Transportation Networks

People in airport

Greater Sudbury is a pivotal point for people and goods in transit. The gateway to Southern Ontario and Toronto, it connects all points between Halifax and Vancouver.  This region is also an important central spot for the prolific mining and forestry camps of Northern Ontario. Our significant air, rail and road infrastructures ensure smooth passage for thousands of people and millions of tonnes of goods every year.


Following a multi-million dollar renovation, the Greater Sudbury Airport is a newly upgraded transportation hub for businesses in the north.  Greater Sudbury Airport is one of Northern Ontario’s busiest and is currently served by Air Canada Jazz, Porter Airlines and Bearskin Airlines. Six daily flights to Toronto provided by Air Canada Jazz and four daily flights provided by Porter Airlines provides excellent North American and overseas connections. A number of convenient flights also link Greater Sudbury to major centres such as Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay. Most of northeastern Ontario’s smaller communities receive regular airline service from Greater Sudbury.

The Greater Sudbury Airport serves as a port of call for air carriers offering scheduled passenger service, and services both private and commercial, helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft operators located on-site.


The City of Greater Sudbury’s central location within the province provides excellent access to Northern and Southern Ontario markets. Located at the convergence of the Trans Canada Highway #17, Highway #69 to the south and Highway #144 to the north, the City is an ideal servicing point for major Ontario markets. Greater Sudbury also provides a central access point to both Eastern and Western Canada. The City offers 35 companies specializing in transport services, as well as numerous local delivery and courier companies. Intercity bus transportation to major destinations in Canada and the United States is provided by Greyhound and Ontario Northland.

Major Infrastructure investments have been made to widen Highway #400/69 from Barrie to Greater Sudbury. Currently the sections from Barrie to Parry Sound have been completed. Two new contracts have recently been released for tender with estimated completion dates within 2015.


Both Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway count Greater Sudbury as a destination and transfer point for goods and passengers traveling north and south in Ontario.  The convergence of CNR and CPR in Greater Sudbury also connects travelers and transported goods from the east and west coastlines of Canada.