Getting Here

Travelling to Cape Breton

Located at the Eastern tip of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island offers many travel options to begin your vacation. If you travel to Cape Breton, whether you drive, fly or sail, you are sure to be thrilled by the beautiful landscape and breathtaking shorelines as you make your approach to the Cape Breton Highlands.

Driving to Cape Breton

Major highways from all points in the United States and across Canada connect to the Trans Canada Highway in New Brunswick leading to Nova Scotia and directly on to Cape Breton Island. As the approach is made to the Canso Causeway, one of the most beautiful drives you can experience is just beginning.

Flying to Cape Breton

Air Canada and its affiliate Air Jazz offer travellers daily flights to Halifax, Nova Scotia from numerous North American and European centres with connecting flights to Cape Breton’s airport located in Sydney. From May to October, there are also direct flights from Toronto and Montreal to Sydney. For more information visit

WestJet provides travellers with flights into Halifax, Nova Scotia where connecting flights and car rentals are offered. From May to October, they provide direct flights from Toronto into Sydney. For more information visit

Car rentals are available at both Sydney and Halifax airports. Estimated driving time from Halifax Airport to Cape Breton is 3 hours. This is a great way to view the scenery and travel Cape Breton at your own pace.

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Sailing to Cape Breton

Travellers coming from Newfoundland can travel to Cape Breton Island by Marine Atlantic with regular departures from Port-aux-Basques and Argentia to North Sydney. For more information visit

If you want to travel to Cape Breton from Prince Edward Island, Northumberland Ferries offers a ferry service that departs from Wood Islands, PEI and arrives in Caribou, Nova Scotia. Caribou is only an hour and half drive from Cape Breton Island. For more information visit