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What is the best way to get to Newfoundland?

What is the best way to get to Newfoundland?

Oct 26th, 2002, 01:47 PM
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What is the best way to get to Newfoundland?

I've been reading over some of the Newfoundland posts and it sounds amazing. We have been thinking about going to Canada for our honeymoon in July 2003. We've considered Quebec City, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland (but not sure exactly where in newfoundland). I was trying to see how we would fly into Newfoundland from Chicago, IL? I noticed there was an airport in St. John, but there were 2 connections. Are there other airport options in Newfoundland? Any recommendations on getting there from Chicago???? Thanks in advance. Michelle
Oct 26th, 2002, 02:31 PM
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St. John's (YYT) is the biggest city. You should be able to get there by connecting through Toronto or Montreal and direct from there. I mentioned the city code because some people may get confused with Saint John NB (YSJ) and it would not be a good thing to go the wrong province.
Oct 27th, 2002, 06:46 PM
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There is another airport in Gander you could try. However, you will still probably have to make a couple of connections to get here. You may like to visit the NF tourism website at www.gov.nf.ca/tourism.
Oct 28th, 2002, 04:20 AM
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St. John's is pretty much your only option now, and it is by far the most convenient and well serviced airport on the island. Air Canada has essentially stopped flying to Deer Lake and Stephenville. Gander is a reasonably sized airport but I dont think you can go directly there from anywhere but Hailfax or St. John's. The only direct flight to NF is to come from Toronto to St. John's. However probably 70% or more of the flights stop in Halifax. Coming through Toronto you can fly Air Canada, Air Canada Tango, or CanJet.

St. John's is the capital and more than half the population of the province lives in and around the area. So you will most likely want to come here first. Relative to Chicago St. John's would be considered remote, any of the other airports would be very remote. To give you an idea, the island of Newfoundland is about the size of Texas and has a population of just over 400,000. The mainland portion of the province, Labrador, is much bigger than the island but only has a population of about 30,000.

If you want to come here from Chicago you will ahve to deal with a connection in Toronto for sure and most likely one in Halifax.
Oct 28th, 2002, 04:00 PM
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thanks everyone...i think we've decided to see quebec/montreal, just easier....maybe one day we'll go to newfoundland ;-)

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