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Air Canada offers a daily direct flight to and from London, WestJet goes direct to Dublin and Gatwick. United Airlines flies to the USA. The main carriers:

Air Canada

PAL Airlines

Porter Airlines


St John's International Airport

St John's International Airport is 6km north of the city on Portugal Cove Rd (Rte 40).

Transportation Options

A government-set flat rate of $25 (plus $3 for each extra passenger) is charged by taxis to go from the airport to downtown hotels and B&Bs; Citywide Taxi provides the official service. However, when you make the trip in reverse – ie from town to the airport – taxis run on meters and should cost a few bucks less.


DRL sends one bus daily each way between St John's and Port aux Basques ($126, cash only, 13½ hours) via the 905km-long Hwy 1, making 25 stops en route. It leaves at 7:30am from Memorial University's Student Centre, in CA Pippy Park.

Car & Motorcycle

Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty have offices at the airport. Rent RVs and motorhomes from Islander RV.

Share Taxis

These large vans typically seat 15 and allow you to jump on or off at any point along their routes. You must call in advance to reserve. They pick up and drop off at your hotel. Cash only.

Foote's Taxi Travels daily down the Burin Peninsula as far as Fortune ($45, 4½ hours).

Newhook's Transportation Travels down the southwestern Avalon Peninsula to Placentia ($35, two hours), in sync with the Argentia ferry schedule.

Shirran's Taxi Plies the Bonavista Peninsula daily, making stops at Trinity ($50, 3½ hours) and Bonavista ($40, four hours), among others.