Newark Penn Station

Newark Penn Station

1 Raymond Plz W (at Market St), Newark, NJ 07102, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 4:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Tue–Thu
    • 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 4:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 2:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

Amtrak, NJ Transit Rail, and Newark Light Rail


Based on 419 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

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  • amtrak
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  • popcorn
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  • Pete D.

    If you're already here, don't bother reading the tips. It's too late for you.

    Pete DeCarolis · June 14, 2010
  • Rob D.

    Leave as quickly as possible.

    Rob Diamond · August 8, 2010
  • JMS

    Read the tips while waiting at Newark Penn.

    JMS · April 16, 2010

    The popcorn really is as good as it smells. · March 24, 2011

    5-10 min. walk to Prudential Center indoors almost all the way - follow "Gateway Center" signs - you'll use a covered walkway to get across the street from the Pru Center - food and shops on the way · March 23, 2011
  • Mike R.

    Catch your train!

    Mike Reddy · November 12, 2009
  • Dave S.

    Get on a train going to NYC.

    Dave S · July 4, 2009
  • Scott D.

    Buy a ticket before catching the train

    Scott Determan · November 26, 2009
  • Jamal A.

    When boarding the train, please watch the gap!!

    Jamal A. · October 15, 2010
  • Wagatwe

    For double Decker trains you are more likely to find free seats upstairs. People are more inclined to go downstairs as opposed to up.

    Wagatwe · February 10, 2010
  • David E.

    The other 115 tips are all way off. Inside it's like a beautiful candy wonderland. Kind of like that Katy Perry "California Girls" video. Lick the candy-cane floor and enjoy a free bottomless sundae.

    David Ehrlinger · March 31, 2011
  • Dinean R.

    If you're not on the platform and the screen says "All Aboard" don't assume you've missed your train!

    Dinean Robinson · September 10, 2010
  • Davis D.

    NEVER drink from the water fountains. The homeless bathe in them.

    Davis D · March 30, 2010
  • Will H.

    Listen to music when your bored waiting for a train

    Will H. · August 12, 2010
  • Jenn S.

    Make lots of eye contact and brag about how many cigarettes you have.

    Jenn Schiffer · December 27, 2011
  • Cassandra D.

    Love watching the people who JUST missed the Path. Har har

    Cassandra D · July 18, 2010
  • Debony M.

    That amazing smell you smell when you arrive is the pocorn vendor. You can find him right outside of the McDonald's on the ground floor. $1.50 for a huge bag of freeah popped corn.

    Debony Miller · June 29, 2010
  • Lindsey D.

    Don't complain about the homeless people; just be grateful for what you have.

    Lindsey D · May 3, 2012
  • Nick D.

    Can't go wrong at Zaros bakery

    Nick Dimitra · February 24, 2010
  • Brian D.

    If you're looking to be eaten by someone on bath salts, you're in the right place.

    Brian DeVito · October 15, 2012

    stay clear of crazzy bums who walk like zombies (they bite)

    DJ PRINCE ELIJAH · December 3, 2010
  • Brita J.

    Don't waste time asking NJ Transit why your train's delayed. The system is simply inexplicable.

    Brita James · September 29, 2010
  • Mark N.

    Try not to breath if you have to use the men's room, or as I like to call it, my own personal version of hell.

    Mark Nester · April 20, 2010
  • Carlos M.

    There is a less known waiting room b/w tracks 3 & 4, locations 5/6. You can tell it's there by the fresh paint smell. No bums, no beggars. Great air conditioning.

    Carlos Meneses · September 21, 2010
  • Lea S.

    Missed your train by thaaaat much? Pop over to the station liquor store, plenty of travel-size wine bottles, beer and the hard stuff to keep you company until your next train arrives 20 minutes late!

    Lea Synefakis-Pica · February 13, 2010
  • Naz M.

    Wow. The people that leave tips about the homeless act as if they asked here in this desperate state. Unless you're going to do something to help, kindly shut up!

    Naz M · February 19, 2013
  • Davis D.

    If you smoke, try smoking in the back of the station or risk being bombarded for cigs.

    Davis D · August 17, 2010
  • Joanna B.

    Looks like a homeless shelter. When I complain, am told it's "a public space". Hmm.

    Joanna Belbey · May 14, 2010
  • E. Christopher T.

    Try to avoid the Men's room whenever one side is shut down for cleaning. It gets a bum overload and next thing you know you're rubbing elbows with two guys arguing over who can do their drugs in the s

    E. Christopher Taliaferro · April 7, 2010
  • Christine M.

    If you enjoy the smell of wet dog kibble, you've come to the right place!

    Christine Marie ✈️ · August 5, 2011
  • Austin L.

    Stand back of the yellow line!! You never know who is behind you!!

    Austin Lovell · November 9, 2010
  • Edgardo L.

    Their is a man outside claims that he is stuck in Newark asking for money he does it almost every nite!

    Edgardo LaLindez · June 14, 2012
  • Matthew D.

    when getting pick up or dropped off tell your ride to get you in the back by the iron bound side of the station less traffic less waiting

    Matthew Duncan · January 9, 2011
  • Kirk I.

    Don't give the Hobos any money. Most of them just use it for drugs and/or alcohol.

    Kirk Inocencio · December 29, 2010
  • Denise F.

    Don't wait for your train in the waiting room at night. You'll be surrounded by drunk, smelly bums.

    Denise Fulgencio · February 1, 2011
  • Charles B.

    Cops on Segways? Really?

    Charles Bivona · September 11, 2013
  • Laurel D.

    When going to west side of manhattan, always take NJtransit to penn station if there's a train in the next 20 min. way faster than PATH.

    Laurel Dumont · May 30, 2010
  • Arseny L.

    When the world ends, it will resemble this place. Minus the popcorn.

    Arseny Lebedev · August 23, 2013
  • AnotherMexicanFromTexas

    Can we do something about the obnoxious tips left by people who OBVIOUSLY have no clue what it is to have nothing...

    AnotherMexicanFromTexas · December 28, 2011
  • robert m.

    Don't give anything to the beggers outside they will never leave u alone then I learned the hard way!!!

    robert morgan · March 13, 2011
  • Matan B.

    If you miss your on-time train by 2 minutes you can be sure that the next one will be 15 minutes late.

    Matan Bareket · January 19, 2010
  • Sonia M.

    If you want to get to Philly fast and cheap try the Keystone train

    Sonia M. · November 30, 2009
  • Cynthia M.

    Dunkin' Doughnuts is usually packed, but there's a Starbucks on the 2nd Floor! Follow the signs to "Gateway Ctr".

    Cynthia Munoz · January 26, 2012
  • Beth Z.

    Use the Amtrak waiting room instead of the platform level when waiting for your train. Beautiful!

    Beth Z · September 28, 2011
  • Jeremy O.

    Beware of the overbearing popcorn caramelly odor!

    Jeremy Ong · September 8, 2011
  • Joe M.

    The DepartureVis board is always wrong. You could spend a lot of time running from platform to platform missing trains for hours. No need to bring a totem - it's a guaranteed nightmare here.

    Joe Mulligan · October 27, 2010
  • Jamil M.

    Stand clear of the closing doors

    Jamil Mangan · January 4, 2013

    McD's is a nice lil DD now. The ATM when work are usually crowded. Bums are out in force.

    TMC4JMC · July 20, 2011
  • Ray R.

    One of the WORST places on Earth.

    Ray Rothfeldt · March 22, 2011
  • Julie D.

    Prepare to be asked for $ by a million people. Bring some lemon juice and when asked, give it to them and say it's to help prevent scurvies =D

    Julie DeRose · February 19, 2011

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