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Newark Liberty International Airport

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Continent: North America Country: United States Region: New Jersey
Newark Liberty International Airport
Location Newark, New Jersey
Airport type Commercial
Overview map Google Maps
Plane Spotting Hotels guide

Newark-Liberty International Airport (EWR) is a long-standing hub for the New York area. The airport serves over 30 airlines and is the third-largest hub for United Airlines in the country. EWR is about 15 miles from Manhattan and is the busiest airport in the region in terms of flights.

Official Spotting Locations

There are no official spotting locations at EWR.

Other Spotting Locations

IKEA Elizabeth

A planespotting favorite, IKEA Elizabeth offers amazing views of EWR takeoffs and landings. The property is located directly across the New Jersey Turnpike from the airport and the parking lot is accessible at all times of day.

Area Roads

Take a short drive up and down I-95 (NJ Turnpike), I-78, or US. 9, which all border the airport. At any given time, flights pass over these major arteries, making multiple passages worthwhile.

On Airport Grounds

Like JFK, Newark-Liberty offers amazing aircraft shots from the approach ramps leading up to some terminal buildings. Aircraft views obtained from these areas on clear days also offer an amazing vista of the New York skyline, almost 15 miles away.

Locations to Avoid

Avoid any locations where you may be trespassing or destroying property. Don't loiter too long in any one spot, as police may find you suspicious.

Regular Traffic

Newark serves 30+ airlines, both domestic and international.

Facilities and Transportation

Newark-Liberty International Airport is served by the AirTrain, which can be a fun, photo-filled experience for a planespotter. The train runs 24/7, 365 days a year and is completely free to ride around Liberty. The AirTrain also connects with NJ Transit and provides quick transit to Manhattan and Philadelphia.