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Halifax-Amherst Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

Halifax to Amherst bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$38.63
Fastest time1h 55m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Halifax to Amherst right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Does the bus take you directly from Halifax to Amherst?

Unfortunately there are currently no buses that go the entire distance from Halifax to Amherst. At some point, you will need to switch onto another vehicle to complete the journey, such as a local shuttle or even a train. More details are available as you peruse individual tickets.

How much is a bus ticket from Halifax to Amherst?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $40.73 was the low point for bus fares from Halifax to Amherst. Buses from Amherst to Halifax are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $40.73 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 87 miles (139 kilometers) from Halifax, NS to Amherst, NS. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 55 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Halifax?

The first bus leaves at 12:00pm and the last bus leaves at 12:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Halifax to Amherst, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Halifax to Amherst. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Halifax to Amherst; ticket prices start at $42.79.

What bus companies travel from Halifax to Amherst?

There is one bus company that operates from Halifax to Amherst. Maritime Bus is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Maritime Bus22h 15m$40.80

Where does the bus leave from in Halifax?

Most buses depart from the main station in Halifax, Nova Scotia:

  • Maritime Bus Terminal
  • Halifax Stanfield International Airport

Where does the bus arrive in Amherst?

All buses from Halifax arrive at one main station in Amherst, Nova Scotia:

  • 34 Highway 6

Price trends for buses from Halifax to Amherst

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