Newark Liberty EWR Airport Security Wait Times

Newark Liberty Airport Checkpoint Wait Times

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Approximate security wait times for at each TSA checkpoint.

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    Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) TSA Security Wait Time Information

    Newark Airport Security Wait Times

    How long before my flight do I need to arrive at Newark Airport? According to a recent Washington Post article, the average Newark airport security wait times are around 23.1 minutes. The worst Newark TSA wait times are on Monday from Noon to 1pm, where you could wait up to 60 minutes. Plan ahead to avoid Newark's security lines by using TSA Newark information listed below.

    Newark Newark Flight Delays

    Before you head to the airport, keep yourself informed of EWR delays by checking EWR Arrival Delays, EWR Departure Delays, or use iFly's EWR Flight Tracker. Having knowledge of Newark Newark International Airport delays will help with stress-free travel.

    EWR Airport Security Checkpoints - Location and Hours

    Newark has 3 Terminals - A, B, and C. Each terminal has 3 security checkpoints and offers TSA PreCheck. Take note that Terminal A is different, as it requires passengers to use the security checkpoint associated with its’ designated gate number.

    Terminals B and C allow passengers to use any of the security checkpoints that are available for all gates within the terminal.

    Terminal A is used for flights within the US and Canada and has 3 concourses each with its’ own security checkpoint. Passengers must use the security checkpoint associated with their designated gate number.

    Terminal B is the main international terminal at EWR. There are 3 security checkpoints for this terminal and passengers can use any security checkpoint to access their gate.

    Terminal C is operated by United Airlines for both Domestic and International Flights. There are 3 security checkpoints in terminal C and passengers can use any of these to access any Terminal C gates. However, this is a large terminal and walking distances can be long.

    Security checkpoint hours are subject to change based on airport activity. See details listed below. For specific wait times go to Newark Airport website and select Security & Customs Wait Times.


    Terminal A

    TSA Checkpoint A1

    Gates: 10-18

    Type: All passengers and PreCheck

    TSA Checkpoint A2

    Gates: 20-28

    Type: All passengers and PreCheck

    TSA Checkpoint A3

    Gates: 30-39

    Type: All passengers and PreCheck


    Terminal B

    TSA Checkpoint B1, B2, B3

    Gates: 40-47, 51-57, 60-68

    Type: All passengers and PreCheck

    Terminal C

    TSA Checkpoint C1, C2, C3

    Gates: All

    Type: All passengers and PreCheck


    TSA PreCheck at Newark

    EWR TSA Pre Lanes are available in all 3 Terminals A, B, and C. As the TSA operates these special checkpoints, the hours may be different from the Terminal operating hours. See the TSA Pre schedule the specific hours for the date and time you are traveling.

    Newark security wait times can be cut down considerably if you participate in the TSA Pre program. You can even sign up for TSA PreCheck before your next EWR flight - there’s an Enrollment Center in Newark International Airport at Terminal C, level 2 ticketing. According to the TSA, the Enrollment Center is open from 8:00AM to 12:00PM and 12:30PM to 4:00PM from Monday - Friday.

    TSA PreCheck passengers can enjoy expedited screening at TSA EWR, and in most cases you don’t have to remove your: shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets. For more information and to enroll/pre-enroll, visit the TSA website.

    About EWR Security Wait Times

    Newark airport security wait times are approximate and can vary based on several factors including severe weather, TSA staffing, airport construction, etc.

    EWR TSA wait time forecasts are made leveraging flight volume data and TSA staffing models. Using advanced data science, TSA wait times EWR are projected, that barring extreme outliers, are within five minutes in accuracy, as validated by large US airlines. The TSA EWR urges all travelers to arrive at the airport well in advance of scheduled flight departures and has provided security checkpoint wait time information as a guide to assist in travel planning. Please be sure to check with your airline for ticket counter wait times as well as possible changes to flight schedules, as these and other factors influence your decision regarding how early to arrive at EWR. Please be aware that each airline has a recommended arrival time and even stricter required arrival times.

    All airlines require that you arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate and even onboard and in your assigned seat a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time. The amount of the advance arrival time required varies depending on the airline you are using. Most airlines' conditions of carriage state that with many of their tickets, failure to arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate and your assigned seat a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time may cause you to be denied boarding and cause you to forfeit any refund or other compensation due for the unused ticket even if you have advance seat assignments and advance boarding passes.