Before Leaving

What NOT to Pack

Before packing a suitcase or carry-on bag, there are a few things to keep in mind. Most flammable and/or potentially explosive material is prohibited, while federal regulations apply to food products, firearms, athletic equipment, liquids, and various sharp objects.

Please visit the official TSA website for a full list of restricted items.

How Early to Arrive at the Airport

To allow enough time to pass through the mandatory airport security screening, it’s recommended that travelers plan to arrive at the airport at least two hours before the flight’s scheduled departure time (not including transportation time to the airport).

To prepare for any unforeseen issues, like traffic or car trouble, why not plan to arrive an extra hour early? To make the travel experience as pleasurable as possible, URW at EWR has many wonderful restaurants, shops, and places to relax before your trip.

Things to Know Before You Go

Do you know the proper protocol for locking luggage? The procedure for motorists to pick up passengers at baggage claim? With new and changing airport regulations, the amount of information can be overwhelming.

The official TSA website has the answer to most questions, but for a quick guide, print out a cheat sheet for airport and travel tips.

Getting Here

Newark Liberty International Airport is conveniently located in Newark, NJ and is approximately 30 minutes from New York City. From taxi services and limousines, to bus lines and long-distance vans, getting to the airport has never been easier. To find the best option for you, choose from one of the alternatives below.



By Car

The airport is accessible by most major interstates and state highways.

By Taxi

Many taxi companies offer service to EWR. Contact one of the operators below to arrange a pick up.

Each terminal has a taxi stand located curbside on the arrival levels.

By Limousine

Several companies provide limousine and town car service to the airport. Click on one of the options below to arrange a pick up. Make sure to check that your route is included in the service area.

By Long Distance Van

SuperShuttle and other long-distance companies provide services that operate out of EWR and serve all surrounding areas. Arrange a pick up at your home or another location by using the contact link below.

For those departing EWR, visit the SuperShuttle booth located in the baggage claim area.

By Hotel Shuttle

Most nearby hotels and motels offer complimentary airport transportation via courtesy vans. Those who are arriving at EWR and staying in a nearby hotel or motel are welcome to use the courtesy telephones in the baggage claim area to request a pick up. Contact the hotel concierge for schedule and information. Most of the major hotel chains near the airport provide drop-off and pick-up service every half hour from the P4 parking lot building, which is accessible via the AirTrain.

By Rental Car

Several rental car companies, including Hertz, Enterprise, and Avis, are conveniently located at the airport and can be accessed via the AirTrain. Those arriving at EWR can drop off rental vehicles and take the AirTrain directly to the terminal, while those departing can find the AirTrain at stations located in each terminal.

By Bus

Multiple public bus lines provide service between the airport and numerous other connections and destinations. Contact the New Jersey Transit website for rates and information. Also, many chartered buses operate out of the airport, including The Newark Airport Express Bus which provides nonstop service to New York City.

By Train

Whether your destination is New York City, or you’re making a longer commute to Connecticut, Pennsylvania or another nearby state, the options for transportation abound. Travelers wishing to take an Amtrak train or the New Jersey Transit train can do so by taking the AirTrain to the train station dedicated to EWR.





Central Terminal Area

Each terminal is equipped with its own short-term parking facility, located across the street, outside of baggage claim.

Parking is available for extended stays and overnight trips, with daily flat rates or hourly rates in Lots P1, P3, and P4. These lots are easily accessible to the AirTrain or bus shuttle service, which transports travelers between the parking lots and terminals in a matter of minutes.

Economy Lot P6

The economy lot is located just minutes from the terminals. The lot can accommodate all vehicles, including larger trucks and campers, available for extended stays and overnights, for daily flat or hourly rates. Complimentary shuttle service is available 24/7.

Valet Parking

For those in a hurry, a valet parking service is available, located next to lot P4 with convenient access to the AirTrain.

In the Airport




Checking In

Upon arriving at the terminal, travelers can check any luggage and get a boarding pass with gate number and flight information. Many airlines also offer online check-in, and self-check-in kiosks to make transit smoother. Please note, additional luggage fees and weight limits may apply.

Passport Control

In addition to showing a valid passport to cross national borders, international travelers will need to pass through customs upon arrival at foreign airports, and then again upon returning to the United States. Visit the official TSA website for more information about procedures and items to declare.

Security Control

Passing through the mandatory security screening can take longer than expected. Be sure to become familiar with security protocol before arriving to make the process as smooth as possible. Visit the official TSA website to find the answers to common security questions.

Getting to your gate

Once cleared by security, feel free to explore the multitude of shopping and dining opportunities on the way to boarding gates. Use URW’s convenient airport guides to find the perfect place to grab a bite, pick up last minute gifts, or use the extra time to unwind.

Baggage Claim

Once you’ve exited the aircraft, follow signs to Baggage Claim to reunite with your luggage. Located on the lower level of each terminal, find the baggage carousel marked with the name of your departing city. Once you’ve retrieved your bags, a variety of options, including car rentals, bus lines, taxi stands, and the train station are conveniently available to help you leave the airport easily and reach your final destination.

Passenger Pick Up

Greeting travelers at the gate is no longer allowed in any U.S. airport, due to federal regulations, but you can meet your loved ones in the baggage claim area or outside of the terminal on the arrivals level. Immediate passenger loading is allowed curbside, but drivers are not permitted to park or wait outside the terminal, they must park in the nearby parking lots.

Leaving the Airport

Once you’ve found your luggage, there are several convenient ways to exit the airport. From rental car services to bus lines and taxi stands or the train station, information is readily available to help you reach your final destination.

Airport Amenities and Services

To help facilitate your experience at EWR, a variety of services are available to accommodate any special travel needs, from nursing mother stations to convenient Wi-Fi access. View the categories below to learn more.

Currency Exchange and ATMs

For arriving and departing international travelers needing to exchange foreign currencies into US dollars, currency exchange booths are conveniently located in each terminal and can easily transfer bills and coins in a one-stop transaction.

ATM cash machines are also located in each terminal, available to customers of all banking institutions (additional fees may apply).


EWR makes every effort to accommodate the needs of all travelers. Contacting the airport in advance is recommended to make arrangements for any special assistance for those with disabilities.

Information Services

Don’t get lost trying to navigate the airport. Welcome Centers are established in each terminal, where Customer Care Representatives in red jackets are on-hand to provide answers to travel questions or help assist travelers in transit. The Red Jacket personnel are available throughout the terminals and at each AirTrain station.

Lost and Found

Losing luggage is never an ideal situation, but it can happen. Please notify your airline of any items missing on the aircraft, while anything misplaced in the airport can be reported to the TSA or the local police department for insurance purposes.


For urgent medical care, call 911 for an ambulance, or ask an airline employee for assistance.


Caring for newborns can be difficult in a busy airport. To alleviate the strain of finding secluded areas, several lactation pods are available to provide a peaceful environment for new mothers and babies.

Pet Relief

For those traveling with furry friends, each terminal is equipped with a designated area outside of the arrivals level for pets to take a potty break. Plastic bags and trash cans are provided for owners to clean up after their pups.

Public Charging

Power poles and power charging stations equipped with several electrical outlets and USB ports are conveniently located throughout the airport to offer convenient device charging at no cost.


Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the airport, there are no designated smoking areas. Smokers must exit the terminals and smoke outside.


Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport. The first 30 minutes of service are complimentary, then additional fees will apply.

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Have a pleasant flight!