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Nova Scotia /PEI ferry

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Nova Scotia /PEI ferry

Where does the ferry to PEI leave from? How long does it take and what is the cost?

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1. Re: Nova Scotia /PEI ferry

The ferry crossing is Pictou to Charlottetown. I'm sure you can look up "PEI ferries" and get the cost info. I believe you pay to get off the island, but it's free to get there. There is also the Confederation Bridge crossing, which is the same cost as the ferry.

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2. Re: Nova Scotia /PEI ferry

http://www.peiferry.com/

This should help you...

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3. Re: Nova Scotia /PEI ferry

Vancouverite is correct saying that you only pay to get off the Island. The rate for the ferry is not the same as the bridge anymore - ferry is $61 for a car plus passengers, the bridge is $41.50

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4. Re: Nova Scotia /PEI ferry

Also, the ferry does not leave from Charlottetown but from Wood Islands about 45 minutes east of Charlottetown. It takes 75 minutes and arrives at Caribou just outside of Pictou.

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5. Re: Nova Scotia /PEI ferry

Thanks to everyone who replied. It has been helpful!

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6. Re: Nova Scotia /PEI ferry

Hi Rockville!

The ferry runs from Caribou, Nova Scotia, near Pictou town, to Wood Islands, PEI, about 45 minutes drive from Charlottetown.

Right now the fare, per carload including passengers, is about US$65 (CDN$68, including the fuel surcharge). The fare is charged only leaving the island, so this price is, in effect, the return fare. You are allowed to go one way on the ferry and the other way by the bridge, and still incur the fare only when you leave PEI.

The sailing is easy and pleasant. Northumberland Strait between Nova Scotia and PEI is usually calm and fog-free, differing in this respect from the Gulf of Maine ferries to Nova Scotia.

There is rarely a wait. Before the building of the Confederation Bridge from New Brunswick, half-day-long waits were commonplace, but the bridge has relieved the pressure.

The ferry will save you both time and money if your plans take you from Charlottetown to New Glasgow and Cape Breton. From Charlottetown to Halifax, it takes about the same amount of time to go by ferry or take the bridge, and about the same in gasoline too, since the ferry saves about 100 miles of driving on the way to Halifax.

Happy travels, and let me know if I can help further!

David

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7. Re: Nova Scotia /PEI ferry

Just wanted to let you know that you can take the ferry from Caribou to Wood Islands, and then for the return trip take the bridge from Borden-Carlton to Cape Tormentine (New Brunswick) (or vice versa). As the other posters have mentioned, you only pay when leaving PEI. The bridge fare is a bit cheaper, but there is also additional driving, depending on where you are heading to next of course.

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