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Travelling Within Newfoundland & Labrador

he province of Newfoundland and Labrador is connected with the rest of the world by land, sea and air transportation. Labrador is connected to mainland Canada and separate from Newfoundland. Newfoundland is the home of the province’s capital city, St. John’s and is situated in the Atlantic Ocean with connection by sea and air transportation.

Ferry Services

Newfoundland and Labrador offers several ferry services which connect the island portion of Newfoundland to Labrador and mainland Canada. The Marine Atlantic provides all season passenger and vehicle ferry service from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia. Individuals can board the ferry by either of two routes. The first route is a year-round 96 nautical mile daily ferry between Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador and North Sydney, Nova Scotia. The second route is a 280 nautical mile tri-weekly ferry service that runs between Argentia, Newfoundland and Labrador and North Sydney, Nova Scotia. This route is only available between Mid-June until late September (Marine Atlantic Inc).

Marine Atlantic’s mission is to provide safe, environmentally responsible, and quality ferry service between the island of Newfoundland and the Province of Nova Scotia in a reliable, courteous and cost-effective manner (Marine Atlantic Inc).

Marine Atlantic determines the cost of using their ferry services depending on the number of passengers, the age of the passengers, if you are travelling in a group, day cruise rates, the size of the vehicle and accommodations (optional). Most people make reservations in advance to ensure seating is available. All rates are based on one-way transportation and can be paid by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club/En Route and debit cards. Marine Atlantic does not accept personal cheques. To view additional information about Marine Atlantic rates and schedules, visit

Distance to the Ferry Terminals

St. Anthony is located near the northern tip of Newfoundland and is 682 km – about 13 hours 42 mins – from the ferry terminal in Port aux Basques, which would roughly take 13 hours and 42 minutes driving time. To travel from St. Anthony to the Argentia Ferry Terminal, it is 1009 km with 16 hrs 47 minutes driving time (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador-Canada).

Airport Services

There are five airports on the island portion of Newfoundland and two airports in Labrador. Newfoundland accommodates international flight and customs services to commercial and military airliners and corporate jets as well as industry support for air cargo and transshipment services. Air services are provided by the following companies; please visit their websites for further information.

    Helicopter Services


    Cargo and Courier

Distance to Airports

(Government of Newfoundland and Labrador-Canada).

Additional Useful Links

St. Anthony (YAY)
Gander Airport (CYQX)
St. John’s Airport
Deer Lake Airport (YDF)
Stephenville Airport (YJT)

DRL Bus Line Services

DRL is a group that focused upon operations on marine and transportation services. The management at DRL has the intention of methodically building a world-class travel and tourism company while providing superior customer service. The DRL is “committed to their clients with customer service coupled with the best equipment and professional staff.” This bus line provides services:

  • With routes from St. John’s to Port aux Basques Prices are per person, one way (taxes included)
  • Regular arranged Lunch and Rest Stops provided along the route
  • Operate 24/7 355 days per year
  • Reservations can be made

For further information on departures, arrivals and fees, visit

A.S.H Coachlines
P.O. Box 400
Badger, NL A0H 1A0
Contact: Jason Hurley
Phone: (709) 539-5161