Newark Liberty International Airport
About Newark Liberty International Airport
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Newark Liberty has three passenger terminals.
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.
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 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, United Express, Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air China, Air India, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, American Eagle, Austrian Airlines, Avianca El Salvador, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, El Al, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Eurowings, JetBlue, La Compagnie, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Porter Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Air Portugal, Virgin Atlantic, XL Airways France.
How to get to Newark International Airport
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.
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.
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.
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