Transportation

Getting to Newfoundland and Labrador

Air Canada and AC Jazz operate regular flights from all major centres in North America & Eurpoe.  West Jet has a direct seasonal flight from London and Dublin to St. John's and also has many flights from St. John's to other Canadian cities.  

 

Flying time from: Halifax  Toronto  New York  London

to St. John's:         1.5Hrs       3Hrs           5Hrs         5.5Hrs

St. John's airport (flight information) 

www.stjohnsairport.com

Air Canada Jazz   www.aircanada.ca

WestJet  www.westjet.com

Porter  www.flyporter.com

Marine Atlantic runs daily crossings between North Sydney, NS, and Port aux Basques,

NL. The crossing takes 5 to 7 hours.

 

From mid-June to mid-September, there are also regular crossings between North Sydney and Argentia, an hour and a half drive from St.

John's on the Avalon Peninsula.

 

The crossing takes 14 hours.

 

Sleeping accommodations can be arranged on both crossing.

 

Reservations for Marine Atlantic ferries are required. Schedules and reservations can be

obtained through:

 

Marine Atlantic Reservations Bureau

 

Toll free:

1-800 341-7981

 

Telephone:

902-564- 7480

 

Web:

www.marine-atlantic.ca

Getting Around Newfoundland & Labrador

There are two international airports on the island, at St. John’s and Gander.

 

In addition, there are airports at Stephenville and Deer Lake on the west coast, and at St. Anthony on the northern peninsula.

                                                         

In Labrador, there are airports at Happy Valley Goose Bay, at 

Churchill Falls and Wabush. Local airstrips along coastal Labrador accommodate small aircraft.

Within the province, Air Canada Jazz, Provincial Airlines, and Air Labrador provide regular service.

 

Air Labrador provides services to coastal Labrador, and Provincial

Airlines serves the French island of St. Pierre, off Newfoundland's south coast.

 

Provincial Airlines www.provair.com

 

Air Labrador

www.airlabrador.com

On the island, the Trans-Canada Highway, Route 1, runs 905 km from Port aux Basques to St. John's. Generally, the speed limit is 100 km/hr.

 

Driving time from:

                      Port aux Basques  Deer Lake      Gander

To St. John's:          10.5Hrs            7Hrs                  3.5Hrs

Major towns and smaller communities on the island are connected to the TCH by paved secondary roads, generally with speed limits of 80 km/hr. Usually hugging the shoreline, the picturesque, winding roads connect communities along the coast.

 

Vehicle rentals are available on the island through major companies. Advance reservations are advised during tourism season.

 

In Labrador, roadways are more sparse and travel in winter is accomplished by air, boat, and skidoo. A 525 km gravel highway, Route 500, connects Happy Valley-Goose Bay to Labrador City-Wabush, approximately a nine-hour drive. On the southernmost shoreline, Route 510 links Blanc Sablon to Red Bay and connects to the coastal boat

system and the ferry to Newfoundland.

The Province of Newfoundland and Labrador maintains a comprehensive ferry service

connecting with coastal islands and remote communities.

 

Detailed information on

destinations and schedules can be found through:

Department of Transportation and Works

Telephone:

709-729- 3281

 

Web:

www.gov.nl.ca./FerryServices

 

 

Coastal Labrador is serviced by a system of coastal boats traveling as far north as Nain. They run on regular schedules, spring through fall. A ferry service runs between

Blanc Sablon, on the Labrador Straits, and St. Barbe on the Northern Peninsula of the

island.

 

For information and reservations:

Telephone:

1-866- 535-2567

© 2016 by Melissa Carrera

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