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Newark Liberty Airport Guide (EWR)

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The first major airport in the United States, Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) opened in 1928 and was the busiest commercial airport in the world until LaGuardia Airport opened in December 1939. EWR handled 34 million passengers in 2012 and is the 3rd largest hub for United Airlines. EWR is located about 15 miles from Midtown Manhattan in New York City.

Transfer between Terminals

Newark Liberty International Airport has three passenger terminals, and three concourses per terminal. Terminal A is separated into three satellite buildings, designated as A-1, A-2, and A-3. A new Welcome Center opened in the terminal in 2011. AirTrain Newark, a monorail system, connects all three terminals with the parking lots, parking garages, and rental car facilities.

Nearby Airport Hotels

Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott, 1 Hotel Rd, Newark, NJ 07114, 800-228-9290, Although located close to the airport’s main parking lot, there isn’t a safe walking path between the airport and hotel, so a free shuttle is available to guests. Restaurant and fitness center on-site, free wireless internet in the hotel lobby. Hilton Newark Airport, 1170 Spring Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07201-2114, 1-908-351-3900, Conveniently located 1 mile from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and 3 miles from downtown Newark. This Hilton boasts a Starbucks Café, 24-hour fitness center, heated indoor pool, on-site restaurant, and a free airport shuttle. Country Inn and Suites Newark Airport, 100 Glimcher Realty Way, Elizabeth, NJ 07201, 908-282-0020, Just 2 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and 15 minutes from downtown Newark. Guests have access to complimentary internet access, fitness center, 24-hour airport shuttle, and a free daily breakfast buffet.

Transport into Town

Rail: AirTrain Newark, a monorail network, connects the terminals with the outer parking lots, parking garages, and rental car facilities. It also gives travelers access to the Newark Liberty International Airport Station that connects to Amtrak and New Jersey Transit (NJT) service. Passengers can use this connection to travel from EWR to any station along New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor Line or North Jersey Coast Line. Stops include Newark Penn Station, Secaucus Junction, and New York Penn Station. The monorail is free for use between all terminals, parking lot, and garage stations. Bus: NJT buses provide local service to Irvington, Downtown Newark, and Newark Penn Station. From these locations, connections are available to the PATH rapid transit system. Newark Airport Express offers express bus service between Newark Liberty International Airport and New York City. Buses are only $16 one way or $28 round trip. Buses arrive every 15 minutes during the day, with departures every 30 minutes before 6:45 AM and after 11:15 PM. Olympia Trails operates express buses to Port Authority Bus Terminal, Bryant Park, and Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. Taxi: Taxis serving the airport charge a flat rate based on destination. Helicopter: New York Helicopter operates service between the airport and the Downtown Manhattan Heliport.

Airport Lounges

Terminal A hosts two United Clubs and an American Airlines Admirals Club. Terminal B houses British Airways Galleries Lounge located near Gates B50-58, Lufthansa Senator Lounge near Gate B60, and Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse near Entrance to Gates B51-B57. A Delta Sky Club is located in Concourse B-1. Before security, travelers can find a Jet Airways VS Lounge.

Major Airlines

Approximately 30 airlines operate out of EWR. Newark is a major hub for United Airlines.

Airport Facilities

EWR offers wireless internet access that costs $4.95 per hour or $7.95 for a Day Pass which includes unlimited access for a 24-hour period. EWR is a pet-friendly airport and offers several pet relief areas outside of security. Past security checkpoints, there are no pet relief stations.

Car Parking

Short-term parking is available in Lots A, B, and C. Short-term parking rates are $8 an hour and $33 a day. Daily Parking Lots are called AirTran Access Lots and are located a few minutes from the terminal. AirTran Access Lots include Lots P1 and P3 and Garage P4. Rates are $8 an hour and $24-$27 a day. One Economy Parking Lot, P6, is staffed 24 hours a day and is serviced by frequent shuttles. The first 24 hours in Lot P6 is $18, after the first 24 hours the rate is $6 for each 8-hour period. For travelers in a hurry, valet parking is available in lot P4. Valet parking rates are $40 for the first 24 hours and $20 for each additional 12-hour period.

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Dallas Fort Worth American Airlines $177
Anchorage Alaska Airlines $485
Fort Wayne Delta $263
Albuquerque American Airlines $214
Tampa American Airlines $161
Miami American Airlines $147
Oakland Delta $264
Honolulu American Airlines $546
Detroit Metro Continental $221
Orlando Continental $182
Jacksonville Continental $148
Springfield American Airlines $312
San Jose American Airlines $202
St. Louis American Airlines $163
Los Angeles American Airlines $343
Detroit Continental $220
Rochester Continental $126
Phoenix American Airlines $271
Albany Continental $212
Dayton Continental $198

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