How to get from EWR (Newark International Airport) into Manhattan (and Back)

This information and directions on how to get from EWR (Newark International Airport) into Manhattan (and Back) is for BCT travelers in the following situation(s):

1) You want to stay in Manhattan past when the bus returns to the BCT provided hotel.

2) You plan to arrive earlier or stay longer at the BCT provided hotel and you want to visit and play in Manhattan.

3) You are either planning to take or you’ve reserved a BCT Bethel Basic and on you free day you want to visit and play in Manhattan.

First of course you’ll have to use the hotels free Airport shuttle service to get to or from the BCT provided hotel to or from EWR.

Getting from EWR to Manhattan (and back):

  • Air Train: The Air Train offers connecting service to NJ Transit and Amtrak trains which will bring you into Manhattan. Surprisingly, this can actually be much quicker than taking a cab or bus, and it is much more affordable. $11.55 one way will bring you from Newark Airport to Penn Station. AirTrain connects the NJ Transit "Newark Airport Station" to the airport terminals. Consult the schedule to determine the schedule of connecting trains. Service is available from 5 a.m. until 2 a.m.
  • Taxis: from Newark Airport: Metered fare (plus tolls) to any Manhattan location, approximately $50-75. Taxis are available outside of every terminal and there is typically a taxi stand where you will be directed to a taxi. There is an additional charge for luggage over 24 inches if the driver handles the bags, and rates are based per car, not per passenger (up to four passengers).

    To Newark Airport: Metered fare (approximately $69-75) plus return tolls and a $15 surcharge for a NYC Taxi to Newark Airport.

  • Car Services: Prearrange for a car service to meet you at the airport, or call one when your flight touches down. This is a great option if you want to avoid waiting in line for a taxi or if you have a group larger than four people and want to arrange for a van or limousine.
  • Private Shuttles: Several companies offer shuttles to Manhattan, including:
  • Go Airlink NYC: Go Airlink NYC offers shared transfers from EWR (starting at $12/person), as well as private transfers via sedan or van for groups of up to 11 passengers ($64-133/transfer). Rides are available 24 hours a day, though wait times for shared transfers at night may vary.
  • Newark Liberty Airport Express: Available from 4 a.m. - 1 a.m., these shuttles leave every 15-30 minutes for midtown Manhattan and every 2 hours to downtown Manhattan (from 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.). One-way fare is $16, but you can save by buying round-trip tickets, as they are $28. One free child under 16 is included in the fare. You can choose to disembark at Grand Central, Port Authority or Penn Station, in addition to midtown hotels. The ride takes about an hour. Return schedules and more information are available on their website.
  • Super Shuttle: Available 24 hours a day, this shuttle provides door to door service for your party. Fares are $15 - $19, depending on destination. No reservations are required to get from the airport to your destination, but they are required for your return trip to the airport. Consult their website or call 1-800-258-3826 for more information. Book your SuperShuttle Transfer through Viator.
  • NYC Airporter: NYC Airporter offers transfers between Newark Airport and JFK or LGA airports for $24. If you're traveling from Newark you'll catch the Newark Airport Express bus which will take you to the Port Authority bus terminal where you will catch another shuttle to JFK or LGA.
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