Newark Airport Terminal A

Terminal A is the only terminal at Newark airport that doesn’t handle international flights, that is the reason why it doesn’t have immigration facilities. Note: flights from countries with US customs preclearance can use Terminal A.

The terminal is owned and managed by United, as well as Terminal C.

Terminal A is the closest terminal to the Daily Parking (P3) at the airport as well as the Short-Term Parking.

It is planned to do a refurbishment and expand Terminal A adding a new Parking Garage, 33 gates, three roadway bridges to reduce the congestion in the airport, and additional access to the PATH and AirTrain; merged into a new building which will be located next to the current structure. It will be able to handle over 13 million passengers per year.

According to the authorities’ forecast, it is expected to be fully operative by 2022, although by 2020 it will be partially open.


Transfer between terminals

The AirTrain, a free automated mover, at Newark Airport let passengers transfer every 3 minutes on peak times from any of the three airport terminals (TA, TB and TC) to P2, P3 and P4 parking lots, to Newark Liberty Airport Station, where you can connect to trains and subways in New York City and New Jersey, to the car rental facilities and to the hotel shuttles stops.

Transferring times: Terminal C (7 minutes), Terminal B (2 minutes) and Terminal A (2 minutes). Opening hours: 24/7. 

Alternatively, a shuttle service connects Terminal A with Terminal C. You can board it close to gate A28 at Terminal A and close to gate C71 at Terminal C.


Terminal A building is distributed into four levels as follows:

  • First level: Access to parking facilities.
  • Second level: Arrivals and baggage claim area. Other services offered: car rental, bus and taxi counters.
  • Gates level: This level just leads to the three concourses areas: A1 (gates A10 to A18), A2 (gates A20 to A28) and A3 (gates A30 to A39).
  • Third level: Access to boarding gates areas of A1, A2 and A3. The check-in area and the security checkpoints are also located in this level.



Newark Airport Terminal A has three Concourses: A1, A2 and A3. Each concourse has a Club Lounge. Terminal A has a total of 29 gates that are numbered from A10 as follows:

  • Concourse A1: it has gates from A10 to A18.
  • Concourse A2: it has gates from A20 to A25, A26A, A26B, A27, A28.
  • Concourse A3: it has gates from A30 to A39.

Access to the Concourses is done by the Gates level located between the second and the third floor.



Terminal A is operated by United Airlines and handles all non-United Airlines domestic flights, Canadian and some United Express.

See in the following link the airlines serving Newark Airport Terminal A



See attached the services and facilities provided at the terminal A


Airport lounges

Newark Airport Terminal A is equipped with the following lounges:

  • Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge: Location: Find it in the Airside, Concourse A1, before Gates A10 – A18.
  • United Club: Location: At Terminal A, Concourse A2, in the Airside, near Gate 20.
  • American Airlines Admirals Club: Location: In the Airside, Concourse A3, close to Gates 30 – 39.