How to Get Here

There are lots of ways to travel to Prince Edward Island and you’ll find suggestions below, with helpful links to other websites, like airlines and ferry schedules.

What’s the transportation situation in the province?

If you’re not coming in your own vehicle or on a tour bus, you’ll want to rent a car. Prince Edward Island is a rural place that’s perfect for exploring and driving tours. Most car rental companies have offices in the Charlottetown, Halifax and Moncton Airport and in the larger towns and cities. There are no rail lines.

By Air

For the list of air carriers, visit the YYG Charlottetown Airport website or contact your local travel agent.

Private pilots can take advantage of airports in Charlottetown and Summerside.

By Automobile

Driving Distances

  • 1600 km (1000 miles) from Toronto
  • 1000 km (625 miles) from Montreal
  • 1100 km (650 miles) from Boston
  • 1450 km (850 miles) from New York City

Driving to Prince Edward Island provides two unique experiences; crossing a 13-kilometre Confederation Bridge which links New Brunswick to PEI, arriving at Borden-Carleton. Or arrive via a relaxing 75 minute sail aboard Northumberland Ferries departing from Caribou, Nova Scotia and arriving at Wood Islands, and placing you directly on the Points East Coastal Drive. The bridge and ferry tolls are paid only on departure.

Confederation Bridge

The Confederation Bridge is open 24 hours a day and takes approximately 12 minutes to cross. Tolls are collected only when leaving the Island.

Additional information about the bridge is available by telephoning, toll-free: 1-888-437-6565

If arriving via the Confederation Bridge, follow the TransCanada Highway to Charlottetown following the Charlottetown Bypass and connecting back to the TransCanada at the Hillsborough River Bridge on the east side of Charlottetown where you will enter Points East Coastal Drive.

Proceed by following the Star Fish signs to discover the special places along Points East Coastal Drive.

Northumberland Ferries

Discover a regional tradition on a voyage across the beautiful Northumberland Strait with Northumberland Ferries. This 75-minute ferry trip between Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island and Caribou, Nova Scotia offers a variety of onboard amenities and services tailored to the Maritime experience. Spend less time behind the wheel and more time taking in the beauty of the Atlantic coast, listening to live music, savoring local flavors, and catching up over a cup of hot coffee.

The ferry operates from May 1 to December 20 each year.

Visit for the schedule and to book online. Stay up to date on ferry schedule changes by texting SAIL to 866-397-1961.

By Bus or Shuttle

Maritime Bus

Maritime Bus offers daily bus service from various cities in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to Borden-Carleton, Charlottetown and Summerside, PEI.

Call toll-free 1-800-575-1807 more information.

T3 Transit offers bus transit between several eastern PEI communities. See schedules for details.

A number of companies offer shuttle services by van to and from Charlottetown (and selected other Island locations) and Halifax, Nova Scotia. These companies operate from various locations and on different schedules; contact each for details about their specific services.

East Connection Shuttle
Passenger shuttle from Souris (Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine ferry), Montague, Wood Islands ferry, St. Peters. Passenger, luggage, bicycle, shuttle service on Confederation Trail. Island-wide tours.
Call 902-393-5132 or 902-892-6760

Prince Edward Tours
Toll-free: 1-877-286-6532
Visit some of the finest attractions on PEI. Personally tailored tours. Multilingual guide service.

Coach Atlantic
Toll-free: 1-800-903-5664

By Rail

While there are no trains on Prince Edward Island, VIA Rail offers service to Moncton, New Brunswick with connecting bus service (provided by Maritime Bus) to Prince Edward Island.

Call toll-free: 1-888-842-7245

Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine

CTMA offers regular ferry service from Souris, Prince Edward Island to Cap-aux-Meules, Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Québec.

Call toll-free 1-888-986-3278 for additional information.