Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 8:15 PM

Getting Around St. John's

Park Trail
Walking is an excellent way to experience St. John's, especially in the downtown area. In the downtown, Harbour Drive, Water Street and Duckworth Street  run parallel to each other and contain a variety of restaurants, shops, galleries and other businesses and attractions. As you venture further north from the harbour, you'll climb some steep hills many of which contain the multi-coloured homes and buildings for which St. John's is famous. St. John's also has extraordinary walking trails that offer a unique way to see the city. The Grand Concourse is an integrated trail system spanning St. John's and the neighbouring communities of Mount Pearl and Paradise. Approximately 125 km in length, the Grand Concourse links a series of rivers, lakes and ponds, parks and green spaces, providing access to the beautiful natural features of the metro region. 
 
Several taxi companies operate in St. John's and surrounding communities 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Taxis are available at the exit of the arrivals area at St. John's International Airport.
Driving in St. John's is relatively easy and traffic jams are rare. If you are renting a vehicle, we recommend you book in advance. A list of car rental companies is in the Car Rentals section of Plan Your Visit.
 
If public transit is your choice, St. John's offers Metrobus service throughout the city. GoBus Accessible Transit is the St. John's area paratransit system. Its mandate is to provide persons with disabilities and those who are unable to access conventional transit equal access to a transportation system so as to enhance their participation in all aspects of community life. The goal is to ensure that accessible, affordable transportation is provided in a dignified and respectful manner.
 
If bicycling is your thing, you'll be pleased to know that St. John's has developed a cycling plan to encourage and facilitate a more active lifestyle, decrease reliance on motor transportation, and contribute to the present and future health of the community.