Welcome to Newark
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Getting Around Newark

I don’t care how you get there, just get there when you can, goes the song.

Getting around Newark has never been easier, thanks to our extensive public transportation network. Whether you're here to explore our vibrant city or simply need to navigate from one attraction to another, we have you covered. 

Bus Routes:

Newark boasts an efficient and extensive bus system that connects you to key attractions across the city. Whether you're headed to the historic district, the cultural hub, or any other destination, you'll find a bus route that gets you there conveniently. Hop on board, sit back, and enjoy the ride as you explore Newark's diverse neighborhoods.

Light Rail:

For a swift and eco-friendly way to traverse the city, our light rail system is the perfect choice. It seamlessly connects various neighborhoods, making it easy to go from a morning visit to a museum to an afternoon stroll in one of our beautiful parks. With frequent service and well-connected routes, the light rail offers a stress-free way to experience Newark's attractions.

Other Transportation Options:

In addition to buses and light rail, Newark offers a range of transportation options, including taxis, rideshares, and bike-sharing programs. These alternatives provide flexibility and convenience, ensuring that you can move around the city at your own pace, and make the most of your visit to Newark.

No matter where you want to go or what you want to see, Newark's transportation system is here to connect you to all the city has to offer, making your visit a seamless and enjoyable experience. So, hop on board, explore, and discover the vibrant tapestry of Newark's attractions with ease!

Arriving in Newark

Ok, here’s how it goes in the city of Newark: If you’re traveling in the embrace of an airplane, come into Newark Airport, which has been beautifully restored and is kind of pink and dreamy in the wee small hours of the morning (another song).

Overhead View Of Newark Airport In Newark, NJ

Think of the strange freedom of Georgia O’Keefe’s paintings of clouds, made in the stage of her career when she was about to start making her most iconic work. Just before. The start of something is so sweet. Like your trip to our city. 

Take the AirTrain from the airport, it will wind you around a curvy road picking up fellow world travelers (and their luggage too, be patient as everyone crowds in with it.) The train connects to NJ Transit, which goes to Newark Penn Station. It’s a quick trip- make sure you don’t miss your stop!

From Newark Penn Station, you can connect to the PATH train (our name for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and join the estimated 93,012,400 other souls annually who traverse the waters between these two states in the union. As someone from NJ, it can be hard to explain to people who haven’t lived this life of river-crossing what it is to always be, in the most literal sense of the phrase, between states. People do it all their lives, those of us who are from places whose socioeconomic and geological topography means we are border crossers.

NJ Transit Train

Newark Path Train

The PATH connects to New York City and this connection is part of what makes Newark so uniquely convenient for you, my visiting friend. I also think, perhaps, that I don’t really appreciate, being from this area, how extraordinarily well connected it is. A region that glows with lines of connection. A place where the humming thrum of what they call the Northeast Corridor line takes me past the red neon wings of the old sign in the shape of a bird atop the Budweiser plant tells me I’m home, so close to home. And when I long to run away from home, I get instead on AmTrack, and I can go almost anywhere in the country.

Lyft and Uber divers are of course available in-city, while we are talking about conveyance. But try the bus too, and think of My Neighbor Totoro’s catbus, with the headlight eyes. Or: the Newark Light Rail is a rather wonderfully diminutive, 6-mile line that starts one town over, Bloomfield, and wends through Newark, quite lovely for visiting Branch Brook Park, NJPA, and other jaunts. 

Newark Light Rail