Going from Manhattan to Newark Airport

As a student in the New York City area, you might want to know your alternatives to save money if you want to reach Newark International Airport.

Newark Liberty International Airport (airport code EWR) is one of New York City’s three area airports. Newark Airport is about 16 miles southwest of Manhattan.

There are 5 options to go from Manhattan to Newark Airport:

1/ Taxi, Van, or Express Bus to Newark Airport
You can use New York City yellow cabs to  get to Newark Airport. It might be a costly option though. You can also consider other options such as van or express bus to get to Newark.

Travel Time: 50 minutes (depends on traffic)
Price: $50 and up (tolls (Lincoln tunnel ($6) and NJ Turnpike ($.75) and tips to include)

2/ Shared ride van service
You have many options for that. You can check online as they are many different players. You need to book it in advance and they will pick you up. Don’t forget that it’s a “shared service” so there might be a few stops on the way to Newark Airport.

Travel Time: 60 minutes (depends on traffic and number of stops)
Price: $19 (tips to include)

3/ Express Bus
You can pick it up at Penn Station or Grand Central. The bus makes trips to Newark Airport every 30 minutes starting from 5AM to 1:30AM.

Travel Time: 50 minutes (depends on traffic)
Price: $13 (tips to include)

4/ NJ Transit + AirTrain
From New York’s Penn Station, all NJ Transit trains that show “EWR” are available to Newark Airport. Then, you need to get the Newark Airport Airtrain to reach your terminal. It runs from 5-6AM to 2AM.

Travel Time: 40 minutes (depends on traffic)
Price: $12.5 (NJ Transit + Air Train)

Overall, there are ways to save money if you want to travel the world and get from Manhattan to Newark Airport! Have a safe flight!