Newark travel guide

Newark Tourism | Newark Guide

You're Going to Love Newark

With a population of 277,140, Newark is the largest city in New Jersey, United States by the number of inhabitants. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Newark deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Newark

The Ironbound is the neighborhood with the most restaurants in Newark. These include popular favorites such as Mompou Tapas Bar - Newark (77 Ferry St), Fornos of Spain (47 Ferry St.) and Sol-Mar (263 Ferry St). If you’re looking for affordable options, Allegro Seafood Grill (58 Kossuth St) and Duke's Southern Table (11 Clinton St.) are great picks.

When to visit Newark

Newark in January
Estimated hotel price
$143
1 night at 3-star hotel
Newark in January
Estimated hotel price
$143
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Newark in July, when the average temperature is 77 °F, and the highest can go up to 86 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 24.8 °F, with an average temperature of 32 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 4.8″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Newark, with an average rainfall of 2.9″.

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How to Get to Newark

Plane

When flying to Newark, you’ll arrive at Newark Liberty Airport (EWR), which is located 3 miles from the city center. The shortest domestic flight to Newark departs from Nashville and takes around 2h 12m.

Train

Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Newark, followed by Acela. The train journey from Newark to Philadelphia takes 0h 59m and costs around $17 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from New Haven, expect to pay about $17 for a 1h 39m trip. Located 0.4 miles from the city center, Newark Penn Station is the busiest station in Newark. Another popular train station is Newark Liberty International Train Station, located 2 miles from the center.

Car

Another option to get to Newark is to pick up a car rental from New York, which is about 10 miles from Newark. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Ace, among others, in New York.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Newark, including Megabus, Peter Pan Bus Lines and OurBus. From Philadelphia, the bus ride to Newark takes 100 miles and will cost you around $18. From Boston, the ticket costs about $14 for a journey of 240 miles. The most popular bus station is Newark Market St At Broad St, located 0.0 miles from downtown Newark. Newark Broad Street is also a commonly used station, and is 0.8 miles from the city center.

Plane

When flying to Newark, you’ll arrive at Newark Liberty Airport (EWR), which is located 3 miles from the city center. The shortest domestic flight to Newark departs from Nashville and takes around 2h 12m.

Train

Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Newark, followed by Acela. The train journey from Newark to Philadelphia takes 0h 59m and costs around $17 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from New Haven, expect to pay about $17 for a 1h 39m trip. Located 0.4 miles from the city center, Newark Penn Station is the busiest station in Newark. Another popular train station is Newark Liberty International Train Station, located 2 miles from the center.

Car

Another option to get to Newark is to pick up a car rental from New York, which is about 10 miles from Newark. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Ace, among others, in New York.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Newark, including Megabus, Peter Pan Bus Lines and OurBus. From Philadelphia, the bus ride to Newark takes 100 miles and will cost you around $18. From Boston, the ticket costs about $14 for a journey of 240 miles. The most popular bus station is Newark Market St At Broad St, located 0.0 miles from downtown Newark. Newark Broad Street is also a commonly used station, and is 0.8 miles from the city center.

Airports near Newark

Airlines serving Newark

Lufthansa
Good (4,682 reviews)
KLM
Good (843 reviews)
SWISS
Good (938 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,723 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,197 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,464 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,599 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,110 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,952 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,377 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,198 reviews)
Finnair
Good (786 reviews)
LOT
Good (675 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,172 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (929 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (847 reviews)
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Where to stay in Newark

Average rates range from around $203 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $168 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Newark, with prices from $79 to $1,256 per night. Downtown is the neighborhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Newark are about 11% cheaper than a hotel room in the city.

Downtown - In Newark’s most popular neighborhood to stay, recommended hotels include Courtyard by Marriott Newark Downtown, TRYP by Wyndham Newark Downtown and Robert Treat Hotel.

Downtown - In Newark’s most popular neighborhood to stay, recommended hotels include Courtyard by Marriott Newark Downtown, TRYP by Wyndham Newark Downtown and Robert Treat Hotel.
Most popular hotel in Newark by neighborhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Newark

Most booked hotels in Newark

Hyatt House Jersey City
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, 2061 reviews)
$247+
Hampton Inn Newark Airport
3 stars
Excellent (8, 5273 reviews)
$143+
Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott
4 stars
Excellent (8, 1457 reviews)
$236+
TRYP by Wyndham Newark Downtown
3 stars
Good (7.9, 2292 reviews)
$121+
Hyatt Regency Jersey City On The Hudson
4 stars
Good (7.9, 1185 reviews)
$238+
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Newark Liberty International
3 stars
Good (7.8, 3282 reviews)
$162+

Renting a car in Newark

Renting a car in Newark costs $82 per day, on average, or $163 if you want to rent if for 2 days. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo and National are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Newark is the Ace branch at 408 Carnegie Avenue, which is 3 miles from the city center.

Expect to pay $3.79 per gallon in Newark (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.42 and $60.57. Compact (Fiat 500X or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Newark, while also 83% cheaper than other types, on average.

Renting a car in Newark costs $82 per day, on average, or $163 if you want to rent if for 2 days. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo and National are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Newark is the Ace branch at 408 Carnegie Avenue, which is 3 miles from the city center.

Expect to pay $3.79 per gallon in Newark (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.42 and $60.57. Compact (Fiat 500X or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Newark, while also 83% cheaper than other types, on average.