The journey here is just the tip of the iceberg.

Getting Here

Twillingate’s charm is that it is 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 Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Getting Here By Air

Airport       Drive Time To Twillingate
Gander International Airport (YQX)           90 minutes
St. John’s International Airport (YYT)           5.5 hours
Deer Lake International Airport (YDF)           4.5 hours


The closest airport is Gander International Airport,  but 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.

Getting Here By Ferry

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Ferry Route
 Ferry Time
    Drive Time to Twillingate
North Sydney NS to Argentia     16 hours           4.5 hours
North Sydney NS to Port aux Basques      7 hours           7 hours


Getting Here By Road

  • From the TCH1 travelling east turn onto Route 340 to Lewisporte/Twillingate (Road to the Isles)
  • On the TCH 1 travelling west to Gander, turn onto Route 330, then Routes 331 and 340 to Twillingate.(Road to the Isles)
  • Lewisporte to Twillingate: 85km
  • Gander to Twillingate: 90kmDistance Calculator

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.

You will pass by Purcell’s Harbour and Little Harbour.

The town of Twillingate is about 5km from the Twillingate-New World Island causeway.

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Getting to the Alphabet Fleet Inn

GPS: 49.646, -54.7581

As you drive into Twillingate on Route 340 (also called Toulinquet Street), you’ll see the Alphabet Fleet Inn, a green building with a large parking area, on your left (just past the Ultramar gas station and before the Independent Grocery Store)

Getting to Above the Tickle

GPS: 49.6463, -54.7663

Turn left at the T-intersection as you get into Twillingate. 200m from the intersection on the right as you go around a bend in the road, is Above the Tickle, an aqua blue house, 84 Main Street.

Getting to the Anchor Inn Hotel & Suites

GPS: 49.6569, -54.7748

Turn left at the T-intersection as you get into Twillingate. You are now on Main Street which is also a continuation of Route 340. After 4.5 kms you’ll see the Anchor Inn Hotel on your right.