We arrive from Amsterdam (the original one) to Newark Liberty on Friday June 13 at 3 PM with final destination our hotel in the Times Sq area. To avoid the hassle with the shuttle bus to Newark Penn, we were considering taking a taxi from the airport to Newark Penn and from there a train to Penn Station in NYC.

Now I am wondering if there is any advantage to using Newark Broad Street station instead in terms of ease of navigation and orientation, getting tickets or whatever versus Newark Penn which I assume is a much bigger and busier station.

And as an aside, although the title of this post may not draw people with experience on this part of the puzzle, I am wondering how the temporary shuttle bus system from the airport to Newark Penn is working out in terms of chaos or lack thereof, waiting times at the airport or lack thereof, seating room and luggage storage on the bus or lack thereof, etc?

As always, thank you very much for your help and have a great day.

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AERULES
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You might want to repost on the Newark NJ forum. What day of the week are you arriving, and also what time?


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Newark Penn Station. Take a direct Train to NY Penn station. Take a cab, train, walk to Times Square from there.


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Newark Broad Street is further from the airport than Newark Penn Station, and Broad Street has fewer trains. Go to Newark Penn Station


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Thank you for the replies. Its helpful. Have a great weekend!


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On a weekday during peak hours, Newark Broad Street has very frequent service however it is a much smaller station. I would recommend sticking with Newark Penn Station - it has more "infrastructure" like shops, ticketing, more options like the PATH in addition to Amtrak and NJ Transit.

If you're dying to see Newark Broad Street station, there's no harm ... but I'd still recommend Newark Penn for more options.


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As others already have noted, Newark Broad Street Station is smaller, less crowded, less chaotic, and more pleasant than Newark Penn Station. And it's much easier to find your way around the Broad Street Station. (It has only two platforms, for three tracks, compared to a dozen or so platforms/ tracks at Newark Penn.)

I shot these videos at Broad Street Station last year:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb0zE02OTUE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp0cYcbAkQA

Purchase your ticket from a machine on the platform before boarding the train.

Yes, there are fewer trains from Broad Street (2 or 3 per hour during midday; more during the morning and evening rush hours) than from Newark Penn (5 or 6 an hour), but you won't really have a long wait before the next train. You can check train times here:

http://www.njtransit.com/sf/sf_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=TrainTo

The train travel time is just about the same from both stations (a little over 20 minutes to New York), and the fare is the same from both stations ($5 adult; $2.25 child/ senior 62+/ disabled).

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Newark Penn station is a little closer to the airport, but going to Newark Broad Street will probably add less than 10 minutes to the taxi trip.