Travelling to Saguenay

En route

Our city is easily accessible by many different means of transportation. No matter your preferences or needs, simplistic and friendly atmospheres are waiting just for you!

By Air

Saguenay-Bagotville Airport (YBG)

Serviced by several airlines including Air Canada, it's located just 15 minutes from each of the Saguenay boroughs. Due to its close proximity to the Bagtoville Military Base, this regional airport offers aviation facilities that can accommodate most aircraft. The Saguenay-Bagotville airport is also known for being an airport of entry into the country.

7000, chemin de l'Aéroport, Saguenay (arr. de La Baie), G0V 1A0
T 418.677.2651

Saint-Honoré Airport

It's the perfect place for small aircraft. The Québec aviation industry training facilities are located here. Additional services: flight schools, aviation work and chartered flights to across Québec, Ontario, the Maritimes and the USA.

850, chemin Volair, Saint-Honoré, G0V 1L0
T 418.673.3522 | 1.877.673.3522

By Land

By Car

Easily accessible by Route 175, a four-lane divided highway that passes through the Réserve faunique des Laurentides (wildlife reserve), Saguenay is 211 km from Québec and 464 km from Montreal. Route 175 is now a four lane divided highway that's much safer… Take care while driving and happy trails!

Stay up to date on the latest road conditions with Transports Québec.

By Bus

Take the bus for hassle-free travel. Many Montréal-Québec-Saguenay routes are offered on a daily basis.

Saint-Hubert terminal
2249, rue Saint-Hubert, Saguenay (Bor. of Jonquière), G7X 5P1
T 418.547.2167

Intercar Terminal
55, rue Racine Est, Saguenay (Bor. of Chicoutimi), G7H 1P4
T 418.543.1403 | 418.545.4108

Couche-Tard convenience store
2005, boul. Melon, Saguenay (Bor. of Jonquière)
T 418.548.4727

By Train

The Via Rail Canada train connects Montréal to Saguenay. 

Jonquière Station

2439, rue Saint-Dominique, Saguenay (arr. de Jonquière), G7X 6K9
T 1.888.842.7245

By Snowmobile

Take the snowmobile trail network to arrive in Saguenay; the number 3, 23, 83 and 93 Trans-Québec trails all lead to our region. 

Visit our Snowmobiling Section.

By Sea

Tadoussac-Baie-Sainte-Catherine Ferry

Connects both sections of Route 138 year-round 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. The approximate 10 minute journey crossing allows you to relax by strolling on the deck and breathing the fresh sea air before resuming your journey. 

98, rue du Bateau-Passeur, Tadoussac, G0T 2A0
119, route 138, Baie-Sainte-Catherine, G0T 1A0
T 1.877.787.7483 #3

Rivière-du-Loup-Saint-Siméon Ferry

With a capacity for 100 vehicles and 399 passengers, this ferry offers several departures per day along both shores. The number of crossings increases during busier periods. We recommend arriving 90 minutes in advance during summer and holidays since reservations are not accepted. The restaurant, child's play room and relaxation areas heighten your overall travel experience. The crossing takes about 65 minutes.

Visit the website for the periods of operation and crossing times.

116, rue du Festival, Saint-Siméon, G0T 1X0
T 418.638.2856

By Sea

The Saguenay Fjord is a marine route of over 120 km with immense rock cliffs such as Cap Trinité and Cap Éternité that will impress even the most passionate navigation enthusiasts. Marked by stopover points, marinas and a sea port, the fjord is one of the safest places for navigation. The Saguenay River and the fjord are areas that are protected by Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park.  

List of marinas for your stopovers

Between the city ofAndNautical Miles

Tadoussac

Saguenay, Bor. of Chicoutimi

60

Tadoussac

L'Anse-Saint-Jean

22

L'Anse-Saint-Jean

Baie-Éternité

8

Baie-Éternité

Saguenay, Bor. of La Baie

23

Cap de l'Est

Saguenay, Bor. of Chicoutimi

15

Important to know when navigating the fjord*

  • The Coast Guard rescue service is based in Tadoussac on channel 16 VHF. They can also be reached by calling 1-800-463-4393. Cellular service is not available in this area.
  • Ensure to check the tide schedule before entering the fjord for the times when the tide changes direction in Tadoussac. The tides change direction approximately every 6 hours. The mouth of the Saguenay River offers a very special feature: the flood tide  lasts four to five hours while the ebb tide lasts for seven to eight hours. You must be present at the river mouth when the tide begins, exactly two hours after low tide at Pointe-au-Père.
  • Fog often covers the mouth of the Saguenay and can extend up to 5 miles into the fjord.
  • Marine mammal observation in the area is regulated by the marine park. You must keep a distance of at least 200 m from whales and less than 400 m for belugas. If a cetacean approaches your craft, you must stop the boat and wait for the animal to pass before continuing your journey.

*Source: Escale magazine, Issue 37 | 2008 Nautical tourism guide

Visit our Pleasure Craft Navigation section.