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Old Jun 28th, 2015, 06:15 PM
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Transportation Newark/High Line and Penn Station/Newark

Hi, all.

I've been doing my research, but it still seems a bit confusing to me.

I'm arriving into Newark, and I want to go to High Line, probably starting 30th and 11th. My thought was perhaps the 107 bus was fairly cheap but also fairly fast as well. However, I'll be coming back from Midtown/Penn Station after a late dinner. My thought was then the Northeast Corridor and Airtrain? Is the later all one connected ticket, or do I need to separate ones? I'm assuming I can purchase automated tickets at night from a machine?

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Old Jun 28th, 2015, 06:55 PM
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Bus gets stuck in traffic, train doesn't. I would use the same method to and from; Highline isn't far from Penn station.

We used NJ Transit, not Amtrack.

https://www.panynj.gov/airports/pdf/...re-english.pdf
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Old Jun 28th, 2015, 08:26 PM
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It is an easy walk from Penn Station to Highline. Travel to and from EWR on air train/ NJ transit, easy and dependable. I have done it multiple times.
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Old Jun 28th, 2015, 09:08 PM
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As Happy notes one of the entrances to High Line is right near Penn Station.
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Yes, as all have said, this is a particularly easy trip. Take the Air Train to NJ Transit in each direction. Forget the bus, which gets caught up in traffic. Walk from the 8th Avenue, 33rd Street exit of Penn Station to the Highline entrance on 30th Street (10 to 15 minutes depending on how fast you walk). If you want/need to take public transportation after you get off the Highline, buy a one-ride Metro card for $3 for the subway, or have $2.75 in coins to ride the bus. The M11 bus goes up 10th Avenue and stops about every two blocks, and it will take you back up to the Penn Station area.
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"buy a one-ride Metro card for $3 for the subway"

Just a comment on what Doug posted - a single fare MetroCard ($3.00) which can only be purchased from a large MetroCard Vending Machine is valid for a single fare only 2 hours from the time it is purchased. So if you bought one and didn't use it until 2 1/2 hours after you bought it - the card would not work.
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Old Jul 3rd, 2015, 01:43 PM
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How much is the train? I have my own reloadable MTA card from a month ago. Thanks, I will do the NJ Transit
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Yes, it is possible for trains to be more than full - they do sometimes sell more tickets than there are seats. This is usually Friday or Sunday evenings or on holidays when extra people are traveling.

Typically someone gets off at the first stop and it's possible to get a seat. If concerned get a train that starts in NYC - but I'm not sure how many of them there are.
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Be very careful -- check with a NJ transit person which NE Corridor train to get on at Penn Station to get off at EWR. Not all trains will stop there, although there are plenty that do. On the other hand, all trains from EWR going East will end at Penn Station.
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It is very easy to know what trains that leave Penn Station stop at EWR.

When you are in Penn Station, look at the BIG train departure board in the main waiting area (or the screens located all over).

In the description of the train it will read either:
"NE Corridor SEC EWR" or "NJCoast SEC EWR". That means the NJ Transit train leaving at the time indicated on the board will stop at the Newark Liberty International Airport station.

On the average, there are usually 3 trains per hour from NY Penn that stop at the Airport rail station. During PM rush hours there may be one or two more.

To NeoPatrick - Re: "all trains from EWR going East will end at Penn Station." If you mean Newark Penn Station then yes but if you mean NY Penn station that is not always the case. During morning rush hours some eastbound trains go to Hoboken (they put in a track years ago so they could provide that service).
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Thanks for the clarification, nycguy. I forgot that there are some trains on the NJ Coast Line that do that. I was speaking of the NE Corridor Line, where ALL trains continue to NY Penn. I sometimes go to Hoboken, and have learned I HAVE to change at NY Penn or Secaucus to do so -- but that's on the NE Corridor Line.
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