Savvy travelers already know how fast, easy and affordable it can be to take the train from and to the plane.
Take the train directly from the airport to New York City or New Jersey destinations.
You can travel from the airport without ever worrying about traffic, tolls, taxis or shuttle buses.
Getting from your airport terminal to NJ TRANSIT trains is easy via AirTrain, the convenient monorail that stops at all airline terminals. AirTrain operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
NJ TRANSIT rail service to and from Newark Liberty International Airport operates 21 hours a day, seven days a week. There is no rail service between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. nightly.
Northeast Corridor service to New York Penn Station, Trenton and intermediate points
North Jersey Coast Line service to New York Penn Station, Long Branch and intermediate points
Travelers can connect at Newark Penn Station for other destinations in New Jersey.
Departures to Fit Any Schedule
On weekdays, between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m., at least six NJ TRANSIT trains arrive every hour at the airport station. Between 9 p.m. and midnight, four trains arrive every hour.
On NJ TRANSIT, no reservations are required. Your ticket is valid between the stations printed on the ticket, any day, anytime, on any train.
When you purchase your NJ TRANSIT ticket to or from Newark Airport, the AirTrain access fee ($5.50) is already included in the price - one ticket does it all. Simply present your ticket aboard the train and use it to pass through fare gates at the airport rail station. The AirTrain access fee is not charged for children 11 and under or customers using monthly passes with the airport as the origin or destination.
How to Take NJT to EWR
Check train schedules and fares by using our airport trip planner on the right.
Arriving Airline Passengers: After claiming your baggage, follow signs within the terminal to the AirTrain station. You can purchase your train ticket from NJ TRANSIT Ticket Vending Machines located at the AirTrain station. Then, simply ride AirTrain to airport rail station to board your NJ TRANSIT train.
Departing Airline Passengers: From New York Penn Station or Newark Penn Station, buy your ticket, then board a Northeast Corridor or North Jersey Coast Line train to Newark Liberty International Airport Station. Consult departure screens for more information.
TIP: Trains that stop at the airport are designated with an "EWR" on departure boards.
Allow about 15 minutes to travel between the rail station and your airport terminal.
Purchase your ticket before boarding the train. Tickets may be purchased from ticket vending machines or ticket agents at your boarding station.
We recommend purchasing roundtrip tickets to avoid lines on your return trip.
Newark Airport Rail Station is accessible only by rail service on the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast lines. There is no parking or passenger drop-off area at the rail station.
If possible, plan to travel during off-peak hours or on weekends, especially if you are traveling with children. (Peak hours are weekdays between 7-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m.)
Travel light. Available space for luggage is limited.
Plan your return trip in advance bearing in mind there is no train service between approximately 2:00 a.m. - 4:30 a.m. If your flight arrives after the Newark Liberty International Airport Station has closed for the evening, you will need to take alternate ground transportation to your final destination.
Please allow up to 15 minutes to travel via AirTrain between your airline terminal and the Newark Airport Rail Station. Also allow sufficient additional time to check in with your airline, check baggage and pass through security prior to boarding your flight.
Train schedules change several times each year. Please confirm schedules online before traveling.
Ticket and Fare Information
NJ TRANSIT fares to the Newark Liberty International Airport Station are based on distance traveled.
Tickets to or from the Airport are magnetically encoded and allow you to pass through the fare gates at the airport rail station. Simply insert your ticket into the fare gate, wait for the partition to open and walk through.
Purchase your ticket before boarding the train. Tickets may be purchased from ticket vending machines or ticket agents at your boarding station. Customers boarding without tickets will be charged the regular fare to Newark Penn Station or North Elizabeth (depending on direction traveled) plus surcharge. Upon arrival at the Airport station, you will be required to pay the $5.50 access fee. Conductors can accept cash only (no bills over $20). Complete fare details, including Senior Citizen and Children's fare information can be found on rail timetables. Reduced fares do not apply to the $5.50 airport access fee.
One-Way Tickets can be used on any train for one continuous ride between designated stations. If you are traveling to the airport and plan to return via AirTrain and NJ TRANSIT, we recommend that you purchase two one-way tickets prior to departing from your boarding station. One-way tickets are non-refundable, but remain valid until used. See our refund policy for details.
Monthly Passes save you approximately 30 percent compared to regular one-way fares and are valid for unlimited trips throughout the calendar month. Only monthly passes purchased with the Newark International Airport Station as the origin or destination will allow passage through the fare gate. If your monthly pass is for a destination other than the airport, you will be required to pay an access fee to pass through the station. See the Station Information section for ticket purchase locations.
Airport Employees: If you work at the airport and plan to take NJ TRANSIT service regularly, we recommend that you purchase a monthly pass. The airport access fee is not charged on monthly rail passes with the airport as the origin or destination. For your convenience, monthly passes can be automatically sent to your home or work site when you sign up for Quik-Tik. Plus, you may be able to purchase your monthly pass at work and use pre-tax dollars towards your commute. Have your employer call (973) 491-7600 for information on BusinessPass and other benefit programs.
The airport rail station is accessible only by train or monorail. There is no parking or passenger drop off area.
Parking at many NJ TRANSIT rail stations is limited on weekdays until about 6 p.m. If you are traveling before that time, you may wish to have someone drop you off at the nearest station, or use a station with a large parking facility such as:
Metropark Station (Northeast Corridor)
Hamilton Station (Northeast Corridor)
Ramsey Route 17 Station (Main Line)
Montclair State University Station (Montclair-Boonton Line, no service on weekends)
Summit Station (Morris & Essex Lines)
Bridgewater Station (Raritan Valley Line)
Grove Street Station (Newark Light Rail)
The Newark Liberty International Airport Station and AirTrain system are fully accessible to people with disabilities and are equipped with escalators, elevators and stairs.
To find out if the station you plan to travel from is accessible to customers using mobility devices, refer to the station information page and look for the international symbol of accessibility.
For assistance getting on and off the train, please inform your train crew. Be aware that train crews will not be available to assist with transporting luggage on or off the train.
If you are traveling to New York, inform train personnel if you need to use an elevator upon arrival. When departing from New York, visit the NJ TRANSIT or Amtrak Customer Service Office to help you determine which elevator to use to access your connecting train.