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Newark Liberty International Airport

A united Airlines plane on the runway tarmac of Newark International Airport, on a bright sunny day with city skyline in background

Newark Liberty International Airport is located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA code: EWR) is one of three airports serving the New York metropolitan area, the other two being John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport.

The airport straddles the boundary of Elizabeth and Newark and is jointly owned by the cities; the airport is currently leased to and operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Newark serves 50 carriers and is the third-largest hub for United Airlines, which is the airport's largest tenant, operating all three of Newark's terminals.


Newark Airport is located 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Downtown Newark and 9 miles (14 km) west-southwest of the borough of Manhattan.


Facilities Include:

In recent years, Newark has invested millions of dollars into refreshing the airport space and adding new features. Terminal renovations include thoughtfully designed elements, including light fixtures that adjust based on the time of day. Gate areas have been updated with custom seating and tables, and several gates now feature iPads that customers can use to track their flights and order meals for delivery.

The airport has worked with some of the best chefs in the industry to create restaurants that go beyond typical airport dining. Newark International Airport features in our blog: The Best Airports for Foodies—check it out to find out more!

The airport has invested in a state-of-the-art security screening experience. If you are flying domestically within the USA, TSA pre-screening is available at Newark Airport; find out more here.

A terminal restaurant table with i-pad built into the table so passengers can monitor flights

Over 6,000 iPads are equipped in Terminal C. Photo Credit: Wesley Wilson, Wikipedia Commons

Lounges Include:

United Polaris Lounge: open 4.10AM-10.30PM, and facilities include a newly renovated and spacious space, which offers chef-designed pre-flight dining, shower suites and quiet suites, as well as beverages, wi-fi, television, newspapers/magazines, flight information monitors.

United Club: Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge: open 5:00AM – 3:00PM, and facilities include beverages, wi-fi, television, newspapers/magazines, flight information monitor.

USO Lounge: open 6:00AM – 10:00PM, and facilities include complimentary beverages (including alcoholic) and snacks, wi-fi, television, newspapers/magazines, flight information monitor, Computers, Tablets, video gaming and foosball table, lounge chairs, lending library, children's play area, board and table games, and assistance with travel/hotel bookings.

American Airlines Admirals Club: open 4:00AM – 7:30PM (Sun – Fri), 4:00AM – 7:00PM (Sat), and facilities include beverages (including alcoholic), wi-fi, television, newspapers/magazines, flight information monitor, and conference facilities.

Art & Lounge: open 9:00AM – 11:30PM, and facilities include beverages (including alcoholic), wi-fi, television, newspapers/magazines, flight information monitor.

Delta Sky Club: open 5:00AM – 8:00PM (Sun – Fri),5:00AM – 6:15PM (Sat), and facilities include beverages (including alcoholic), wi-fi, television, newspapers/magazines, flight information monitor.

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse: open 12:00PM – 5:00PM, and facilities include beverages (including alcoholic), wi-fi, television, newspapers/magazines, luggage storage, showers.

Book Lounge Passes for Newark Liberty International Airport

Did you know that you can buy lounge passes for Newark Liberty International Airport with Alternative Airlines? You can purchase them for Art & Lounge at Terminal B.


The airport has three runways and one helipad.

The airport has two parallel runways (4R-22L and 4L-22R) and a third runway (11-29) that is used by smaller aircraft.

Runway 4L/22R is primarily used for takeoffs while 4R/22L is primarily used for landings. The smaller runway, 11/29, tends to be used by airlines offering shorter commuter flights.


Birds eye view of Newark Liberty International Airport, showing terminal 3 and runways from the sky

Terminal C

Newark Liberty has three passenger terminals.

Terminal A

Terminal A handles only domestic and Canadian flights served by JetBlue, Southwest, Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle. The terminal is also used by United Express for its shortest domestic flights.

Terminal A has 29 gates. Ticket counters are on the top floor, gates and shops are on the third floor, baggage carousels are on the second floor and parking is on the first floor.

Terminal B

Baggage carousels are on the first floor for domestic arrivals and on the second floor for international arrivals. Terminal B also has an international arrivals lounge on the second floor. Gates and shops are on the third floor.

Terminal C

Terminal C is exclusively for United Airlines and its regional carrier United Express. Terminal C has two ticketing levels, one for international check-in and one for domestic check-in.

Airlines that fly to Newark Liberty International Airport

United Airlines has a hub at Newark:

Airline Destinations
United Airlines Domestically: United operates an extensive network of flights throughout America, flying to Newark from most of the major city airports, including Los Angeles, Miami, Boston, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, Washington, Fort Lauderdale, etc.

Internationally: United flies to/from Newark from destinations throughout Europe, including Lisbon, Madrid, London and Rome, as well as a few destinations across the rest of the world, a popular destination being Hong-Kong
United Express United Express flies to numerous domestic destinations, including Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, Kansas City, Detroit, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Toronto Pearson, and Washington, etc

Other airlines that fly to Newark:

Airline Destinations
Aer Lingus Dublin
Air Canada Calgary, Vancouver
Air Canada Express Montréal–Trudeau, Ottawa, Toronto–Pearson
Air Canada Calgary, Vancouver
Air China Beijing–Capital
Air India Delhi, Mumbai
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle/Tacoma
Allegiant Air Asheville, Cincinnati, Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Savannah
American Airlines Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
American Eagle Chicago–O'Hare
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Avianca El Salvador San Salvador
British Airways London–Heathrow
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong
Delta Airlines Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City
Delta Connection Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Raleigh/Durham
El Al Tel Aviv
Emirates Athens, Dubai–International
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Lomé
Eurowings Reykjavík–Keflavík
JetBlue Barbados, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, San Juan, Santiago de los Caballeros, Santo Domingo–Las Américas, Tampa, West Palm Beach
La Compagnie Paris–Orly
LOT Polish Airlines Düsseldorf
Eurowings Warsaw–Chopin
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Norwegian Air Shuttle Barcelona, Rome–Fiumicino
Porter Airlines Toronto–Billy Bishop
Singapore Airlines Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda
Southwest Airlines Chicago–Midway, Denver, Nashville, Oakland, Orlando, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, St. Louis
Spirit Airlines Atlanta, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale, Houston–Intercontinental, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, Orlando, Santo Domingo–Las Américas
Sun Country Airlines Minneapolis/St. Paul
Swiss International Air Lines Zurich
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon, Porto
Virgin Atlantic London–Heathrow
XL Airways France Paris–Charles de Gaulle

Top Destinations

Top Domestic Routes

(March 2018 – February 2019)

Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Orlando, Florida 1,053,140 JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, United
2 San Francisco, California 959,610 Alaska, United
3 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 843,380 JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, United
4 Los Angeles, California 830,020 Alaska, United
5 Atlanta, Georgia 704,290 Delta, Spirit, United

Top International Routes


Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 London–Heathrow 917,473 British Airways, United, Virgin Atlantic
2 Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion 507,378 El Al, United
3 Toronto–Pearson 439,922 Air Canada, United
4 Toronto–Billy Bishop 406,084 Porter Airlines
5 Cancún 398,001 United

How to get to Newark International Airport

By Train

AirTrain Newark is a monorail system that connects the terminals with Newark Liberty International Airport Station. The station provides direct rail connections to any station along New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor Line or North Jersey Coast Line. This includes regional transit hubs, uch as Newark Penn Station, Secaucus Junction and New York Penn Station; from these stations, transfers are available to any rail line in northern New Jersey or Long Island, New York.

Amtrak's Northeast Regional and Keystone Service trains also stop at the Newark Liberty International Airport station.

Passengers can also ride the AirTrain for free between the terminals and the parking lots, parking garages, and rental car facilities.

By Bus

NJT buses operate a northbound service to Irvington, Downtown Newark and Newark Penn Station, where connections are available to the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) system (a rapid transit system connecting the cities of Newark, Harrison, Hoboken, and Jersey City), and the New Jersey (NJ) Transit rail lines.

The go bus 28 is a rapid bus transit line to Downtown Newark, Newark Broad Street Station and Bloomfield Station. The southbound service travels to Elizabeth, Lakewood, Toms River, as well as intermediate points.

Olympia Trails operates express buses to the Port Authority Bus Terminal, Bryant Park and Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.

By Road

Private car transfers and a taxi service also provide service to/from the airport. Taxis serving the airport charge a flat rate based on destination; for trips to/from New York, fares are set by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission.

The airport is served directly by U.S. Route 1/9, which goes on to provide connections to Route 81 and Interstate 78. Both have interchanges with the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95) at exits 13A and 14. Northbound, Route 1/9 becomes the Pulaski Skyway, which connects to Route 139. Route 139 continues east to the Holland Tunnel, linking Jersey City with Lower Manhattan.

The airport operates short and long term parking lots. From the parking lots, shuttle buses and monorail access all terminals.

A free cellphone lot waiting area is available for drivers waiting to pick up passengers at the airport.