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About Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is one of three major airports serving New York City and the New York metropolitan area, alongside John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA). Although the airport is located in New Jersey, it is only 13 miles (21km) southwest of Lower Manhattan. This guide to Newark Liberty International Airport provides a concise overview of terminal facilities and public transport options, making it ideal for travellers.


An information desk is available in each terminal. Additionally, Terminal B has Travelers Aid Welcome Centers on Level 2 (international arrivals) and Level 1 (baggage claim). Travellers can also call 1-973-623-5052.


Driving directions:

Newark Liberty International Airport is located off Interstates 78 and 95. Interstate 78 is a144-mile (232km) highway connecting Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Lower Manhattan in New York City, while Interstate 95 runs the length of the entire East Coast, connecting Miami, Florida to the border crossing between Maine and Canada.

Visitors travelling from Manhattan typically use Interstate 495 West before merging onto Interstate 95 South. The drive time, without traffic, should take about 30 minutes, but in reality, it often takes longer due to congestion.

Transfer between terminals:

AirTrain EWR: AirTrain EWR provides seamless connections to all passenger terminals (A, B, and C), parking lots, and the Newark Liberty International Airport Station, where one can take NJ Transit or Amtrak to Newark, New York City, Boston and other destinations. AirTrain EWR runs 24/7, every day.

AirTrain EWR notes:
• AirTrain EWR is free within the airport; however, a fare is required to enter or exit at Newark Liberty International Airport Station.
• AirTrain EWR operates outside the airport's secure zone, meaning passengers must exit the arrival terminal before proceeding to another terminal.
• Passengers arriving from international destinations must claim all checked bags at customs and recheck them with their transferring airline, even if the bags are checked to their final destination.

United Airlines shuttle: United Airlines runs shuttle services inside the airport's secure zone, meaning passengers do not need to go through TSA security if taking the shuttle. The services are:
• Between Terminals A and C (04:00-midnight).
• One-way service from Terminal A to Terminal B Gates B60 to B68 (13:00-midnight).
• One-way service from Terminal C to Terminal B Gates B60 to B68 (13:00-midnight).
• United Airlines may change the route at their discretion.

Airport Info


3 Brewster Road

Newark Liberty International Airport is located in New Jersey, which borders New York state to the north and east. The airport is only 13 miles (21km) southwest of Lower Manhattan or 16 miles (26km) southwest of the Empire State Building, a popular tourist attraction.

No. of terminals:

+1 973 961 6000

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus: Coach USA and Trans-Bridge operate comfortable coaches to and from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Shared-ride Shuttle: Shared-ride shuttles offer a cost-effective transport option by grouping passengers headed to the same destination. For instance:
Carmel Super Saver (+1 212 666 6666) operates services between EWR and Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Long Island, and Upstate NY, along with destinations in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.
ETS Air Shuttle (+1 718 221 5341) operates services between EWR and Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Long Island, and destinations in New Jersey.
• Other shared-ride shuttle companies are Airlink New York (+1 212 812 9000) and Trans-Bridge Coach Lines (+1 610 868 6001).

Taxi: Metered taxis are available outside each terminal. Charges do not include tolls, additional baggage fees, airport access fees, rush hour surcharges, local taxi commissions, and tipping. Passengers should not accept offers from individuals who solicit business. To estimate fare costs, see this page.

Public transport rail:

Rail: AirTrain EWR links all passenger terminals with Newark Liberty International Airport Station. From there, passengers can switch to two NJ Transit train lines:
• Northeast Corridor trains provide services to New York, Trenton and intermediate points.
• North Jersey Coast Line trains provide services to New York, Long Branch and intermediate points.
• Tickets are required to enter or exit at Newark Liberty International Airport Station.
• To plan your journey, visit the NJ Transit website.

Terminal facilities


ATMs are available throughout all three terminals.

Currency exchange counters are in Terminal B (Satellite building and near the AirTrain access).


Each terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport offers a wide range of food options, including bars, restaurants, and grab-and-go choices.


Newsagents, along with shops selling gifts, fashion, and travel essentials, are available in all three terminals.

Duty-free is available in:
• Terminal A – Central Plaza and in the South Pier near Gates 3 and 4.
• Terminal B – B2 Connector, B3 Satellite, B3 Rotunda, and near the B3 Concourse entrance.
• Terminal C – Near Gate C80, Gate C107, and along the Connector for Gates C120-C139.


A luggage storage facility is in Terminal B, near the B2 center.

If you have misplaced items within the confines of Newark Liberty International Airport (except at TSA checkpoints), visit this page.

If you have lost items on an airplane, contact the airline you flew with for help.

Airport facilities

Communication Facilities:

Free Wi-Fi internet access is available.

Disabled facilities:

Newark Liberty International Airport has standard accessibility features such as lifts and ramps. In addition, the airport also offers:
• An AIRA app for blind or low-vision travellers.
• Hearing loops for hearing-aid users.
• Sunflower lanyards for passengers with hidden disabilities.
• Specially designed electric carts for people with reduced mobility in Terminal C.
• An adult changing table on Level 1 (by Door 2) in Terminal B.
• Various pet/ service animal relief areas throughout the airport.
• A Sensory Room in Terminal A, pre-security at the south side of the Departures level, for travellers needing to decompress from the stress of flying. Operation hours are from 06:00 to 22:00.

Travellers who require special arrangements should contact the airline before travelling.

Car parking:

Three short-term car parks (A, B and C) are located in front of each terminal.

Economy parking (P6) is at 112 Brewster Rd. Passengers can take a free shuttle, which runs 24 x 7 and departs every 10 minutes from the parking lot.

Passengers looking to park at Newark Liberty International Airport for more than 30 days should contact ABM Parking Services at +1 973 961 6421 to make special arrangements and avoid being towed away.

Car rental:

Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, SIXT, and Thrifty are the car rental companies available at Newark Liberty International Airport.

The car rental center at Newark Liberty International Airport is on Levels 1 to 3, within the Parking A Garage on Parking A Access Road, NJ 07201. Passengers arriving at Terminal A should follow the rental car signs to Level 2 Mezzanine and walk 7 minutes across the pedestrian bridge to the car rental center. Passengers arriving in Terminals B and C can use AirTrain EWR to Terminal A, then walk 10 minutes via a covered walkway to the car rental center.

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