Going to Newfoundland?
UpAlong.org has some tips and tools that might help you get there faster and save you some cash while doing so.
Travelling to Newfoundland can be expensive, especially during peak travel dates, such as the Christmas Season. For a lot of families, the high costs can prevent them from visiting Newfoundland during this fun time.
How much does it cost a person, or family, to travel to Newfoundland? Which method is cheaper, air or sea? What dates are most expensive and busiest, and on which dates can you travel that will save you money?
UpAlong.org has been researching these questions, and what we discovered might amaze you.
How to get to da Rock
Travel by Road / Sea
For updates and additional information, check the Marine Atlantic web site.
Travelling to Newfoundland by sea is the most time consuming method. The average crossing takes 6 hours, including boarding and disembarking times. Add to that, the time it takes to drive from Port Aux Basque to your Newfoundland destination, and the drive time from your starting point to North Sydney, and you could be looking at a trip that will take four to five days. Include the unpredictable winter weather, and the stress and possible delays this can bring with, and travelling to Newfoundland by sea may seem less desirable and more expensive than first appears.
What costs might one expect to encounter when driving to Newfoundland? UpAlong.org has categorized the most common costs, and provided a worksheet that can help you estimate the costs for your trip.
Fuel Cost Worksheet
For information on road conditions, contact these departments of Works, Services and Transportation regional offices:
On the Internet: Road Conditions which also notes highway construction and slowdowns. Or dial 1-900-451-3300 for road conditions anywhere in the province.
Travel by Air:
Without question, this is the quickest way to get on da Rock. The question, is with which airline to fly, and what dates should you choose that could save you some money?
Currently, the following airlines fly to Newfoundland: Air Canada, Air Labrador, AC Jazz, .AC Tango, Air Transat, CanJet, Provincial Airlines, Air Labrador, Sky Service, and West Jet (this list subject to change as airlines come and go as much as the people who travel on them).
Since Newfies live all over the world, the numbers of starting destinations are almost infinite. Rates vary daily and with redeemable points and fare specials, ticket prices vary greatly.
UpAlong.org has compiled some tools that will allow you to book a flight to da Rock, or, just see how much a flight will cost.
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