Airport Name

Newark Liberty International Airport

Airport Location

The airport is located 3km (2 miles) south
of Newark and 24km (15 miles) southwest of
New York City.






+1 973 961 6000

Airport Overview

Terminal Transfer | Getting into Town | Car Parking | Information Desks | Airport Facilities

Situated within the city limits of both Newark and Elizabeth in New Jersey, USA, Newark Liberty International is approximately 24km (15 miles) south-west of Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Having handled just over 33 million passengers in 2010, it is the United States’ tenth-busiest aerial hub.

Newark Liberty International comprises three passenger terminals: Terminal C consists of two ticketing levels, while Terminals A and B have four levels. Ticket counters are on the top floor, gates and shops are on the third floor, an international arrivals lounge (Terminal B) and baggage carousels are on the second floor, and short term parking areas make up the ground floor. Each terminal features three concourses.

With clean amenities and a decent array of dining and shopping venues, quick check-in and security facilities and numerous transport options to and from the airport, Newark Liberty International is, in spite of its relatively small size, an efficient airport worthy of being the country’s fifth-busiest international air gateway.

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Terminal Transfer

The Airtran Newark transports passengers between the terminals free of charge, while a number of metered taxis also run between the terminals.

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Getting into Town

Train: The Airtran Newark rail link connection runs between the Newark Liberty International Airport station and various parts of New York. The fare ranges between $8.25 and $12.50, depending on the destination.

Taxi: Taxis offer transport between the terminals at a rate of $13-$15. A trip to the centre of Newark costs around $18 while the fare to New York runs $55-$90, depending on the destination. During rush hours (6am-9am and 4pm-7pm) and at weekends (12pm-8pm), there is an additional surcharge of $5 to all areas in New York, excluding Staten Island.

Bus: Coach USA runs the Newark Airport Express to Grand Central Station in New York City. Journey time is 90-120 minutes and fare is $15 one-way and $25 return.

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Car Parking

With 17,000 bays scattered across six lots, parking is plentiful at Newark Liberty International. Three short-term car parks (Lots A, B and C), in addition to Daily Lots P3 and P4, charge $3 for the first 30 minutes, $6 for an hour and $3 for each half hour thereof; however, the maximum daily rate for short term parking and daily parking lots P3 and P4 are $33, $24 and $27 respectively. Long Term Economy Parking Lot 6’s rates are $18 for the first 24 hours and $6 for each eight-hour period thereafter.

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Information Desks

Multi-lingual customer service personnel wearing red jackets provide assistance and information throughout the terminals, while Travellers Aid services are offered at the ground transportation counters in each terminal.

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Airport Facilities

Money and communications: ATMs and currency exchange.

Luggage: There are lost-and-found facilities, although no left-luggage storage due to nationwide security regulations.

Conference and business: All terminals have Internet-equipped business facilities, including fax machines, computers, photocopiers and courier counters. Conference rooms are only accessible via club and airline lounges; however, the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott (located on-site) provides access to 19 meeting rooms, in addition to a fully equipped business centre.

Other facilities: A chapel, medical centre and baby-care amenities.

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi is available throughout the terminals and costs about $5 per hour. There’s also a number of fixed Internet stations situated at various locations.

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About the author

Oonagh ShielContent Manager at Cheapflights whose travel life can be best summed up as BC (before children) and PC (post children). We only travel during the school holidays so short-haul trips and staycations are our specialities!

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