Good news for Staten Islanders (or for those just wanting to visit Staten Island) – beginning Thursday, September 24th, travelers will have the ability to get from Staten Island to Newark Liberty International Airport via a new bus service. The service, provided by regional bus company TransportAzumah, is the first of its kind to give Staten Islanders direct transportation connection to the airport.
The service, dubbed TAZ Route 100, will pick up travelers from one of three points on the island:
- Huguenot SIR Station (with connections to the Staten Island Railway, X17, X19, X23, and X24)
- Outerbridge Park & Ride (with connections to X17 and X22)
- West Shore Expressway at Victory Boulevard (with connections to S62, S92, X11, X19, and X22)
Each day, TAZ will operate 14 round trips from these stations to the airport, beginning at 2:45 a.m. and ending at 1:20 a.m. According to NBC-affiliated station KCEN-TV, many Staten Islanders used LaGuardia Airport and JFK Airport more than Newark Airport last year, but that all may change now that the locals have direct access to Newark.
- Adults: $20 each way
- Seniors over 65 and children 12 and under: $10 each way
- Airport employees: $50 for a 10-trip ticket
Reservations are required, and cash will be accepted on-board the bus. For schedule information, click here.