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St. John’s is the eastern gateway to North America….one of the oldest cities on the continent, the most easterly point in North America, and the capital city of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. St. John’s (YYT) is easily accessible by air as it is just 3 hours from Toronto, 4 from New York City, and 4.5 from London (UK).

St. John's International AirportSt. John’s International Airport (YYT) is the premier transportation gateway to St. John’s, currently serving approximately 1.6 million passengers annually. On a daily basis, St. John’s International Airport has over 80 arriving and departing flights to and from 12 destinations in Canada, the United States, and Europe (on a seasonal basis), with connections to anywhere in the world. The Airport is only 10 minutes by taxi or car rental from the city centre. Six airlines currently offer scheduled passenger service: Air Canada, WestJetPorter Airlines, United Airlines, Provincial Airlines, and Air Saint Pierre.

YYT mapThe closest travel hubs are Halifax (1.5 hours flight), Toronto (3 hours) and Montreal (2.5 hours). A number of airlines provide direct, non-stop flights to St. John’s from the following airports, including two international destinations. When booking your flight, make sure that you are traveling to St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador (YYT). Other Canadian cites have similar names, so be sure to use the YYT Airport Designation Code. You don’t want to arrive in Saint John, New Brunswick, for the Symposium!

Taxi fares from the airport to the city centre are $22-$25. There are no hotel shuttles or  public transportation to or from the airport. The airport is served by several car rental agencies, including AvisBudget, National, Enterprise, Hertz, and Thrifty.

St. John’s Visitor Information Centres are located in the airport terminal, at 348 Water Street, and in the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation.

Domestic, direct, non-stop flights serving St. John's International Airport (YYT)Airline(s)Approximate flight duration
Toronto, Pearson (YYZ)Air Canada, WestJet3.0 hours
Montreal (YUL)Air Canada2.5 hours
Ottawa (YOW)Air Canada2.5 hours
Calgary (YYC)WestJet5.5 hours
Halifax (YHZ)Air Canada, WestJet, Porter Airlines1.5 hours
International, direct, non-stop flights serving St. John's International Airport (YYT)Airline(s)Approximate flight duration
Newark, New Jersey, USA (EWR)United Airlines4 hours
London (Heathrow), UK (LHR)Air Canada4.5 hours
Dublin, Ireland (DUB)WestJet5 hours

Visiting Canada

You may need a VISA to enter Canada. Information regarding who needs to obtain a temporary Visa to visit Canada is outlined at Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The VISA application form is available here.

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