Trains from Newark Airport to Manhattan

Old Feb 4th, 2002, 11:48 PM
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Trains from Newark Airport to Manhattan

I'm flying into Newark Airport and my hotel is near Times Square on W. 47th St.

I know there is a new train at Newark Airport that goes to Manhattan, but how do I get to my hotel?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

MJH
 
Old Feb 5th, 2002, 05:35 AM
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no trains, dalink. You hop a cab for $60 or get on Olympia line buses $10. . The Olympia buses will take you to the Port Authority there you can take the subway anywhere or hop a cab. Hope you will visit grand central staion on your trip, one of my favorite buildings in the city. You can also walk as your hotel is on 47th st., Port Authority is between 41-42 street and 8th avenue. Welcome and have a good trip.
 
Old Feb 5th, 2002, 06:26 AM
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Hi MJH, YES, THERE IS A TRAIN from Newark Airport to Penn. Station in Manhattan. It is a new service started last October. When you arrive at Newark Airport take the monorail to the New Jersey Transit station. You get on the NJ Transit train and it takes you to Penn. Station in New York (about 20 minutes). Penn Station is located at 7th Avenue and 33rd Street. If you don't have a lot of luggage take the subway 1 stop uptown to Times Square or you can take a taxi which will cost about $5. Have fun.
 
Old Feb 5th, 2002, 07:03 AM
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As indicated in the previous note there is a train and the cost is $11.15. It does take 20 minutes (the train ride). When you get to Penn Station ask for directions to the 8th Avenue which runs northbound, the direction you want to go. Taxi will cost in the $5 dollar range, tip included.
 
Old Feb 5th, 2002, 09:58 AM
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The new link is awesome. It's much faster than the old bus connection.

http://www.airtrainnewark.com/airtrainnewark/index.html
 
Old Feb 5th, 2002, 04:02 PM
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where were you people last weekend when I needed to go to newark airport
 
Old Feb 5th, 2002, 07:32 PM
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I don't think Newark Airport or the powers that be did a good job of getting the word out about the link, at least from my point of view. Maybe it's because I live in New York, but I wasn't aware of it for weeks and I knew that it was going to be built.

New Jersey natives probably had a better chance of finding out.
 
Old Feb 5th, 2002, 07:44 PM
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New Jersey Transit now runs a train from Newark Airport to Penn Station NY.
That puts you at 33rd Street. You can either take the 1/9 ("Local") subway one stop from Penn Station to 42nd St, or just jump in a taxi, which will cost 5 or 6 bucks. Subway costs $1.50. To me the extra $4 for the taxi is worth the convenience of getting dropped off right at your hotel hassle-free.
 
Old Feb 5th, 2002, 11:54 PM
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Thanks for the information and the www link to the airtrain.

My wife and I have been on the local tube, metro, train in London, Paris, Tokyo, and Rome and I look forward to the trains in New York.

We live in Los Angeles and I'm fortunate enough to live and work near a local metro line, so you can say that I prefer the train just to compare the train experiences we've had around the world.

The plan is to take the AirTrain/Monorail at EWR to the New Jersey Transit station. Get on the NJ Transit train to the New York Penn Station (on 7th Ave and 33rd St). We'll take a cab from there to our hotel.

I plan to use the trains while in Manhattan for our 5-day tour of the city. Again, thanks for the information.

MJH
 
Old Feb 6th, 2002, 12:01 AM
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I forgot to mention that I plan to use the Fodor's Best 3 Days Itinerary as a guide to my trip, so I do plan to visit Grand Central Station. We'll probably walk quite a bit in one direction and take the train back to our hotel.

When we went to London and Paris, I had with me two great mapguides called "The Penguin London Mapguide" and "The Penguin Paris Mapguide" both by Michael Middleditch. Great maps. I only wish there was the NY City edition!
 
Old Feb 6th, 2002, 04:52 AM
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You may already have this info but if you're going to be riding the subway in NYC for the 5-days you are here, make sure to buy the 7-day metro card. It costs $17 and offers unlimited rides on the subways and buses. Since individual rides are $1.50 each, it's a great deal. Enjoy your visit!
 
Old Feb 6th, 2002, 06:26 AM
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Keep in mind that the Metro card also allows free transfers to and from the bus. Bus service is quite convenient for going cross-town, particularly if it's later at night or the weather is bad (buses tend to be very slow during the day in midtown due to traffic).
 
Old Feb 6th, 2002, 08:07 AM
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This has been posted many times but in case you missed it this is how to judge walking distances
20 blocks going north and south from street to street equals one mile
When going avenue to avenue (east/west) one block is equal to three north/south streets.
 

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