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Getting from JFK Airport to Newark Airport

When booking last minute flights, or flights on low-budget airlines, you may need to make a transfer between airports to complete your journey. When travelling through New York City, this is often a reality. Getting from JFK airport to Newark airport (or visa versa) can be a little tricky, but there are 4 different transport options to choose from; you can travel by taxi, by private shuttle, by bus or by train. Taking a taxi or a JFK Airport private shuttle is the most relaxing and convenient option as a taxi or shuttle will take you directly from one airport to the other in just 1 hour and 20 minutes. Taking the bus is a great budget option, but can take up to 3 hours and 30 minutes. Another fast yet affordable option is the train, as a one-way trip costs just €23. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to New York at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi or private shuttle €82 80min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €150 80min 24/7 Book
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Bus €48 210min 11:00–19:00
Train €46 80min 08:00–05:46

How to get from JFK to Newark Airport by taxi or private shuttle

The most comfortable and relaxing way to get from JFK to Newark is either by taxi or by private shuttle. These are the only direct transport options, taking as little as 1 hour and 20 minutes, in normal traffic conditions. Travelling between Newark and JFK airports is easiest in a JFK airport shuttle or a Newark airport shuttle.

Taxi fare from JFK to Newark airport

The local taxi drivers at JFK and EWR airports don't offer a set rate fee for the transfer from JFK to Newark or Newark airport to JFK. Instead, you will be charged using a taximeter based on distance. The average cost of this journey is around €82, but in traffic, when crossing toll bridges and with excess luggage, this price could increase. However, by booking a private shuttle in advance, you are guaranteed a fixed price, no matter how long the journey, with on-time pickups and no waiting time at any taxi rank.

Convenience

Taking an airport taxi or shuttle service for your transfer between EWR and JFK airport is the only direct option. This not only saves you time, but it also means you don't have to wait in line for public transport, or carry heavy luggage through multiple bus and train stations.

Editor’s Note

Taking a taxi or private shuttle is more expensive than any other transport options, but it's a great choice if you're travelling late at night, with lots of luggage or with children.

Useful Tips

The route from JFK to Newark airport includes a toll bridge, so expect extra costs to be added to your fare if you are travelling by taxi.
Make sure your driver resets the taximeter before you begin your journey. There may be additional charges for excess luggage.
If you wish to travel on a set rate with no additional costs along the way, you can book a private shuttle in advance.

How to get from JFK to Newark Airport by bus

Although cheap, taking the bus from JFK airport to Newark airport is extremely slow. There's no direct bus line, so you will need to take the NYC Express Bus from JFK to the Grand Central bus stop in Manhattan, then take the Newark Airport Express Bus to EWR airport.

How much is the bus from JFK to EWR?

Although you need to take two buses, you can purchase a one-way ticket that will cover both the NYC Express Bus and the Newark Airport Express Bus. The cost of this ticket is €24. However, children under the age of 5 travel for free and you can save 10% if you book on the NYC Express app.

Cost

€24

Trip Duration

3 H 30 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 30 minutes for the bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Both the NYC Express Bus and the Newark Airport Express Bus are available from 11:00 to 19:00 every day.

Where do I get it from?

You can find the NYC Express Bus in Terminal 1, 4, 7 and 8 at JFK airport. Simply follow the red signs past the ground transportation welcome centre. If you land in Terminal 2, 3, or 5 you can take the free monorail to one of the other terminals.

At Newark airport, you can find the bus in Terminal A on the Arrival Level, baggage claim area by the Welcome Center; in Terminal B on the arrivals second level for International flight, and lower level baggage claim area for domestic flights; and in Terminal C on the arrival level, baggage claim area at the Ground Transportation Counter.

Convenience

Due to the bus being such a slow transfer option from JFK to Newark airport, it's not a very convenient option. On top of that, you will need to make a change in Manhattan, carry your luggage through two bus stations and wait in line for bus tickets.

Editor’s Note

Although the bus from JFK to EWR is slow, if you're on a budget and travelling with small children it may be much easier to navigate than the train and subway stations.

Useful Tips

If you book through NYC Express, you can purchase a one-way trip that includes both busses.
Be sure to keep your ticket with you at all times.
The bus doesn't leave from all Terminals at JFK Airport, be sure to check which terminal you fly into.

How to get from JFK to Newark Airport by train

There's no direct train from JFK to EWR, you will need to make multiple changes. First, take the JFK AirTrain to Jamaica station, then, switch to the Long Island Railroad train and head to New York Penn Station. From here, you will switch to the NJ Transit train and travel to the Newark Airport Railway. Finally, take the Newark AirTrain from the Newark airport railroad to Terminal A, B or C.

How much is the train from JFK Airport to Newark Airport?

The total cost for the journey from JFK to Newark or EWR to JFK is around €23. Each train must be paid for separately and prices can increase depending on the day.

The JFK AirTrain costs €7 one-way, the Long Island Railroad costs €5, and the NJ Transit costs €11 (which includes the price of the Newark AirTrain).

Cost

€23

Trip Duration

1 H 20 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 20 minutes for some trains.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The JFK AirTrain and Newark AirTrain are available 24/7, the Long Island Railroad train and NJ Transit train are available from 08:00 to 05:46.

Where do I get it from?

If you're travelling in the direction of JFK to Newark, you can find the JFK AirTrain by following the "red line" signs in Terminal 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8.

When travelling from EWR to JFK, you can find the Newark AirTrain at Terminal A, B and C. The travel time between terminals is around 2 minutes.

Convenience

Although taking the train seems like a quick and cheap transfer option, the reality is that you will need to make changes in 4 train stations. This not only adds time to your journey, but it leaves your personal belongings and loved ones exposed to the public many times.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling on a budget but need to save time, taking the train is a good option. However, if you have lots of luggage or children taking the bus might be a better option.

Useful Tips

Keep your personal belongings close when changing train stations.
The JFK and Newark AirTrain run 24/7, but the other two trains stop running at 05:46.
Be sure to collect and validate your ticket each time before entering the train.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in New york. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How do you get from JFK to Newark airport?

When it comes to travelling from JFK to Newark airport, there are 4 different transport options; a taxi, a private shuttle, a bus or a train. Taking a taxi or private shuttle is the fastest but more expensive option at around €82. The New York Express Bus is a budget option at €24 one-way, but takes around 3 hours 30 minutes. Another cheap option is to take the train which costs around €23 and takes 1 hour 20 minutes. It's worth noting that there's no direct bus or train, you will need to make multiple changes.

How far is JFK from EWR airport?

JFK is located around 53 km from Newark airport. The journey will take around 1 hour 20 minutes by car, 3 hours 30 minutes by taking the New York Express Bus and 1 hour 20 minutes by train.

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