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Manhattan to EWR Instructions

An overview of Newark Airport and what's nearbyUseful directions and information for those wanting to get back to their BCT provided hotel from Manhattan.

In all cases below once you get to EWR all you need to do is proceed to P4 by Airtrain to catch your complimentary airport to hotel shuttle service back to you BCT provided hotel.

Manhattan to EWR Instructions: The following is detailed directions (including this map) on how best to get back to your BCT provided hotel on your own using public transportation.  So that you can decide how best to get back to your BCT provided hotel according to the time and/or funds you want to spend, the following four options will be thoroughly explained:

  • Easiest / Most Expensive
  • Easy / Not So Expensive
  • Easy Longer Ride / Not Very Expensive

Taxi to Newark Airport (Easiest / Most Expensive)

New York City yellow cabs can get you to Newark Airport in comfort, but the fares range from $50-$75 depending on your starting point, plus tolls and tip.  Taxis do offer 24-hour, on-demand service, but they can be hard to find during rush hours or bad weather. Taxis can generally make the trip to Newark Airport in about 50 minutes, traffic and weather permitting, although New York City’s yellow cabs are very often clueless about finding their way around heavy traffic in New Jersey (Did someone say satellite navigator?) and some will refuse to go to Newark Airport entirely because they don’t think they’ll be able to get a fare back to Manhattan.

The Newark Liberty Airport Express bus service (Easy / Not So Expensive)

From a choice of Midtown departure points (Port Authority Bus Terminal, Fifth Avenue – Bryant Park, or Grand Central [SEE MAP ABOVE]), the bus makes trips to Newark Airport every 30 minutes starting around 5AM and ending around 1:30AM.  The fare to Newark Airport by bus is Only $16 One-Way; $28 Round Trip.  Travel time is usually between 40 and 50 minutes (my trip on a stormy Monday afternoon took 54 minutes from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City). Traffic conditions will affect your trip time.

Buses come to every stop every 15 minutes during the day, 365 days a year (departures every 30 minutes before 6:45 AM and after 11:15 PM)!

Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT)

Buses depart from the Port Authority side of 41st Street between 8th and 9th Avenue. Tickets may be purchased while you are waiting for the bus or when you get on the bus.  (Drivers are not permitted to sell tickets. An operations supervisor will board the bus so you can conveniently buy tickets.)

Fifth Avenue - Bryant Park (42nd Street)

Buses depart Northwest corner of 42nd Street and 5th Avenue on 42nd Street opposite the New York Public Library. Tickets may be purchased at the last stop in New York City on the bus.  Please board the bus and when the bus gets to the Port Authority Bus Terminal an operations supervisor will board the bus to allow you to buy tickets. (Drivers are not permitted to sell tickets.  An operations supervisor will board the bus at the last stop in New York City so you can conveniently buy tickets.

Grand Central Station

Buses depart at 120 E. 41st Street, between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue. Tickets may be purchased at the last stop in New York City on the bus.  Please board the bus and when the bus gets to the Port Authority Bus Terminal an operations supervisor will board the bus to allow you to buy tickets. (Drivers are not permitted to sell tickets.  An operations supervisor will board the bus at the last stop in New York City so you can conveniently buy tickets.)

Super Shuttle’s shared-ride van service (Easy Longer Ride / Not Very Expensive)

The Super Shuttle’s shared-ride van service also goes to Newark Airport.  This is a 24-hour, on-demand service, which will pick you up anywhere in Manhattan.  With door-to-door service, it’s a low-cost, attractive option for those with extra luggage, or large groups.  Because it’s a “shared ride” service, however, the van may make stops to pick up other passengers before heading out to Newark Airport.  The fare is $20 and up according to pick-up location, and trip time can range from 60-70 minutes, depending on traffic, weather, and the number of extra stops the van makes after picking you up.

Once you’ve made your reservation via web or phone, a SuperShuttle van will pick you up during the pre-arranged, 10 Minute, pick-up window, bring you to the airport and drop you off right outside airline terminal 'C' and then you will proceed to P4 by Airtrain to catch your complimentary airport to hotel shuttle.

Example Shared Ride Shuttle Fare from Empire State Bldg. to EWR:

First Passenger :$23.00

Each Additional Passenger :$12.00

Max Passengers :10

 

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