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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from New Brunswick to Newark. Traveling by train from New Brunswick to Newark usually takes around 23 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can make the trip in 19 minutes.

Distance23 mi (36 km)
Fastest train0h 19m
Lowest price$12.91
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines2

What is the price of a train ticket from New Brunswick to Newark?

In the last month, $25.78 was the average price of a train ticket from New Brunswick to Newark. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $55.12 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$39$26$13JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New Brunswick to Newark will vary between C$18 and C$37. Planning a train trip to Newark within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New Brunswick over the next 7 days is C$22. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$65$52$39$26$13ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from New Brunswick to Newark by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$26 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New Brunswick to Newark in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$44 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$65$52$39$26$133020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 22 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Newark from New Brunswick will be about C$55.12 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New Brunswick to Newark?

2 train services operate from New Brunswick to Newark. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Crescent10h 27m$418.32
Amtrak Northeast Regional20h 24m$30.60
  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom. Train trips from New Brunswick to Newark take about 0 hours and 27 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $418.

  • Amtrak Northeast Regional

    Amtrak Northeast Regional

    The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. With 2 daily train trips from New Brunswick to Newark, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New Brunswick to Newark during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from New Brunswick to Newark?

The distance between New Brunswick and Newark is approximately 23 miles, or 36 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 19 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Newark.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from New Brunswick to Newark on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Saturday. Saturday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs New Brunswick at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from New Brunswick to Newark?

Trains leave the station in New Brunswick twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Newark with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Newark to New Brunswick.

City Information

New Brunswick

New Brunswick is a city located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Many residents of this city commute to New York City, which is only an hour away by train. However, there is a lot to love about New Brunswick itself! With its historic buildings and quaint little shops, vibrant arts and culture scene, and plenty of dining and entertainment options, you'll find tons of activities in New Brunswick worth sticking around for.

One of the most popular neighborhoods in New Brunswick is downtown, known for its excellent restaurants and bars. Enjoy some not-so-far-off-Broadway excellence at some of New Brunswick's award-winning theaters like the State Theatre New Jersey and Crossroads Theatre Company.

If you're looking for a more laid-back atmosphere, head to the Easton Avenue neighborhood. This area is home to Rutgers University, so it's perfect for students or anyone who wants to enjoy a college town feel. There are plenty of coffee shops and bookstores here and some great places to eat like Hansel 'n Griddle and Stuff Yer Face.

The nearest airport to New Brunswick is in Newark, but you don't need to board a plane to explore the area. A short bus or train trip makes Stamford, and Trenton easy to reach. Of course, New Brunswick's location between New York City and Philadelphia means it is always easy to connect to farther destinations like Boston, Niagara Falls, or even Atlanta.

Newark

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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New Brunswick?

Main departure station: Transit Station - French St and Albany St

There is one train station in New Brunswick.

All train stations in New Brunswick:

  • Transit Station - French St and Albany St

Where is the train station in Newark?

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Main arrival station: Newark Penn Station

Not to be confused with the Penn Station in New York City just 10 miles away, Newark’s Penn Station is a vital regional transportation hub which serves the greater New York City and New Jersey area. Located a few blocks East of the central business district in Newark, Penn Station opened in 1935, when its Art Deco architecture was at the height of fashion - see if you can spot the Zodiac signs decorating the chandeliers! Travelers can access Amtrak intercity passenger trains running on the busy Northeast Corridor between Washington D.C. and Boston, as well as intercity buses like Greyhound and Fullington Trailways. Local transit available at Penn Station includes Newark Light Rail, Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid transit linking Newark to Manhattan, and NJ Transit commuter trains serving coastal and central New Jersey.

Train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Newark Intl Airport

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