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Newark Liberty International Airport

U.S. Rts. 1 and 9 at Haynes Ave., Newark, NJ 07114 40.691442 -74.177112
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Although not technically in New York, Newark Liberty International Airport is located only fifteen miles from midtown Manhattan—no further than JFK. Dedicated in 1935 by Amelia Earhart, the airport's Administration Building was North America’s first commercial airline terminal. (Another famous aviator, Howard Hughes, used to house experimental aircrafts in its hangars.) Newark is among the busiest international-air gateways in the United States, but it's at the bottom of airport rankings in terms of on-time flights.

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A New York City yellow cab between Newark and midtown costs the metered amount, plus a $15 surcharge and round-trip fares, generally totaling $50–$70; taxi stands are set up outside each terminal. A car service—which must be arranged in advance—from Manhattan to Newark can range from $45–$48; a trip in the other direction can cost $53–$58. By public transportation, the AirTrain rail service stops at each terminal and connects to Amtrak and New Jersey Transit trains, both of which go to Penn Station. A combination ticket can cover both legs of the trip; the cost is $28 with Amtrak or $15 with New Jersey Transit. A seat on a SuperShuttle van (800-258-3826 or via the SuperShuttle phone at the Ground Transportation Center) runs $19.

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