How to get to Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

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The Blueberry Kingdom is located only 210 kilometers northeast of Quebec and 370 kilometers from Montreal. It is easily accessible by various means of transport. By road, by train, plane or boat, all means are good to go to Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. Choose the best option to see the beautiful landscapes of the Saguenay through each season.

BY ROAD

Listed below are the main roads when travelling to the region by car:

  • The QC-175 through the Réserve Faunique des Laurentides when driving from Quebec
  • The QC-155 if you're driving from Trois-Rivières
  • If you're driving from the Charlevoix region, take QC-138, then: to reach the municipalities located south of the Saguenay River (L’Anse-Saint-Jean), Route 170 to reach the municipalities located north of the Saguenay River (Sainte-Rose-du-Nord), Route 138 You will then take the Tadoussac-Baie Saint-Catherine ferry
  • Route 167 through the Réserve Faunique Ashuapmushuan if you're driving from Chibougamau
  • Take the Rivière-du-Loup-Saint-Siméon ferry when driving from Bas-Saint-Laurent.

Several passenger bus companies operate in the region. Visit the Intercar website for more information on the available routes. You will also find information for the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean bus terminal.

BY TRAIN

Taking the train to or from the region is simple with four Via Rail Canada stations conveniently located in:

  • Lac-Bouchette
  • Chambord
  • Hébertville
  • Saguenay (Borough of Jonquière)

VIA Rail Canada allows for transfers between Québec and even Ontario.

BY PLANE

We have two airports that connect the region to different destinations.

  • The Saguenay-Bagotville Airport connects many regular and seasonal destinations in Canada and internationally with direct flights.
  • The Alma Airport offers passenger transportation services, luggage transportation, medical evacuation services and flights on board a luxurious Pilatus PC-12 with seating for up to 9 passengers.

BY BOAT

If you're travelling from Gaspésie or Bas-Saint-Laurent, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean can be reached using the following marine ferries:

  • The Tadoussac-Baie Saint-Catherine ferry when travelling from Charlevoix
  • Take the Rivière-du-Loup-Saint-Siméon ferry when driving from Bas-Saint-Laurent.

You have your own pleasure craft? Begin your adventure by discovering the Saguenay Fjord and be submersed into land of incredible beauty. You'll navigate over 113 marine miles from the mouth of the fjord (in Tadoussac) until the City of Saguenay.

All cruise enthusiasts are welcomed and treated like royalty in the Kingdom of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean! The Saguenay port of call wishes a warm welcome to the thousands of annual international visitors. It’s also received the prestigious Best Port Welcome Award worldwide in 2010, 2012 and 2013 by the Cruise Insight Awards.

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