Directions from Charlottetown to Cape Breton Island

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Recommended option

Drive, carferry, bus  •  7 h 12 min

  1. 154 / ...

$56 - $79

Cheapest option

Drive, carferry  •  5 h 21 min

$41 - $56

3 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. 301
  2. 101
  3. 154 / ...

$80 - $108

Drive, carferry #2  •  5 h 21 min

$41 - $56

Fly  •  5 h 32 min

  1. YYG - YQY

$206 - $831

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

You can take a bus from Charlottetown to Sydney via Amherst, NS and Truro, NS in around 9 h 50 min. Alternatively, 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 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Bus operators
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from New Glasgow, NS to Sydney, NS
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
maritimebus.com
Bus from Charlottetown to Amherst, NS
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
maritimebus.com
Book at
maritimebus.betterez.com
Bus from Amherst, NS to Truro, NS
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
maritimebus.com
Book at
maritimebus.betterez.com
Bus from Truro, NS to Sydney, NS
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
maritimebus.com
Ferry operators
Northumberland Ferries
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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Questions & Answers

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

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

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

No, there is no direct bus from Charlottetown to Cape Breton Island. However, there are services departing from Charlottetown and arriving at Sydney, NS via Amherst, NS and Truro, NS. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 12 min to get from Charlottetown to Cape Breton Island, including transfers.