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The Complete Guide to EWR - Newark Liberty International Airport [OUTDATED]

The Complete Guide to EWR - Newark Liberty International Airport [OUTDATED]

Old Jan 9, 12, 8:12 pm
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The Complete Guide to EWR - Newark Liberty International Airport [OUTDATED]

Welcome to Newark Liberty International Airport



Terminal A

Terminal A

Check In

All Airlines' check in desks are located on the third (top) floor of the airport terminal. There is no inline baggage screening available in Terminal A, so after checking in, you will need to bring you bags to a TSA agent.

Departure/Arrival Gates and Security Checkpoint
All gates as well as the security check points are located on Level 2

Baggage Claim and Passenger Pickup
All baggage carousels are located on Level 1

A-1 Concourse
Gates A10-A18

Airlines Serving A-1
Air Canada
Southwest http://www.southwest.com/html/air/ai...ation.html#EWR
United

Airline Lounges
United Club


A-2 Concourse
Gates A20-A28

Airlines Serving A-2
United Express
JetBlue Airways

Airline Lounges
United Club


A-3 Concourse
Gates A30-A39

Airlines Serving A-3
American Airlines http://www.aa.com/i18n/aboutUs/where...rminal_EWR.jsp
Frontier http://www.flyfrontier.com/flight-in...irports/newark
US Airways http://www.usairways.com/en-US/trave...rport-EWR.html

Airline Lounges
American Airlines Admirals Club

A-C Shuttle


Terminal B

4th FloorCheckin All Airlines Except: BA/EC/Charters/Iceland Express

3rd All Gates Food Court Virgin Lounge

2nd International Arrivals Airline Services Desk Baggage Services for CO, UA, AI, LH, LY Charter/Iceland Express Checkin EC Jet lounge

1st Domestic Bag Claim Passenger Pickup BA/EC Checkin Baggage Service for DL, AS, AZ, AF

Important Note Regarding International Arrivals: 30-60 average us pass, 60-120 non-us.

Note Regarding CO Intl Arrivals: 60-90 mins decision on c vs b.

Customs Hours

Global Entry Location

B-1 Concourse
Gates B40-B47

Airlines Serving B-1
Delta
Alaska

Airline Lounges
Delta

B-2 Concourse
Gates B51-B57

Airlines Serving B-2

Airline Lounges

B-3 Concourse
Gates B60-B68

Airlines Serving B-3

Airline Longues
Lufthansa
SAS Business Loungue


Terminal C

Continental Airlines

4
3 Gates
2
1 Baggage Claim Passenger Pickup Baggage Services

C-1 Concourse
Gates C70-C99

Continental/Continental Connection
Gate C-72 shuttle to term a

C-2 Concourse
Gates C101-C115

C-3 Concourse
Gates C120-C139



Getting from Terminal-Terminal


Customs/Immigration

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Transportation

Connecting between Newark and the New York Airports

EWR-JFK-EWR
Transportation Options to the John F. Kennedy International Airport

It is our suggestion that you allow for AT LEAST three hours if arriving domestically, and five hours if arriving internationally to transit between EWR and JFK.

Train
There is no direct link between JFK and EWR airports. Your best option for transferring between EWR and JFK by train would be to take AirTrain Newark to the Newark Airport Train Station. From there, take NJ Transit to New York Penn Station. At NY Penn, transfer to the Long Island RailRoad to Jamaica Station, where you will transfer to AirTrain JFK.

Alternative: From New York Penn Station, you can take the NYC Subway E Train to Sutphin Boulevard/Archer Avenue Station, and then Transfer to AirTrain JFK. Cost savings would be $5.50, though it would add 25 minutes of travel time.

Travel Time: AirTrain Newark (5-15 Minutes), NJ Transit (30 Minutes), Long Island RailRoad (25 Minutes), AirTrain JFK (10-20 Minutes)
Cost: $ 26.25 AirTrain Newark (Free), NJ Transit ($12.50), Long Island RailRoad ($ 8.75), AirTrain JFK ($5.00)

Taxi
Taxis from EWR offer a flat rate of $85.00 between EWR and JFK Airports.
Travel Time:
Cost: $85.00, plus tolls, for an approximate total of $100.00 - $110.00, plus driver gratutity.

Shuttles
Olympic Airporter/State Shuttle - http://olympic-limo.com/schedule-air...ewr%20jfk.html
To Make a Reservation: http://olympicairporter.hudsonltd.net/res
Hourly Departures 6:00am - 9:00pm From EWR (Terminal A on :00, Terminal B :10, Terminal C :20)
Travel Time: Approximately 90 Minutes
Cost: $30.00


ETS Airport Shuttle - http://www.etsairportshuttle.com/
Hourly Departures from 7:30am until 9:30pm
Travel time is Approximately 60-90 Minutes
Cost: 29.00
Please Note, ETS Runs a Single Shuttle Between EWR and both LGA and JFK. If there are passengers going to JFK and LGA, there will be an intermediate stop at LGA. If no passengers are bound for LGA, it will go direct to JFK.

NYC Airporter
http://www.nycairporter.com/
32.00 One-stop at Port Authority

Additional Resources
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/new-y...solidated.html


EWR-LGA-EWR

Train
There is no direct link between EWR and LGA. There is also no easy mass transit connection between the two airports. Your best option for transferring between EWR and LGA would be by one of the regularly scheduled shuttle service providers..


Taxi
Taxis from EWR offer a flat rate of $87.00 between EWR and LGA Airports.
Travel Time:
Cost: $87.00, plus tolls, for an approximate total of $105.00 - $115.00, plus driver gratutity.

Shuttles

ETS Airport Shuttle - http://www.etsairportshuttle.com/
Hourly Departures from 7:30am until 9:30pm
Travel time is Approximately 60-90 Minutes
Cost: 32.00


NYC Airporter
http://www.nycairporter.com/
32.00 One-stop at Port Authority


Additional Information
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/new-y...nnections.html


Rental Cars
There are NO rental car counters in the terminals. Rental Cars can be found at Station P3 and P4 on the AirTrain.

P2 Rental Cars
Budget
Dollar
* Indicates Off-Airport Shuttle

P3 Rental Cars
Avis
Enterprise
Hertz
National
* Indicates Off-Airport Shuttle

One-Way Rentals to/from Manhattan

Both Avis and Hertz offer discounted Car Rentals for short-term, one-way rentals to/from EWR to their Manhattan Locations.

http://www.avis.com/car-rental/conte...D=DealsLanding

https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/speci...TabLink=tlink4
Trains

NJ Transit

12.50 to New York Penn (34/6)

Amtrak

NE Corridor
Connections NYP
Continental to PHL, WIL, ETC

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/conti...ak-co-faq.html

PATH
2.00
Newark Penn
-WTC
- 33rd via JSQ

Metro North

Service to East of hudson/connecticut
Via Grand Central

Long Island Railroad

Via Penn Station
Service to LI/Brooklyn/JFK


Busses

NJ Transit City Busses

62, 67, Go28 1.50 to Newark Penn
Link to Schefule

NJ Transit Long Distance Busses
Toms River

Newark Airport Express
$15 to Port Authority/Bryant Pk/Grand Central

Greyhound
Limited from Newark Penn
Full port authority

TransBridge Lines
Lehigh Valley

Shuttles

Taxis

Car Service

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Airport/Area Hotels

Airport Area Hotels

Hotels On Airport Property

EWR does not have any hotels directly attached to the terminals. And only has one hotel on the physical grounds of the airport.

Marriott (973)xxx-xxxx
The Marriott is the only hotel that has a direct shuttle connection to the Terminals. Their shuttle runs continuously, 24/7 from the ground transportation level of each terminal.

Airport Area Hotels With Shuttles
The following hotels offer complimentry shuttle service to and from the airport. The schedule for each hotel is listed, and note that not every shuttle runs 24 hours, and some do not run continuously, you hay have to call to arrange a pickup.

To reach these hotel shuttles, take theAirTrain from each Terminal to Station P4 to meet the hotel shuttle.


-With shuttles (and warnings about cutoff/first shuttle times)
- phone numbers


Stranded Overnight Due to Misconnection?

Distressed Passenger Hotels

Traveler's Aid has access to the APAGlobal Airport Accomidations system, and can offer discounted hotel rooms for passengers stranded at EWR. To use this service, either call 800-935-5995, or go to their website, www.apaglobal.com (which is mobile device friendly) Use code jstrk and the airport code is EWR. Important Note: Due to the nature of this service, the hotel WILL NOT get your name. It is extremely important that you retain your confirmation number, or else you cannot check-in.

- "best" places to overnight in the terminals

All Terminal Buildings are open 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week.

http://www.sleepinginairports.net/usa/newark.htm

*no reviews/reccomendations will be offered.

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Parking

Short-Term
Available in front of all three terminals. Parking in Terminals A and B is available in a surface lots, and in a Garage for Terminal C. -- Should you park in the wrong lot, note that all three lots are connected.

Incrimental Rate: $3.00 each half hour
Daily Maximum: $33.00 each 24-hour period


Mid-Term (Daily)
Available in lots P1, P3, and P4. All lots connected to Terminals via AirTrain Service.

Incrimental Rate: $3.00 for each half hour.
Daily Maximum: $24.00 for P1 and P3, $27.00 for P4 each 24-hour period.


Long-Term (Economy)
Available in lots P6 and P7

Incrimental Rate: $18.00 First 24 hours, then $6.00 per 8 hours.
Daily Maximum: $18.00 each 24-hour period.


Disabled Parking
Available in Short-Term lots (A, B, C) at Long-Term rates.


Valet
Available in lot P4 (Note: This is not Valet To/From Terminals, But Valet at Lot.

Incrimental Rate: $40.00 for first day, then $20.00 per 12 hours.



Off Site

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/conti...rking-ewr.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/conti...rking-ewr.html


"Out of the Box" Options
Consider driving to a NJ Transit Rail Station with long-term parking options, then hopping on the train to EWR.

MetroPark - Located at Exit 131 on Garden State Parkway
http://www.njtransit.com/rg/rg_servl...&selStation=83

$ 5.00 Up to 16 Hours
$ 9.00 Per 24 Hours
$ 70.00 Per Month

Plus $11.50 each way for the Train. -- Trip time takes approximately 20 Minutes.

Ramsey Route 17 - Located on Route 17, Just over the NJ/NY Border
http://www.njtransit.com/rg/rg_servl...38417&x=16&y=3

$ 4.00 Per 24 Hour Period
$ 60.00 Per Month

Plus $17.00 each way for the train. -- Trip time takes approximately 1 hour.

Park-Sleep-Fly Hotel Options
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/new-y...-park-fly.html

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Long Layovers at EWR

I've Got At Least xx Hours to Kill in/at EWR

Baggage Storage

In Airport

NBS Terminal C

In NYC


I Have __ Hours To Kill Between Flights

1-2

* Ride the AirTrain! (Its free, and end-to-end takes about 20 minutes, and offers some good views if the ramps)

* "Shop" Terminal C

*

2-3

*


3-4

Jersey Gardens Mall - movie theatre

Ironbound Section

Tops

4-5

Newark Museum
Institute for Jazz Studies at Rutgers University
Newark Public Library

5-6

New York City
Newark Bears
NJ Devils
NJ Nets
NY Liberty
Prudential Center

6+

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Traveler's Aid Society @ EWR

Ok, this will be good, I promise! Just give us time!

We will list our contact information here, along with our hours and locations, as well as a list of what services we offer.

Plus, Traveler's Aid is a non-profit volunteer organization. Id hope we'd be allowed to posr information about joining us or donating to the organization.

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Question Amtrak connection to EWR query?

I see that Amtrak offers service 9/x day from Penn Stn. to EWR. It costs more ($25) than the Olympia Trails bus ($16). How does it compare MTA?

Any FT's familiar with the Amtrak service? Is it reliable/convenient?
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Originally Posted by Antonio8069 View Post
I see that Amtrak offers service 9/x day from Penn Stn. to EWR. It costs more ($25) than the Olympia Trails bus ($16). How does it compare MTA?

Any FT's familiar with the Amtrak service? Is it reliable/convenient?
Hi Antonio,

Seating wise, I would say that the two are the same, or similar at least. However I would caution against using Amtrak, and heres why.

Amtrak is an all-reserved service, and while you can purchase a ticket fairly close to departure time, they also have a dynamic pricing system (similar to airline tickets) meaning that 25 ticket can go as high as 50 or 75 dollars if you wait to purchase until right before boarding.

On the flipside, if you purchase the ticket in advance, and your flight is delayed, or you get held up in customs, and miss your train, you can apply the 25 dollars to the next train, however, the fare will be repriced at the current day's rate.

As an alternative to Amtrak, NJ Transit operates over 50 commuter trains from EWR to New York Penn each day (minimum of 2 per hour between 5am until 2am) The service costs 12.50, with no advance purchase benefits.


Thr bus on the other hand, is 16.00 per person from 6am until 1am, and runs every 15 minutes, and you can buy your ticket right on the bus. Even if you pre-pay for your reservation, you can ride any bus, with no additional fare collection.


A last alternative would be the SuperShuttle orshared ride, which is 20.00 per person anywhere in Manhattan, and while this is a shared ride (11 seat van, and you are only one stop of the 11), you will have a door-to-door service, versus the bus or train, which woukd require either a taxi or subway/city bus to your final destination.
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Originally Posted by kwildnj View Post
As an alternative to Amtrak, NJ Transit operates over 50 commuter trains from EWR to New York Penn each day (minimum of 2 per hour between 5am until 2am) The service costs 12.50, with no advance purchase benefits.
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Laste year I took the NJ transit train and it was very good. I'm arriving to EWR this thrusday and will take it again. It's a good choice, a bit crowded maybe but the ride is not too long actually so it's fine.
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Thank you

Thank you very much for posting the transit information for Newark. I am looking to fly from AUS to Europe (Spain, France, etc.) on AA and the award tickets showed different connecting airports of Newark and JFK. I have never flown a flight with different connecting airports, that I can remember. I could not find information in the AA forum, but I image this would be common with AA award flights connecting through EWR and JFK. Thanks again!
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EWR / Newark Airport - airline/terminal comparisons?

I flew into Newark Airport, loved the first glimpse of the Manhattan skyline and was really impressed with the speed of processing us into the United States. The New Jersey transit was also quite useful

However the airport was not nearly so good for the British Airways flight home. We had hoped to pick up some food at the airport, nothing fancy, but the terminal consisted of a snack bar, a newsagent, a tiny 'pub' and small duty free.

Would we have been better off with a different airline at a different terminal?
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Commenting on food quality only, not the merits of the different airlines...

You might try UAL, flying out of Terminal C. I had a bit of a wait after catching the redeye the night before, and the dining options right around the gate I remember were:
  • a place serving full breakfast that smelled pretty good
  • Jamba Juice, a smoothie/juice bar (where I ate)
  • a burger joint (which must have been decent, as i watched Anthony Bourdain buy and inhale one of their burgers at 7:30 A.M.)
Due to the early hour, there was other stuff, too, that wasn't interesting to me at the time (or closed, maybe).

Anyway, here's the full Terminal C restaurant list--lots past security:
http://www.panynj.gov/airports/ewr-s...-services.html
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Flying out of Newark only Terminal C really has decent concessions and that's all United. The BA operation at JFK (T7) isn't all that much better but it has a handful of options rather than the essentially nil at EWR.
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Originally Posted by PollThomson View Post
I flew into Newark Airport, loved the first glimpse of the Manhattan skyline and was really impressed with the speed of processing us into the United States. The New Jersey transit was also quite useful

However the airport was not nearly so good for the British Airways flight home. We had hoped to pick up some food at the airport, nothing fancy, but the terminal consisted of a snack bar, a newsagent, a tiny 'pub' and small duty free.

Would we have been better off with a different airline at a different terminal?

Welcome to FlyerTalk, PollThomson! I've taken the "Liberty" of merging your thread into an existing general thread about EWR airport. Although the OP of this thread has not been around for a while, perhaps we can take this opportunity to restart the discussion.

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