How to Get from Newark Airport to Manhattan | 5 Transport Options (2023)

This post is about how to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Manhattan, including bus, train, shuttle, private car, taxi, and rideshares.

  • NJ Transit Train
  • Shuttle Buses and Shared Vans
  • Discounted Airport Transfers
  • Public Bus
  • Taxis and Private Car Services
  • Ride Share (Uber)

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is located in New Jersey, but many travelers prefer flying into this airport because it’sless crowded and offers direct flights from more cities.

As with the other 2 airports, JFK and LaGuardia, there are numerous options for transportation from Newark Airport to Manhattan, and we cover them all in this post.

Use this link to Google maps to get exact directions from Newark Airport to your destination.

Be sure to check out our other posts on the other airport options in NYC.

  • JFK Airport to Manhattan
  • LaGuardia Airport to Manhattan

AirTrain + New Jersey Transit Train

The AirTrain connects Newark Airport terminals to New Jersey Transit trains and Amtrak trains that travel roughly 30 minutes to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan.

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AirTrain operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year andNew Jersey Transit trainsoperate 21 hours a day, seven days a week. (There is no rail service between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. nightly).

This means that at just about any time of day or night, this inexpensive and fast service is available to you.

On weekdays, between 6 a.m. and 9 pm, at least 6 NJ Transit trains arrive every hour at the airport station.

(Video) Newark Airport to Manhattan, New York City (EWR to NYC)

Between 9 p.m. and midnight, 4 trains arrive every hour.

After claiming your baggage, follow the signs to the AirTrain station.

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You can purchase your train ticket from NJ Transit ticket vending machines at the AirTrain station.

Board the AirTrainfrom your airport terminal and get off at the only stop it goes to - Newark Liberty International Airport Station.

From there you can take anNJ Transit train to Penn Station.

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Use this helpfulNJ Transit Trip Plannerto see schedules.

  • Total Cost:$15.50 Adult; $11:50 Child/Senior/Disabled
  • Travel Time: 30 minutes

Pros:Trains come frequently and this is one of the quickest options available, and also the cheapest.

The train will take you to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan (32nd Street and 7th Avenue), which is a great place to get a taxi to your destination or connect with the subway.

Cons:You will have to maneuver your luggage around quite a bit, so this option can be difficult for those with a lot of luggage.

Also, depending on where you are staying in New York you could still have a bit of traveling left once you get to Penn Station.

NJ TRANSIT AND PATH TRAINS TO LOWER MANHATTAN

While the above option is the fastest to get to Midtown Manhattan, it's not necessarily the fastest option, particularly if your final destination is Jersey City/Hoboken, Lower Manhattan, or parts of Brooklyn.

(Video) How to Get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Penn Station and Manhattan

An alternative is to take AirTrain to the NJ Transit Train, but rather than riding to New York Penn Station, get off at Newark Penn Station, which is just a 4 min ride from the airport.

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From Newark Penn Station, switch to the PATH Train, which is New Jersey's subway to NYC.

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The PATH trains make stops in Jersey City and Hoboken, and this is the easy choice for those whose hotels or final destinations are in either city.

Then, depending on the particular line, the PATH trains then head into either the Lower Manhattan/World Trade Center area or make a run up through Greenwich Village, Chelsea, and then Midtown Manhattan.

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The World Trade Center (WTC) line ends at the Fulton Street Transit Center, where it is a must shorter ride to most of Brooklyn, in comparison to the time it would take from New York Penn Station.

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  • Total Cost:$13.75 Adult; $10:60 Child/Senior/Disabled
  • Travel Time: 35 minutes (to Fulton Street Station)

Shuttle Busesand Shared Vans from Newark Airport to Manhattan

Another option is to take one of the shuttle bus services.

Two companies,GoAirLinkandSuperShuttle,are ride-sharing services that have the door-to-door benefits of a taxi but could be significantly cheaper, depending on the number in your group.

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You can request GoAirLinkandSuperShuttle from the ground transportation desk in the baggage claim area.

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You will be assigned to a van with other passengers heading to the same general area as you.You can also book online in advance.

Cost:It dependson your destination from the airport. As a point of reference, the cost from Newark to Port Authority in Midtown Manhattan will cost you around $40 per person with up to two bags. This also includes tunnel tolls and tax.

Note that Groupon often runs deals.

Travel Time:Can vary. If you are sharing a full van (11 passengers), you might be the first dropped off or you might be the last.

Pros: It has the convenience of a taxi and is much cheaper

Cons: It can take a very long time. Passengers often have to wait at the airport until there are enough people for a mostly full van, so plan to sit and wait for a bit.

Discounted Airport Transfers

There are several ways to save money on airport transfers, but one of the easiest options is to use aNew York tourist pass.

Currently, theNew York Turbopassis the only one offering a free airport transfer to EWR. They also include admission to popular attractions such as the following:

  • Radio City Music Hall Tour
  • Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
  • One World Observatory
  • Liberty Helicopter Tour
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Speed Boat Tour
  • And more!

If you're already considering any of these activities and you want a free airport transfer, this discount pass would be a great way to save money on everything.

For more details, check our post coveringNew York tourist passes.

Newark Express Bus to Manhattan

Newark Airport Expressis abus service that operates express service between Midtown Manhattan and Newark Airport.

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(Video) How to get from Newark Airport to Manhattan (EWR - NYC)

Buses run 4 am - 1:00 am and depart every 15 minutes (every 30 minutes in the very early morning or late at night) and the trip to the airport can be quick.

The main advantage is it has 3 Midtown Manhattan stops.

  1. Grand Central Station (41st Street between Park & Lexington Avenues)
  2. Bryant Park (42nd Street & 5th Avenue)
  3. Port Authority Bus Terminal (41st Street between 8th and 9th Avenues)

Cost one way:Adults $16, Children 5-11 years $5,Children under 5 years ride FREE. Students 12-16 years: $10,

Travel Time:45-60 minutes depending on traffic

Pros:Inexpensive option, so a good idea for those on a budget.Particularly convenient for anyone staying in Midtown.

Cons: The buses frequently run late and traffic could make the trip into NYC last upwards or just over 1 hour.

Taxi and Private Car Service from Newark Airport

You can take a yellow taxi or a car service from Newark Airport to Manhattanjust like at all of the other airports.

The same procedures and cautions against accepting rides from solicitors apply.

Yellow Taxis

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Because Newark is geographically farther from Manhattan and there are no flat rates from taxis, the price can get quite steep, depending on where you are heading.

  • Total Cost: Varies depending on destination, but can be in the $60-80 range.
  • Travel Time: Will vary with destination and traffic conditions.
  • Pros: Convenient door-to-door travel. For people with many bags, this can be easier than the train.
  • Cons: Very expensive.If price is a major concern this may not be the best option for you. Also, they can only take four people so if your group is bigger, consider a private car service.

Private Car Service

By far the most convenient, but most expensive way to get to Manhattan from Newark Airport is by private car service.

However, if you are traveling with a family or group of over four people (the limit that yellow taxis can take), this is a very good choice and is cost-effective.

If you want to book a private car in advance of your trip, you can find many car services listed on Yelp.

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  • Total Cost:This will vary depending on the destination. The approximate cost between Newark and Midtown Manhattan is $60 plus tolls.
  • Travel Time:Again, this will vary depending on the destination
  • Pros:Can book in advance. Also, heading back to the airport from NYC, you may want to take a private car service since you can book in advance and the costs may not be much more than a taxi.
  • Cons:More costly than many of the other options. Also, like all options other than train, you may run into traffic on your way into Manhattan.

Uber and Other Rideshare Apps

You can take Uber, Lyft, and other ride-share apps to and from Newark Airport. There is a designated area outside where you can easily find your Uber. Follow these instructions:

  • When you are ready for your ride, open the app. Choose the EWR Airport transportation option that suits your group size and luggageneeds.
  • Exit the terminal on the arrivals level and follow the signs for Ground Transportation and Passenger Pick-Up. Note that rideshare pick up locations may vary by terminal.
  • Select your terminal and door number. Then go to your assigned EWR pickup location as specified by the app. Note that the pick-up location may not always be at your nearest exit.

Prices range according to your destination and time of day. As a point of reference, an Uber from Newark Airport to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan at 5:00 pm (rush hour) costs $60. Use the Uber Price Estimator to see in advance the cost and wait time.

Read our posts on using Uber in NYC.

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FAQs

What is the easiest way to get from Newark Airport to Manhattan? ›

Taking the Train from Newark to Manhattan NYC. Most New Jerseyites and Yorkers will agree that the train is the easiest and cheapest way to get from Newark Airport to Manhattan. A one-way Newark to NYC train transit ticket costs $15.25 for passengers 12 years and above and $3.50 for children ages 5 to 11.

Are there shuttles from Newark Airport to Manhattan? ›

Passengers can board our Newark Airport Express shuttle at three convenient mid-Manhattan locations: Port Authority Bus Terminal (41st St between 8th and 9th Avenues), Grand Central Station (41st St between Lexington & Park), and Bryant Park (42nd St & 5th Ave).

How much does Uber cost from EWR to Manhattan? ›

Trip prices can vary a bit depending on a number of factors. The average trip price to get from Newark Liberty International Airport to Manhattan NY is $67.00 - $119.00. You can also use Uber's price estimator tool to check a real-time estimate.

How much is the AirTrain from Newark to Manhattan? ›

Details about fares

NJ Transit fare from Newark Penn Station to the airport is $11. The fare for the AirTrain is normally $8, though it is included in your NJ Transit ticket when you're going to and from the airport.

What is the cheapest way to get from Newark to Manhattan? ›

Trains operated by NJ Transit from Newark Airport into Manhattan are the cheapest method for getting into New York. These trains run frequently, are quick, and in many ways are even more convenient than taking public transportation from JFK or LaGuardia airports.

Can I Uber from Newark Airport to Manhattan? ›

Getting from Newark NJ to Manhattan NY

Or you can request a ride on demand from Newark NJ in the Uber app. The route your driver takes might depend on the time of day and other factors, like traffic and how many other riders are making requests.

How do I transfer from Newark to Manhattan? ›

The AirTrain connects Newark Airport terminals to New Jersey Transit trains and Amtrak trains that travel roughly 30 minutes to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. AirTrain operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and New Jersey Transit trains operate 21 hours a day, seven days a week.

How much does a cab cost from Newark to Manhattan? ›

The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Newark Airport (EWR) is to taxi which costs $95 - $120 and takes 22 min.

Is there a flat rate from Newark Airport to Manhattan? ›

There is no flat rate to or from Newark. The meter fare from Newark to Midtown Manhattan is over $50. Remember, you'll need to pay a $17.50 premium for a trip to EWR.

Is a NYC taxi cheaper than Uber? ›

You'd think that but, surprisingly no, a taxi cab is still cheaper than an Uber in NYC.

How much do you tip a cab from Newark to Manhattan? ›

You should tip your taxi driver at least 15 to 20% of your trip fare.

Is there a subway that goes from Newark to New York? ›

The cheapest and most efficient way is to use the PATH subway. The PATH subway will take you from Newark to Manhattan in about 30 minutes. The cost is $2.75. Trains also depart from Newark's Penn Station and commute to NYC's Penn Station, however the train is often more expensive and slower.

Does the subway run from Newark Airport to Manhattan? ›

AirTrain Newark

Operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, AirTrain provides easy connections to NJ Transit and the rail lines that run on the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line. AirTrain also offers a simple way for passengers to get to and from Manhattan and points north, or Philadelphia and points south.

How do I get from Newark Airport to the city? ›

AirTrain to NJ Transit to PATH

You'll still take AirTrain to NJ Transit, but instead of going all the way into the city, get off at the Newark Penn Station terminal. From here, take the PATH train toward Manhattan and get off at the World Trade Center stop. The total ride is approximately 40 minutes.

Is Newark Airport Express free? ›

The Express Bus runs from 5 a.m. until 1 a.m./ 365 days. The cost is $18 for one way, or $30 for round trip.

Can Uber pick you up at Newark Airport? ›

Exit the terminal on the arrivals level

Head outside and follow signs for Ground Transportation and Passenger Pick-Up. This is where all Uber driver-partners at Newark International Airport meet travelers for pickup.

Is it cheaper to fly or take a train to New York? ›

Train travel is often cheaper than flying, in part because you can generally take more with you before paying extra baggage fees. It can also be more convenient and relaxing than driving, especially if you'd be driving in an unfamiliar place or driving for many hours nonstop to get to your destination.

How much is a taxi from Newark to the city? ›

Sample Fares from Newark Liberty International Airport:
TripFare Range
From Terminal A to Port Newark$18
To the City of Newark$15 - $18
To the City of Elizabeth$20 - $25
To Edison & Edison township$56
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What's the best way to get from airport to Manhattan? ›

AirTrain/NJ Transit train: A combination of the AirTrain and New Jersey Transit could be your quickest option and costs about $15. You can ride the AirTrain throughout Newark Liberty Airport Station and then transfer to NJ Transit to head into New York Penn Station, the last stop on the route.

Is it better to take an Uber or taxi in NYC? ›

Both conventional taxis and Uber charge fares based on a combination of time and distance. Taxis do not have surge pricing, but riders might have to wait longer when demand exceeds supply. Uber does not differentiate between cruising and stop-and-go traffic, while taxis do charge different rates based on speed.

How much is a yellow cab from Newark Airport to Manhattan? ›

A taxi from Newark Airport to Manhattan will cost you approximately $80 + tip. The taxi uses regular metered fare for the route from EWR to New York, plus a $17.50 surcharge and tolls to and from the airport.

Does Newark Airport have a shuttle service? ›

Newark Ride Choices

Customers can book our most economical option – Newark airport shuttle or reserve a private airport car service. We provide transfers between the airport and Connecticut, New Jersey, Long Island, and New York City.

Do people commute from Newark to Manhattan? ›

One of the most alluring aspects of Newark is its resident's easy commute into Manhattan. A train ride from Newark Penn Station to Penn Station in Manhattan takes just under 20 minutes. Driving into the city should give you an average commute time of about 40-45 minutes.

Is it cheaper to take a taxi or subway in NYC? ›

If you have an unlimited ride card, why pay for a taxi when you have already paid for the subway. If however, you have a pay-per-ride card, do a little math. A subway ride is $2.75 per person. A taxi has an immediate base fare of $2.50, then you pay for the milage.

How much does it cost to take the train from Newark to NYC? ›

Information on this train trip
Daily Trains31
Minimum Price$11
Average Ticket Price$52
Minimum Trip Duration16m
Average Train Trip Duration19m
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Can I take an Uber from NJ to NYC? ›

The Uber app will guide your driver from Jersey City NJ to Manhattan NY in an average time of 28 minutes. As a rider, you won't have to worry about knowing the quickest route: Uber's technology takes into account various factors, like traffic conditions, for getting riders to their destinations most efficiently.

Can I take a yellow cab to Newark Airport? ›

Newark Airport Taxi and Car Service Information. Over 33 million passengers travel to and from EWR's 3 major terminals every year. YellowCabNYC provides transportation to and from the airport from any destination so that you can make your flight on time consistently.

How much is taxi from airport to Manhattan? ›

Taxis at JFK Airport charge a flat fare of $52 for trips between the airport and Manhattan. Taxis impose a $4.50 surcharge during peak hours (4-8 p.m. weekdays, excluding holidays), for a fare of $56.50. There is also a NY State tax of 50 cents added to trips within New York, but not for trips to NJ.

Do you tip taxi drivers in NYC? ›

Taxi drivers: 15–20 percent of total fare. Hairdressers: 15–20 percent of total service cost. Tips for other service personnel, such as theater ushers, tour guides and coat-check staff, are always appreciated.

Is it cheaper to take a taxi or Uber in NYC 2022? ›

With that being said, Uber is often slightly more expensive, with a NYC city taxi averaging about $1.40 less, according to Free Tours by Foot.

Do you tip Uber drivers? ›

You can tip your driver once your trip is complete. Tips are neither expected nor required. After a trip has ended, you have 30 days to add a tip in the app, on riders.uber.com, or from your emailed trip receipt.

Should you always tip a cab driver? ›

Taxi Cab Driver

A minimum of 15 percent is average. Give 20 percent and above for a driver who assists you with heavy luggage and “doesn't scare the daylights out of you by taking tight corners and weaving in and out of traffic en route to your hotel or destination.”

Do you tip taxis with set price in New York? ›

Taxis & car service

Some New Yorkers don't tip on car service, figuring that it's usually included in the fare. In fact, it rarely is (though you can confirm this when you call to order a car service), so plan on adding in the tip (again, 15% for average service, 20% for exceptional service — ie.

Should I tip taxi driver us? ›

Taxi drivers should get tipped 10% of the fare, but a minimum tip is US $2. Lyft, a ridesharing operator, offers an in-app method for tipping. Uber also introduced tipping functionality in 2017, and it's recommended to tip 15–20% for a great service, 10–15% for good service, and 10% for mediocre service.

Do NYC cabs go to Newark Airport? ›

Taxi between Newark and Manhattan

Of course, you can just get a taxi to Newark Airport from NYC if you are in a pinch, but I would not recommend it.

Does the NJ Light Rail go to NYC? ›

Newark Light Rail service between Newark Penn Station and Newark Broad Street Station is your best connection to trains for New York City .

Is Penn Station in Manhattan or Newark? ›

Penn Station is one of the busiest rail hubs in the world, located inside Pennsylvania Plaza between Seventh and Eighth Avenues in Chelsea on the edge of Midtown Manhattan.

How much does it cost to get from Newark to Penn Station? ›

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station every 3 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $70 and the journey takes 27 min.

Is Newark Airport closer to Times Square? ›

Which airport is closest to Times Square in New York City? LaGuardia is closest to Times Square and to Midtown Manhattan, at 7 miles. JFK is 15 miles from Times Square, and Newark Airport is 18 miles from Times Square (and it's in New Jersey, so you should be impressed).

Can you catch a train from Newark Airport? ›

The station is accessible only via arriving trains or monorail directly from the airport for departures; you cannot drive to the train station. Parking and other facilities are available at the airport. Monorail fare is included in Amtrak tickets to and from the Newark Airport Rail Station.

Do you have to pay for Newark AirTrain? ›

Better yet, AirTrain Newark is free within the airport— between the airline terminals, parking lots, rental car facilities, and hotel shuttle areas. Connecting to or from Newark Liberty with AirTrain costs $5.50 each way. NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak charge separate fares for their services.

How do you pay for Newark trains? ›

TVMs accept cash, debit cards and credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA). Station Information provides details, including station addresses, parking, Ticket Office hours and TVM locations.

How far is Newark train station from airport? ›

The distance between Newark Airport (EWR) and Newark Penn Station is 3 miles.

Does a train run from Newark to Manhattan? ›

The PATH subway will take you from Newark to Manhattan in about 30 minutes. The cost is $2.75. Trains also depart from Newark's Penn Station and commute to NYC's Penn Station, however the train is often more expensive and slower.

Is it cheaper to Uber or taxi in NYC? ›

It's actually cheaper!

You'd think that but, surprisingly no, a taxi cab is still cheaper than an Uber in NYC. To be precise, study from the University of Cambridge has found that a taxi cab is generally cheaper for shorter trips.

Is the Newark AirTrain free? ›

Passengers are required to use the AirTrain Newark system to connect to a NJ TRANSIT or Amtrak train from the airport. There is a $8 ticket fee.

How do I get from the airport to my hotel in NYC? ›

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How much is the PATH from Newark to Manhattan? ›

The full one-way fare is $2.75. Children ages 5 and under ride PATH free. SmartLink is the primary fare card of PATH system. PATH also accepts PATH SingleRide Ticket and Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard.

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