Being students and just always looking for a bargain we booked through STA Travel, as we wanted to fly out from Brimingham, my friend's parents lived in Coventry so we could easily get to the ariport very early in the morning.
Buying cheaper tickets mean an early flight to Copenhagen then transfering to another plane to Newark. We flew with Scandinavian Airways which I was very pleased with, we had three seats to the two of us, plenty of food, free drink and blankets. I was pleased when I kept being spoken to in Danish (I think??) and could actually get the gist of what they were saying, well I suppose it's all standard stuff.
The return flights I seem to remember cost around £150, going up to £200 with tax included.
from newark aiport , there is a direct bus to the greyhound coach terminal on 42nd street , central manhattan.
you can also travel by train, there is a shuttle train to newark amtrak station ; from there you change and take another train to penn station , in manhattan
the atmosphere in the train is a little frightening, because you cross some difficult areas in new jersey
This is to me what an airport should be. It is connected to the North East Corridor Amtrak and NJT trains. There is fast efficient monorail between the parking areas, the train station, and all the terminals. Only three here now but I have heard of plans to expand.
There are also bus services to the city if the airtrain is too expensive for you. I believe last time i took it it was $11.75 each way.
A full array of Int'l and domestic flights leave and arrive here.
New Jersey's Transit's Airlink Bus (number 302) travels to Pennsylvanian Station in Newark Airport. From there you can catch a PATH or Amtrack train to New York and many other destinations. PATH trains run 24 hours a day between New York and New Jersey. Amtrak trains are more expensive, but go directly to Penn Station in Manhattan. Airlink buses leave each Newark Airport terminal every 20 to 30 minutes and the journey takes 15 to 30 minutes. The fare if $4 and requires exact change.
Delta Airlines operates a water shuttle from the LaGuardia Airport Marine Air Terminal to the East 34th Street Pier and Wall Street Pier 11, with a shuttle bus from the air terminals to the Marine Air Terminal. The water shuttle leaves weekdays hourly from 7:45 AM to 10:45 PM and from 3:45 PM to 6:45 PM and takes less time than ground transport. The fare if $20 one way and $30 round trip.
Flying at Newark is ok. Before leaving the airport on the ground lounge there are a couple of companies that provide you with transportation to the city. The one we get offered a return bus ticket for $22 . The bus terminal is just outside the airport, it takes about 40 minutes (more than one hour on the way back to the airport!) and the first stop into the city is at Times square.
The Airtrain is a very quick way to get into Manhattan from Newark Airport. It is also very inexpensive.
If necessary you can do it even if your destination is Queens. It takes a lot of time, but if you want to save money this is definitely doable, providiing you do not have a lot of luggage. I did it to and from Forest Hills.
Taxis into the city take anywhere from 20-45 minutes. They cost $30-$38 NOT including bridge tolls (these are an additional 10 dollars). Taxis are cash only. Make sure to hail a cab in the designated areas or ask a uniformed airport employee to help you. Generally, it's polite to tip at least a dollar per bag if the taxi driver assists you.
Bus and Van Services
Olympia Airport Express:
The ride from Newark costs $11 one way. The busses run from 6am to midnight to Grand Central Terminal (41st Street and Park Avenue), Port Authority Bus Terminal (42nd Street and 8th Avenue) and Penn Station (34th Street and 8th Avenue) every 20 minutes; this trip is 45 minutes to an hour. Call (212) 964-6233 or (718) 622-7700 for more information and schedules.
Express Shuttle USA (formerly Gray Line):
One-way fare is $14. The busses run from 7am to 11:30 pm to many major hotels in Manhattan from 23rd to 63rd Streets. When you arrive at the airport, go to the ground transportation desk. A shuttle bus will come to pick you up within twenty minutes of your arrival. For exact schedules call (212) 315-3006 or (800) 451-0455.
Newark Airport has recently connected their internal monorail to a new station servicing both Amtrack and New Jersey Transit lines. You can buy a ticket to the Newark International Airport Station, check your flight times or buy a ticket there, and be minutes away from your terminal. There are also Amtrack and New Jersey Transit vending machines in the station for your trip into the City. For fares to different destinations click here, or contact Amtrack or New Jersey Transit directly.
If you fly into Newark Airport in New Jersey, it was actually cheaper to hire a Town Car than to get bus tickets!
There's plenty of information just before you getouside the Arrivals hall, just pick up the courtesy phones or a tourist magazine and ask for the rates.
What better way to arrive in New York than in a stretch limo?
We took the rail from the Newark airport to Penn Station in New York. It cost us $11.50 each one way and it was fairly easy to use.
We purchased the tickets from the vending machines and they basically get read in the machines and work the turnstilles.
Cheaper than taxi service.
My flight was leaving at 6 pm from Newark so I knew that I would be hitting some rush hour traffic and that the cab ride would be expensive so I called the morning I was leaving and booked the Super Shuttle, a shared van service to the airports.
They gave me a 15 minute window for a pickup time, when it got to be 15 minutes past that, I called and was told they were just minutes away. When they finally showed up 20-25 minutes after the 15 minute window, they still had another pickup and then we started the long rush hour journey to the airport. We arrived with about 50 minutes to spare for my flight but one of the other passengers had less than a 1/2 hour and probably didn't make her flight.
I'm not sure if this is a normal experience with Super Shuttle, certainly traffic on this particular day was no worse than typical rush hour and they should allow for that.
On the morning of July 5th we checked in at Port Columbus airport and got ready to take the Continental Express flight from Columbus to Newark. Due to safety rules you have to leave your luggage unlocked now in case they need to inspect it.
The flight to Newark only took 1 ½ hours and soon we had all our luggage with us and ready to go into the city. It seems like there are various ways to get to the city. We went for the cheaper alternative and took the Airlink. This is a service from Amtrak and I think the ticket costs about 11$ per person for a one way ticket. To catch the train to NYC we took the airtrain at Newark Airport. The airtrain is the little train the links the terminals and train station together. We had already picked up train tickets from a machine in one of the terminals but I don’t think we would have known about this unless we had read about this in the guidebook. The tickets we bought were to Penn Station….the only problem is that there is one Penn Station in Newark and one Penn Station in New York. We managed to get tickets to the wrong Penn Station of course but it was not a big problem. But I can’t imagine that we are the first that have made this mistake.
I guess the air con on the train was out of order because it felt like we were in a sauna. And the train isn’t really made for travellers with big suitcases so we had to stand with our bags on the trip to Penn Station. The trip doesn’t take that long…I would guess it takes about 30 minutes. All of sudden we were standing on the street outside Penn Station and Madison Square Garden and the first impression was I guess just like we had expected it to be: lots of yellow cabs, skyscrapers, big billboards etc. We got in the taxi line and we got a cab pretty fast. The ride over to Hotel Thirty Thirty only took five minutes and cost us about 5 dollars including tip.
Located in New Jersey, Newark Airport (code EWR) is 16 miles from midtown Manhattan. Over 30 million passengers pass through Newark Airport annually.
A variety of options are available to get you to Manhattan from EWR :
-Air Train to Midtown Manhattan/West Side 33rd Street via PATH subway (34th St. and 8th Ave.) or NJ Transit/Amtrak.
-Olympia Airport Express to Midtown Manhattan/West Side or East Side
-SuperShuttle Manhattan to anywhere in Manhattan between Battery Park & 227th Street (Including all hotels)
-Private Car/Limousine/Van Services
For detailed information about the above transportation options, or for information on how to get to Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, or Staten Island from EWR, please refer to the official EWR website below.
Thanks to the Port Authority, no more nasty old Carey bus to Newark Airport thru the perhaps ugliest urban landscape on the Eastern seaboard.
Just take the train from Penn Station (for $ 11.55) to the monorail that takes you to all the terminals. Trains are about every 15 to 20 minutes all day long. Keep your ticket as you will need it to get on the monorail when you switch trains at the Newark Liberty Airport stop.
Newark Airport in New Jersey seems to be the easiest place to come into the area (& the customs queue has been renewed). The $11 (one-way price) ticket for the monorail AND then the train to Penn Station is actually simple and convenient (20 minutes at best). Bus service (outside at the beginning of each concourse) is maybe $35 one-way and takes about 30-45 minutes to Grand Central.::
SUBWAYS are quick and almost clean in Manhattan. BUSES are the slow way, a good scenic route. [Buy a one day subway/bus FUNPASS for unlimited use in 24 hours] :::
NOTE : The taxi is AVAILABLE when the NUMBERS are illuminated on the roof of the cab. (Two lights means off duty - generally when you need them most - during rain or rush hour at 6 pm when the taxi shift changes. Legitimate 'Black cars' (big Amkerican luxury cars) try to pick you up like a cab, but charge you double for the plush interior.
Ok I just came into JFK which was gleaming and new - but the taxi ride to the city is still pretty bad.
Airporter offers a direct transportation between JFK and Newark airports. You can make reservation prior or book at airport counter for first-come first-serve basis. The one way fare $24. The running time is approximately 1.5 hours.