Coming to PEI – Easier than you Think!

PEI can be accessed by land using the Confederation Bridge. The Confederation Bridge joins Borden-Carleton on the PEI side with Cap Jourmain on the New Brunswick side. The bridge is 12.9 km long and approximately a 12 minute drive, making it the longest bridge in the world that crosses ice-covered waters. It is at the top of engineering achievements in Canada and worldwide. The bridge took 4 years to construct at a cost of one billion dollars. It is a toll bridge and tolls (currently $45 per car) are collected one-way on the PEI side when leaving the island. The bridge is open 24/7 and closes only occasionally in the winter when winds exceed a safe level. You can read more about the Confederation Bridge at confederationbridge.com or telephoning toll-free at 1-888-437-6565.

You can reach the island by air using the Charlottetown Airport. Our airport served 296,301 passengers last year in 2013. The island is served by 2 airlines, Air Canada and Westjet with direct or connecting flights all over the world. Other airlines have operated flights as well directly to the USA in the summer.

If you would like to experience the carefree, scenic route in and out of PEI you might consider the ferry service that leaves every half hour from May until December from Caribou, Nova Scotia and arrives on island at Wood Islands. Operated by Northumberland Ferries, this 75 minute trip can be spent enjoying a drink or a bite to eat, socializing on deck, and you may even enjoy a passage with traditional music played by maritime musicians. As with the bridge, the fare is paid only on leaving PEI and you can access an up to date schedule by calling toll-free at 1-888-249-SAIL or booking online at http://www.ferries.ca/

VIA Rail offer services which arrive at Moncton, New Brunwsick with connecting bus service to many locations on Prince Edward Island.

Alternatively if you have your own boat the island has many marinas and docks to serve you.