Newark Airport (EWR) TSA Security Wait Times

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How long does it take to get through security at EWR right now? How busy is Newark Airport right now? Find out below!

Newark International (Newark, NJ)

Passengers moving through the security checkpoints should anticipate waiting on average for:
8 minutes and 42 seconds
GROUND DELAY: There is a ground delay in effect averaging due to wind.

TSA Precheck Lanes: Available

Terminal A

  • Terminal A1 CheckpointOpen
  • Terminal A2 CheckpointClosed
  • Terminal A3 CheckpointOpen

Terminal B

  • Terminal B1 CheckpointOpen
  • Terminal B3 CheckpointClosed

Terminal C

  • Terminal C1 CheckpointOpen

Estimated Wait Times For Today

12 am - 1 am
0 m

1 am - 2 am
6 m

2 am - 3 am
11 m

3 am - 4 am
17 m

4 am - 5 am
20 m

5 am - 6 am
11 m

6 am - 7 am
5 m

7 am - 8 am
16 m

8 am - 9 am
18 m

9 am - 10 am
19 m

10 am - 11 am
15 m

11 am - 12 pm
13 m

12 pm - 1 pm
9 m

1 pm - 2 pm
17 m

2 pm - 3 pm
24 m

3 pm - 4 pm
16 m

4 pm - 5 pm
15 m

5 pm - 6 pm
17 m

6 pm - 7 pm
17 m

7 pm - 8 pm
19 m

8 pm - 9 pm
23 m

9 pm - 10 pm
23 m

10 pm - 11 pm
6 m

11 pm - 12 am
17 m

* Wait times are estimates, subject to change, and may not be indicative of your experience.

Airlines advise that you should arrive at EWR 2 hours before your flight, or 3 hours if its an international flight.

It is advisable though to bear in mind a number of factors when deciding how early you should get to EWR:

  • New York traffic is often terrible, leave before rush hour if you can.
  • Be aware of items you are carrying or packing, which may be cause for inspection and unnecessary delay.
  • A 2019 report found that EWR wait times were the worst of any US airport - it's advisable to check the Newark Airport security wait times shown above.
  • Consider how you are getting to the airport. If taking public transport or driving and parking at EWR is likely to take longer than taking an Uber or taxi.
View the EWR TSA PreCheck lane information above to see which checkpoints are open. If you haven't already enrolled you could significantly reduce your Newark Airport wait times by learning more and signing up here
We don't have access to live Newark TSA wait times for non-US citizens passing through immigration control at Newark Airport but ordinarily, these passengers can often be faced with long lines and a frustrating delay, sometimes of more than an hour. Several key things can determine how long you'll be waiting in line:

  • The number of flights arriving at about the same time greatly impacts the wait times at EWR for non nationals.
  • The number of TSA agents working at that time.
  • If many passengers are having difficulty being accepted through immigration.
  • Time of day.
For those with connecting flights who must pass through immigration, it is advisable to ensure you allow 3 hours between scheduled arrival and departure.

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