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By Air

St. John’s is a 2 hour flight from Toronto and a 1 hour 45 minute flight from Halifax, service offered by both Air Canada and West Jet. The St. John’s Airport (YYT) is located 8 km (10-minute drive) from the Alt Hotel.

From the St. John’s Airport to Alt Hotel:

  • Follow World Pkwy to Portugal Cove Rd/NL-40 S
  • Follow Portugal Cove Rd to New Cove Rd
  • Turn left onto Portugal Cove Rd/NL-40 S
  • Continue straight onto Portugal Cove Rd
  • Continue straight onto New Cove Rd
  • Continue on Kings Bridge Rd. Drive to Water St
  • Alt hotel will be on your left.


All guests of Alt Hotel receive free parking.

Ground Transportation

The St. John’s airport is a short cab ride (15 minute) from downtown St. John’s; Cab fare will run in the range of $25.00.

Reasonable ground transportation to and from sound checks, showcases and pitches will be provided while you are in St. John’s for Contact East. The online sign up form will be distributed in early September. Please fill this out immediately and pay very close attention to deadlines to ensure you do not miss out on the shuttle service.

If you have any questions about transportation or Contact East in general please contact for more information.