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Newark-New York Train Timetable
There are 18 daily trains from Newark to New York. Traveling by train from Newark to New York usually takes around 20 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 16 minutes.
|Distance||9 mi (14 km)|
|Fastest train||0h 16m|
|Trains per day||23|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Northeast Regional|
What is the price of a train ticket from Newark to New York?
In the last month, £12.56 was the average price of a train ticket from Newark, NJ to New York, NY. 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 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £18.95 more than that for a same-day booking.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Newark to New York will vary between £12 and £21. Planning a train trip to New York within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Newark over the next 7 days is £13. 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
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Newark to New York by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £17 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Newark to New York in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £28 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
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New York from Newark will be about £18.95 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Newark to New York?
There are 4 train lines with service from Newark, New Jersey to New York, New York. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 9 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Acela||5||0h 19m||£26.26|
|Amtrak Keystone Service||3||0h 20m||£11.47|
|Amtrak Northeast Regional||9||0h 22m||£14.43|
|Amtrak Vermonter||1||0h 18m||£17.48|
The Acela is Amtrak’s flagship high-speed rail service. Connecting 15 cities along the Northeast Corridor of the United States, the Acela is Amtrak’s fastest running passenger train, developing a speed of up to 82.2 mph. Acela trains are equipped with free high-speed internet, power outlets and extra comfortable seats. In addition, all Acela passengers have access to the line’s signature Corridor Café where they can unwind and enjoy a freshly prepared meal with a glass of wine. There are 5 Acela trips from Newark to New York every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premiumly priced service, the average Acela train ticket for this route costs around .
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 9 daily train trips from Newark to New York, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.
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. There are 1 Vermonter trains traveling from Newark to New York every day, with prices starting from £7.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Newark to New York 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 Newark to New York?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Newark to New York are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Newark at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. 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 Newark to New York?
There are 18 scheduled trains on most days. 23 of these are direct connections to New York. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.
New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.
NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.
Where is the train station in Newark?
There are two stations in Newark where you can board the train to New York.
Train stations in Newark:
Newark Intl Airport
Where is the train station in New York?
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