newark airport to midtown manhatten

Jul 27th, 2007, 11:23 AM
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newark airport to midtown manhatten

please could someone advise how best to make this transfer. We are a family of 3 coming for a weeks holiday arriving midday. Thanks.
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Jul 27th, 2007, 11:30 AM
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take the airtrain at newark airport, (free, i think) to the newark train station. (only a few moments) new jersey trains to penn station run quite frequently, and one way should be under $15. the only way to go! good luck.
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Jul 27th, 2007, 11:39 AM
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Just to clarify. The airtrain from the airport terminals to the airport train station is free, and it's called the "newark airport station". Takes about 10-15 min. The NJ PATH trains from there to NY Penn Station is $14. [You can also take Amtrak, but it's about $28 and runs less frequently] You will stop at Newark Penn Station, but don't get off - keep on it until NY. [I know, too many Newarks and Penn Stations but it is pretty easy].

Otherwise there's always the cab.
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Jul 27th, 2007, 11:42 AM
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just take a cab. With three people taking the train ($42) into Penn Station you'll still have to cab or subway to your hotel.

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Jul 27th, 2007, 03:14 PM
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or arrange for a car service beforehand. typically only $5 more thana taxi and you don't have to wait in line for the taxi which who knows how long it will be.

taking the train into manhattan from newark is a pain. some new jersey trains stop and you have to transfer at Newark the city not the airport. and then you get to penn station and have to take a taxi to your hotel.

with 3 people and luggage, it's just better to take a car directly to wherever you are staying
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Jul 27th, 2007, 03:54 PM
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For a family of 3 cab maks the most sense. Shuttle bus will cost at least as much as the cab. And the public transit option - incluidng a $10 cab ride from NY Penn station to the hotel - costs almost as much.

I wouldn't want to do all that trekking and changing from train to train with luggage after a long interntional flight - just to save $10 or so.
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Jul 27th, 2007, 04:35 PM
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Just want to "clarify" what dfr4848 says about the AirTrain. It's actually not a "free" service between the airport and the Newark Airport train station.

In fact, it's at least $5.5, but potentially more.

Here's why and how.

- From EWR to New York Penn (NYP), assuming you're taking AirTrain to NJTransit, I believe you just have to pay the $15. No choice.

- From NYP to EWR, if you buy that same NJTransit ticket, it will cost you $15. But you can buy a ticket to North Elizabeth (the next stop), which cost $5.5. Get off at the Newark Airport station and then pay another $5.5 to transfer to the AirTrain. Total cost $11. Save $4.

So, when you pay that $15 to get from EWR to NYP via AirTrain and NJTransit, at least $9.5 of that fare is for the AirTrain. Definitely not free.
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