Maps and access
- 595 mi → New York
- 474 mi → Boston
- 929 km → Toronto
- 568 km → Ottawa
- 387 km → Montréal
Located at little more than an hour drive from Québec City – 387 km from Montréal, 539 km from Ottawa, 738 km from Boston, 903 km from Toronto and 931 km from New York – Charlevoix is a gem nestled between river and mountains. Whether flying or driving in, by train or even ship, traveling to Charlevoix is an unforgettable experience. After all don’t we say that the road leading to a destination is just as important as the destination itself?
Charlevoix is at a 1,5-hour drive East from YQB (Québec City’s Airport acronym). Car rentals are available and regular shuttling will take you downtown where buses or the train will easily take you to Charlevoix.
From the Gare du Palais bus depot located at the heart of the Old-Port of Québec, regular links Québec – Charlevoix give you easy access to the region 7 days a week. Motorcoaches from other Québec urban regions make a compulsory stop every day of the week. Check the schedule for Intercar here.
La Malbaie shuttle
A daily public transit service in La Malbaie will be available for the summer, starting June 18 to October 11, 2021. The La Malbaie shuttle is a 14-km circuit dotted with 12 stops between the quay at Pointe-au-Pic and downtown La Malbaie. The service is provided between 11:30 am and 5:30 pm according to a fixed schedule.
In the summer, the Train de Charlevoix links Québec City to Charlevoix in little more than two hours. Alongside the St. Lawrence over 125 km, you will discover fascinating scenery between river and mountain toward the Massif de Charlevoix, Baie-Saint-Paul and La Malbaie. Boarding is at the Gare du Parc-de-la-Chute-Montmorency, less than 10 km from downtown Québec City. For more information click here.
Driving to Charlevoix? Most of the highways from New York, Boston, Ottawa, Toronto and Montréal lead to Québec City in no time. From there, take Route 138 and hit the Mountain Road between Petite-Rivière-Saint-François and Tadoussac, to the Easternmost area of Charlevoix. The scenery is breathtaking, between river and mountains. To electric car owners, Charlevoix has several charging stations located throughout the territory.