal
Paterson Broadway Bus Terminal Madison Avenue
Maple Avenue
Van Neste Square
Paterson Broadway Bus Terminal Passaic Street
Hackensack Bus Terminal
Broadway & Main Route 4 Garden State Plaza via Paramus, Hackensack, Teaneck, Fort Lee George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal
ES to PA
Broadway & Main via Clifton, Passaic, Rutherford, Secaucus, North Bergen, Union City and Weehawken Port Authority Bus Terminal
Gate 56


Coordinates: 40°55′08″N 74°10′28″W / 40.918973°N 74.174380°W / 40.918973; -74.174380 (Broadway Bus Terminal Paterson)

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