There are 4 ways to get from Charlottetown to Cape Breton Island by car, car ferry, bus or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Drive, car ferry, bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Charlottetown to Wood Islands, PEI
  2. Take the car ferry from Wood Islands, PEI to Caribou, NS
  3. Take the bus from New Glasgow, NS to Sydney, NS

$56 - $79

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Charlottetown to Wood Islands, PEI
  2. Take the car ferry from Wood Islands, PEI to Caribou, NS
  3. Drive from Caribou, NS to Sydney

$41 - $56

2 alternative options

Drive, car ferry #2  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Charlottetown to Wood Islands, PEI
  2. Take the car ferry from Wood Islands, PEI to Caribou, NS
  3. Drive from Caribou, NS to Sydney

$41 - $56

Fly  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Charlottetown (YYG) to Sydney (YQY) YYG - YQY

$206 - $831

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Charlottetown to Cape Breton Island is to drive and car ferry which costs $50 - $75 and takes 5 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charlottetown to Cape Breton Island is to drive and car ferry which costs $50 - $75 and takes 5 h 21 min.

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The distance between Charlottetown and Cape Breton Island is 181 km.

It takes approximately 7 h 15 min to get from Charlottetown to Cape Breton Island, including transfers.

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There are 25+ hotels available in Cape Breton Island. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Charlottetown to Cape Breton Island.
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  • Distance: 113.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 15 min

What companies run services between Charlottetown, PE, Canada and Cape Breton Island, NS, Canada?

Air Canada flies from Charlottetown to New Waterford 3 times a day.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Charlottetown to Sydney via Halifax
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Bus operators
Ferry operators
Northumberland Ferries
Phone
+1 877-762-7245
Website
ferries.ca
Car ferry from Wood Islands, PEI to Caribou, NS
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ferries.ca
Book at
ferries.ca

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