The international airports of Toronto, Montréal, Québec City, Moncton and Halifax are all gateways to a holiday in Bas-Saint-Laurent, either through a connecting flight to a regional airport or in combination with another means of transportation (train, boat, motor coach, car, etc.). Some local airports also offer charter flights. The closest regional airport is found in Mont-Joli.
Airlines serving Bas-Saint-Laurent:
To get to Bas-Saint-Laurent from Montréal or Québec City by car, take Highway 20 and/or Route 132.
To get to Bas-Saint-Laurent via New Brunswick, take Highway 2 in New Brunswick from Interstate 95 in Maine or from Highway 104 in Nova Scotia. Highway 2 (the Trans-Canada Highway) becomes Route 185 once you cross the border into Québec.
In the winter, roads may be closed during snowstorms. Call 511 at any time or visit the Transports Québec website to check road conditions. You can also find out about road works in the region.
You can also get to Bas-Saint-Laurent from the region of Charlevoix by taking the ferry from Saint-Siméon to Rivière-du-Loup. Visit their website for more information about the ferry schedule and reservations.
If you are coming from the west, the Montréal-Gaspé train will take you to Bas-Saint-Laurent. Travellers coming from the Maritimes can board the Halifax-Montréal train and get off in Matapédia, the southern gateway to the Gaspésie region. From there, you can head west to Bas-Saint-Laurent.
Orléans Express provides bus service throughout the province of Québec, with stops in towns throughout Bas-Saint-Laurent.