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City Information

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

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.

Popular train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Newark Intl Airport

What train companies travel to Newark, New Jersey?

Located in New Jersey, Newark is accessible by train from 155 other cities. You can choose from 719 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Newark on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Coach tickets to Newark are also available..

Train companies serving Newark

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Northeast Regional482h 40m£66.74
Amtrak Crescent346h 14m£108.05
Amtrak Silver Service3017h 50m£122.29
Amtrak Vermonter282h 37m£71.29
Amtrak2615h 59m£107.81
Amtrak Carolinian236h 5m£81.59
Amtrak Cardinal1915h 13m£102.53
Amtrak Palmetto194h 41m£101.75
Amtrak Keystone Service181h 41m£39.60
Amtrak Pennsylvanian152h 48m£52.74

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Newark?

£8.18 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Newark, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Newark. In the last month, trains from New Brunswick to Newark had the lowest average price at £14.57. In general, these cities tend to have the cheapest trains to Newark:

Where is the train station in Newark, NJ?

The busiest train station in Newark is Newark Penn Station. As Newark's main station, it has the most trains coming and going. However, a popular alternative is Newark Intl Airport.

Which train service has the best service to Newark?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Newark by train with Amtrak Pennsylvanian giving them a 5 rating out of 5. Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Crescent had the most comfortable train service to Newark taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Crescent offers. They rate Amtrak Crescent a 5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard. If you are looking to arrive to Newark punctually travelers suggest that Amtrak Acela has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Newark, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

What is the closest airport to Newark, NJ?

The closest airport to Newark is Newark Liberty Intl Airport (EWR), it is located 3 miles from the city center of Newark.

Is Newark a popular train travel destination?

Newark is the most popular train destination in New Jersey. It also ranks number 157 in United States. Newark has the most train connections in the region. There are 746 train schedules arriving in Newark each day.

What is the population of Newark?

The population of Newark is 281944. Newark ranks number 2 in terms of population in New Jersey and number 132 in all of United States.

How much do train tickets to Newark cost?

Train tickets to Newark range from £8 for a short trip to Newark, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Newark starts at , and a longer trip by train to Newark can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as £8 .

What type of traveler does Newark attract?

People who take the train to Newark are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Newark easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Newark?

The closest train station to the city center of Newark is Newark Penn Station, located just 0.4 miles away. Select Newark Penn Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Newark. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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