Driving across New Brunswick can vary in time depending on your specific route and starting/ending locations.
However, these times can be influenced by road conditions and speed limits, so it’s important to plan accordingly for a smooth trip.
So, how long does it take to drive across New Brunswick?
Driving across New Brunswick from east to west can take approximately 3 to 4 hours, depending on your exact starting and ending points and the route you take.
Driving from north to south, the province is less wide, and the journey can take around 2 to 3 hours. These times can vary based on factors such as road conditions and speed limits.
How Wide is New Brunswick?
New Brunswick’s two largest cities are about 150 kilometers away from each other. If you were to drive from Saint John to Fredericton at a steady 80km/h, it would take you about 3 hours and 20 minutes.
New Brunswick’s northern border is shared with Quebec. The province is bordered by the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia and the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the east. Prince Edward Island lies just off its southeast shore.
Driving across New Brunswick can take up to 5 hours, depending on where you are. The province’s two largest cities, Saint John and Fredericton (about 150 km apart), are about 100 miles apart while the rest of the province is roughly twice that distance.
New Brunswick is located in Eastern Canada. The province’s northern border with Quebec is shared by the Great Whale River and the Baie des Chaleurs – it’s actually quite a big river.
Tips for Driving Across New Brunswick
The New Brunswick government publishes a map of provincial highways on its website. If you’re travelling on the smaller highways, it’s best to call ahead to find out whether or not you’ll be able to pass through an area.
We’d also recommend bringing along some extra snacks and drink. There are many places where you can stop for food and gas, but these areas are few and far between – especially if there’s bad weather.
If you’re planning on driving during the summer, make sure to check out NB roads before you leave. The province closes highways (including provincial highways) for annual maintenance between October 15 and March 15. You can find more information here.
If you want to rent a car, put it in satellite mode so that you stay up to date on road closures and traffic information. Don’t forget about using studded tires in New Brunswick, especially if you’re visiting in the winter.