Driving is a wonderful way to experience all that Prince Edward Island has to offer. Yes we have public transportation, but only in Charlottetown. There is a shuttle that runs from Summerside to Charlottetown. This makes it handy for commuters to get to work. You can also take organized tours to visit PEI. However, when you drive, you can explore at your own pace and go exactly where you want to go.
You can see the detail of the PEI map on the tourism website. The map shows ALL the roads in PEI. Remember PEI is small and don’t get fooled by the size of the map. An inch on the map is just a 5 minute drive. Tip to tip, Google Maps says it is 255 kilometres and a drive of 3:45 hours.
The Tourism web site lists various driving distances from Charlottetown.
There are no billboards on PEI roadways. Neither will you find expressways with cloverleaf access ramps. Remember the population is under 150,000 so there are not a lot of people to move around. However, you will find some blue and white signs here and there to point you to specific attractions or accommodations. Remember that people pay for these advertising signs and that the signs are not necessarily an endorsement by the government.
Gasoline prices are regulated on Prince Edward Island. This means you don’t need to shop around for prices. The price of self serve gas will not vary by more than a penny or so from one end of the Island to the other.
Please come for a drive, you can pull up for a nice scenic view like this one.