Well, do not panic as it is fairly easy and all you need to do is catch a couple of trains or bus for a cheaper fare.
If you each have two (2) pieces of luggage or less, you can take the NJ Transit 62 bus to Newark Penn Station where you can then connect to the NJ Transit 108 bus to get the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan for currently US$7.00. Using this method will save you US$8.00 over the rails which would stop at the nearby New York Penn Station.
Do you have the budget or is in a rush to Manhattan? If so, take the Newark Airtrain monorail from the airport terminal to the Newark-Liberty International Airport train station. Once you are at the Newark-Liberty International Airport train station, transfer to a New Jersey Transit train heading for New York City. The cost of a one way ticket is from Newark to Penn Station, NY is currently US$15.00 and this should be purchased before boarding. For an additional savings, you can also substitute the NJ transit trains with the 24/7 PATH trains for your trip to Manhattan for an even cheaper fare.
When you arrive at Penn Station in New York, you can use any method (taxi, bus, subway, shuttle) to get around New York to your final destination. Along the trip, you can place your suitcase on the overhead rack above your seat. Just remember to remove it before you leave so the trains do not have to be shutdown temporarily for a suspicious package.
If you will hire a taxi once in New York, you are encourage to do so at the station’s main entrance at Seventh Avenue and West 32nd Street. Doing so can aid you in getting a taxi cab easily. By not hiring a taxi from New Jersey, you will save at least US$30.00 to use on your trip in New York and hope that you will have fun and safe time in New York.
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