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Travelling here by plane is a popular option, and major airlines fly into multiple destinations. Flying time to St. John’s is about 1.5 hours from Halifax, 3.5 hours from Toronto, and about 5 hours from London. There are regional airlines which service smaller destinations and operate flights within the province.
Newfoundland and Labrador is served by scheduled airlines and charter services, and can be reached via national and international connections. Air Canada, WestJet and Porter fly here daily. Smaller airlines service airports in the province as well as the Maritimes and Québec.
Getting Here Flying to Newfoundland & Labrador
Flying to Newfoundland
There are five airports on the island: St. John’s, Gander, Deer Lake, Stephenville, and St. Anthony. While St. John’s is the main international hub for Newfoundland and Labrador, major airlines fly from Toronto and Halifax to Deer Lake and Gander on a daily basis. It’s about 3.5 hours flying time from Toronto or New York to St. John’s, and just 1.5 hours from Halifax.
Flying to Labrador
Flying to Labrador can be done through the airports in Wabush and Happy Valley-Goose Bay. There are regular flights from Halifax, and smaller airlines fly to Labrador from airports in Québec and the island of Newfoundland many times throughout the day.
When you’re planning your trip, be sure to keep the size of the province in mind. If you’re visiting western Newfoundland, flying into Deer Lake would be your best option. Similarly, St. John’s is the best entry point for those visiting the Avalon Peninsula and eastern Newfoundland. Gander is a good option for the central region of the island. Happy Valley-Goose Bay is ideal for central Labrador and those taking charters north, and Wabush serves western Labrador.
Getting Around On The Ground
Once your flight has arrived, you can take a taxi or pick up your rental car. None of the airports are particularly far from hotels and the major attractions, but there isn’t always regular public transportation. If you are renting a vehicle, be sure to book it in advance – supplies can be limited during peak season.
Travel Within NL
Driving around the province – whether by car or RV – is an excellent way to experience Newfoundland and Labrador. The off-kilter nature of this place rewards the curious traveller who doesn’t stick to the well-travelled path. Make sure you take time to discover, and allow serendipity to play a role in your adventure.
To give you a better idea of the province’s size, Newfoundland and Labrador is more than three times the total area of the Maritime Provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island) and would rank fourth in size behind Alaska, Texas, and California if it were one of the United States. It's almost one-and-three-quarter times the size of Great Britain. Most of that open space is in Labrador, but even on the island, the nine-hour drive from the ferry at Port aux Basques to the capital city of St. John’s is longer than the drive from Toronto to New York or from Paris to Berlin.
While there may be times when you truly want to get lost in this land, you might need a hand finding your way back. Our interactive map will help you plan routes, determine distances, and highlight accommodations and attractions along your journey.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Newfoundlanders and Labradorians get to rediscover home this year, and we welcome our Maritime neighbours on July 3. Call or connect with operators / venues before you go, as details on the website may be modified by COVID-19. Future travellers from elsewhere, please keep dreaming and check back for travel updates.