Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is part of the larger Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which includes JFK International and La Guardia International airports. Newark Liberty International is located 15 miles from Midtown Manhattan, which means it sits in the middle of one of the busiest and most traffic-congested metropolitan areas in the world. Here are a few transportation solutions for getting to and from Newark Airport.

The Air Train
The EWR AirTrain system delivers passengers directly from the airport terminals to the New Jersey Transit and Amtrak train stations, which in turn connects them to all areas of Manhattan. This method is cheaper, and often faster than even taking a cab. The trip is roughly $11 one way.

Now, if you're going from the city to the airport, you can board the train at the Newark Airport Station. Schedules for the train can be seen at the New Jersey Transit System's site. Trains run from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Private Car Services
Arranging for a private car service to pick you up at the airport can be pricey, but it can also be very convenient, and it lets you avoid the hassle of waiting in line for taxis or having to ride in a packed train car. It's a good idea to make arrangements for private car pickups before you take off, so that when you arrive at Newark Airport a car is already waiting for you at the terminal. If you ride in a group of four or more you can even share a van or limo.

Metered fare from Newark Liberty International to the city usually ends up costing between $50 and $75 after toll fees. Taxis are usually ready and waiting outside every terminal, though you might have to queue up at the taxi stand if it's crowded. There's a luggage charge for bags bigger than two feet if the driver handles them.

If your taking a taxi from the city to the airport, it can get more expensive. Average fare is between $69 to $75, but you must take into account toll fees and the $15 surcharge that comes when you take a NYC cab to Newark Airport.

If You're Driving Your Own Car
One of the best options if you're driving to the airport and need long term parking at Newark airport, use the off-site airport parking lots. They let you avoid the hassle of driving through heavy airport traffic and rates at off-site lots are usually much cheaper than rates at on-site airport parking facilities.