Finding Your Way Around Newark, NJ


Di you know that Newark Liberty International Airport transports 45 million passengers each year? Finding your way around the bustling city can be overwhelming for first-time visitors.

Luckily, there are many transportation options when visiting Newark. Are you planning a visit or business trip to Newark?

The following guide will explain trip planning tips to get around Newark and make your visit easier.

AirTrain Newark

The AirTrain takes its passengers to and from Newark Liberty International Airport. It runs 24 hours a day every single day of the year.

AirTrain allows seamless connections to NJ Transit. It also connects to the rail lines running on the Northeast Corridor and coastline. Passengers can also take the AirTrain to get to and from Manhattan and Philadelphia.

It even connects passengers to specific terminals, rental car locations, hotel shuttles, and parking lots. Stops around the airport are completely free. It’s a great way to avoid traffic and get where you need to be on time.

The AirTrain arrives and departs every 3 to 5 minutes each day from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. The train arrives and departs every 15 minutes from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Passengers leaving the airport must use the AirTrain to connect to NJ Transit or the Amtrak train. Tickets cost $7.75 to make those connections.

Bus Lines

NJ Transit offers many bus lines throughout the city. There’s also the Express Bus that runs between the Newark airport & New York City.

The Express Bus operates from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. every day of the year. It costs $18 for a one-way ticket and $30 for a round-trip ticket. Each Express bus makes stops at all 3 New York bus stops.

Taxis and Other Services

There’s a $2.50 Airport Access Fee that applies to for-hire vehicle pick-ups and drop-offs. The fee is only $1.25 if you carpool with other passengers.

Uber and Lyft are examples of for-hire vehicle services you might use to get around the city and to the airport.

Taxi pickups at the airport only have a fee of $1.25 and drop-offs are free. Of course, that doesn’t include the cost of the actual taxi ride.

Airport Parking

Newark airport parking costs $4 per hour or $18 for daily parking. There’s long-term parking you can reserve for about $8.50 at other facilities nearby.

The hourly and daily parking lots are close to the terminals. The short-term areas are located directly in front of each terminal entrance. Hourly is great for drop-offs and pickups but daily works best for overnight stays.

Newark airport doesn’t accept any cash payments for their hourly and daily parking lots. You must pay using debit, credit, E-ZPlus Pass, contactless payments, or online. Consider airport parking promo codes for discounts.

Using Newark’s Transportation Options

Now you know several transportation options in Newark and how they connect. You also have a better idea of what to budget for transportation and parking expenses. Follow this guide and visit Newark with confidence.

Make sure to check out the rest of our site for more helpful travel tips.

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Veronica Baxter is a writer, blogger, and legal assistant operating out of the greater Philadelphia area.


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