Travel to Charlottetown

Flying directly to Charlottetown (YYG)

Charlottetown’s airport is served by several airlines, including Air Canada and Westjet, and is less than five kilometers from the conference venue.  Current price differences between flying direct and flying to Halifax (YHZ) are less than $50 round trip.

 

Flying to Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) and driving/shuttling to Charlottetown

There are two options:

peibridgeThe Confederation Bridge route from Halifax airport to Charlottetown is an approximately 3½-hour drive. The Nova Scotia portion of this drive is on divided highway. There is a highway toll  between Truro and Oxford, NS that costs $4 for regular passenger vehicles.  The detailed route is available by typing Halifax Charlottetown Driving Distance in Google Maps. The Confederation Bridge is about 13 kilometres long, connecting Cape Tormentine, NB with Borden, PE. The bridge toll (~$46) is charged when leaving the Island. Bridge information is available at http://www.confederationbridge.com/about/confederation-bridge.html.

PEIferryAn alternative route is to take the ferry from Caribou, NS to Wood Islands, PE. It is an approximately 1½-hour drive from the airport to the ferry terminal at Caribou. The crossing to Wood Islands takes about 75 minutes.  There are five crossings each day. You need to arrive at the terminal at least 30 minutes before departure. There is no fare for the crossing to the Island. A fare (~$75) is charged when taking the ferry back to NS. The drive from Wood Islands to Charlottetown takes about 45 minutes. Many visitors take the ferry in one direction and the bridge in the other. Ferry information is available at http://www.ferries.ca/nova-scotia-to-prince-edward-island-ferry/.

 

Car rentals at Halifax Airport: http://hiaa.ca/transportation/car-rentals/

Shuttle Services:

Ridebooker (http://www.ridebooker.com/transfers/charlottetown-pei/halifax-ns/shuttle)

Advance Shuttle (https://www.advanceshuttle.ca)