Newark Airport (EWR)

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is 4.8 kilometers south of Downtown Newark (New Jersey) and 14 kilometers west-southwest of the borough of Manhattan (New York).

Jointly owned by the cities of Newark and Elizabeth, EWR is one of three major airports serving the New York metropolitan area, including John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport.

Operations began at the former Newark Metropolitan Airport in 1928. The old complex still has its former 1935 administration building and is now a registered historical landmark, a museum, and a Port Authority Police headquarters.

In 1948, the airport was taken over by the Port Authority and was expanded. In 1972, it was rebranded as the Newark International Airport.

In the aftermath of the terror attack in New York in 2001, the name was changed again to Newark Liberty International Airport.

The airport has three runways and there are several hotels close to this facility.

The airport provides passenger access through its three terminals: Terminal A has 121 gates, Terminal B has 24 gates, and Terminal C contains 68 gates.

According to official data obtained from the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics, EWR recorded 11,040,848 enplanements in 2021.

In the same year, its busiest domestic routes were: Orlando, Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Miami, Florida, Atlanta, Georgia, Los Angeles, California, San Francisco, California, Houston-Intercontinental, Texas, Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Tampa, Florida.

Frequent international routes to and from this facility in 2019 include London–Heathrow, United Kingdom, Tel Aviv, Israel, Toronto–Pearson, Canada, Frankfurt, Germany, Toronto–Billy Bishop, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Cancún, Mexico, Dublin, Ireland, Mumbai, India, and Munich, Germany.

Newark Liberty International Airport sits 5 meters above sea level at 40°41′33″N and 074°10′07″W.

Wi-Fi at Newark Liberty International Airport

The Airport provides free wireless internet access throughout the Airport. Passengers wishing to access the free service should look for “Free EWR WiFi” in their device's available wireless networks list and sign in.

Transfer Services at Newark Liberty International Airport

Services to/from EWR, including rental cars, taxis, rideshares, shuttles, trains, and bus transfers, are available.

Generally, ground vehicles are located at Level 1of Terminals A, B, and C. Otherwise, overhead signs will point you in the direction of ground transport service vehicles.

Planning your transfer options before hitting the road will give you peace of mind in Newark, New Jersey.

Before leaving your home, know what items are allowed in your carry-on bag, what you can pack in your checked baggage, and what items are prohibited.

For the convenience and direction of the riding public, passengers may approach the Airport Information Desk for transport assistance anytime.

Finally, travelers should only transact at the airport counters and other legitimate establishments for their safety.

Rental Car Services at Newark Liberty International Airport

After claiming your luggage, proceed to the Newark Air Train and take a free ride to the P3 stop. Upon exit from the P3 station, proceed down the escalators and outside the doors. From this area, you will see the car rental service counters.

If you have difficulty locating the correct car rental services, approach any of the uniformed personnel for quick assistance.

Generally, the rental facility is open 24/7 but you can also inquire at your service provider for specific service hours and return procedures.

To speed up the process when picking up your vehicle at the facility, please have your valid driving license, passport, and credit card ready to present at the counter.

As soon as you have submitted any necessary paperwork, someone will bring you your car key and lead you to where your vehicle is stored.

Plan and book your rental car as soon as possible ahead of your trip. Also, check with your rental car company to confirm your reservation ahead of your trip.

When ready to return your vehicle to the car rental center, remove all personal items before turning over the rented vehicle to the designated facility.

Allow plenty of time for your drive when returning the vehicle. If you’re not sure where to go, give the rental company a call. See and compare all rental car companies at Newark Liberty International Airport.

When renting a vehicle, customers must abide by the Terms and Conditions of the rental company at all times.

For item(s) lost and found inside the vehicle, please contact the rental car company directly.

For item(s) left in a rental car center area, report to the Airport Lost and Found Section at 1+ 908-787-0667.

Ideally, found items will be kept in the Lost Property Office for 30 days.

Ride Shares at Newark Liberty International Airport

The designated pick-up and drop-off areas are in the Ground Transportation Center in front of Terminals A, B, and C.

Passengers can reserve rideshare by downloading the company’s app on their smartphone and coordinating directly with their driver. They can also request a ride a few days before their flight to avoid the inconvenience.

For added safety, ridesharing apps should let users verify the identity of drivers by checking out their faces, license plates, and colors.

Taxis at Newark Liberty International Airport

Upon exit from the Baggage Claim area, proceed to the Ground Transportation Center and wait for your turn for the next available taxi.

One-way fare to Downtown Newark is about $20.00, while New York City is about $70.00.

If you need to travel outside the city area, please consult your driver for rates. It is customary to give the driver a tip (15-20% of the fare) for good service. See more information about taxis at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Keep a record of the cab company, vehicle number, and the driver's name when traveling to and from the airport, just in case you leave something behind.

Trains at Newark Liberty International Airport Station

Newark Liberty International Airport Station, also called Airport Station, is a railroad station on the Northeast Corridor in Newark, New Jersey.

From the Airport Station, railway services provided by New Jersey Transit, PATH, and Amtrak will transport passengers to different destinations in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey, among others. More information about train services near Newark Liberty International Airport.

Catch the AirTrain Newark from EWR to Airport Station for free. Travel time takes less than 10 minutes.

Buses at Newark Liberty International Airport

Bus transfers from EWR to downtown New York City are possible.

Services are provided by the New Jersey Transit Corporation at Level 1 of Terminals A, B, and C for about $18 for one way or $30 for a round trip. More information about buses to and from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Look for NJ Transit Bus Nos. 28, 37, 62, 67, 107.

Hotel Shuttle Services at Newark Liberty International Airport

Many hotels in downtown Newark and New York provide shuttle services.

Passengers may confirm with their respective hotel if this is available at their accommodation.

Shuttles pick up and drop passengers at the Ground Transportation Center in front of the terminal.

Parking at Newark Liberty International Airport

The airport provides safe and comfortable parking spaces for its customers. Reserved parking is also available at the facility, 24/7. See more information about short and long term parking at Newark Liberty International Airport.

This is a very busy airport. consider your options when deciding to park a vehicle at the facility. Only credit card payments are accepted at the parking location.


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Visitor Information - Newark Airport

Airport Information

Address, contact details, lost and found, location map etc...

Airport Name
Newark Liberty International
Time at Airport
Phone Number
+1 973 961-6000
Lost & Found Services
+1 561 408-0101
Airport Address
Tower Road, Building 10, Newark, NJ 07114, United States of America
Location Map
Map of EWR Airport
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Electricity / Voltage
Electric Outlet Adapter
No. of monthly flights
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Popular Airlines at EWR
  • United Airlines
  • NetJets
  • United Express
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
Top Routes
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Toronto
  • Miami
  • Washington
  • Free Amendments
  • Free Cancellations
  • No Card Fees
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