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Train Information to New Brunswick, NJ from Newark, NJ

distanceDistance22 miles (36 km)
durationAverage train duration20 min
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day

Trains from Newark, NJ to New Brunswick, NJ cover the 22 miles (36 km) long trip taking on average 20 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available.

Trains from Newark to New Brunswick

New Brunswick is a city in the state of New Jersey situated on the southern bank of the Raritan River, 27 miles (43 kilometers) southwest of Manhattan. It is the home of Rutgers University and the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers Geology Museum, and Rutgers Gardens. Trains traveling from Newark to New Brunswick arrive at New Brunswick station. The two cities are 22 miles apart, and the fastest train from Newark to New Brunswick takes just 21 minutes. All other train rides take less than 1 hour. Amtrak offers around 24 schedules every week. Four trains are available every weekday in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Amtrak provides just two connections on Saturdays and Sundays. Wednesday is the busiest day of the week, and passengers boarding trains on this day are advised to buy their tickets well in advance since they can quickly sell out. Travelers who want to avoid overcrowded trains should consider booking a train from Newark to New Brunswick on a Sunday.

Which train companies travel from Newark to New Brunswick?

Amtrak provides trains from Newark to New Brunswick daily. The trains are all direct and depart from Newark Penn Station and arrive at New Brunswick station.

How long is the train ride from Newark to New Brunswick?

New Brunswick is 22 miles from Newark. All trains departing from Newark Penn Station arrive at New Brunswick station in less than an hour because of the direct connections. The fastest train from Newark to New Brunswick takes 21 minutes.

How many trains are there from Newark to New Brunswick?

Amtrak operates around 24 trains from Newark to New Brunswick every week. It offers four train connections every weekday and two scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays. All the trains travel direct, and passengers don't have to switch trains along the journey. The first train from Newark to New Brunswick leaves Newark Penn Station at 5:31 a.m. while the last train departs at 10:22 p.m. Passengers who want to avoid overcrowded trains should consider traveling on Sunday since it is the least busy day of the week. They can also get their hands on great ticket deals on this day. The busiest day of the week is Wednesday. Passengers boarding trains on this day should book their trains well in advance because they can quickly sell out.

What are the departure and arrival train stations for trains from Newark to New Brunswick?

Departure station: Newark Penn Station is located 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) from Newark city center. More than 650,000 passengers pass through the station every year, making it the seventh busiest railway station in North America. Many bus and rail carriers serve the Intermodal station. A bus traveling to or from the city center takes just one minute. Travelers can also walk to or from the station in only nine minutes. Amenities in Newark Penn Station include payphones, ATM services, vending machines, and Quik-Trak kiosks. Bag storage is available, and the station staff members are always ready to offer assistance whenever needed. Passengers who need help with their ticketing or checking luggage should arrive at the train station 45 minutes before the train's departure time. Those who don't require assistance in this regard can arrive 30 minutes before the departure time. Persons with limited mobility can easily access the ticket office, waiting room and restrooms. Wheelchairs are also present and can be provided upon request. The disabled can also access dedicated parking spaces.

Arrival station: New Brunswick station serves Amtrak along the Northeast Corridor. The railroad station receives over 7,000 passengers every year and is situated near Rutgers University's College Avenue Campus where the Easton Avenue and the French and Albany streets intersect. Many bus connections serve the station, and a bus ride to and from the city center takes approximately 24 minutes. Amenities in the station include a ticket sales office, vending machines, restrooms, parking, and elevators. Bike racks and lockers are also available. Passengers who need assistance with their luggage or ticketing are advised to arrive at the station 45 minutes before the official departure time. Other travelers who don't require help should arrive 30 minutes prior to the train ride. The restrooms, platform, and ticket office are accessible to people with limited mobility. The platform is raised to the level of the train to ensure easy loading of disabled passengers onto the train.

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FAQs
What is the distance to New Brunswick, NJ from Newark, NJ by train?
The train distance from Newark, NJ to New Brunswick, NJ is around 22 miles (36 km).
What is the Newark, NJ to New Brunswick, NJ train travel time?
On average the Newark, NJ to New Brunswick, NJ train travel time is 20 min  for the 22 miles (36 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
How many trains are there between Newark, NJ and New Brunswick, NJ a day?
The average number of trains departing Newark, NJ for New Brunswick, NJ is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When can I take the first train from Newark, NJ to New Brunswick, NJ? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first Newark, NJ to New Brunswick, NJ train departs at 4: 57 PM   and the last train from Newark, NJ to New Brunswick, NJ leaves at 4: 57 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Newark, NJ to New Brunswick, NJ on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Newark, NJ
New Brunswick, NJ
The major railway station for departures from Newark, NJ is. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at for your journey to New Brunswick, NJ from Newark, NJ.