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How to get from Moncton Airport to Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)

Charlottetown is the capital of the lovely Prince Edward Island, one of Canada’s small maritime provinces on the southern coast. As the site of Canada’s Confederation, you’ll want to brush up on your history at Province and Government House, before heading to Victoria Row to soak up some island hospitality at one of the town’s many boutique and artisan stores, and cosy cafes and restaurants. To experience the heart and soul of the island, why not time your visit with the popular annual Ice City Festival or catch a live music performance around town?

The main ways of getting from Moncton Airport to Charlottetown are by taxi, private transfer, or a shared shuttle bus. An airport taxi is the most convenient option as they are available at any time of day, they are also the quickest, taking around 115 minutes during light traffic. The most affordable option is to take the shuttle bus, but you’ll need to book the service in advance, there’s only one shuttle per day, and the trip takes around 170 minutes, not including wait times.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Moncton at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €198 115min 24/7
Bus €76.80 170min 14:15–14:15

How to get from Moncton Airport to Charlottetown by taxi

The fastest and most convenient way to get from Moncton Airport to Charlottetown is to take an airport taxi on arrival. They are available at any time of day and can drop you directly to your hotel or apartment in Charlottetown in around 115 minutes, during light traffic.

If you prefer to plan ahead and want to skip the taxi line altogether, you can pre-book a Moncton Airport taxi and have a driver waiting for you when you arrive. When you book with Welcome, you’ll also be treated to a mini tour of the city on your way!

How much does a taxi to Charlottetown cost?

Unfortunately, Moncton taxis don’t offer a flat rate fee for a ride between Moncton Airport and Charlottetown. Instead, you’ll be charged using a taximeter based on the distance travelled. The price between taxi companies will vary slightly and you’ll likely be charged a cheaper per km rate for such a long trip but on average, you can expect to pay around €198 (CAD 287) for up to 4 passengers, not including tolls and surcharges. For a fixed price you’ll know in advance, you can book online at a competitive rate and benefit from a variety of travel perks.

Cost

€198

Trip Duration

115 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Airport taxis are available 24/7 from Moncton International Airport (YQM).

Where can I take a taxi from?

Taxis depart from in front of the Arrivals Terminal; simply walk to the taxi at the front of the line.

Convenience

A Moncton taxi is a super reliable and convenient way to get from Moncton Airport to downtown Charlottetown since it is the only option that is available at any time of day and provides a door-to-door service.

Editor’s Note

Although a taxi is a comfortable and reliable option, if you're a solo traveller and your flight arrives late morning or early afternoon, the bus is a more affordable option.

Useful Tips

There is a taxi phone located inside the terminal in case you need to phone a taxi company directly.
Request a receipt at the end of your trip in case you leave behind any items.
Air Cab taxi company offers 10% off the fare price for seniors upon presenting a valid ID card.

How to get from Moncton Airport to Charlottetown by shuttle bus

Maritime Bus provides a daily service between Moncton Airport and Charlottetown Terminal which takes 170 minutes, not including a potentially long wait time. The bus stops in Amherst where you’ll change buses, and depending on whether passengers need collecting, you’ll make a few additional stops along the way which may increase the journey time.

How much does the bus cost?

A single-journey ticket for one person from Moncton Airport to Charlottetown by shared shuttle bus will cost €38.40 (CAD 55.78), including taxes and fees. Tickets must be purchased in advance online as the bus only stops if there are bookings.

Cost

€38.40

Trip Duration

170 Min.

There is only one service a day departing from Moncton Airport.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The bus departs daily at 14:45.

Where do I take the bus from?

Maritime Bus picks up passengers from right out the front of the airport terminal. Moncton Airport is quite small so you won’t miss it.

Convenience

If you’re travelling on a budget, the Moncton Airport to Charlottetown shared shuttle provides a great alternative to taking a taxi, especially if you are travelling alone and with a small amount of luggage. Keep in mind that there is a change-over along the route, and you’ll need to navigate to your final destination in Charlottetown upon arrival. Unfortunately, there is only one service a day so this option is only convenient if your plane arrives around midday.

If you want peace of mind that someone will be waiting for you on arrival, even if your flight arrives late, you can pre-book your Moncton taxi and secure a set rate fee at the same time.

Editor’s Note

If you're arriving after 14:00, your only reliable transport option is to take an airport taxi or private transfer to your final destination.

Useful Tips

You can travel with up to two bags for free but a third will cost an extra €6.90 (CAD 10) and a fourth will cost €13.80 (CAD 20).
The bus must be booked at least 3 hours in advance.

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Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Moncton Airport to Charlottetown?

There are two main transport options from Moncton Airport to Charlottetown: taxi or private transfer, and a shared shuttle bus. A taxi or private transfer is the quickest option, taking 115 to 130 minutes, depending on the traffic. The Moncton Airport to Charlottetown shuttle, run by Maritime Bus, is the cheapest option, however, it only runs once a day.

How far is Charlottetown from Moncton Airport?

The town of Charlottetown is located 158 km from Moncton Airport and is most easily reached by taking a local taxi or private transfer which takes between 115 and 130 minutes, depending on how busy the traffic is.

What is the cost of a taxi from Moncton Airport to Charlottetown?

Your taxi fare to Charlottetown will be calculated using a taximeter and the average fare for up to 4 passengers costs €198 (CAD 287) excluding tolls, surcharges and airport fees.

For an up-front cost with no hidden extras, we recommend booking a private transfer in advance with a company such as Welcome Pickups so that you can lock in a guaranteed set rate fee.

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