The Best Way To Get From
Newark International Airport To Manhattan (and back again)
Since New Jersey is just across the Hudson River from Manhattan, traveling from Newark International Airport (EWR) to Manhattan, or any where in New York City for that matter, is a lot easier than you might think. Best of all, you can take advantage of some really low airfares when you choose to fly into Newark International instead of JFk or LaGuardia Airports.
Well, here are four ways you can travel from Newark Int'l Airport to anywhere in Manhattan. Which method to use depends on your budget and any time constraints you may have.
Travel By TaxiOf course, traveling from Newark Airport to Manhattan by taxi is easy. Just like at Kennedy and LaGuardia, cabs are curbside waiting to pick up fares. The fare will cost between $50.00 and $70.00, tolls not included and don't forget the tip. This a convenient method, but not cheap.
Hire a Car Service to Pick You UpInstead of picking up a random cab at curbside, you can hire a car. If you're traveling with a lot of luggage, kids or with a pet, this is a great way to travel, though its not inexpensive. If you've got a large party, you can hire a car to accommodate as many as 10 people and their luggage. We like to use Carmel Car & Limo Service or Dial 7 Car & Limo Service.
Airport ShuttlesThere are several Airport Shuttle companies to choose from and truthfully, if you have a large party traveling with you (more then 4 adults), this might be the best way to go unless you hire a private car service. Keep in mind that there will be other passengers on the shuttle and you might have to wait for their drop off before the shuttle takes you to your destination.
The AirtrainThanks to the Airtrain and New Jersey Transit, you can travel by train between Newark International Airport and Manhattan for as little as $12.50 per person. Take the Airtrain from your arrival terminal to Airtrain Station where you can catch a New Jersey Transit train to New York's Penn Station 21 hours a day. Note: The NJ Transit train does not run between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. nightly. Once you reach Penn Station you can take a cab, Uber, subway, bus, or even walk to your hotel depending on its location.
For more information and to use the New Jersey Transit Airport Trip Planner, click here and look to the right side of the page.
Truth be told, most native New Yorkers get a ride with a friend or relative to and from Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports, but even the gutsiest of us natives have a hard time getting someone to take us to or pick us up from Newark International. If I decide to fly into Newark, I always hire a car from Carmel Car Service.
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