Brooklyn has become one of the most popular neighbourhoods in Manhattan as well as a popular as a destination for tourists – and with good reason! This is our guide on how to transfer from the Newark airport (EWR) to Brooklyn in NYC. For other airport transfers (e.g. EWR – Manhattan click here). You will find instructions in regards to the following topics below:
There are several options available to transfer from the Newark Liberty International Airport to Brooklyn. Since Brooklyn is well connected to Manhattan, all of these transfer options will take you through the city. From there – if you have opted for public transportation – you can take the subway to Brooklyn. We have described your options below in more detail.
In Newark, board the AirTrain that takes you to the “Rail Transfer Station”.
PLEASE NOTE: The AirTrain will not take you to New York City. It is merely a local train that circles the Newark airport and makes several stops along the way (one of the stops being the Rail Transfer Station). Once you arrive there, you exit the train and buy your train ticket to Penn Station at the vending machine (approx. $16). Thanks to escalators and elevators, you can get to your respective platform easily even with big bags. The subsequent train ride to Penn Station in Manhattan takes around 30 minutes.
Penn Station (34th Street & 8th Ave) is well connected to the subway system. Once you arrive there you can buy your tickets for the subway. There are MetroCards available from ticket machines at the entrances to the Subway system (just follow the signs towards the subway). If you are staying for a longer period of time it might make sense to purchase more than a single ride ticket, as this option is significantly cheaper in the long run. Penn Station is connected to the blue MTA Lines , and , which all service Brooklyn. You can download a current subway map as a PDF here, to help you find your way.
Our tip: During special events or holidays, transferring from the Newark airport to Brooklyn by train will be your fasted option.
Your next option for travel from Newark Airport to Brooklyn is taking the bus. The Newark Liberty Airport Express departs from the Newark Airport and makes several stops in Manhattan. These include the Port Authority Bus Terminal (Times Square), Bryant Park (42nd Street and Fifth Avenue), as well as Grand Central Station (41st Street between Park and Lexington Avenue). Cost per person: $ 16.
All these stops are heavily-frequented stations in Manhattan and each stop is near a subway station. From there you can take the New York Subway, for which you will need a MetroCard. These start at $ 2.75 for a one-way fare. Taking the subway allows you to avoid traffic and will generally be much quicker. Below you can find a brief overview of which subway lines you can take when you are at the above-mentioned stops in Manhattan:
The shuttle bus is a great option to take you from Newark Airport to Brooklyn. These small busses take several people to Manhattan in one trip to cut the cost of ticket prices. This option is convenient, as you don’t have to drag your luggage around, as well as affordable. Shuttle busses depart directly from an area near the airport exit. Your destination, for example, could be Grand Central Station, which has superb connections to Brooklyn by subway.
A private transfer from Newark Airport to Brooklyn is the ultimate stress free way to get to your destination. Once you book the transfer online, you will receive an immediate confirmation with a contact number. You can call this number once you are ready for your private transfer to pick you up and it will pull up outside your terminal shortly. This is a great way to transfer to Brooklyn from Newark Airport as it is competitively priced, especially if travelling with more than 2 people. Book your transfer below for the ultimate transfer from Newark Airport to Brooklyn.
One option is to wait for a cab outside of Newark Airport and take this all the way to your destination in Brooklyn. The ride takes approx. 1 hour – depending on your destination in Brooklyn and the traffic. Don’t forget that you will need to wait in line for a taxi at the licensed taxi stand (this can take up to 20 minutes). While this is a no stress solution, it is also not the best priced or quickest way to get to Brooklyn. Check out the options below for cheaper and quicker options into Brooklyn.
⚠️ PLEASE NOTE: While some individuals may approach you offering you a taxi, these are often private citizens who do not drive a licensed taxi.
Getting from your hotel or accommodation in Brooklyn to Newark Airport is very easy. Choose one of the five options above and do it in reverse! If you are taking the subway to Manhattan, get to either Penn Station or Grand Central Station in order to take the train to Newark Airport. If you dont want to head into Manhattan first, check out the options below to take the, shuttle-service, or book a private transfer.
PLEASE NOTE: Don’t get off the train at Newark Airport Station but at Newark Airport Railway Transfer Station. Check with the attendant to make sure you get off at the correct station.
Take the subway to either the Port Authority Bus Terminal (Times Square), Bryant Park (42nd Street and Fifth Avenue), or Grand Central Station (41st Street between Park and Lexington Avenue). Form here you can then take the “Newark Liberty Airport Express” directly to Newark Airport.
Take the subway to Manhattan so you can get on the shuttle bus at a station or a hotel in NYC. You can book your tickets online beforehand for the ultimate stress free solution.
Booking a private transfer beforehand is a great way to get to the airport when you want to make sure you will be on time. You can book everything from an economy, budget friendly transfer to a limo below:
This is the easiest and most convenient option but unfortunately also the most expensive. All you have to do is hail a cab and wait till you arrive at EWR. Uber is also a great option, it is not only cheaper than a yellow cab but allows you to avoid standing on the street and hailing a cab with all of your bags!