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Car Rentals at Newark Liberty International Airport
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Newark is a 14-minute drive from the airport via Express Road or via NJ-21N with no tolls.
When returning the car, most rental agencies require the gas tank be full. Several gas stations near the airport include Sunoco on Washington Avenue, Newark Airport Plaza Gulf on Lindbergh Road, and Gulf, located on Corbin Street and Frelinghuysen Avenue. Stations are within 5-11 minutes of the airport.
Cities Near Newark
- West Orange is 8.3 miles from Newark via I-280 E.
- Jersey City is 17 minutes away via US-1 Truck S/US-9 Truck S and Raymond Boulevard or 20 minutes via US-1 Truck S/US-9 Truck S.
- New York is 9 miles away via US-1 S/US 9 S. It takes about 34 minutes to drive.
- Philadelphia is just over an hour and 32 minutes away taking the New Jersey Turnpike and I-95.
Driving in Newark
As in many U.S. cities, driving in Newark can get congested, especially during morning and late afternoon as commuters go to and from work. With residents and tourists travelling between Newark and New York, travellers should expect a steady stream of traffic most of the time. One corridor that experiences traffic backups is NJ-21 and I-280.
New Jersey has strict driving rules and regulations. Motorists should drive accordingly.
Driving through downtown traffic during rush hour is relatively smooth, but be ready for frequent starts and stops due to the many traffic lights and heavy traffic.
Newark has well-marked pedestrian walkways, a busy bus system, easily seen signage, street parking, and clearly marked bicycle lanes.
Points of Interest
South Mountain Reservation in West Orange is less than 30 minutes from Newark. Enjoy the beauty of the more than 2000-acre park complete with hiking trails, a creek, pond fishing, waterfalls, paddle boat rides, and a zoo.
Liberty Science Center in Jersey City is less than 7 miles from Newark. The center features an extensive display of interactive exhibits in 12 galleries, plus an IMAX Theater.
The top things to do in New York are plentiful, from Radio City Music Hall and the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State Building and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.
In Philadelphia, see the historic Liberty Bell and visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Kids will enjoy the interactive exhibits at the Franklin Institute and Philadelphia Zoo.
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