Airports in New Jersey

New Jersey only has 3 FAA classified airports offering commercial flights. Newark and Atlantic City Airport are the two most popular New Jersey airports and the only ones with significant passenger numbers. Newark airport is there as a possible alternative to NYC airports, while Atlantic City airport serves travelers going to the Atlantic coast in NJ. However, we’ve also included a table of other nearby airports in other states. Also, don’t miss our map of airports in New Jersey at the end of the text.

List of airports

Newark Liberty International Airport – IATA Code – EWR (~46.3 M Passengers)

Newark Metropolitan Airport is the largest one in New Jersey and one of the busiest US airports at the East Coast. It is located between Newark city and Elizabeth city. More specifically, the distance to Newark is about 5 km and to Elizabeth 4 km. Nearby NYC’s Manhattan Borough is some 15 kilometers away. There are about 50 carriers at EWR airport, and United Airlines has the airport as its third-largest hub. British Airways and Virgin also have a significant number of daily flights. Getting to and from the airport is possible by a variety of options. AirTrain, NJ Public Transit, shuttles, taxis and limos are all at disposal. Therefore, Newark Airport can be a handy substitute for other NYC airports nearby.

Atlantic City International Airport – IATA Code – ACY (~ 1.2 M Passengers)

Atlantic City Airport is the second busiest NJ airport, and a primary choice for anyone traveling to a resort Atlantic City. Distance from the airport to the city is about 16 km. To get there, passengers can option for NJ Public Transit, airport shuttles and taxis. Spirit Airlines is currently the only carrier operating at the airport. Nevertheless, the airport handles more than a million passengers each year. ACY airport is a common choice when traveling to other cities at New Jersey’s Atlantic coast.

Trenton Mercer Airport – IATA Code – TTN

  • Nearby city(s): Trenton (6.5 km)
  • Airline(s): Frontier 

Essex County Airport – IATA Code – CDW

  • Also Called: Caldwell Airport
  • Nearby city(s): Caldwell (4 km)
  • Airline(s): Tropic Ocean Airways

Airports in neighboring states

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New Jersey Airports Map