Newark Airport Guide to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

AirTrain Newark

AirTrain Newark

The AirTrain stands for a monorail system which connects every terminal in Newark Airport, as well as with the Newark Liberty International Airport Rail Link Station in order to access to Amtrak and the New Jersey Transit Service.

It is without a doubt the easiest, cheapest and fastest way to get safe and sound to Manhattan (even than taking either a cab or bus).

Passengers can use this connection to travel from EWR to any station along New Jersey Transit’s Northeast Corridor or North Jersey Coast Line, including regional transit hubs such as New York City’s Penn Station.

It takes about 5 minutes to get from AirTrain to the train platforms, and between 7-11 minutes to get to your terminal, depending if its A, B or C.

Opening hours: From 05:00 am to 02:00 am. Frequency is of every 15 minutes from 12:00 am to 5:00 am, and every 3 minutes on peak hours (From 05:00 am to 12:00 am).

See AirTrain schedule


Recommended route to get from EWR to Manhattan

Since AirTrain Newark provides easy connections to/from NJ TRANSIT, PATH and Amtrak through one gateway: Newark Liberty Airport Station, it is quite easy to get to Manhattan from EWR. 
Take the train to the Newark Liberty Airport Train Station (you can easily get there by the AirTrain from any of the airport terminals), then transfer to a New Jersey Transit Service train towards Penn Station in NYC (it is the last stop, don’t get confused and get out at Penn Station in Newark). Total trip time can vary between 30 up to 45 minutes

Opening hours: 7 days a week. Please note that there is not service between 02:00 am and 05:00 am. Frequency is of 15 minutes and more frequently during peak hours.



AirTrain stations are located within every terminal of the airport (A, B and C). They are located on the top floor of the terminal buildings, as well as on the parking lots P1, P2, P3 and P4 and car rental facilities.


The monorail is free for use between all stations except to travel from and to the Amtrak and New Jersey Transit Station.  

Passengers wishing to exit or enter the Rail Link station must pay a USD $7.75 fee.

See the estimated price for the following destinations:

- To Midtown Manhattan: USD $12.50 (30 minutes)

-To Newark Penn Station: USD $8.25 (10 minutes)

- To Trenton: USD $17.00 (75 minutes)

- To Jersey City: USD $11.00 (30 minutes)

- To World Trade Center: USD $11.00 (40 minutes)

*Remember prices may change depending on the exact final destination. 

Tickets purchased on a train will not allow passengers to enter the Rail Link station; they will have to pay the fee at the station.

Where do I buy my ticket?

NJ Transit tickets to or from the Rail Link station (indicated by ** EWR ** on the tickets) are sold at ticket windows and vending machines automatically include the USD $7.75 fee.