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Newark Airport to Times Square

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Newark Airport to Times Square

Hello

Just a quick question on getting from Newark Airport into Manhattan.

I arrive on a Friday morning at 11.30am.

I am staying near Times Square, and I was thinking that getting the New Jersey Transit train would be the best option. Does this go direct to Penn Station? And then is Times Square walking distance from Penn Station? Do I buy tickets before getting on the train, and roughly how much are they?

Thank you

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1. Re: Newark Airport to Times Square

Exactly where is your hotel? Many hotels have Times Square in their name but aren't actually in it. This would affect travel suggestions after you arrive at Penn Station.

To get to Penn Station you take an AirTrain monorail from your terminal to the Newark Airport Rail Station. Then you take a New Jersey Transit commuter train to New York Penn Station (the last stop.) Don't get off at Newark Penn Station by mistake!

The combined AirTrain/NJ Transit fare is $12.50. You can buy your ticket before you board the AirTrain or after you get off the AirTrain at the fare gates that lead to the NJ Transit trains. Hold onto your ticket for additional inspection/collection on the NJ Transit train.

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2. Re: Newark Airport to Times Square

Thank you.

The address is: 157 West 47th Street

Would that be walking distance from Penn Station or is a taxi a better option?

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3. Re: Newark Airport to Times Square

You can walk...it is clearly very walkable. However, considering you may be tired and carry bags and all....a quick can ride is pretty doable as well.

Edited: 30 March 2014, 21:21
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4. Re: Newark Airport to Times Square

Great thank you :-)

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5. Re: Newark Airport to Times Square

AirTrain Newark / NJ Transit is the way to go.

You can purchase your tickets inside the terminal or when you get to the Rail Transfer Station - there are uniformed people there to assist you. The total fare is $12.50 per adult passenger.

NJ Transit to the very last stop - New York Penn Station (takes about 25 minutes from the airport to NY Penn Station).

You're a short / pleasant walk to your hotel.

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6. Re: Newark Airport to Times Square

Your hotel is between 6th and 7th Avenues. So just exit Penn Station on the 7th Avenue side and walk up. You'll go right through Times Square. It's about 3/4 mile.

If you'd prefer to take a taxi then exit on the 8th Avenue side of Penn Station so you'll be getting into a cab already heading uptown, which is what you want. 8th Avenue is one way uptown and 7th Avenue is one way downtown.

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7. Re: Newark Airport to Times Square

Hey LucyandGlenEdwards:-) Great advise here;-) See how you feel when you get to Penn Station.. it can be a pretty busy.. confusing place for 1st timers;-) If you feel you want to walk it, just take the escalator up to Street level for 7th Avenue exit and start walking Uptown (traffic will be going in opposite direction.. heading downtown;-) .. if looking to grab a cab, take the 8th Avenue exit.. again up the escalator to Street level.. cab line is right there;-) Have fun.. and EnJOY!

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8. Re: Newark Airport to Times Square

Perfect, thanks for the help everyone :-)

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