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There are 5 ways to get from Saint John to Anticosti Island by bus, car ferry, train, car 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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Bus, car ferry  •  39h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Saint John, NB to Fredericton, NB
  2. Take the bus from Fredericton, NB to Rivière-du-Loup
  3. Take the car ferry from Riviere-du-Loup, QC to Saint Simeon, QC
  4. Take the bus from Saint-Siméon, QC to Forestville, QC
  5. Take the car ferry from Forestville, QC to Rimouski, QC
  6. Take the car ferry from Rimouski, QC to Port-Menier

$317 - $463

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Bus, train, car ferry  •  41h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Saint John, NB to Fredericton Airport
  2. Take the bus from Fredericton Airport to Rivière-du-Loup
  3. Take the train from Rivière-du-Loup to Sainte-Foy
  4. Take the bus from Québec to Rimouski
  5. Take the car ferry from Rimouski, QC to Port-Menier

$350 - $517

Drive, car ferry  •  2 days 6h

  1. Drive from Saint John to Rimouski, QC
  2. Take the car ferry from Rimouski, QC to Natashquan
  3. Drive from Natashquan to Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC
  4. Take the car ferry from Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC to Port-Menier

$360 - $450

Fly from Saint John, bus, car ferry  •  16h 43m

  1. Fly from Saint John (YSJ) to Sept-Iles (YZV) YSJ - YZV
  2. Take the bus from Moisie to Havre-St-Pierre
  3. Take the car ferry from Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC to Port-Menier

$537 - $1,684

Bus to Fredericton, fly, bus, car ferry  •  17h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Saint John, NB to Fredericton Airport
  2. Fly from Fredericton (YFC) to Sept-Iles (YZV) YFC - YZV
  3. Take the bus from Moisie to Havre-St-Pierre
  4. Take the car ferry from Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC to Port-Menier

$585 - $1,813

Saint John → Anticosti Island
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Anticosti Island is 1-833-784-4397.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Saint John to Anticosti Island is to drive and car ferry which costs $360 - $450 and takes 2 days 6h.

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The quickest way to get from Saint John to Anticosti Island is to fly and bus and car ferry which costs $500 - $1,700 and takes 16h 43m.

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The distance between Saint John and Anticosti Island is 522 km.

The best way to get from Saint John to Anticosti Island without a car is to bus and train and car ferry which takes 41h 3m and costs $350 - $550.

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It takes approximately 39h 30m to get from Saint John to Anticosti Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Saint John Airport to Sept-Iles Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 27m and has one stopover.

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Air Canada offers flights from Saint John Airport to Sept-Iles Airport.

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The best way to get from Saint John to Saint John Airport is to line 32 bus which takes 22 min and costs $2 - $4.

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Map of how to get from Saint John to Anticosti Island.
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  • Distance: 521.6 km
  • Duration: 39h 30m

What companies run services between Saint John, NB, Canada and Anticosti Island, Canada?

There is no direct connection from Saint John to Anticosti Island. However, you can take the bus to Fredericton, NB, take the bus to Rivière-du-Loup, take the drive to Riviere-du-Loup, QC, take the car ferry to Saint Simeon, QC, take the drive to Saint-Siméon, QC, take the bus to Forestville, QC, take the taxi to Forestville, QC, take the car ferry to Rimouski, QC, then take the car ferry to Port-Menier. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Saint John to Anticosti Island via Fredericton Airport, Rivière-du-Loup, Rivière-du-Loup, Sainte-Foy, Gare de train, De Rochebelle, Québec, Rimouski, and Rimouski, QC in around 41h 3m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Saint John to Sept-Iles via Montreal
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Saint John to Sept-Iles via Toronto, Montreal
Ave. Duration
9h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,700
Flights from Fredericton to Sept-Iles via Montreal
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Flights from Fredericton to Sept-Iles via Toronto, Montreal
Ave. Duration
9h 37m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,800
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rivière-du-Loup to Sainte-Foy
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$30 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
EconomyPlus
$85 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Bus operators
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Saint John, NB to Fredericton, NB
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Book at
maritimebus.com
Bus from Fredericton, NB to Rivière-du-Loup
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
maritimebus.com
Bus from Saint John, NB to Fredericton Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
maritimebus.com
Bus from Fredericton Airport to Rivière-du-Loup
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Book at
maritimebus.com
Intercar
Phone
+1 800-806-2167
Email
info@intercar.ca
Website
intercar.qc.ca
Bus from Saint-Siméon, QC to Forestville, QC
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Book at
intercar.ca
Bus from Moisie to Havre-St-Pierre
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
intercar.ca
Ferry operators
Traverse Ferry
Phone
418-862-5094
Website
traverserdl.com
Car ferry from Riviere-du-Loup, QC to Saint Simeon, QC
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $70
Schedules at
traverserdl.com
Adult + Vehicle
$69
Adult no vehicle
$21
Adult + Bicycle
$28
Adult + Motorcycle
$52
Traverse Rimouski-Forestville
Phone
+1-418-725-2725
Email
infocnm@traversier.com
Website
ssl.pqm.net
Car ferry from Forestville, QC to Rimouski, QC
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
ssl.pqm.net
Passenger
$26
Motorcycle
$64
Vehicle
$80
Desgagnes
Phone
+1 418 723-8787
Website
relaisnordik.com
Car ferry from Rimouski, QC to Port-Menier
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Schedules at
relaisnordik.com
Car ferry from Rimouski, QC to Natashquan
Ave. Duration
39h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$210 - $250
Schedules at
relaisnordik.com
Car ferry from Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC to Port-Menier
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Schedules at
relaisnordik.com

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