"from NY to Newark Airport" New Jersey Transportation Tip by LFChachere
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A good and inexpensive trick to get to Newark airport quickly from Manhattan is to combine public transportation with a short cab ride. Take the PATH train, $1.50, which has several stops running from 9th St. to 34th St. along 6th Avenue .. to the end of the line in New Jersey, which drops you off at Newark Penn station. From Newark Penn station, exit on the west side and catch a taxi cab for a short 10-20 minute ride (depending on traffic) which costs about $12
This is much cheaper than taking a cab all the way from Manhattan, which could run about $70, as you need to pay the $6 toll the cab pays returning to NYC, as well as an across state line surcharge: NYC and NJ have laws which prohibit cabs from picking up passengers in the other state, so part of the charge compensates the driver for returning in the other direction (doubling the cab traffic, so much for the government's fight against carbon emissions!) Also, traffic within Manhattan and getting across the tunnels can be heavy, so the PATH train will very likely beat a cab from Manhattan anyway.
It is possible to take a bus from Newark Penn station to the airport, to save a bit of money, but it takes a good bit longer than the cab; including the wait. There is also a train that runs from Penn Station in Manhattan, but you need to transfer to a different train in NJ. I tried this once (in the return direction) and found myself waiting for a good amount of time as the schedules between the two trains are not coordinated very well.