BASICS Newark is located 16 miles (26 km) southwest of Mid-Manhattan and a mile (1.6 km) south of Newark, New Jersey. There are Ground Transportation Counters near baggage claim in each terminal. In the U.S., call 1-800-AIR-RIDE for latest ground travel information.
TAXI Go out to the taxi stand outside the baggage claims area at curbside. Give your destination to the dispatcher and he will direct you to the correct taxi. The fares are metered, but don't include toll or tip. The fare to mid-Manhattan should be $34-$51. The journey will probably take 25 to 45 minutes. BUS Olympia Trails Company Olympia Trails Bus Company leaves from the bus courtyard and has Manhattan bound buses going to the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 8th Avenue and 42nd Street, Grand Central Station on the corner of Lexington Avenue and 41st Street, Penn Station on the corner of 34th Street and 8th Avenue, and the World Trade Center at West Street next to the Marriot Hotel. Tickets The fare for the Olympia bus is $10 each way. Tickets can be purchased from the Olympia Trails Ticket Agent at the ground transportation counter located between doors 2 and 3 on the arrivals level of each terminal. It is also possible to buy tickets from the driver. Midtown Manhattan Stops Buses leave for Penn Station, Grand Central Station and Port Authority from 5 A.M. to 7 A.M. every thirty minutes. From 7 A.M. to 11:30 P.M. the buses leave every fifteen to twenty minutes. The last bus leaves at midnight. Travel time is 35 to 40 minutes but may vary due to traffic. The bus to the Newark Airport picks up at the following locations:
Port Authority: 3rd Floor of the station, gates 317 and 318 120 East 41st Street (at the corner of Lexington Avenue and 41st)
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RENTAL CAR All the major car rental firms have counters at Newark Airport. If you plan to travel outside the downtown area, a rental car is highly recommended.