The Irish have a saying that once you start, you are half done. That’s kind of how getting here is. Once you start your journey, you’re nearly here. The closest international airport to Fogo Island is Gander, Newfoundland (YQX). The best routes into Gander are through the international airports located in Halifax, NS (YHZ) and St. John's, NL (YYT) via Air Canada or Westjet. By flying into Gander by mid-afternoon, you can get to Fogo Island in time for supper.
It's recommended to rent a car for getting to Fogo from Gander and back again, and also so that you also have a car for getting around on the Island. Most major car rental agencies have an office at both the Gander and St. John’s airports. Newfoundland is a very popular destination in July and August. It’s often suggested you book your rental car before you book your airfare (!)
Alternatively, there are ground transport and air charter options. Please contact us to learn more.
Access to Fogo Island is by a passenger and vehicle ferry from Farewell, which is about an hour’s drive (85 km) from Gander along Route 330. The crossing is about 50 minutes and there are several direct crossings per day across Hamilton Sound. There are also several indirect sailings that include a stop at neighbouring Change Islands.
Once you arrive onto the Island, Fogo Clay Studio and Walbourne House are located a short 20 minute drive to the town of Fogo.
In our booking confirmation we include a link to the ferry schedule along with detailed driving instructions, and transportation alternatives. We are also happy to provide guidance.
Getting here is part of the journey. Enjoy the adventure.