Everything You Need to Know About Traveling Through Newark Airport

February 13, 2019
Aerial of Newark Liberty International Airport
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One of three major airports serving the New York City area, EWR currently serves more than 30 airlines.


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New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), which first opened its doors way back on October 1, 1928, is located just 15 miles southwest of Midtown Manhattan. One of three major airports serving the NY metro area, EWR currently serves more than 30 airlines.

EWR lays claim to many aviation firsts, including the first paved runway, the first air traffic control tower in the United States, the first airport weather station and the first airport post office.

Today, EWR handles more than 42 million domestic and international passengers a year and, like New York’s LaGuardia Airport and JFK International Airport, is undergoing major redevelopment and upgrades. Here’s everything you need to know about traveling through Newark Liberty International Airport.

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EWR Terminals

Newark Liberty International has three standalone terminals: A, B, and C.

Passengers can travel between terminals, parking lots, hotel shuttles and rental car facilities on the AirTrain monorail, which operates 24-hours a day and is free to ride within the airport.

Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, JetBlue, and Southwest are among the airlines that operate out of Terminal A. Allegiant Air, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta Air Lines, Spirit, and several international airlines fly from Terminal B.

United Airlines occupies all of Terminal C, with some flights operating out of Terminal A (United Express) and Terminal B as well.

Terminal A, EWR’s oldest terminal, is scheduled to be replaced by the three-concourse, 33-gate Terminal One beginning in 2021.

Newark Liberty International Airport Concourse
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Amenities and Services at Newark Liberty International Airport

Newark Liberty International Airport provides free Wi-Fi and free charging stations throughout the terminals. Nursing suites and pet relief areas are available in each terminal. The AtYourGate in-airport order and delivery app allows passengers to have meals delivered anywhere in Terminals A and B (including post-security) and to the pre-security area of Terminal C.

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