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Penn Station has improved over time; there are more police and it seems a bit cleaner than years... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New Jersey
Not bad but could be better.

The staff here is nice and trains and buses are usually on time for in the city of Newark and... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2019
Newark, New Jersey
via mobile
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Penn station in Newark is dirty and we don’t feel safe there. We took a train that left at 3:20am and came back at midnight. During the night the station is used to shelter newark’s homeless and drug addicts. They sleep all over the floor,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank spdar0ca
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An iconic staple in Newark for thousands of travelers. Whether for work or pleasure, this is the best to connect with lower Manhattan- World Trade stop. Fast and relatively on time, it’s fast and easy. Parking outside is tricky, it is only a drop and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Penn Station has improved over time; there are more police and it seems a bit cleaner than years ago. It is very convenient if you are going to the Prudential Center or downtown Newark. The few shops are good and the people working there and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ChrisFabrycki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The station was convenient for buses or train travel. Close to downtown, hotels and Prudential Center, Performing Art Center, and restaurants plenty of cabs waiting if needed. Several places to eat or get a snack. Some areas were not very clean. Lots of homeless people...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Shellyann61
Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

I arrived at Newark Airport and I needed to go to New York on a low budget, so I took bus 62 (it has some restrictions on the baggage) from the airport to the Newark Penn Station and I took a NJ transit train to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 27 January 2019

The grand waiting room is medium sized with a very high ceiling. It is interesting but not even close to Grand Central or the Philadelphia station. The food choices are limited and typically fast food. That's a good thing since you won't be tempted to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank william o
Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

The staff here is nice and trains and buses are usually on time for in the city of Newark and surrounding areas. Greyhound and AmTrak are here also- but its not Penn Stations fault if there not on time. The only problem with this place...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jjkam91
Reviewed 16 January 2019

I had the occasion to travel by Amtrak roundtrip Newark-Washington, DC-Newark. The Newark Penn Station is functional but gross and sketchy. If someone is dropping you off there, be prepared to have about two seconds flat to get out of the vehicle, grab your luggage...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bkramer947
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Used the New Jersey Transit Newark Subway to get to Penn Station then to Prudential Center was very convenient!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MJT1955
Reviewed 14 January 2019

I have visited the place for just one reason - to get to NYC by train. Station is quite big and operated by more train companies. Always be sure that you are buying ticket in correct company. Station stuff might be helpful.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Vickey P
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Response from spdar0ca | Reviewed this property |
I wish I could help you with that, but I have no idea of how to get to MerLife other than by car.
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Response from MJT1955 | Reviewed this property |
There is a Mono Rail that will take you to the train station where you can transfer to a train and that will take you to Newark Pen Station