Newark Penn Station

Newark Penn Station

Train Station
1 Raymond Plz W (at Market St), Newark, NJ 07102, United States
Hours:
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 4:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • 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
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Mon–Tue
    • 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 4:00 PM–8:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes

Amtrak, NJ Transit Rail, and Newark Light Rail

5.7/10

Based on 546 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

Total Visitors
47,334
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  • What you need to know
    Elaine G.
    "Only good thing is the hilarious guys at the amtrak ticket stand"(14 Tips)
    George H.
    "NJ Transit connection plans are unrealistic during rush hour crowds."(8 Tips)
    Hans N.
    "I have a ticket but cannot sit anywhere; homeless people everywhere."(12 Tips)
    Nikki C.
    "The popcorn is delicious, freshly popped, and only $1.50 per bag."(23 Tips)
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  • Mayerlyn D.

    It smells bad and when you get in all you see is ppl sleeping every where mind you they're not waiting for the train, they are just homeless

    Mayerlyn Diaz · March 20
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  • Letty R.

    But ur tickets w ur smartphone online when u get on train, save the extra $5 they charge for selling them to u, but don't activate til conductor gets to you!

    Letty Rodriguez · March 10
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  • Letty R.

    Buy your tickets online on the NJTRANSIT site but don't activate until conductor gets to you!!

    Letty Rodriguez · March 10
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  • Brian R.

    Nothing good. Homeless shelter.

    Brian Rudowski · February 14
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  • Brian C.

    My mother said that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.

    Brian Chase · February 14
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  • Nalina S.

    Go catch the train... Leave the place ASAP!

    Nalina Selvanathan · February 11
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  • Jonathon 🌎 A.

    Gross! Don't touch anything! Ppl spit on the platform and smoke. How do you place "no smoking" sign and ppl still smoke? Ppl are nasty and low class disgusting get with the program NJT!

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  • Crystal W.

    The Gateway Center is a must-see ;)

    Crystal Ward · January 26
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  • Enrico Z.

    Se non ci siete mai stati prendetevi una mezzora per capire dove dovete andare. NJ transit ha una sua parte di stazione e Amtrack un'altra i binari li assegnano 5 min prima della partenza!

    Enrico Zini · January 21
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  • Enrico Z.

    Bordello torale sotto il madison square garden!

    Enrico Zini · January 21
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  • Magnus J.

    Well organised, good food and sometimes even the trains run on time.

    Magnus Jern · January 19
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  • Emu M.

    Sketchy homeless people and beggars lingering about. Donate at your own risk. The liquor store is sometimes a godsend, sometimes a potential explanation of the crazy you'll see. Enjoy!

    Emu Miller · January 3
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  • Ardvaark

    The signage can be misleading, so you might end up on the wrong side of the street. Take a few minutes to look over the station map.

    Ardvaark · November 28, 2014
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  • Mike P.

    Try not to use the bathroom if you don't have to...unless you just want to mingle and meet new people :)

    Mike Pearson · November 27, 2014
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  • Ben L.

    A bit outdated, but a very serviceable station. Waiting area smells a bit. I recommend going to the Gateway Center to kill some time.

    Ben Lohmann · November 26, 2014
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  • Nuri J.

    Don't get confused with NY Penn Stn

    Nuri Jeon · November 6, 2014
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  • Yousif D.

    Nj transit always busy!! And on time 👌❤️

    Yousif D · October 19, 2014
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  • Queen K.

    Quickest route to NY

    Queen Kima · October 11, 2014
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  • Marcus H.

    This station exists only to confuse tourists traveling between New York Penn Station and Newark airport.

    Marcus Hartwig · October 10, 2014
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  • Ben B.

    If you've got more than a few minutes to kill, avoid the waiting area and take the bridge to the Market Grill in the Hilton. Bonus: clean bathrooms.

    Ben Balter · October 5, 2014
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  • Angel 9.

    Best way to EWR Newark Liberty Airport

    Angel 9 · September 23, 2014
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  • Ben L.

    Busy place. Not the most fun place to hang out, but serves as a suitable transit station.

    Ben Lohmann · September 17, 2014
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  • Lance L.

    Could certainly use some freshening and better signage

    Lance Lacoff · September 16, 2014
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  • Brett B.

    The cab drivers will try and rip you off.... Take Uber instead.

    Brett Bertolino · July 26, 2014
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  • Doug A.

    There's a mcdonalds and a bar... Watch your valuables!

    Doug A · June 30, 2014
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  • Trina S.

    Reading the tips of Newark Penn is one of my favorite past times! Frivolity city!!'

    Trina S. 💞 · June 10, 2014
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  • Nick G.

    it's not too often that i find myself being the minority.

    Nick Garo · May 27, 2014
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  • Vinnie M.

    Wave a crisp $100 bill in the air and yell for change to add some fun to your evening.

    Vinnie Maffea · May 11, 2014
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  • Nikki C.

    The popcorn is delicious, freshly popped, and only $1.50 per bag. Get some and enjoy the tips while you wait for your train.

    Nikki Carroll · May 8, 2014
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  • Joseph K.

    http://www.njtransit.com/rg/rg_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=TrainStationLookupFrom&selStation=107

    Joseph K · April 22, 2014
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  • Maria K.

    NJ transit trains have power outlets behind the seats immediately next to the stair case (only one side of the aisle), and below one of the corner seats in the in-between handicap seating areas.

    Maria Kolakowska · April 18, 2014
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  • Elaine G.

    Worst cell signals in the world and unless you wanna sit w hobos, the only place to sit is McDonald's (where there are also hobos). Only good thing is the hilarious guys at the amtrak ticket stand

    Elaine Gu · March 31, 2014
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  • Jonathon 🌎 A.

    Smells like piss! I'd hold my bags and kept a sharp eye out on your personal belongings! Oh..... And if u dare take a nap! Keep one eye open 😜 lol just saying.

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  • aalam h.

    Give the homeless people something you will feel good at the end of the day

    aalam hammuwd · March 22, 2014
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  • Nikita G.

    All the freaks of the world unite in the waiting area.

    Nikita Garg · March 19, 2014
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  • Murat Ç.

    I still think that I am lucky. It didn't become easy to come here.

    Murat Çakır · March 8, 2014
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  • Trina S.

    The main lobby of Newark Penn Station: the stinkiest place on earth.

    Trina S. 💞 · February 21, 2014
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  • Stephanie

    DONT GET STUCK HERE.

    Stephanie · February 19, 2014
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  • Kate W.

    That popcorn smell is divine.

    Kate Wagner · January 17, 2014
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  • Kimberley S.

    When boarding the train, don't forget to mind the gap!

    Kimberley Sunchuk · January 14, 2014
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  • Sigalle B.

    If you find yourself with over 30 minute wait for a train after 7pm- head over to the market restaurant by the Hilton. Decent food, bar and you can park there for a bit.

    Sigalle Barness · January 9, 2014
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  • Courtney S.

    Keep an eye on the monitors for track information. Sometimes trains change tracks <5 minutes before they arrive.

    Courtney Shannon · December 29, 2013
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  • David H.

    Beware of the bums

    David Harris · December 20, 2013
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  • ThaGataNegrra: Tha TRUE ORIGINAL GATA™ 黒猫

    I did so much travelling through here going from photo shoots to writing sessions to performances and appearances. My fave place to eat here is the pizza shop near Track 1. Check the popcorn guy out!

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  • Hans N.

    It really smells like pee in the homeless shelter, ehhh what? I mean the waiting area

    Hans Noordhuis · December 13, 2013
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  • Liz T.

    Get cash and before you arrive, buy some popcorn, then hide out in the (cash only) Blue Comet bar.

    Liz Taylor · December 12, 2013
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  • King Saji S.

    My home town

    King Saji S19 · December 10, 2013
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  • Joycelyn

    Too many dooch bags! Stay safe!

    Joycelyn · November 18, 2013
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  • Alex R.

    A very highly heated home for the homeless. Great for the less fortunate not so great for the traveler.

    Alex Ries · November 4, 2013
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  • Juan M.

    You can ship your bike and other parcels from here via Amtrak Express. No shipments from Penn Station!

    Juan Monroy · October 15, 2013
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