Manhattan to Newark Airport transfer

Manhattan to Newark Airport transfer

A Manhattan to Newark Airport transfer by taxi can cost up to $100. Therefore, I advise you not to take a taxi to Newark Airport (EWR) and instead, go by shuttle bus or private car.  Booking your airport transfer beforehand allows you to enjoy your last day in New York stress-free.

Private Transfers

Do you want to travel from your hotel to the airport in a private, chauffeur-driven car? And would you prefer to arrange your transport before you depart? Then book a private transfer in advance. There are various options for private transport available.

Value private transfer

Choose the value private transfer and have everything organised before your departure to New York. After booking the transfer you will receive a voucher with a link to notify them of your flight details and preferred pick-up time. This transfer does not include tolls and tip.

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All-inclusive private transfer

If you prefer to pay the total amount of your transportation upfront, then this all-inclusive transfer is the best option. All taxes, tolls and gratuity are included.

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Book an airport transfer by limousine to depart New York City in style. You can take a limo transfer from your hotel to the airport for a maximum of 7 people.

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Shared Small Shuttle Buses

The shared small shuttle buses will pick you up from your hotel or apartment and bring you to Newark Airport. Please note that most buses only pick up customers from up to 125th Street. It’ll take you at least 1.5 hours to travel to Newark Airport. The shuttle buses take longer than a taxi as they need to pick up more people. After booking, read your voucher carefully for instructions on how to be picked up at the location and time of your choice. You can book both a one-way or a round trip.

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Eric’s Tip: I used to take a taxi and every time I arrived at Newark Airport I thought “Why did I pay this much again?!” I never take a taxi anymore but book a shuttle bus or town car in advance. Shuttle buses pick you up at your hotel or apartment. The subway, train and AirTrain, all together, will cost you $18. You do need to pre-book your shuttle bus or limousine.

NJ Transit Train

The New Jersey Transit trains connect Penn Station in Manhattan to Newark Airport. To get to your terminal you will need to transfer on to the AirTrain. Together the train journey to Newark and the AirTrain costs $15.25. Tickets just for the AirTrain cost $7.75. This is my least favourite way of travelling from Manhattan to Newark Airport because you have to transfer from one train to another, which is not great if you have a lot of baggage with you.

When should I leave for Newark Airport?

It’s always smart to plan enough time to get to Newark Airport, especially during rush hours. You can expect these travel times from Manhattan:

  • Taxi to Newark Airport: 1 to 1.5 hours
  • Shared Shuttle bus Newark Airport: 1.5 hours
  • Train Newark Airport: 1 hour (from the moment that you catch the train)
  • Limousine/car Newark Airport: 45 minutes to 1.5 hours

Other Boroughs to Newark Airport

Are you looking for Newark airport transfer from other boroughs or other states such as New Jersey? I have created specific information for each of these options:

Are you travelling from a different airport?

Read more about Manhattan to JFK Airport transfer here

Read more about Manhattan to LaGuardia Airport transfer here

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