Traveling to Cape Breton from within Canada
There are direct flights into Sydney from Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax. Cape Breton has a full-service airport—the JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport—with direct flights from Toronto and numerous connections via the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. In addition, Celtic Air Services, a full-service FBO at the Allan J MacEachen Airport, provides another fly-in option when visiting Cape Breton by air. Bonus: Nova Scotia is located two hours closer to Europe than any other North American destination, and Halifax is closer to Boston and New York than any other Canadian city via air.
The Canso Causeway connects Cape Breton to mainland Nova Scotia. This is the only way to enter Cape Breton by car. If you fly into Sydney, car rentals are plentiful. You can also hire a taxi, take a shuttle or a bus tour.
There are two ferries from Newfoundland, cruise lines dock at various ports on the island, or boaters may chart their own course.Click here to submit an addition/edit to this page
Last Modified: July 19, 2021