This is our guide on how to transfer from Newark Airport (EWR) to Brooklyn in NYC. You will find instructions in regards to the following topics below:

  • Taxi between EWR – Manhattan
  • Shuttle Bus between EWR – Manhattan
  • Private Transfer between EWR – Manhattan
  • Train & Subway between EWR – Manhattan
  • Bus between EWR – Manhattan

…and back from Manhattan to EWR


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Transfer Options from Newark Airport to Manhattan

Arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport? This airport in New Jersey is well connected to Manhattan so you have nothing to worry about. It is easy to plan your way from Newark Airport to Manhattan before you get there, in order to avoid any hassle upon arrival. Due to there being several Newark Airport transfer options available, we have listed them all in the article below to help you to your way into NYC. Click here for a map of Newark Airport terminals to check where you will be arriving.

New York Airport Transfers

1. Taxi from Newark Airport to Manhattan

  • Cost: $70 + tolls
  • Transfer duration: 45 – 60 minutes

The first option you have is to take one of the famous yellow cabs waiting outside of the airport. These operate under a permit from New York City and are therefore highly trustworthy. Newark is quite a distance from Manhattan. You will see this in the cost for a cab ride from the airport to Manhattan: including tolls and tip, the trip will cost $70-85, depending on your destination in Manhattan. A cab only becomes cost effective with 3 or more people. Keep in mind however that you will have to wait in line for a cab once you get there. Due to the amount of people that want to get from Newark Airport to Manhattan daily you can sometimes be waiting up to 20 minutes to get to the front of the cab line.

⚠ PLEASE NOTE: Say NO to the people that ask you if you would like a taxi to Manhattan when you first leave the terminal. These are private individuals and do not drive a yellow cab. To get one of the trusted cabs, go stand in line at the taxi rank outside the airport terminal.

2. Shuttle Bus from Newark Airport to Manhattan

  • Cost: $20 per person
  • Transfer duration: 45 – 60 minutes

The shuttle bus is a group taxi that takes 1-8 passengers to Manhattan for around $15 each. This is a great way to get from EWR to Manhattan if you are looking to save some money or are traveling in a large group. You will driven directly to your hotel or private residence. Keep in mind, however, that other people may be dropped off first, meaning the transfer could take a little longer.

Purchase your EWR airport transfers in advance to avoid queues upon arrival.

That way you don’t have to worry about anything else after your long flight! You have two options when purchasing your tickets:

EWR to hotel TICKETS or  EWR to Private residence tickets

Alternatively, you can already book a roundtrip from EWR to Manhattan and back

3. Private Airport Transfer from Newark Airport to Manhattan

  • Cost: $60-100 (up to 5 people)
  • Transfer duration: 45 – 60 minutes

At a cost of as little as $20 per person (if you are traveling with 3-5 people) you can also book a private Newark Airport transfer. These private transfer services are available 24/7 which means that your car will be there for you no matter what time you land at EWR. Once you arrive at EWR you will just have to call the number you received on your booking confirmation, to let your driver know you are ready and he can pull up in front of the terminal. This is a the family-friendliest transfer from Newark Airport to Manhattan.

You can also choose between either an minivan which fits 5 people, and a Sedan for a maximum of 3 passengers:

Book Private Transfer

If you wish to book your return trip back to JFK airport in advance as well, you can do so here.

4. Train & Subway from Newark Airport to Manhattan

  • Cost: $15 per person
  • Transfer duration: 30 – 40 minutes

Getting from Newark to New York by train is easy! After you take the AirTrain to the Newark Liberty International Airport Station, you can just take the NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line directly to New York Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan (see map). From there you can take the subway to complete your journey.

Make sure you get off at New York Penn Station, not Newark Penn Station!

5. Express Bus from Newark Airport to Manhattan

  • Cost: $18 per person
  • Transfer duration: 45 – 60 minutes

The Newark Liberty Airport Express Bus is another great option to get into the city without spending too much money. The bus leaves from Newark Airport and from three stops within Manhattan approximately every 30 minutes. A one-way trip takes from 45 to 60 minutes and costs $18. You can continue your journey by subway, if necessary. All you need is a MetroCard.

The bus makes several stops in Manhattan:

    • Port Authority Bus Terminal 
    • Bryant Park
    • Grand Central Terminal

Transfer Options from Manhattan to Newark Airport

How to get to Newark Airport from Manhattan? Easy! Just choose one fo the 5 options above and do it in reverse. This means you can take a taxi, an airport shuttle, a private transfer or public transportation to get to EWR. Always make sure to allow a little more time for your return transfer to Newark Airport, as it can get really busy.

1. Taxi from Manhattan to Newark Airport

Taking a taxi from Manhattan to EWR is definitely one of the most convenient options, but also the most expensive one. In order to get to Newark Airport from Manhattan, you will need to go through Holland or Lincoln tunnel, which have expensive tolls that are not included in the fare. A slightly cheaper alternative is taking an UBER to Newark Airport. If you would like to know how much your UBER ride from Manhattan to EWR will cost, check out their fare estimate tool.

 2. Shuttle Bus from Manhattan to Newark Airport

This Newark Airport shuttle will pick you up in Manhattan and take you straight to the airport. There are two options you can choose from in order to get to EWR from Manhattan, depending on whether you are staying in a hotel or a private residence. The airport shuttle is a great option to transfer to Newark Airport without spending a lot of money. Choose the right transfer here:

Hotel to EWR or Private Residence to EWR

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3. Private Airport Transfer from Manhattan to Newark Airport

If you are looking for the most efficient way to get to Newark Airport from Manhattan, you should consider this private transfer. Compared to the airport shuttle to EWR, you will not have to wait for other people to be picked up, too. The private transfer can also be the cheapest transfer to Newark Airport, depending on the size of your party. They offer three different vehicles sizes to choose from:

Book Private Transfer

 4. Train & Subway from Manhattan to Newark Airport

Getting to Newark Airport from Manhattan by subway and train can be overwhelming for first time visitors. However, if you are more travel experienced and follow the directions well, you will be totally fine. In order to get to EWR from Manhattan, you will need to take the subway to New York Penn Station. There, you will take the NJ Transit train to Newark Liberty International Airport Station and hop onto the AirTrain that will bring you to your terminal. As most people that work in New York are from New Jersey, chances are the train to Newark Airport will be packed.

If you compare prices, taking the train is not actually cheaper than a private transfer or shuttle

 5. Express Bus from Manhattan to Newark Airport

The Express Bus to Newark Airport from Manhattan departs at Port Authority Bus Terminal, Bryant Park or Grand Central Terminal. Without traffic, you could make it from Manhattan to Newark Airport in just about 30 minutes. Unfortunately however, there’s a 99% chance there is traffic! Allow at least 90 minutes for the transfer to be safe.

For other NYC Airport Transfers Check Here:

Transfer Between JFK & ManhattanTransfer Between LaGuardia & ManhattanTransfer Between Newark Airport & Brooklyn


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dimas aditya

thankyou so much for the info


Hi! Where can I buy the tickets for the Newark Liberty Airport Express Bus? Is there a website or do I have to wait to purchase until I’m at EWR? Thanks!

Maureen Steinert

Hi Molly,

you can purchase tickets over the official website already!

Have a great trip!

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