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Newark (EWR) Airport Guide, about 14 miles (20 km) and 35-50 minutes from Manhattan, is located partially in each Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey. NEWaRk (that’s where the EWR comes from) hubs include Continental and United, and is used for both domestic and international flights. It is the oldest major airport in the United States, though it is modern and updated. A taxi to or from Midtown can cost anywhere from $60-$120, depending on in or outbound for up to 4 people.

Hotels with Free Shuttles Newark Airport

There are some great hotel choices near EWR, making the local hotels much nicer than those located near LGA or JFK. These hotels are great for those on layovers, departing early, arriving late or attending a Giants/Jets game or concert at MetLife Stadium. Each of these hotels offers a free shuttle to and from EWR and usually, easy access to Manhattan from the Path train.

Reader Question: Are there Hotels with FREE shuttles into Manhattan?

NYC Insider Guide Answer: No. There are almost no hotels in NYC that offer free shuttles into Manhattan. I say almost, just in case I’ve missed something, but really, the answer is none. There are free shuttles to most of the hotels near the airports, but not to Manhattan hotels.

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EWR Taxi Car Shuttle Costs

As you can see, EWR generally has the highest transportation costs of the three major NYC airports, since taxis charge an extra fee to leave Manhattan (it’s lower cost to enter NYC from NJ than to leave it). Whether you choose taxi, town car, shuttle or public transportation is your choice depending on the number of people and how much luggage you have.

LGA Taxi Car Shuttle Costs

EWR offers metered taxi cab rates, which means they are dependent on the time, speed and distance from start to destination. Additionally, Newark has a separate New Jersey-based taxi service than Manhattan yellow cabs. All the apps (Uber, Lyft, etc) are the same at all airports. During rush hours, you may be better off with a fixed rate town car or shuttle bus, as the traffic may cost you extra.

Newark Airport Town Car Service

A popular and well-liked NYC Town Car Service company is Carmel.

There's hardly any difference in price or service, as NYC Limos, also called "black cars" or "town cars," are very competitive. Their rates tend to be very similar to taxis, and many times, even less with online coupons and specials.

Another great Limo Town Service in NYC is Groundlink. Use promo code "RIDER" or "SAVEGL" for 10% off your next ride.

Newark Airport Shuttle Bus Service

One advantage of shuttles is you do not have to pay tolls or round trip fares.

New York City Airport Shuttles

Go Airlink Airport Shuttle Bus - door to door service. LGA/JFK/EWR.

NYC Airporter Shuttle Bus - pick up and drop off at one of several central Manhattan locations with free transfer to smaller hotel vans once in Manhattan. JFK/LGA only.

Airport Shuttle Buses charge per person, while taxis and NYC Limos are one rate for up to 4 people (or more for larger limos). However, shuttle and van services vary when it comes to taking you door to door, and many will drop you off (or pick you up) only at a central Manhattan location. Some offer another complimentary car that will transfer you to your stop. Some will not and you can walk, take the subway or hail a taxi that will likely be around $10.

Reader Question: Transportation recommended from Newark Airport to Manhattan

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Parking at Newark Airport

Like most airports, EWR offers both short and long term parking with shuttle service to the terminals. A day of daily parking at LGA will cost $39 in short term lots and $18 in the longer term lots. Newark has the lowest cost parking of all three major NYC airports.

Local parking lots with airport shuttle service start at just $18 per day and many offer perks like a car wash or oil change while you are away. Reserving online, in advance, will almost always offer you the best deal. There are tons of places to check to save BIG on airport parking:

  • About Airport Parking - huge selection under $20 per day
  • Airport Parking Reservations - great rates, nice website, reviews, large selection
  • Groupon Airport Deals - amazing selection of huge discounts at all three major NYC airports. Parking deals, shuttles, limos, hotel packages and more.
  • SpotHero - excellent app for all NYC Parking with discounts and availability. Use promo code "MYFIVE" for $5 off your first spot.
  • Stay and Fly Hotel Packages - hotels with free parking, sometimes making it cheaper to spend a night at a hotel and then get free parking for a week

Insider Tip: Take a photo of your parking valet ticket, especially before a long trip, and if, like me, you are prone to "vacation brain" and will likely misplace your ticket.

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Newark Airport Hotels Stay & Fly Free Parking

Local parking lots with airport shuttle service start at just $18 per day and many offer perks like a car wash or oil change while you are away. Reserving online, in advance, will almost always offer you the best deal. There are tons of places to check to save BIG on airport parking:

  • About Airport Parking - huge selection under $20 per day
  • Airport Parking Reservations - great rates, nice website, reviews, large selection
  • Groupon Airport Deals - amazing selection of huge discounts at all three major NYC airports. Parking deals, shuttles, limos, hotel packages and more.
  • SpotHero - excellent app for all NYC Parking with discounts and availability. Use promo code "MYFIVE" for $5 off your first spot.
  • Stay and Fly Hotel Packages - hotels with free parking, sometimes making it cheaper to spend a night at a hotel and then get free parking for a week

Insider Tip: Take a photo of your parking valet ticket, especially before a long trip. Especially if, like me, you are prone to "vacation brain" and will misplace your ticket.

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Cheap Flights to EWR Airport

A nice advantage to finding cheap flights to NYC is that if you are not renting a car, you can arrive and depart from two different airports. Just type "NYC" into any search box, rather than choose a specific airport, and you will often find cheaper flights by arriving and departing at two different airports.

Cheap Flights to New York City

A great site to try is FlightHub (Cheap Flights to NYC). They have amazing customer service and their search results allow you to narrow down by dozens of options, including airline, # stops, etc as well as sign up for fare alerts.

Sometimes, a week or so may make a huge difference in airfare prices. Check Prices: FlightHub (Cheap Flights to NYC)

Related Info: Flying in to NYC - Cheap Flight Options

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