How to get to and around Sydney:
You can fly directly to Sydney through J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport (YQY) http://sydneyairport.ca
Canada’s two major airlines both have service to Sydney.
- Air Canada (http://www.aircanada.com); year round through both Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).
- West Jet (http://www.westjet.com); year round through Halifax (YHZ)
By Bus or Shuttle
In addition, Maritime Bus (http://maritimebus.com), as well as a variety of smaller independent shuttle services, connect downtown Sydney with many locations across Atlantic Canada, including a daily service from downtown Halifax and Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ). The shuttle services have a variety of different departure times depending on wether they are based in Sydney or Halifax, to search for optimal times google Sydney to Halifax shuttle and then the reverse.
You can also consider flying into Halifax and renting a car to travel to Sydney independently this might allow you to extend your stay into the weekend and design your own personal tour around the Cabot Trail which is beautiful in October. Car rental available directly from the Halifax airport (http://hiaa.ca/transportation/car-rentals/). The drive from Halifax to Sydney takes approximately 5 hours.
Getting around Sydney
If you arrive in Sydney without a car travelling by taxi will be your easiest option. The university is located outside of the city limits so it will not be possible to walk to the conference location from the hotel. Several companies offer taxi services in the area and can be contacted once you arrive at the airport or downtown. Car rental is available at the airport.