Chibougamau is located on the south border of the Baie-James region, which positions the town as the gateway to Nord-du-Québec. Chibougamau is located at

  • 365 km from Chicoutimi;
  • 408 km from Val d'Or;
  • 515 km from Rouyn-Noranda;
  • 525 km from Québec;
  • 690 km from Montreal.

One can access the town by road, by plane, or indirectly by train.

Road access

Several roads connect Chibougamau to the surrounding regions.

Coming from the south-west of the province, Route 113 links Abitibi-Témiscamingue with Chapais and Chibougamau.

Coming from the south-east of the province, Route 167 links Lac-Saint-Jean with Chibougamau, and Chibougamau with Mistissini, Témiscamie and with the Otish Mountains (via its north-east extension).

Going towards the north-east of the province, the Route du Nord connects Chibougamau with the Nord-du-Québec communities (Némaska) and with the Baie-James Road. 

By bus

Every day, buses of the Intercar company leave Chibougamau to go to various Québec destinations via Lac-Saint-Jean, such as St-Félicien, Québec, Trois-Rivières, and Montréal. It goes without saying that return trips are offered as well. Additional information regarding schedules, itineraries, fares and duration of the trips can be found on the company's website.

From Abitibi (Amos), Autobus Maheux buses are regularly going to Chibougamau. Additional information regarding schedules, itineraries, and duration of the trips can be found on Autobus Maheux websiste.

Chibougamau's bus station / Dépanneur Chez Carol
501, 4e Rue
Chibougamau, Québec  G8P 1S4
Phone: 418 748-2842

By plane

The Chibougamau-Chapais Airport is part of Air Creebec destinations. Located less than 30 minutes away from Chibougamau downtown, the airport receives direct flights coming from Montréal and from communities of the Baie-James territory on a daily basis. Additional information regarding schedules, itineraries, and duration of the flights can be found on Air Creebec's website.

Free parking spaces are available for the airport customers, as well as taxi and car rental services. 

Chibougamau-Chapais Airport
Phone: 418 748-2211
Flax: 418 748-6597

1240, Route 113, Lac Caché, C.P. 10
Chibougamau, Québec  G8P 2K5

By train

Via Rail has a station in Senneterre. From there, one can take Route 113 to go to Chibougamau, or take a bus from Senneterre to Chibougamau with Autobus Maheux. From Chambord, it is possible to take Route 167 to go to Chibougamau or take a bus from Chambord to Chibougamau with Intercar.

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