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There are 6 ways to get from New York to Cape Breton Island by plane, bus, train or car

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

Recommended option

Fly Newark to Sydney  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Sydney (YQY) EWR - YQY

$259 - $696

Cheapest option

Fly Newark to Halifax, bus  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Halifax (YHZ) EWR - YHZ
  2. Take the bus from Halifax Airport, NS to Port Hawkesbury, NS

$192 - $484

4 alternative options

Fly New York La Guardia to Sydney  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Sydney (YQY) LGA - YQY

$247 - $937

Train, bus  •  37 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to St-Lambert Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Saint-Lambert to Moncton
  3. Take the bus from Moncton, NB to Truro, NS
  4. Take the bus from Truro, NS to Sydney, NS

$206 - $542

Bus, train  •  39 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Longueuil, PQ
  2. Take the train from Saint-Lambert to Halifax
  3. Take the bus from Halifax to Sydney, NS

$216 - $511

Drive  •  17 h 38 min

  1. Drive from New York to Sydney 1037.4 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Cape Breton Island is to drive which costs $130 - $200 and takes 17 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Cape Breton Island is to fly which costs $250 - $700 and takes 6 h 47 min.

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The distance between New York and Cape Breton Island is 760 miles. The road distance is 1037.4 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Cape Breton Island without a car is to train and bus which takes 37 h 55 min and costs $200 - $550.

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It takes approximately 6 h 47 min to get from New York to Cape Breton Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Newark Airport to Sydney Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 1 min and has one stopover.

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Cape Breton Island is 1 h ahead of New York. It is currently 3:09 AM in New York and 4:09 AM in Cape Breton Island.

Yes, the driving distance between New York to Cape Breton Island is 1037 miles. It takes approximately 17 h 38 min to drive from New York to Cape Breton Island.

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United Airlines and Air Canada offer flights from Newark Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Cape Breton Island. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from New York to Cape Breton Island.
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  • Distance: 760.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 47 min

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Cape Breton Island, NS, Canada?

Air Canada, United Airlines and WestJet fly from New York to New Waterford hourly.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Sydney via Halifax
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Sydney via Montreal, Halifax
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Sydney via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Sydney via Ottawa, Halifax
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Sydney via Montreal, Halifax
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,200
Flights from New York La Guardia to Sydney via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $2,400
Flights from New York La Guardia to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from Newark to Halifax
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Newark to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Halifax
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Newark to Halifax via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Sydney via Boston, Halifax
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to St-Lambert Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Saint-Lambert to Moncton
Ave. Duration
16 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$80 - $120
Economy
$140 - $200
Economy Plus
$200 - $280
Business
$210 - $300
Business Plus/Sleeper
$380 - $550
Train from Saint-Lambert to Halifax
Ave. Duration
21 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$100 - $140
Economy
$180 - $250
Economy Plus
$250 - $350
Business
$260 - $370
Business Plus/Sleeper
$470 - $650
Bus operators
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Halifax Airport, NS to Port Hawkesbury, NS
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
maritimebus.com
Bus from Moncton, NB to Truro, NS
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Book at
maritimebus.com
Bus from Truro, NS to Sydney, NS
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
maritimebus.com
Bus from Halifax to Sydney, NS
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Book at
maritimebus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Longueuil, PQ
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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