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Newark Airport AirTrain FAQs
Where can an AirTrain Newark ticket be purchased?
A: Customers may purchase a ticket from NJ TRANSIT
or Amtrak train stations, ticket offices or ticketing
machines and the AirTrain Newark fee will be included
—one ticket does it all. Tickets can also be purchased
separately at machines located at the Newark Liberty
International Airport Station and at the AirTrain entrances
in each airline terminal.
How is the ticket used?
A: The ticket is used twice. It will need to be shown to
the conductor on the NJ TRANSIT or Amtrak train, and will
be needed to pass through the fare gate at the Airport
Station. The customer should be sure to take the
ticket with them.
Are any discounts or reduced fees available for AirTrain?
A: Children under 11 ride free on NJ TRANSIT. It’s best to
contact PATH, NJ TRANSIT or Amtrak for more information
on discounted monthly tickets, 10-trip tickets and other
special fares. Clients who buy the ticket before boarding
the train will save.
How frequently does AirTrain arrive?
A: AirTrain Newark operates every day. Around the airport,
AirTrain arrives every three minutes from 5 a.m. to
midnight. Between midnight and 5 a.m. AirTrain arrives
about every 15 minutes, and passengers traveling from
the terminals to the Airport Station or rental cars/parking
lots P2 and P3 will be required to transfer trains. On
Sundays, trains arrive and depart about every 15 minutes
from midnight to 7 a.m.
Clients should be sure to visit the NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak
Web sites in order to check train schedules and availability
of overnight service, and to estimate travel time.
What can passengers bring on AirTrain?
A: Baggage, luggage carts including the airport’s Smarte
Cartes, baby strollers, service animals as well as pets in
secure carriers are permitted. Smarte Cartes are not
permitted on escalators.
Where are the car rentals?
A: Take AirTrain Newark free to airport car rentals located in
the P2 and P3 parking lots.
What about people with special needs?
A: AirTrain is ADA compliant. There are two wheelchair
locations on each vehicle. All AirTrain stations have
elevators. Destination announcements are made on board
Can passengers catch AirTrain from every airline
A: Yes. Passengers may follow directional signs with the
Can passengers be dropped off at Newark Liberty
International Airport Station?
A: This station can only be accessed by train. Take NJ TRANSIT
or Amtrak to get to the Airport Rail Station.
Can I use AirTrain to go from Newark Liberty to JFK?
A: Passengers can take AirTrain to the Airport Rail Station
and purchase a ticket for a NJ TRANSIT or Amtrak train
that serves Penn Station New York. At Penn Station, they
can purchase a ticket for the Long Island Rail Road and
disembark at Jamaica Station for AirTrain JFK service to
the airport. Customers should allow 90 minutes for the
trip. AirTrain JFK costs $5 to enter or exit the system.
How long does it take to travel from the airport?
From the Airline Terminal Area – Approximate Travel Times:
Via NJ TRANSIT
• Penn Station, Newark, NJ: 10 min.
• Penn Station, NYC: 30 min.
• Trenton, NJ: 75 min.
Via NJ TRANSIT & PATH
• Journal Square, NJ: 30 min.
• World Trade Center, NYC: 40 min.
• Hoboken, NJ: 55 min.
• 33 Street, NYC: 60 min.
• Philadelphia, PA: 70 min.
• Washington, DC: About 3 hrs.
• Boston, MA: About 5 hrs.