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Trips per day1,494
train lines11
Stations2
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About Newark

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.

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Newark Penn Station - NWKPNS-0

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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 252 other cities. You can choose from 1494 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
Amtrak39516h 12m£118.86
Amtrak Northeast Regional483h 10m£61.49
Amtrak Silver Service3919h 57m£116.48
Amtrak Crescent287h 8m£109.59
Amtrak Vermonter282h 54m£59.37
Amtrak Carolinian237h 29m£69.82
Amtrak Keystone Service192h 16m£41.64
Amtrak Palmetto194h 53m£64.62
Amtrak Pennsylvanian143h 41m£49.66
Amtrak Cardinal1215h 58m£100.38
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.

  • 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. The Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • The Silver Service is an Amtrak train line that runs from New York City to Miami, connecting the largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic region with key destinations in the South and many places across the Sunshine State. Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. The trains come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from, as well as a variety of amenities like free WiFi, power outlets, and a café car.

  • 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.

  • The Vermonter is an Amtrak passenger train that connects St. Albans, VT to Washington, D.C. by way of New York City. The journey is renowned for the beautiful scenic views that it presents as it passes through the Green Mountains and the Berkshires. Aboard the Vermonter, passengers can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets at every seat and extra legroom. You can also grab a bite to eat or enjoy a refreshing beverage from the train’s café.

  • The Amtrak Carolinian is a passenger train service which connects New York City and Washington, DC to some of the most charming destinations in North Carolina. The Carolinian boasts seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available in the Café car.

  • The Keystone Service is a daily train service that Amtrak operates from New York City to Harrisburg, PA. The route is notable for its high-speed rail portions, where the train can reach up to 125 mph. The train’s amenities include free WiFi, onboard restrooms, power outlets, and a Quiet Car for those who prefer to sleep, work, or study in a quieter atmosphere.

  • The Palmetto is an Amtrak train service that runs a total of 829 miles from New York City to Savannah, GA, connecting 20 cities from the Northeast to the Southeast along the way.

  • The Amtrak Pennsylvanian runs daily between New York City and Pittsburgh, passing through cities such as Philadelphia and Harrisburg. The trains feature basic amenities such as a cafe car and free onboard WiFi and offer checked baggage service.

  • The Amtrak Cardinal is a long distance passenger rail service from New York to Chicago, connecting a total of 31 cities. As one of Amtrak's most scenic train routes, the Cardinal is a popular train line connecting the Northeast to the Southeast, and offers top-notch comfort thanks to its seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available for purchase in the Cardinal Café.

Which train carrier 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 Crescent 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

£3.17 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 West Windsor Township to Newark had the lowest average price at £3.82. In general, these cities tend to have the cheapest trains to Newark:

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.

The closest airport to Newark is Newark Liberty Intl Airport (EWR), it is located 3 miles from the city center of Newark.
Newark is the most popular train destination in New Jersey. It also ranks number 53 in United States. Newark has the most train connections in the region. There are 883 train schedules arriving in Newark each day.
The population of Newark is 281944. Newark ranks number 2 in terms of population in New Jersey and number 88 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Newark range from £3 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 £3.
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.
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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