How to get to Halifax

Halifax is one of Atlantic Canada's major points of entry. The city is easily accessible by road, sea and air - weather permitting!

Road to Halifax

The main bus operator in Nova Scotia is Acadian Lines. Regular services link Halifax to the rest of the province and connecting New Brunswick . Buses also run to services that link to Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland .

Halifax is linked by highway 101 north of Halifax which meets up with the east-west running Trans Canada Highway (104) at Truro . The Trans Canada Highway runs from Cape Breton through New Brunswick west.

Road conditions are normally fine but heavy snowfall during the winter can close all the roads, including the highways, so check in advance of travel.

Train to Halifax

The VIA Rail station is just south of downtown at 1161 Hollis Street , off Terminal Road. The train service runs through to Montreal with stops along the way at Truro , Amherst , Sackfille, Moncton , Miramichi, Bathurst , Cambellton, and a few others.

Trains run once a day except on Tuesday when there is no rail service.

For travel around Nova Scotia , the bus is much quicker, more regular and cheaper.

Flights to Halifax

Air Canada has great links to the rest of Canada but other airlines may offer better prices. International flights also arrive here but some may be seasonal.

Often a connection through Montreal or Toronto is necessary but direct flights, especially from Europe , can save a lot of time and are often cheaper.

Boat to Halifax

Cruise ships dock at Halifax at different times of the year. If you are planning on arriving by passenger freight ship then there are very few services that go direct to Halifax . Most head further into Canada arriving in Montreal.

Halifax is also connected to Dartmouth by way of passenger ferry.

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