Get Here & Get Around
There are plenty of options to get to "The Rock". So pack your bags, pick your route, and get out here! The island of Newfoundland is 108,860 square kilometres and has almost 10,000 kilometres of coastline. As there’s very little public transport, you’ll need a car to get around. There are many rental options at St John’s and Gander international airports. There’s one major highway, the Trans-Canada, which crosses the island from Port aux Basques on the west coast to St John’s in the east. One bus service crosses the island daily, with the westbound bus leaving St John’s and the eastbound bus leaving Port aux Basques, both in the morning.
Whether you're crammed into your sedan or arriving in style in an RV, the long journey to the East Coast is a Canadian right of passage and a memory that will last you a lifetime. A couple of things you will want to consider if you are driving are ferry fees and schedules to get across to Newfoundland and parking in St. John's, which is near impossible if you are planning on staying in The Battery.
Take TO The SKies!
If you’re on a tight timeline, or want to maximize your time in St. John’s, you can fly direct through several airlines (Porter, Air Canada, Westjet and Sunwing). Check out sites like Kayak or Flighthub for the best rates. Right now Sunwing seems to have the best round trip cost at $550 for next Summer.