Newark Liberty International Airport is a Northeast Corridor line station in the New Jersey Transit rail system. The AirTrain monorail connects the station to all Newark Airport terminals. Every week, some 794 NJ Transit trains stop at this station. The station is also serviced by Amtrak's Northeast Regional and Keystone Service intercity trains. Amtrak's high-speed Acela Express train does not stop at this station.
Also called the RAILink station, it provides travelers an easy way to get to Newark Airport via public transport. Extremely rare among passenger train stations, it is only accessible via train. There is no bus service at the station, and there is no parking or drop-off area; the station is only accessible from rail service on the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast lines or from AirTrain.
Newark's Penn Station is one five-minute stop from the Rail Link station. New York's Penn Station is a 25-minute, three-station trip via New Jersey Transit local trains and a 22-minute, two-station trip via NJ Transit express trains and Amtrak trains. Northbound NJ Transit local trains additionally stop at the new Secaucus Junction station, located between Newark and New York, connecting travelers to northern New Jersey and southern Upstate New York.
Travelers must pay a $5.50 fee to enter or exit the track area; the fee is usually included in the price of New Jersey Transit tickets (denoted with ** EWR ** as the origin or destination on such tickets). Monthly pass holders that do not have Newark Airport as the source/destination for their pass will need to pay the $5.50 fee. The fee is waived for children 11 and under. NJ Transit ticket vending machines are available on both the AirTrain side, as well as on the NJ Transit/Amtrak side of the station. Fare gates separate the two sides of the station. Passengers traveling to or from the monorail must pass through the fare gates, which read magnetic stripes on the tickets before allowing passage.
For passengers coming from the airport, there is a staffed ticket counter for Amtrak service. Although there are NJ Transit staff on site, passengers must use ticket vending machines for NJT service.