Operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) lies within both Newark and Elizabeth in New Jersey, USA. Port Authority also manages the other Airports in the region viz. JFK Airport, Stewart, LaGuardia and Teterboro airports.
Newark Liberty International has three terminals – Terminal A, B and C. Each terminal is divided into three concourses each. Terminal A mainly domestic flights or flights from countries with US customs preclearance since the terminal does not have immigration facilities. Terminals B and C at Newark handle international flights. Continental Airlines is the airport’s largest tenant occupying the entire terminal C and parts of terminal A. For Continental Airlines Newark is the second largest hub. The next big tenant at Newark is FedEx Express.
Newark Liberty Airport Transportation –
There is a monorail system, the Airtrain Newark, that connects the main hubs of public transport with the terminals at the airport. AirTrain Newark connects the terminals with the Rail Link station (Newark Liberty International Airport Station) where Amtrak and NJ transit train services (on the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast lines) are available.
This station is unique in that it is accessible only by train – there are no buses, no parking or no subway system available here. It is only five minutes from the Newark Penn Station which has bus and cab services, the PATH (NJ subway which connects NJ to NY), Amtrak etc.
For example, to travel from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport one can take the subway/NJ Transit to Newark Penn station and thereon to Rail Link Station from where the AirTrain can take the passengers to the terminals.
AirTrain Newark cost/rates : The monorail is free between all terminals, parking lots and car rentals but while entering or exiting the Rail Link station passengers are charged $5.50 on their ticket. Single PATH ticket costs $1.75.
Newark Airport to New York/ Manhattan –
The AirTrain can be used by arriving passengers. Take the AirTrain to Rail Link station (i.e. the Newark Liberty International Airport Station) from where the NJ Transit or Amtrak trains can be taken according to the destination. For instance to Manhattan one can take the NJ Transit to New York Penn Station or if one needs to access the subway it can be done by getting down at Newark Penn Station (the next stop after Rail Link Station) and taking the PATH to New York. One can then get into the New York Subway system.
Buses at Newark Airport –
Amongst the many bus services plying in this region, the main one is NJ Transit buses. There are others like Airporter and Olympia Trails. Express buses to Manhattan transit hubs like Grad Central Terminal or the Port Authority Bus Terminal (at 42nd Street) cost just $15 one way or $25 round trip. The bus to JFK Airport from Newark costs about $24.
Taxis from Newark to New York –
Approximate taxi rates from Newark to Downtown Manhattan would be around $50-$55; from Newark to Midtown would be around $55-$60; Newark to Uptown Manhattan it is around $60-$70. Numerous private cab and limo services are available from the Newark airport to various locations within New Jersey and New York.
Parking at Newark Airport –
Each terminal has a parking lot adjacent to it. They are parking lots A,B and C. The short term parking rates at Newark Airport are-
For the first half hour or part thereof – $3
Up to 1 hour – $6
For each hour or part thereafter – $3; up to a max of $30 for a 24-hour period.
Daily parking lots P1/ P3 and P4 parking garage located on the Newark Airport have rates same as above except that the max for a 24 hour period is $24. From these parking lots one can use the AirTrain for free to reach the terminals.
Economy long term Parking rates (at parking lots 6 from where travel time could be around 20 minutes to the terminals depending on traffic) are –
For first 24 hours – $15
Over 24 hours – $5 for each 8 hour period or part thereafter.
Hotels at Newark Airport-
The Marriott hotel is the only one within the airport’s property. Shuttles to and from all terminals are arranged for by the hotel since it is not connected by the monorail. For more information the following number can be called – 973-623-0006.