There are several ways to get around Peterborough and the surrounding area.
Driving your own car is one of the most common ways of transportation. The city has a public transit system as well. Walking and biking in warmer months is very pleasant. Peterborough has beautiful walking trails for pedestrians and cyclists
Driving in Peterborough is not like driving in a large city – we do not experience the traffic jams and congestion of large urban centres. It usually takes less than 40 minutes to get from any point within the city to any other. This makes travelling to work, or school, and to do your shopping fairly easy.
- How can I get around?Buses, taxis, motorcycles, bicycles, Go Transit and VIA Rail.
- How can I travel in Peterborough if I don’t have a car?If you don't have a car, you can take advantage of Peterborough Transit, local taxi companies, cycling routes and walking trails.
- How can I travel between cities?To travel between cities, you have the options of travelling by car, bus, train, or plane.
- Should I bring my car to Canada?If you plan on bringing a car to Canada, you should review the available Canada Border Services Guides.
- How do I buy a car in Peterborough?When deciding to buy a car, ask your friends and family about their experiences. Inquire at you local dealerships and review the local classifieds.
- How much does it cost to own a car?Purchasing a car can be expensive, you have to pay for not only the car's purchase price, but sales tax, safety inspections, Drive Clean tests, and insurance.
- How do I get a driver’s licence?Ontario Driver's Licence, Licence Exchange Program, and Driver's Education.
- What about parking?Parking locations and regulations, accessible parking, and the Idling Control By-Law
- What else do I need to know?Rules of the road, winter driving, and travelling with children