Huron County is a big place and this presents interesting opportunities to both residents and visitors alike. Huron has a strong transportation infrastructure to meet the needs of travel.
The county is well served by a network of municipal, provincial and county highways, with larger cities and the United States within easy driving distance. While Huron does not have public transit, bus service is available to travel within the county and to destinations outside of Huron.
Three airports service Huron County and passenger train service is available in Stratford. Private transportation services such as car rental companies and taxi services are also available here.
- Huron County is well served by a network of municipal, provincial and county highways.
- Three provincial highways (#4, #8, #21) provide rapid transport service to large metropolitan areas in Canada and the United States, and connections to 400 Series Highways (#401 and #402).
- Highway #401 is 85 km (53 miles) east of Seaforth and 116 km (70 miles) east of Goderich.
If you wish to purchase your own vehicle, there are a number of new and used vehicles to choose from at the many Huron County automobile dealerships. Shop In Huron has a complete listing of car dealerships and car rental agencies in the area.
To drive your own vehicle in Ontario, you must have a valid driver’s license from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. A newcomer to Ontario is required to apply for an Ontario driver’s license within 60 days of taking up residence in the province. Your driver’s license must be with you every time you drive. You must also have proof of insurance with you every time you drive. Check out the Ontario Ministry of Transportation website as soon as possible after you arrive in Ontario for driver licensing information and rules. Getting your driver’s license can be a lengthy process and it’s best to be prepared.
Car Insurance: Car insurance is a must in Ontario. Private insurance companies sell car insurance in all the provinces and territories. You must have liability insurance to cover losses you may cause to other people from an accident. You must also have insurance to cover you if you are injured.
One bus company provides services to Huron County residents.
– EasyRide is collaborative network of transportation services, made up of six agencies from Huron and Perth Counties. EasyRide offers service for registered clients including seniors, people without access to transportation, and those with physical or cognitive limitations.
Several taxi companies provide services to various parts of Huron County (such as Goderich, Exeter, Wingham, Seaforth, and Clinton). One company offers service to Toronto. Visit Shop In Huron for a complete listing of taxi businesses.
Huron County is home to 3 airports: the Wingham Airport, the Goderich Airport, and the Centralia Airport. The Wingham and Goderich airports are municipal airports; both are authorized airports of entry (AOE/15 authorized) capable of providing clearance for all classes of scheduled and non-scheduled aircraft (passenger and cargo) where the passenger capacity, including crew, does not exceed 15 people.
- The Wingham Airport: The Wingham Airport (known as the Richard W. LeVan Airport) is a registered aerodrome owned and operated by the Township of North Huron. Situated on Highway 86, one mile east of Highway 4, this airport was opened in 1996. It has a modern terminal facility, a 4000 foot x 75 foot paved runway, and the beacon and runway lighting are operated by the arcal system (type K). Apex Helicopters Inc. currently operates out of the Wingham Airport, providing a wide variety of services.
- The Goderich Municipal “Sky Harbour” Airport: The Goderich Municipal “Sky Harbour” Airport is owned and operated by the Town of Goderich and located 2.5 km north of the town, alongside Lake Huron. It has 2 paved and lighted runways (5000 foot x 100 foot and 3000 foot x 50 foot), plus 1 grassed runway (1870 foot x 100 foot). All aviation fuels are available and an aircraft maintenance facility is on site.
- Centralia Airport (Huron Park): The largest private airfield in Southwestern Ontario, the Centralia Airport (Huron Air Park, formerly CFB Centralia) is located 15 minutes west of Exeter. It has 2 paved and lighted runways; the main asphalt runway is 5012 feet long and the other is 4400 feet long.
Other nearby airports:
- Stratford Municipal Airport
- London International Airport
- Toronto Pearson International
- Region of Waterloo International
- Hamilton International
Travel Insurance: Travel insurance can cover a trip cancellation, lost baggage, emergency medical treatment, or accidental death insurance. You can buy travel insurance from an insurance or travel agency, auto club, or a bank.