NEW YORK NEWARK AIRPORT (EWR)
|Newark Liberty Airport (15 miles southwest of Midtown Manhattan, in New Jersey) is served by the following ground transportation options:
A - train
B - local bus
C - shared ride van
D - taxi
E - limousine
F - helicopter
G - rental car
The airport has three passenger terminals (A, B, C.)
|Terminal passenger links
Note that Newark has a 24 hour monorail system, called AirTrain Newark, that connects the three terminals with the Newark Liberty Airport Rail Link Station for connection to Amtrak and New Jersey transit services. Passengers can use this connection to travel from Newark to any station along New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor or New Jersey Coast Line, including regional transit hubs such as New York City's Penn Station.
The AirTrain has three major stations within the airport, one for each main terminal (A, B, and C). These stations sit on top of the terminal buildings. There are four other stations (P1, P2, P3, and P4) for the parking lots and rental car facilities plus an eighth at the Northeast Corridor.
Free shuttle buses transport passengers to/from the economy parking lot, P6.
Note that the monorail is free for use between the terminals and parking lots, but passengers wishing to exit or enter the Rail Link station must pay a $5.50 fee. NJ Transit tickets to or from the Rail Link station (indicated by ** EWR ** on the tickets) that are sold at ticket windows and vending machines automatically include the $5.50 fee.
|A: New Jersey Transit
Take the AirTrain to Newark Liberty Airport Rail Link Station. From here Penn Station in Manhattan (7th Avenue at 34th Street) is a 25-minute, three-station trip via the New Jersey Transit local trains and a 22-minute, two-station trip via NJ Transit express trains and Amtrak trains. Confusingly, the Newark city stop is also called "Penn Station”, so watch out for this.
For passengers coming from the airport, there is a staffed ticket counter for Amtrak service. Although there are NJ Transit staff on site, passengers must use ticket vending machines for the NJ Transit service. Note that the Amtrak trains will be quite a bit more expensive.
@ Summer 2009 a NJ Transit fare to New York Penn Station is $15 (including the $5.50 AirTrain fee.)
|B: New York Liberty Airport Shuttle
Airport Express shuttles leave the airport every 15 minutes from each terminal. Stops in Manhattan are:
- Port Authority Bus Station.
- Bryant Park.
- Grand Central.
@ Summer 2009 fare is $15 single or $25 return. Tickets can be purchased online.
|C1: Shared Ride Vans
Shared van services to Manhattan (including hotels), the other 4 boroughs and to upstate New York are available from each terminal. Reservations recommended.
@ Summer 2009 a fare to a Times Square hotel would be approximately $18.
|C2: Hotel Shuttles
Free shuttles operate between the airport and a number of hotels in the area.
Taxis into Manhattan work on a fixed fare starting at $50 (plus any toll), depending on the destination.
Official taxi lines/queues/ranks are outside each of the terminals.
@ Summer 2009 some approximate fares (excluding tolls) are:
- Battery to W 23rd St., $50.
- W 24th St. to W 58th St., $55.
- W 59th St. to W 96th St., $60.
- W 97th St. - W 185th St., $65.
- Above W 185th St, $70.
Limousine services are available at the airport. Book in advance.
US Helicopter flights start at $159 per person one way, @ Summer 2009.
Flights operate from Terminal C, Gate 71 at Newark to two heliports in Manhattan - East 34th Street (Midtown) and Downtown Manhattan at Wall Street.
They do not operate on weekends or holidays and are only available from 7am to 7pm.
|G: Rental Cars
Car rentals firms are located at AirTrain stations P2 (Budget, Dollar) and P3 (Avis, Hertz, National.)
Courtesy telephones for car hire reservations are situated in the baggage reclaim areas of all terminals.
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