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Travel to Prince Edward Island

Flying to Prince Edward Island

National airline Air Canada (AC) (www.aircanada.com) operates daily flights to Charlottetown from Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. Westjet (WS) (www.westjet.com) also has direct flights from Toronto and a seasonal weekly service from Orlanda, Florida. Sunwing (WG) (www.flysunwing.com) operates a seasonal service between Charlottetown and Varadero, Cuba.

Airport Guides

Charlottetown Airport

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Location

The airport is 3km (2 miles) from the city (journey time - 10 minutes).

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Travelling to Prince Edward Island by Rail

There are no passenger services on the island.

Driving to Prince Edward Island

The Confederation Bridge connects Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island, with Cape Jourimain, New Brunswick.

The 13km (8-mile) bridge takes approximately 10 to 12 minutes to cross and is open 24 hours a day.

A toll is payable on return from Prince Edward Island over the bridge only (tel: +1 888 437 6565; www.confederationbridge.com).

There are three scenic drives following the coast of the Island: the North Cape Coastal Drive, Central Coastal Drive and Points East Coastal Drive.

Getting to Prince Edward Island by boat

Ferry operators

Northumberland Ferries (tel: +1 877 635 7245; www.peiferry.com) sails from Wood Islands on the southeast coast to Caribou in Nova Scotia from May to mid December (journey time - 1 hour and 15 minutes). Advance reservations are recommended. CTMA Ferry (tel: +1 888 986 3278; www.traversierctma.ca) sails every week to Souris on the east coast from the Magdalen Islands in Québec (journey time - 5 hours). Advance reservations are required.