Newark Airport Guide to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

Newark Airport Taxi


One of the easiest ways of transport from Newark Airport is without a doubt by taxi. From the Airport you can reach Midtown Manhattan, which is located at 24 kilometres (34 minutes), Elizabeth, at 4 kilometres (10 minutes), and Jersey, at 13 kilometres (17 minutes).

As a general advice, taking a taxi from Newark Airport to New York City may be quite 
expensive and it can take longer than expected, since traffic in NYC tend to be awful.

According to reports, some tourists have been scammed on their way to NYC by the New Jersey Local companies by doubling the tunnel tolls, which is normally fared once (it is just a USD $13.00 toll). In order to avoid this situation, you may arrange your trip to any of the reputable taxi companies attached below.



Cabs can be found outside of every airport terminal, where the taxi stand is located. You just need to get to the stand and you will be immediately directed to any of the available taxis.



Generally, the taxis available at Newark Airport are mostly from New Jersey local companies, which are not regulated by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission.

The following taxi companies serve Newark Airport:

  • Dial7: +1 212 777 7777
  • All State: +1 212 333 3333
  • Newark Airport Taxi: +1 973 273 4420
  • Gold Lincoln Taxi Service: +1 973 344 5566
  • Newark Airport City Taxi: +1 862 261 0794



Taxis also operate from the airport at flat rates based on destination.

Sample Fares from Newark Liberty Airport to: Do not include tolls and tips. Also, there is an additional surcharge for luggage over 24 inches.

Tipping is customary for good service. During weekday rush hours there is a fee charge of USD $5.00.          

Newark Liberty is the only exception to the rule that a New York City taxi driver may refuse to take a passenger to any destination outside the five boroughs.

Approximate prices:

  • Between Terminals, short term parking lots and bus stops: USD $13.00 (7 minutes)

Fares to other popular destinations:

  • From Terminal A to Port Newark: USD $18.00 (12 minutes)
  • To Newark Liberty International Airport Train Station: USD $6.00 – 10.00 (7 minutes)
  • To Newark City Center: USD $15.00 - $18.00 (10 minutes)         
  • To Elizabeth City: USD $13.00 - $40.00 (10 minutes)      
  • To Jersey City: USD $46.00 (15 minutes)
  • To New York City / Manhattan (30 minutes). Depending of the area rates can go from USD $50.00 to $75.00. In case you are travelling with a NYC Taxi, there is a surcharge of USD $15.00.
  • To Penn Station in New York City: USD $40.00 – 47.00 (30 minutes)
  • To LaGuardia Airport: USD $78.00 (43 minutes)
  • To JFK International Airport: USD $87.00 (50 minutes)

*Prices subject to change


Shared Rides

Sharing car apps are a useful way to get to your destination at a reduced cost comparing to the above options. You can consider to share your ride with more people or simply join another one’s trip.

Apps like Uber may be useful for your trip to any of the cities nearby.