Getting Here & Around

Visitors come to Gravenhurst from all over the world, by car, bus, plane, or boat and we’re here to help you get details about all the options and about getting around once you've arrived. We can’t wait to welcome you to the ‘Gateway to Muskoka’!

Getting Here

By Car

Gravenhurst is considered “The Gateway to Muskoka” and for good reason!

Gravenhurst is the first stop in Muskoka when you’re coming from the South. Gravenhurst is situated just off of Highway 11, only a 90-minute drive from Toronto.  Once you see the Muskoka ‘Once Discovered, Never Forgotten ‘sign, you’ll know you’ve made it to the Gateway to Muskoka!

Approximate Driving Times Within Ontario

  • From Toronto – 1.5 hours
  • From Kingston – 3.5 hours
  • From Ottawa – 4.5 hours
  • From London – 3 hours
  • From Haliburton – 1 hour
  • From Algonquin Park – 1 hour
  • From North Bay – 1.75 hours
  • From Thunder Bay – 13.5 hours

By Plane

Another way to get to Gravenhurst is to come by plane. That’s right Gravenhurst has its own airport – The Muskoka Airport (CYQA) that is owned and operated by the District Municipality of Muskoka! Fly in with one of the airlines to the Muskoka Airport and you’ll get a view of beautiful Muskoka on your way in. Once you land at the airport, you’re a short 5-10-minute drive to downtown Gravenhurst, the “Gateway to Muskoka”.

By Bus

Hop on a bus and make your way to Gravenhurst! Ride the Ontario Northland bus from Toronto to Gravenhurst and you’ll be here in no time!

Once you’re here, no need to worry about a car, you’ll be able to use your two feet and your heartbeat to get around (or you can rent a bike, order a taxi, or whatever else floats your boat).

Ontario Northland: 1-800-363-7512 ext. 0


Getting Around

Make your way around in Gravenhurst in your own car, a rented car or a taxi! Some places are just meant to be driven to.

If you’re looking for a taxi here are the ones that operate in Gravenhurst:

Muskoka Taxi (With locations in Bala, Washago, Port Carling & Gravenhurst):
705-687-2111 or 705-417-7146 or 
435 Bethune Drive North
Gravenhurst, ON P1P 1B8

Looking to rent a car or book transportation during your visit to Gravenhurst? Check out these rental companies:

Discount Car and Truck Rental (Found at the Muskoka Airport counter): 705-687-2200

Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 705-645-5952

Hammond Transport: 705-645-5431

Northern Airport Service: 1-800-461-4219

If you’ve come by motorcycle, get prepared for some awesome driving routes that you just won’t want to miss out on. Check out these driving routes.

By Bike

If you’ve got your own bike, then you should definitely bring it! There’s so many great mountain biking trails, road biking routes or leisurely biking routes that are so fun and you won’t want to miss out on. You can also rent bikes nearby at Liv Outside or Ecclestone Cycle

By Plane

Try seeing Gravenhurst from the sky and take a trip with one of the many charter planes that are located at the Muskoka Airport.

Cameron Air (Float Plane Services – based out of Billy bishop Toronto City Airport): 416-233-7663 or 
Cottage Air (Travel to Cottage Country in comfort & style): 705-706-1390 or 

By Foot

Getting around Gravenhurst is super easy to do, especially if you like to walk! Downtown is only a short walk to all the different areas of Gravenhurst!

Get ready to get your steps in, take in the beautiful scenery and have some laughs along the way.

Besides walking to check out stores, get some food and see different sights, check out the walking routes that are super fun to do!


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