Transfer 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.

Your options detailed in this article are:

  • Taxi
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Private Transfer
  • Train & Subway
  • Newark Liberty Airport Express

Click here for a map of airport terminals to check where you will be arriving and what your transport options from there are.


Taxi | Newark to New York City

  • Cost: ≈ $70
  • Duration: 45 – 60 min.

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 the 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 $ 65 – 85, depending on your destination in Manhattan. With 3 or more people, this option becomes more cost effective that other alternatives. 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.

Our tip: 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.

Shuttle transfer | Newark Airport shared transfer to Manhattan

  • Cost: $20 per person
  • Duration: 45 – 60 min.

The Shuttle bus is a group taxi that takes 1-9 passengers to Manhattan for around $20 each. This is a great way to get from EWR to Manhattan if you are looking to save some money or are travelling in a large group. 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!


Private airport transfer | Competitively priced private pick-up and drop-off

  • Cost: $64.36
  • Duration: 45 – 60 min.

At a cost of as little as $21 per person (if you are travelling 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.

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

Train from Newark Airport to Manhattan 

  • Cost: $15 per person
  • Duration: 30 – 40 min.

Getting from Newark to New York by train is easy! Transferring between the airport and Manhattan can be done in as little as 30 minutes, making this a great option for saving time. After you take the Air Train to the airport rail station, you can just take the North Jersey Coast Line from Newark Liberty International Airport Station towards Penn Station. From there you can take the subway to complete your journey from Newark Airport to Times Square.

Newark Liberty Airport Express Bus | Newark Airport to NYC

  • Cost: $13 per person
  • Duration: 45 – 60 min.

This express bus is another great option to get into the city. The bus leaves from Newark Airport and from five stops within Manhattan approximately every 15 to 30 minutes from 4 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. A one-way trip takes from 45 to 60 minutes and costs $13.

The bus makes several stops in Manhattan:

    • Port Authority Bus Terminal (west of Times Square)
    • Fifth Avenue and Bryant Park
    • Grand Central Station (41st street between Lexington and Park avenues)

For other NYC airport transfers click here:

Transfer Between JFK & ManhattanTransfer Between Newark Airport & ManhattanTransfer Between Newark Airport & BrooklynTransfer Between LaGuardia & Manhattan

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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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