How to get to Newfoundland and Labrador

You can fly to Newfoundland and Labrador, drive to Labrador from Quebec, and take a ferry to Newfoundland.

Use the Search Options on your left or scroll down below to find airlines, car rental companies, bus, and ferry operators to help you get here and around. No matter your choice, you’ll always find an adventure, friendly people, and memories that will follow you for the rest of your life.

Fly

Newfoundland and Labrador is served by both scheduled airlines and charter services, and can be reached via national and international connections.

Our province is home to two international airports – located in St. John’s and Gander – as well as domestic airports in Deer Lake, Stephenville, and St. Anthony in Newfoundland, and Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Churchill Falls, and Wabush in Labrador. These local airports will get you around the province quickly and efficiently. Thisn is an ideal way to travel if you can’t stay for a long time and you want to see as much as possible. Use the Search Options to your left to find an airline to book your next flight here.

In addition, there are air strips in remote areas of the province that are served by small, limited-space aircraft. Several small operators also specialize in serving remote hunting and fishing lodges by seaplane.

Drive, Train, Bus and Ferry

There is really no better way to get the lay of the land than to travel here and around by train, bus, automobile, or motorcycle.

Rail services are operated between Sept-Îsles, Quebec and Wabush, Labrador by the Iron Ore Company of Canada’s Quebec North Shore & Labrador Railway. To ensure that you get a seat, book your ticket at least 48 hours in advance.

If you prefer to get to Labrador by road, you can drive to Labrador City and Wabush via Quebec Route 389. The Quebec Highway meets unpaved Route 500, which crosses Labrador to meet the ferry and coastal boat at Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Unless you know it well, this unpaved highway can be treacherous for drivers in small, older, or improperly-serviced vehicles. If you are planning to travel using a rental car, be sure to book in advance – some companies have rules and regulations regarding travel along Route 500 and may only allow you to rent a larger vehicle for your journey.

The main surface links to the Island of Newfoundland are by superferry from North Sydney, Nova Scotia. Superferries carry hundreds of vehicles and passengers daily between North Sydney and Port aux Basques in southwestern Newfoundland, and between North Sydney and Argentia, a 90 minute drive from St. John’s in The Avalon, from June to September.

In summer, a passenger ferry operates between St. Pierre et Miquelon, a little piece of France just off of the Burin Peninsula, and Fortune, just 19 kilometres away.

A coastal passenger and freight vessel also sails along the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence from Natashquan at the end of Quebec Route 138 to Blanc Sablon on the border between Quebec and Labrador. From there you can drive on Route 510 as far north as Cartwright and take a ferry from there to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, or take the Strait of Belle Isle ferry from Blanc Sablon to St. Barbe on Newfoundland’s west coast. Use the Search Options to your left to search for any of these operators to make your next booking.

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