Old Aug 4, 19, 7:42 am
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How early should I leave NYC (Upper West Side) for EWR?

Original flight is at 6:00 p.m. from terminal C.

It usually takes me a little over an hour to get to EWR from the UWS (if I take the subway to Penn Station and transfer to the NJ Transit to the AirTrain).

I'm thinking, if I leave at 3:00 p.m., I could probably make it to EWR a little after 4:00 p.m. and catch the 5:00 p.m. flight, but last time I did that it was July 3 and the TSA PreCheck line was insane. I made it to my flight, but it definitely was a scramble.

Besides 7/3/19, I've never seen the PreCheck line insanely long. Has anyone been flying out of EWR consistently this summer? What was your experience like? Do you think leaving 2 hours before your flight using public transportation is sufficient?
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