The airport network in London which includes Heathrow is the busiest airport system worldwide, according to the total number of travelers handled yearly. A close second is the EWR-JFK-LGA airports network, serving the greater New York – New Jersey Metropolitan Area. Locally, Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), along with JFK International Airport (New York Kennedy), and LaGuardia International Airport (LGA) comprise the largest airport network in the U.S. In 2009, over thirty-five million passengers passed through Newark Liberty airport. Consequently, Newark Airport parking can be a problem to the hapless traveler because of the overwhelming number of travelers using the airport.
There are over 17,000 Newark Airport parking spaces serving airline workers, passengers, and the general public. These facilities include long-term, hourly, and daily parking, both inside the airport grounds and at off-airport locations. Parking at Newark Airport shouldn’t be difficult, as long as you know your options.
Short-term EWR parking is offered at Newark Airport parking lots A, B, and C and costs $3 for 30 minutes or $6 per hour, with a daily cap of $33. This is obviously the logical and easiest option – the facilities are located very close to the central terminal – if you’re just driving or meeting a friend and will be at EWR for nothing longer than 1 or a couple of hours tops.
For longer stays, 3 other Newark Airport parking facilities offer daily parking arrangements, which are significantly less expensive than the hourly rates mentioned above. Parking daily at facilities P1 and P3 is $24. Daily parking at the EWR garage called P4 is slightly more expensive at $27. This is still a good option because of the nearness of those facilities, especially if you’ll be away for no longer than one day or two.
Going for a longer trip? If you’re on your way to a weeklong Europe vacation, for example, Newark Airport long-term parking is definitely your best choice. EWR offers a long-term economy parking lot (P6), accessible by shuttle service at the northern side of the airport on Port St. Parking at P6 costs about $18 per day, which is comparatively still expensive, particularly if you’re planning a 2-3 weeks trip itinerary.
Another option, if you’re trying to save as much off your airport parking expense, are the off-airport parking locations. There are several very accessible premium parking facilities that offer great parking services, such as the Avistar and FastTrack lots on Carnegie Ave and the Avistar and AirPark facilities on McClellan St. The majority are high-standard parking lots and garages serviced by regular shuttle vehicles running in a few minutes interval, have well-trained personnel, are ready to help disabled passengers, and have 24 hours service with roving security units. FastTrack’s Sky Park facility offers the most budget-friendly rates, but you can also inquire at the other locations for free parking, discounts, and coupon promos that are given to frequent flyers on a daily basis.
Finally, check and confirm the rates before booking your parking online. If you can, get the details about security, valet service, shuttle intervals, rate differences within the garage, rate promotions on weekdays, etc. It would also help if you can take a look at online reviews of the facility – often, the best source of information on the service they provide will be the the travelers who have been there previously.
As soon as you’ve picked your Newark Airport parking lot, don’t forget to book it before the date of your flight. Air travel to a pleasure or business destination is always something that a lot of people, including the most jaded of travelers, enjoy. Don’t let worries about airport parking ruin the trip for you.