If you’re leaving from Manhattan, you’ll want to make your way to Penn Station, located on 34th and 7th Avenue, which is also where the 1, 2, 3, and A, C, and E subway lines stop, so you can easily connect from one of those subways to NJ transit.
How To Get to Newark Airport from Manhattan
NJ transit runs regularly scheduled service from Penn Station to Newark, however you can view the train schedule here.
Once you’re at Penn Station, follow signs for NJ Transit, as it’s home also the Long Island Railroad, and 6 subway lines mentioned above, but there are signs with clear directions.
You’ll need to buy a NJ Transit ticket, which you can do at the ticket window.
Alternatively, they sell the tickets at the kiosk, which is the method I used.
A one-way ticket from New York Penn to Newark International Airport costs $13. When buying your ticket, you’re just buying the route, not a specific train, so next you’ll want to head to the departure monitors to see the train options.
It’s pretty easy to figure out, but any train with the airplane symbol next to it means it will be stopping at Newark Airport along the way. Depending on the way, it may make a few stops before (such as Secaucus and Newark Penn Station).
Once at the Newark Airport stop, you’ll want to exit the train, and follow signs up for the AirTrain, as you’ll need to transfer to this to get to your Terminal.
You’ll want to save your NJ transit ticket, as you’ll have to scan it before getting on the AirTrain. The AirTrain stops at all airport Terminals including Terminal A, B, C.
On my recent trip, the travel time from Penn Station to my terminal took about 35 minutes, which isn’t a bad way to get to Newark from Manhattan considering it only cost $13.
We’ve compared the NYC area airports in our post: The Differences Between the 3 New York City Area Airports (JFK, LGA, EWR), however despite Newark being located in New Jersey, taking the NJ transit there, doesn’t make any longer than JFK.
Have you taken NJ transit before to Newark? Feel free to share your comments below.