Newark Liberty International Airport Guide (EWR)

Airport info
Code: EWR
Address:
3 Brewster Road, Newark, NJ 07114, United States
Location:

Newark Liberty International Airport is located 3km (2 miles) south of Newark and 26km (16 miles) southwest of New York City.

No. of terminals: 3 Dialling code: +1
Telephone:
+1 973 961 6000
Timezone: GMT -05:00
Map:
Newark Liberty International Airport map

Located in New Jersey, Newark Liberty International Airport, the oldest major air facility in the US, is one of three major international airports serving New York City, which is located a short distance to the northeast. Our Newark Liberty International Airport guide includes information on airport facilities, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.

Information

Travellers Aid Welcome Centres, providing information on transportation, accommodation and car hire services, are located in each terminal. Multi-lingual assistants wear red jackets and are stationed throughout the terminals to provide information to passengers.

Website
www.panynj.gov
Transfer between terminals

The AirTrain monorail runs regularly between the terminals and car parks.

Driving directions

Newark Liberty International Airport is located off Interstate 78 (from the west) and Interstate 95 (from the south).
From central New York, cross Holland Tunnel to the west and turn off onto the NJ-139, which becomes Pulaski Skyway (US Route 9). This road leads all the way to the airport, with the terminals having a dedicated exit junction. The total drive time to the airport from central New York is approximately 30 minutes (depending on traffic).

Public Transport

Public transport rail

Rail:Newark Liberty International Airport Station is connected to the terminals via the free AirTrain. From here, Amtrak (tel: +1 800 872 7245; www.amtrak.com) and New Jersey Transit (tel: +1 973 275 5555; www.njtransit.com) trains stop (en route to New York Penn Station) at Newark Penn Station for connections to PATH (tel: +1 800 234 7284; www.pathrail.com) subway trains, which serve Manhattan and other New York City destinations.

Public transport road

Bus:Coach USA (tel: +1 877 863 9275; www.coachusa.com) operates the 24-hour Newark Airport Express coach to New York City, calling at Grand Central Station, Bryant Park and the Port Authority Bus Terminal (journey time: 90-120 minutes; fare: US$16). Other services run to destinations in Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Staten Island and the suburbs.

Shuttle:A number of companies offer shuttle services to the city and the other New York City airports, including Carmel Super Saver (tel: +1 212 666 6666; www.carmellimo.com) and Dial 7 (tel: +1 212 777 7777; www.dial7.com). Rates start at around US$50 for central Manhattan destinations. Further information on providers and rates is available from desks in the arrival areas of all terminals.

Taxi:Taxis are readily available from outside the terminals; passengers should use authorised taxis only and establish a fare before departure. Average fares to New York City range from US$55-$90, depending on the exact destination required.

Terminal facilities

Money

ATMs and bureaux de change services are located in all terminals. A bank is situated in Terminal C.

Communication

Free Wi-Fi internet access (for up to 30 minutes) is available throughout Newark Liberty International Airport. For those without wireless-enabled devices, there are fixed internet connections at various locations.

Food

There is a wide variety of places to eat and drink in all terminals. Options include fast-food outlets, sushi bars, American-style restaurants and pubs.

Shopping

Numerous newsagents, gift shops and speciality outlets – ranging from luxury fashion boutiques to children’s toy retailers – are available in all terminals. Duty-free shopping can be found in the departure gate concourses of each terminal.

Luggage

Luggage trolleys can be collected in the baggage reclaim areas of all terminals. Left-luggage facilities are located in Terminal C. A lost property service (tel: +1 908 787 0667) is on hand to assist with lost item queries.

Other

Other facilities at Newark Liberty International Airport include a medical centre (tel: +1 973 643 8383) near bus stop 4 on the long-term parking shuttle bus route, baby change facilities, shoeshine booths, and a chapel in Terminal C.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

A comprehensive range of business services – including fax, computer, photocopying and courier facilities – are available in all terminals. Conference facilities are only offered via airline and club lounges, although the on-site Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott (tel: +1 973 623 0006; www.marriott.com) houses 26 meeting rooms and a fully equipped business centre.

Disabled facilities

There are TDD telephones, ramps, lifts and wheelchair-accessible toilets throughout the terminals, while electric carts are available on request from the airlines for transportation to the gates. Accessible cars can be hired from Avis and Hertz. There are also reserved disabled car parking spaces (tel: +1 973 961 6421).

Car parking

There are more than 17,000 public parking spaces at Newark Liberty International Airport. Three short-term car parks (A, B and C) are situated in front of each terminal. Daily parking is available in car parks P1, P3 and the multistorey P4 (P2 and part of P3 are reserved for hire cars), which are connected to the terminals by AirTrain services. Free shuttle buses transport passengers to/from the P6 economy parking area. Valet parking is also available (tel: +1 973 961 6615). For information on parking facilities, including details of rates, contact the parking operator (tel: +1 973 961 6421).

Car rental

Take the free AirTrain to the P3 car park for Avis, Enterprise, Hertz and National pick-ups, or alight at the P2 car park for Alamo, Budget and Dollar. Courtesy telephones for car hire reservations are situated in the baggage reclaim areas of all terminals.

Hotels

There is one hotel located on-site at Newark Liberty International Airport, with additional options within close proximity – many of these are linked to the airport by a hotel shuttle service that departs from the P4 car park. Courtesy telephones for reservations and information are located in each terminal, on the baggage reclaim level.


Holiday Inn Newark International Airport

+1 973 242 0900

Located at the main entrance to the airport, Holiday Inn Newark International Airport offers free Wi-Fi internet, business services and on-site fitness facilities. Despite its close proximity, the hotel also provides a 24-hour shuttle bus service to/from the terminals.

New York City

Hilton Newark Airport

+1 908 351 3900

Served by a free 24-hour airport shuttle, Hilton Newark Airport is around 1.6km (1 mile) from Newark Liberty International Airport. This glass-fronted hotel houses a range of facilities, including a business centre, fitness room and a restaurant serving a wide selection of dishes.

New York City

Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott

+1 973 623 0006

Boasting an American-style grill restaurant, the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott is the only hotel situated within the airport site. Other notable facilities here include a 24-hour fitness centre and indoor and outdoor pools.

New York City

Courtyard Newark Liberty International Airport

+1 973 643 8500

Featuring a chic lobby area, this mid-range hotel is less than 1.6km (1 mile) from the airport and, like many other hotels in the vicinity, is linked via a shuttle bus service. On-site dining, fitness and parking facilities are available here, while guests who are working can make use of the business centre and high-speed internet access.

New York City

Fairfield Inn & Suites Newark

+1 973 242 2600

Conveniently equipped with car parking space for guests, as well as a fitness centre and swimming pool, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Newark is just 1.6km (1 mile) from Newark Liberty International Airport.

New York City

Ramada Plaza Hotel Newark

+1 973 589 1000

Among the more economical options near the airport, the Ramada nevertheless has a good range of services and facilities, including event space, free high-speed internet and a fitness room.

New York City
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