Creative ways to travel in Newfoundland!

Come Home 2022 has placed an extra strain on the car rental problem in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Apparently this is not a new issue and hotels have been dealing with this shortage for years now. Our geography and the sheer size of this province makes it very difficult to get around to explore if you do not have transportation. Many small towns do not have bus services or even taxis. Travel in and around our capital city is easy as there are plenty of options. A car rental is essential when looking to explore the nooks and crannies.

There are still some issues with transportation but we get can get creative when we need to.โ€ฆโ€ฆ

Here are some options!!
This was based on info gathered from this group!! I am still compiling and gathering info throughout the summer.

๐Ÿš˜ St. John’s Hop On Hop Off reopening in June!! All the great spots in town for your scheduled stops!! They service the St. Johnโ€™s area and hit all the hot spots for tourists in the city!!
๐Ÿš˜ Double D’s of NL! This is a private group of drivers within the St Johns area that help people get around the city. Great idea and a service that over 10000 people use!! You use at your own risk but these drivers are screened and this is a great option as there is no Uber!
๐Ÿš˜ Metrobus helps locals and travellers get around the city. Check out their website for the route schedule
๐Ÿš˜ Drl Coachlines travels across the province with several stops on the TCH!
๐Ÿš˜ Classic Carriage is a sweet trolley like bus thatโ€™s primarily used for weddings but ya never know how far they would drive if there was a crowd!! Lol
๐Ÿš˜ Da Boot Bussing is a local bus service that travels from St Johns to the Burin Peninsula
๐Ÿš˜ Buckle Charters are a larger coachlne for groups but maybe a large group could do a charter for tourists!
๐Ÿš˜ Uhaul even is an option. Maybe a last resort but it may work๐Ÿ˜
๐Ÿš˜ Turo.com has officially become active in NL in mid May. I think it will take time to gain trust in the market but itโ€™s a great idea.
๐Ÿš˜ McCarthy’s Party Ltd Offer several types of tours. Local stops around St. Johnโ€™s , excursions around the bay and even multi day tours.
๐Ÿš˜ Just Landed Tours – St. Johns, NL also services Johns and surrounding areas. Quidi Vidi and Signal Hill to Middle Cove Beach!!
๐Ÿš˜ Fogo Island Bus Tour will help you tour and explore wonderful Fogo Island! This place is magical and they are there to help you!!
๐Ÿš˜ Legend Tours Ltd They do private guided tours around the city to some of the hot spots. Tours for larger groups as well. They may even customize!!
๐Ÿš˜ Several car dealerships also have converted some of their fleet to rentals. If you know of any feel free to drop their link below!!
๐Ÿš˜Bonavista Cabs will pick you up and drive you to St. Johnโ€™s! They leave early in the morning and go to St Johnโ€™s. 709-682-5576. Marsh’s Taxi Bonavista Cabs

The Hop on Hop off!!
Lori King
Author: Lori King

Lori King