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Getting In and Around Newark

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With its established air, rail, road and ship transit system, Newark serves as a major gateway into the northeastern United States and the NY metropolitan area. In 1928, Newark Airport was opened as NYC area's first commercial airport and today it is the 2nd busiest airport in the NY region.  The city holds over 350 miles of roadways, jointly maintained by the municipality, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Essex County, and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

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Travel to Newark by Air

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) serves the city of Newark and the New York region. EWR is owned by City of Newark and operated by Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The airport serves as one of the largest hubs for United Airlines, FedEx Express and Kalitta Air. It serves 50 carriers that connect to top domestic and international destinations. In terms of flights, EWR is the busiest in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area.

Address: 3 Brewster Rd, Newark, NJ 07114, US
Phone: 973-961-6000
Website: www.panynj.gov/

Ground Transportation to and from the Airport

AirTrain Newark: AirTrain is a convenient means to get to, from, and around Newark Liberty International Airport. It operates all through out the year, 24 hours a day and provides easy access to New Jersey Transit, Northeast Corridor rail lines and North Jersey Coast Line. Also it serves as a great way to connect to and from Manhattan and points north, or Philadelphia and points south. AirTrain will also take you to airline terminals, hotel shuttles, rental car facilities and central parking lots without having to worry about traffic.

Newark Airport Express Bus:
Newark Airport Express offers efficient express bus service between the Airport and New York City. The cost is about $16 one way or $28 round trip. During the day its arrives at each stop every 15 minutes. Between  6:45 AM and 11:15 PM, it departs every 30 minutes. Click Here for more information.

Address: Olympia Trails Bus Company
349 First St, Elizabeth, NJ 07206
Phone: 908-354-3330
Toll-free: 877-8-NEWARK or 877-894-9155

Trans-Bridge Lines: It provides service every day westward to Pennsylvania.

Taxi Services: Taxi services are also available to, from and around the airport. Estimated charges to major areas are given below:
  • To MetLife Stadium -  $42 (for 2 or more passengers-from $21 to $24 per person)
  • Between Terminals, bus stops and short term parking lots -  $13
  • Long-term parking  -  $15
  • From Terminal A to Port Newark  -  $18
  • To the City of Newark  -  $15 - $18
  • To Jersey City  -  $46
  • To LaGuardia Airport  -  $87
  • To JFK International Airport   - $85

Travel to Newark by Train

Amtrak: It provides convenient inter state connectivity to, from and around Newark. Amtrak Newark routes include Pennsylvanian, Acela Express, Cardinal, Keystone, Carolinian / Piedmont, Northeast Regional, Crescent, Silver Service / Palmetto and Vermonter.

Address: 1 Raymond Plaza West, Market Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Website: www.amtrak.com/home

NJ Transit: It operates light rail, bus and commuter rail services throughout the state, and also to major cities of New York and Philadelphia. It operates from Newark Penn Station. Call at 973-275-5555 for schedule and other information.

Website: www.njtransit.com

Travel to Newark by Bus

Interstate and intercity connectivity is provided by Greyhound and NJ Transit.

NJ Transit
Address: 1 Penn Central Railroad, Newark, NJ 07105, United States
Phone: 1 973-275-5555

Address: 1 Penn RR Station Newark, New Jersey 07102
Phone: (973) 622-6740

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Public Transportation in Newark

Train Services: Newark's major train station is Newark Penn Station that is located in east of downtown. The Penn station is served by 3 New Jersey Transit commuter rail lines, the interurban PATH train and Amtrak service. The city has another train station, Newark Broad Street Station that operates two NJT commuter rail lines. The Penn Station and Newark Broad Street Station are linked by the Newark Light Rail system. The city has a third train station is at Newark Liberty International Airport, which links the airport to Northeast Corridor via AirTrain Newark.

Newark Penn Station:
Raymond Plaza, 1 Block, Newark, NJ
Website: www.njtransit.com

Newark Broad Street Station
25 University Ave, Newark, NJ 07102, United States
Phone: 1 973-275-5555

Newark Liberty International Airport Station
3 Brewster Rd, Newark, NJ 07114, United States
Phone: 1 973-961-6000
Website: www.panynj.gov/

Newark Light Rail: It consists of two segments that serve Newark and the surrounding area. The segments include the original Newark City Subway and the Broad Street station extension lines.

PHAT: It connects Newark to Jersey City and Manhattan.

Bus service in Newark: The bus services in Newark is provided by New Jersey Transit, DeCamp in North Newark and CoachUSA contract operators. The express bus route is Bus route 308 that links from Newark Penn Station to Six Flags Great Adventure. 319 is also an express service that connects to Atlantic City. Bus rapid transit lines are go bus 25 and 28 that run around Newark and link to Irvington, Newark Liberty International Airport and Bloomfield.

Car Rental Services in Newark

Action Car Rental  
Address: 128 Frontage Rd, Newark, NJ 07114, United States
Phone: 1 973-424-1000

Budget Car Rental
Address: 38 Carson Dr, Newark, NJ 07114, United States
Phone: 1 800-621-2380

Enterprise Rent-A-Car  
Address: 585 McCarter Hwy, Newark, NJ 07102, United States
Phone: 1 973-622-2900

Dollar Rent a Car  
Address: 36 Carson Dr, Newark, NJ 07114, United States
Phone: 1 201-744-2093

Value Van and Car Rental  
Address: Newark, NJ, United States
Phone: 1 973-792-0343

Avis Car Rental  
Address: Newark, 28 Newark International Airport St, Newark, NJ 07114, United States
Phone: 1 888-849-0277

Alamo Rent A Car  
Address: Bldg 25, 25 Newark International Airport St, Newark, NJ 07114, United States
Phone: 1 973-849-4315

Taxi services: During weekday rush hours there is an extra $5 surcharge to all areas in the New York state, except Staten Island. Tipping is customary to receive good service. For baggage over 24 inches, an additional charge is applied. Furthermore, for all credit card transactions, expect an additional $5.50 surcharge.

Some notable taxi services in Newark-
Jacobs Cab Service
Address: 422 S 12th St, Newark, NJ 07103, United States
Phone: 1 973-624-1616

Newark Airport Taxi  
Address: 146 FERRY STREET, SUITE B-68, Newark, NJ 07105, United States
Phone: 1 973-273-4420

New Dimension Newark Airport Taxi Service
Address: Newark, NJ, United States
Phone: 1 973-905-0483

Newark Airport Car Service  
Address: Newark, NJ, United States
Phone: 1 973-856-7345

Newark Airport Transportation  
Address: Newark, NJ, United States

Express Taxi and Limo service  
Address: 199 Scotland Rd, City of Orange, NJ 07050, United States
Phone: 1 973-675-3017
Phone: 1 732-548-1140

Ecuamerica Transportation Inc.
Address: 196 Miller St, Newark, NJ 07114, United States
Phone: 1 973-344-0555

Black Crown Taxi Services
Address: 63 Valley St, South Orange, NJ 07079, United States
Phone: 1 877-425-5091

Roadways and Highways in Newark

The numerous highways that serve Newark include the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95),Interstate 78, Interstate 280, the Garden State Parkway, U.S. Route 22, U.S. Route 1/9 and Route 21. The Pulaski Skyway connects Newark to Lower Manhattan and the Holland Tunnel. Quasi-grid form is the local streets layout followed in the city. The city's major streets radiate outward from the downtown area.

Port Newark

Port Newark–Elizabeth Marine Terminal is a major container ship facility operated by the Post Authority of NY and NJ. Located in Newark Bay, it is a principal hub that encompasses two components -  Port Newark and Port Elizabeth. It is the world's 15th busiest port and the largest container facility on the East Coast of the US.

Website: www.panynj.gov/

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