Ideally located in south eastern Ontario, Prince Edward County sits between Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa and close to the cities of Quinte West, Belleville and Kingston. There are five entry points to the “County”, providing easy access from the east and west.
|Distance from Picton to ..||km||Hwy 401 Exits to Prince Edward County|
|Kingston||80||Exit 566 — Marysville South on Hwy 49
or take the free ferry (see schedule below)
|Belleville||35||Exit 538, 543 & 544 — Belleville South to Hwy 62|
|Toronto||200||Exit 522 — Wooler Road South or
Exit 525 — Hwy 33 Trenton
|Ottawa||270||Exit 566 — Marysville South on Hwy 49|
|Montreal||360||Exit 566 — Marysville South on Hwy 49|
|Syracuse, NY||290||Exit 566 — Marysville South on Hwy 49|
Cycling tour routes:
- Motorcycle tour route:
- Municipal GIS Map
Pick up your free copy of the “Red Map” at the Chamber of Tourism & Commerce Office,
116 Main Street, Picton
Glenora Ferry Schedule
Travellers from Kingston can access Prince Edward County by Glenora Ferry on Highway 33 east (the scenic and historic Loyalist Parkway).
The FREE ferry departs from Glenora 365 days a year. For an up-to-date schedule, please visit: www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/ferry/
Getting Here by Car
In Canada, U.S. state drivers’ licences are valid for varying periods of time, depending on the province or territory you are visiting. The 1949 International Driving Permit is also valid, but must be accompanied at all times by the visitor’s state or national driver’s licence.
Don’t forget: when in Canada, drive on the right-hand side of the road. To help plan your route to Prince Edward County, see Google Maps. Also see Official Road Map of Ontario – online.
U.S. Border Crossings:
Alexandria Bay / Ivy Lea Bridge 130 km (80 miles)
Niagara Falls 315 km (195 miles)
Buffalo / Fort Erie 340 km (211 miles)
Detroit / Windsor 545 km (338 miles)
Getting Here By Air
When leaving Pearson International Airport by car, it is best to avoid morning (7:30 to 9:30 am) and evening (3 to 7 pm) rush hours on all major routes. Expect delays on Highway 401 (the major east-west artery) 24 hours a day. Allow plenty of time to make flights, especially on Fridays. Shuttle service from Pearson International airport to Prince Edward County, return, is also available from a few Picton area taxi services. Phone 613-476-2716 for details. Good maps of Toronto and Ontario are advisable and available without charge to members of AAA (CAA in Canada).
Smaller airports that handle small private aircraft and commuter shuttles include:
Air Direct, R.R. #1 Deseronto 396-1081 or 1-800-956-8777
First Nations Air Service (Deseronto)
Loyal-Air Ltd., Belleville Airport 962-0124
Oak Hills Aviation (Trenton)
Norman Rogers Airport (Kingston)