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Travel to New Jersey

Flying to New Jersey

Major airports are: Atlantic City International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport.

Airport Guides

Newark Liberty International Airport

Code

EWR

Location

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

Tel

+1 973 961 6000

Address

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Atlantic City International Airport

Code

ACY

Location

The Atlantic City International Airport is situated 16km (10 miles) northwest of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Tel

+1 609 645 7895

Address

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Travelling to New Jersey by Rail

Rail services to Manhattan are available at Newark Liberty International Airport Station and Newark Penn Station (see above). Newark Liberty Airport Express runs frequent bus services to Midtown Manhattan, stopping at the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Grand Central Station Terminal (both of which are also served by New York Airport Service express buses running to JFK and La Guardia airports - see New York section) and Penn Station (journey time - 30 to 60 minutes).

NJ Transit buses from Newark arrive at the Port Authority Terminal in Manhattan. Shared minibuses that stop on demand are run by SuperShuttle Manhattan, which stops anywhere south of 227th Street (24 hours), and also serves the area between 23rd and 63rd Streets Gray Line Air Shuttles run from Newark to Manhattan.

Penn Station in Newark serves NJ Transit trains as well as most Amtrak (tel: 1 800 872 7245, in the USA only) services along the New York-Philadelphia-Washington corridor, including high-speed Acela Express trains. For train times on these routes, see the New York section; trains from Newark to New York take 15 to 20 minutes. Trains between Atlantic City and Philadelphia are operated by NJ Transit and Amtrak.

Driving to New Jersey

The three major motorways of New Jersey are the Atlantic City Expressway, the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike. All three of them are toll roads. The toll can be paid in cash. For longer stays it is advisable that you equip your car with a transponder so that the toll can be charged automatically using an E-ZPass.

Getting to New Jersey by boat

Ferry operators

Statue Cruises operates a year-round ferry service to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from Liberty State Park in Jersey City. NY Waterway, SeaStreak and Hudson River Ferries operate services to and from New York City. Cape May-Lewes Ferry operates a service to and from Cape May to the State of Delaware.