Newark Penn Station

Newark Penn Station

Train Station
Newark Central Business District, Newark
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  • Kevin C.
    "The Amtrak Keystone train doesn't have a bar car (or Cafe)"(12 Tips)
    George H.
    "NJ Transit connection plans are unrealistic during rush hour crowds."(10 Tips)
    Nikki
    "The popcorn is delicious, freshly popped, and only $1.50 per bag."(23 Tips)
    DoWriteMan
    "Stop by Zaro'a Bakery for fresh pastry."(12 Tips)
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  • Brian D.
    Brian DeVitoDecember 12, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    SMELLS SO GOOD LOOKS SO CLEAN.
  • Allison F.
    Allison FixSeptember 27, 2010
    The platforms look like they're going to collapse in places, but don't worry--they've looked that way for 10+ years.
  • David H.
    David HarrisDecember 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Beware of the bums
  • Letty R.
    Letty RodriguezMarch 10, 2015
    Buy your tickets online on the NJTRANSIT site but don't activate until conductor gets to you!!
  • Laurel D.
    Laurel DumontMay 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • King Saji S.
    King Saji S19December 10, 2013
    My home town
  • Nexibeth B.
    Nexibeth Bona féNovember 5, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Yellow cabs can be a pain in the butt if you're trying to go local...
  • Mike B.
    Mike BeckerMay 28, 2010
    Don't casually drink in the station bathroom with friends before a prudential center event haha
  • E. Christopher T.
    E. Christopher TaliaferroApril 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    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
  • Jamal A.
    Jamal A.October 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    When boarding the train, please watch the gap!!
  • Courtney S.
    Courtney ShannonDecember 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Keep an eye on the monitors for track information. Sometimes trains change tracks <5 minutes before they arrive.
  • Denise A.
    Denise AnneFebruary 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't wait for your train in the waiting room at night. You'll be surrounded by drunk, smelly bums.
  • Ronnie W.
    Ronnie WelchOctober 18, 2010
    The red velvet cupcakes at the bakery are to die for
  • Chin N.
    Chin NSeptember 8, 2010
    If you are in a hurry, check to see when there is Giants game before and get your ticket early
  • George H.
    George HyrosOctober 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    NJ Transit connection plans are unrealistic during rush hour crowds. Plan for having to wait for the next train.
  • Edgardo L.
    Edgardo LaLindezJune 14, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Their is a man outside claims that he is stuck in Newark asking for money he does it almost every nite!
  • Gina L.
    Gina LevyJuly 2, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    It's the Newark of train stations !
  • Todd G.
    Todd GreeneSeptember 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Eat before you get here.
  • Dinean R.
    Dinean RobinsonSeptember 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're not on the platform and the screen says "All Aboard" don't assume you've missed your train!
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeVitoOctober 15, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    If you're looking to be eaten by someone on bath salts, you're in the right place.
  • Keah A.
    Keah AdairJanuary 7, 2013
    Showing up 45 minutes early for your train is not always necessary.
  • Amtrak
    AmtrakJune 20, 2011
    Save up to 25% on Northeast Regional just for booking 2 weeks early!
  • Liz T.
    Liz TaylorDecember 12, 2013
    Get cash and before you arrive, buy some popcorn, then hide out in the (cash only) Blue Comet bar.
  • Dylan L.
    Dylan LupoJanuary 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    "Newark, New Jersey. Gem of the Passaic, Apple of New Jersey's eye, this is Newark, New Jersey!" -Best conductor ever
  • Jannice S.
    Jannice SantiagoJuly 8, 2013
    Watch out for the homeless, they get a little too close, you might get a bum bump!
  • Nuri J.
    Nuri JeonNovember 6, 2014
    Don't get confused with NY Penn Stn
  • William S.
    William SpencerJune 8, 2013
    Plenty of police present. Good!
  • Jonathon 🌎 A.
    Jonathon 🌎 Alencar ✈️March 23, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    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.
  • Abigail Y.
    Abigail YarteySeptember 20, 2012
    the only outlets that work are the ones in the bathroom...newark eff ya life -_____-
  • Kay D.
    Kay DoctoroftoysNovember 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ahh the sweet smell of popcorn & piss.
  • Christina L.
    Christina LyonsMay 11, 2012
    Crowded train ugh!!
  • Kalikina V.
    Kalikina VSeptember 27, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Someone needs to so something about the homeless people and the crackheads there....Jeez...!
  • Crystal W.
    Crystal WardJanuary 26, 2015
    The Gateway Center is a must-see ;)
  • Mary S.
    Mary ShillueNovember 3, 2011
    I dropped my wallet in the so called scary waiting room and a nice lady pointed it out - about 10 feet behind me. Someone was about to trip over it.
  • Chad R.
    Chad RiddickMarch 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Every bum in Essex county is pan-handling here like its a job, get used to the question... Can you spare something for train fare, I'm trying to get home... Riight
  • Danny S.
    Danny ScottenMay 21, 2011
    Not a bad place @ 1:30 AM. The restrooms make me appreciate how good I've got it. Don't touch anything!
  • Karen H.
    Karen HornJuly 20, 2011
    Do not talk to the beggars, and they'll go away.
  • Mike
    MikeOctober 9, 2010
    Make sure u get really drunk on the train and in the city and puke on the person next to you. Especially if they are wearing clothes or have a raging hard on
  • Ankush K.
    Ankush KarnikApril 30, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    @mmm...bellos try a couple of glasses if wine, nachos and wings... The best in the area. Worth every single penny.
  • RaJahn O.
    RaJahn OwensMay 20, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    If you don't like the station, and want to get out a.s.a.p. Then go to your train or bus stop, wait for you train or bus to show up and leave! No one on here cares about you bitching and moaning!!
    Downvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Austin L.
    Austin LovellNovember 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Stand back of the yellow line!! You never know who is behind you!!
  • Miguel G.
    Miguel GDecember 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    just be safe after it get dark. lots of suspicious elements. bathrooms not safe for the young.
  • Robert T.
    Robert ThatcherAugust 13, 2010
    Seattle Coffee Roasters has decent coffee - should hold you over until Dunkin Donuts is open.
  • C M.
    C MOctober 24, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Gotta go gotta go
  • Augie R.
    Augie RayAugust 14, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    To get to Prudential at Broad St, walk through the Gateway Center (and then two blocks down Clinton St for a total stroll of around a half mile) or take the subway/light rail to Military Park.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan CorreaFebruary 18, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Has the shittiest bathrooms in all of new Jersey....the homeless people don't make it any better
  • Jerod j.
    Jerod josephApril 26, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    If you ever feel nostalgic about NYC circa 1973, take a swing by the McDonalds at Penn Station, Newark. Vagrants, pan handlers, doped out beatniks passing out in the stalls. Beautiful.
  • Pete K.
    Pete KellyDecember 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't use the bathroom's in the morning, homeless use them as shower. Goodluck fighting for a sink to wash your hands.
  • Queen K.
    Queen KimaOctober 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Quickest route to NY
  • JMS
    JMSApril 16, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Read the tips while waiting at Newark Penn.
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