Newark Transportation

When it comes to visiting and getting around Newark, visitors and residents alike have plenty of choices. Many residents and visitors to the city utilize personal vehicles to reach their destinations. In the downtown and university area, there are many on-street metered parking spots along Main Street. However, these parking spots tend to fill quickly during the early morning and remain filled through the evening until the restaurants and bars close. Oftentimes, timing must be perfect to grab one of the spots.

Permit only and pay-to-use parking lots are also available in the downtown area. Permit Only Lot 2 is located off of Main Street across from The Galleria. Permit Only Lot 5 is able to be found at Main Street and Farmer Lane. Contact the city's Parking Office to inquire about the availability of parking permits.

For those looking for pay-to-use parking lots, three are available in Newark, DE. Lot 1 has two entrances, one located at Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robins and the other off of Delaware Avenue at The Galleria. Lot 3 also has two entrances, between Wilmington Trust Bank and Cafe Gelato, and another west of the intersection at Academy Street. Those looking for parking may also access Lot 4 with entrances off of Main Street at Panera Bread and the second entrance on Center Street behind Walgreens Pharmacy.

Newark is also to easy navigate without a vehicle. All major roads and streets have sidewalks for pedestrians. The city has miles of streets and roads for those who prefer to bike. There are a number of designated bike lanes located throughout the city.

Public transit also serves Newark in various forms. There are two intracity options to choose from. The DART Newark Trolley makes six stops within the city, and the three-route Unicity Bus with many stops throughout much of the city. Patrons of the Unicity Bus may not have more than three carry-on bags, though. DART intercity buses 6, 16, 31, 33, 34, 39, 59, and 65 also stop in Newark.

Newark is also served by the SEPTA Regional Rail Train service, which takes passengers to and from Philadelphia, and Amtrak, which provides service along the Northeast Corridor. The open air train station with parking lot and bike racks is located at 10 Mopar Drive.

There is no commercial airline service in Delaware. Philadelphia International Airport is the closest airport to Newark with commercial service.