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Both lounges open at 1 PM (as of 9/2/18), TSA at Terminal B is not open until 12:30 at the earliest.

SAS Lounge: After Security Gate/Area: B60

Lufthansa Lounge: After Security Gate/Area: B68

Both are located at satellite B3:

Going to LH or SAS lounge from various points:
From Terminal B International arrivals: walk to B3 security;
From Terminal B's United Gates: walk out of B1 security and enter B3 security;
From Terminal A: United airside shuttle or outside AirTrain train to Terminal B;
From Terminal C: United airside shuttle or outside AirTrain train to Terminal B;
(Note: there are two shuttles; only taking the shuttle to Terminal B and ask the driver to drop off at B3's LH lounge entry; not the United gates at B1).

Return to Terminal A or C: Airtrain train only.

The following was copied from west_end_NYC post.

I made my first visit trip to the EWR Termimal B Senators lounge last Friday as I had an extra hour to burn (notes: calculate your total journey time from different entry points; too risky with short layover time at EWR) before an 8:35PM flight out of Terminal C. I found the process of acccessing the lounge and getting over to Terminal C quite seamless:

- TSA at Terminal B scanned my UA paper boarding pass and reviewed my ID - no questions asked and was immediately let through.

- Note there is no TSA Pre-Check at Terminal B for the international gates so had to remove shoes, etc, and clear through the full body scanner. There was only a short line so only took ~10 minutes to clear through security.

- Proceeded to the LH lounge and showed my MP Gold card and UA BP at the check-in desk and again, no questions asked, and was invited to head into the Senators lounge to the left of the desk.

- Nice food spread including two entree choices, sandwich choices, and self-serve wine, beer and liquor with several varieties. Not quite the quality of the new Amex Centurion lounges I have visited but far better than anything available at the EWR UC, particularly noting it was all complimentary.

- The journey over to Terminal C was much easier than I anticpated and considerably faster than the 1 hour transit time referenced in earlier posts. I took the Airtrain one stop to Terminal C. Door-to-door from the LH lounge to the UC right past security took just 15 minutes (the C-3 Pre-Check line was not very long).

Notes: allow plenty of time for your return journey because time for passing security at Terminals A and C varies greatly, depending upon the time of day. Terminal A does not have a full PreCheck.

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Old Apr 29, 18, 4:56 pm
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Question for the EWR regulars on here: will be flying on the 9pm EWR-LHR next week but my Amtrak arrives 7pm — will that leave enough time to head to the LH lounge or should I just stick to the UCs in C?
Won't be checking bags and have precheck; suspect the lines at security won't be too bad at that hour given how most of the Europe bank would be gone by then, but any advice/experience would be greatly appreciated.
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It would be tough....ask urself....if it really worth all the pressure on making it work???
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Old Jun 11, 18, 12:55 pm
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At the LH senator club in EWR. I took the bus from terminal A. The bus dragon didn’t know that Star Alliance Gold can get u into the LH club. She was like 18 and not well trained. She stopped hassling me and got to terminal B Fine
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Old Jun 11, 18, 7:41 pm
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What is the best Star Alliance Lounge at EWR around 11 am Thursday?

I know LH, and SAS are closed at that time, Clubhouse not sure at all

Therefore AC MLL or UA club? which one has better food selection at 11 am.

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Old Jun 11, 18, 8:58 pm
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.... Therefore AC MLL ...
Hard to get to, have to exit and re-enter security multiple times and the food offering is weak
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Old Nov 21, 18, 2:52 pm
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Anyone done this recently? I am flying United as a Gold and tried hop on the bus and I got a "You shall not pass! Nor enter that terminal through TSA without a Lufthansa ticket!"
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Anyone done this recently? I am flying United as a Gold and tried hop on the bus and I got a "You shall not pass! Nor enter that terminal through TSA without a Lufthansa ticket!"
The bus can be a problem, but TSA will not.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 4:24 pm
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Originally Posted by whicuz View Post
"You shall not pass! Nor enter that terminal through TSA without a Lufthansa ticket!"
Really, that's unacceptable. I would send a complaint to the TSA about this. Would probably ask for a supervisor if they denied me entry ... never been an issue though at T-B @ EWR and I have been at the LH Sen lounge a few times this year when flying UA domestically.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 4:35 pm
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Really, that's unacceptable. I would send a complaint to the TSA about this. ...
I'm reading this as someone associated with the bus denied access and claimed (incorrectly) the TSA would have denied access.

There have been prior reports of bus folks limiting access.
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
I'm reading this as someone associated with the bus denied access and claimed (incorrectly) the TSA would have denied access.

There have been prior reports of bus folks limiting access.
sure, the bus is one thing, but TSA has absolutely nothing to do with the bus. Maybe the OP can clarify.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 5:46 pm
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I envision a better chance for success by telling the bus dragon that you wish to visit the UA club at A t meet someone. Then get on the bus for B. Worst case, as pointed out above, clear TSA at B.
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
I'm reading this as someone associated with the bus denied access and claimed (incorrectly) the TSA would have denied access.
Yes, this is what I meant. It was the bus dragon. I didn't have time to go out and back in, but next time I'll just go to B at the start.

Does the bus run frequently from B back to C? The wikipost doesn't mention that as an option (just the reverse, and then as a special stop).
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Old Nov 21, 18, 11:51 pm
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Originally Posted by whicuz View Post
Does the bus run frequently from B back to C? The wikipost doesn't mention that as an option (just the reverse, and then as a special stop).
The bus does nt pick up at B because the pier where the LH lounge is located is for international flights and has no arriving domestic passengers. If departing A or C you will need to get to those terminals via a landside method (most likely the AirTrain) and re-clear security.
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Last month I hopped on the bus at C to get to LH lounge at B. No questions asked or boarding pass requested (my next flight was out of C a few hours later. Same situation a couple weeks ago and got asked for a boarding pass. Showed them my boarding pass for my next flight out of C and they said "nope. You have to clear security at B." Explained that I had already obviously cleared security to get airside but to no avail. I must have really lucked out on my prior experience. Really can't figure out the reasoning behind denying the bus service.
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Originally Posted by COA777 View Post
Last month I hopped on the bus at C to get to LH lounge at B. No questions asked or boarding pass requested (my next flight was out of C a few hours later. Same situation a couple weeks ago and got asked for a boarding pass. Showed them my boarding pass for my next flight out of C and they said "nope. You have to clear security at B." Explained that I had already obviously cleared security to get airside but to no avail. I must have really lucked out on my prior experience. Really can't figure out the reasoning behind denying the bus service.
I usually originate at EWR so haven't tried this myself, but I've had someone connecting at EWR UA-UA tell me this works for him. The bus dragon asks for his BP. He says, "here's my incoming BP - I have to pick up my LH BP at the LH lounge," and they wave him through. Never had an issue.
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