The charm of this destination is that it is just slightly off the beaten path. No smog, no lineups, no rush, no stress and no traffic.

Newfoundland is the most easterly destination on the North American continent and in fact, has its own time zone a half hour ahead of Atlantic Standard Time.  Like we say here: “Relax! You’re on Newfoundland time.”

By Air

The closest airport is Gander International Airport, an hour and a half’s drive away. Most international flights fly into St. John’s International Airport (YYT) or also Deer Lake International Airport. From the airport, a rental vehicle is a good option. From Gander Airport, follow Routes 330, 331 and 340 to Twillingate.

Airlines that currently fly to Newfoundland include Air Canada, Continental Airlines, Porter Airlines and Provincial Airlines.

By Ferry

The main surface links to the Island of Newfoundland are by superferry from North Sydney, Nova Scotia. Superferries carry hundreds of vehicles and passengers daily between North Sydney and Port aux Basques in southwestern Newfoundland, and between North Sydney and Argentia, a 90 minute drive from St. John’s from June to September.

Ferries are operated by Marine Atlantic – see schedules, rates and make reservations

By Road

Port aux Basques – Corner Brook – Deer Lake – Lewisporte – Twillingate

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Port aux Basques to Twillingate

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St. John’s – Clarenville – Gander – Twillingate

Map of Route from St. John's Twillingate

Route from St. John's Twillingate

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Traveling East: Lewisporte – Twillingate


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  • From the TCH1 travelling east turn onto Route 340 to Lewisporte/Twillingate (Road to the Isles)
    Lewisporte to Twillingate: 85km

  • From the TCH1 travelling east turn onto Route 340 to Lewisporte/Twillingate (Road to the Isles)
    Lewisporte to Twillingate: 85km

Traveling West: Gander – Twillingate


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  • On the TCH 1 travelling west to Gander, turn onto Route 330, then Routes 331 and 340 to Twillingate. (Road to the Isles)
  • Gander to Twillingate: 110km

When driving to Twillingate you will pass through many other small fishing communities such as Boyd’s Cove, Summerford, Virgin Arm and Newville.

When on Twillingate island, there are several very small fishing communities that you will pass through before reaching the main town, such as Purcell’s Harbour and Little Harbour. The town of Twillingate is about 5km from the Twillingate-New World Island causeway.

Use this provincial distance calculator for distances between towns.