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Top tips for finding a cheap flight to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
Book in the Goldilocks Window
While we wish there was a day of the week when airline prices dropped, that’s not the case. However, there is a time period when flights are generally cheapest. It’s not too far ahead of your trip but not too close to your departure date either. We call it the Goldilocks Window. This sweet spot falls 1–3 months before a domestic flight and 2–8 months before an international flight.
That said, if you plan to travel during a busy period, like over Thanksgiving, you should start looking on the earlier side. In that case, you should start looking for flights around July. During busy travel seasons, last-minute deals are few and far between. Fares actually increase at the 21-, 14-, and 7-days points ahead of a trip, so book before those dates if at all possible.
Use the Greek Islands Trick
Sometimes, no matter how closely you’re watching fares, they never seem to get any cheaper. Before you give up and spend more on plane tickets than you planned, try our Greek Islands Trick. Despite the name, it can work in all sorts of situations.
If you really want to fly from St. Louis to Newark for Christmas, you could be looking at flights upwards of $550. Instead, check out fares to Boston, Philly, or LaGuardia. If you see a deal for under $400, it could be worth taking the train or renting a car for the last leg.
Search alternative departure airports
Similarly, flying out of different airports can save you money. Again, say you live in St. Louis but flights to Newark are out of your price range. Look for flights out of Chicago instead. Yes, it’s a drive or train trip, but you could save a few hundred bucks.
We see surprisingly cheap fares from airports, big and small, all over the country, and if you’re only looking at your home airport you could miss out on some amazing deals. It’s always a good idea to search for flights from nearby airports and play around with mixing and matching flights and alternate modes of transportation.
Fly when it’s cheaper
One of the best ways to save money and have a great trip is to travel when flights are cheaper. Summer, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are busy times to visit Newark and nearby New York City, so airlines can charge more for flights. But spring and fall aren’t as busy, so flights and hotels are cheaper, plus you’ll still get nice weather and avoid the crowds. Traveling during off season, like in January and February, can save you even more money.
If traveling outside of a busy season isn’t an option, you can still find cheaper flights by looking on days that aren’t as popular to fly. Try flying on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Saturdays, which are generally cheaper than Fridays or Sundays.
Set alerts for specific trips
You don’t have to convince us that searching for airfare can feel like work. The good news is there are some tools that can do some of the work for you.
Set up fare alerts for your Newark travel dates, adding a few alerts if your dates or departure airports are flexible. We recommend doing this ahead of the Goldilocks Window we talked about so you can see prices drop during that time.
Newark is a very busy airport with flights from more than 50 countries and nearly 90 US cities; it’s also the largest hub for United Airlines, so your flight options should be plentiful.
Frequently asked questions about flying to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
What is the airport code for Newark Liberty International Airport?
The airport code for Newark Liberty International Airport is EWR.
When is high season in Newark?
As a major gateway to the East Coast, the Newark airport is busy year-round, even if the city isn’t. It picks up especially around the summer, from June–August, and during holiday travel weeks like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Labor Day weekend, and July 4th.
When is the best time to visit Newark?
Spring is a beautiful time to visit Newark. Summer crowds haven’t hit the city and surrounding New York area yet, and it’s not too hot. March–June is a great time to find cheap airfare and hotel deals. October–November (with the exception of Thanksgiving week) is another good time to travel.
The best time to save money is from January–February, though Newark can be very cold and snowy during this time.
Does Newark Liberty International Airport have its own on-site hotel?
There is one on-site hotel at Newark Liberty Airport. The Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott is on airport grounds and has a complimentary shuttle service to and from all terminals. The hotel has three restaurants, a 24-hour fitness center, and a business room. Rooms start around $250 per night.
What lounges are available at EWR?
- Terminal A: United Club, AA Admirals Club, Delta Sky Club, Centurion Lounge (planned but not open yet)
- Terminal B: British Airways Lounge, Delta Sky Club, Lufthansa Business and Senator Lounge, SAS Lounge
- Terminal C: United Club (two locations), United Polaris Lounge
The United Club near gate A27 has self-scan access, local artwork, workstations, recliner seats, a dining room, a full-service bar with nice bar seating, another beverage station, a water bottle refill station, and a hot and cold buffet. Premium cabin customers, Star Alliance Gold members, United Club members, and those with one-time United Club passes can use the lounge.
The Admirals Club near gate A8 has a full-service bar, lounge seating, a buffet, and free wifi. It is available for Admirals Club members; those flying first and business class; AAdvantage Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, and Platinum members; Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire cardholders; and Citi/AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard holders.
Delta Sky Club has two locations at Newark. The Terminal A location opened in 2023 and features a full-service bar, plenty of lounge seating, large windows, chairs with partitions for working, a large hot and cold buffet, a Starbucks coffee station, and free wifi. The Delta Sky Club in Terminal B has snacks, a full-service bar, newspapers and magazines, and printing services. American Express Platinum and Delta SkyMiles Reserve cardholders receive complimentary access to the lounges. Sky Club access is also free for Sky Club members, SkyTeam Elite Plus members, and Delta Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Medallion members, as well as Delta One passengers.
In Terminal B, the British Airways Lounge near gate B50 has showers, luggage storage, a children’s area, TVs, snacks, a full-service bar, food available to order, and computers and TVs. It is available for first and business class passengers, those with Executive club Silver or Gold status, and Oneworld Emerald or Sapphire members.
The Lufthansa Business Lounge, Lufthansa Senator Lounge, and SAS Lounge also have snacks, a full-service bar, newspapers and magazines, and printing services. The Lufthansa Business Lounge is open to first and business class passengers, Senator members, Star Alliance Gold members, and some other frequent travelers. It has showers, free wifi, snacks and beverages, and printers. The Senator Lounge is open to first and business passengers, as well as Star Alliance Gold members and Senator members. SAS Business and SAS Plus passengers, as well as Star Alliance Gold members, can use the SAS lounge.
United has two United Clubs and a United Polaris Lounge in Terminal C. One is a pop-up location near gate C93 that has drinks, snacks, and wifi. The United Club location has food, a full-service bar, showers, a coffee bar, and TVs. Finally, the United Polaris Lounge has showers, premium food, a full-service bar, internet terminals, newspapers and magazines, and quiet suites. United Club members, those with a United Club day pass, those with the United Club Card or Business card, passengers flying United Polaris business class, business class passengers, or those flying first or business class on another Star Alliance airline, as well as passengers with Air Canada Maple Leaf Club membership or those with Virgin Australia Velocity Gold Status, can use the two United Clubs. Polaris passengers and Star Alliance business class passengers can use the Polaris Lounge.
What are the rules for traveling with pets to Newark Liberty International Airport?
Inside the airport, pets must remain on a leash or in a carrier at all times. If you are traveling from out of the US, you will also need to follow USDA regulations, including vaccine mandates and treatments for other diseases.
How far is EWR from Newark?
The EWR airport is about 5 miles from Newark, about a 15-minute drive in light traffic.
What are the transportation options for getting from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Newark?
There are a couple options for traveling from Newark to EWR.
- By taxi or rideshare: Less than five miles from the airport, Newark is about a $15–$20 taxi or rideshare ride, and it will take 10–15 minutes in light traffic.
- By public transportation: The AirTrain connects the airport with New Jersey Transit. It takes about 15 minutes to run from Newark Penn Station to EWR. The ticket is typically $8.25, but it’s included in your overall ticket price, so if you’re departing from or heading to another station, it could vary.
How long is the flight to Newark?
The length of the flight to Newark depends on where you’re traveling from. If you’re coming from around the East Coast, your flight will be anywhere from under an hour to 3 hours (the longest distance being from Miami). From Atlanta, Chicago, and much of the middle section of the country, the flight time is 2–2.5 hours. From Denver it’s 3.5 hours, from Phoenix it’s 4.5 hours, and from the West Coast it’s 5–5.5 hours.
Nonstop flights from around Europe to Newark are 8–10 hours. You can reach Newark from much of the Caribbean in around 4 hours and from a few cities in South America in 5–10 hours. A nonstop flight from Beijing is nearly 15 hours, from South Africa it’s 19.5 hours, and from Istanbul it’s 11 hours. Newark is a large airport and many travelers around the world can reach it on a nonstop flight.
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