Halifax to Charlottetown bus

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Halifax - Charlottetown Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Halifax to Charlottetown. Traveling by bus from Halifax to Charlottetown usually takes around 4 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest Maritime Bus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance112 mi (180 km)
Shortest duration4h 15m
Cheapest price$57.81
Most frequent serviceMaritime Bus
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Halifax to Charlottetown

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)




October 1, 2023- Business

Maritime Bus

Pros: Everything. The people are so friendly and the way they pitch in to help each other is prenominal. The food was great, the weather perfect. I'll be back. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Visit PEI, it's a real gem.



May 27, 2023- Business

Maritime Bus

Pros: Great views, felt good, no hassle. Cons: All good.


Luis A

June 5, 2022- Vacation

Maritime Bus

Pros: Wearing an anticovid mask. Tips: Traveling with Maritime is very good.

How much is a bus ticket from Halifax to Charlottetown?

$58.26 is the average price of a bus ticket from Halifax to Charlottetown. Any tickets cheaper than $58.26 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Halifax to Charlottetown is expected to be between $78 and $79. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is June 10, 2024, when tickets are available for June 10, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $78.

Monthly average prices

Bus tickets from Halifax to Charlottetown are usually around $60 and prices do not fluctuate very much throughout the year.

What bus companies travel from Halifax to Charlottetown?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Halifax to Charlottetown that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Maritime Bus usually offers more choice, with 5 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Maritime Bus25h 10m$82.08
Maritime Bus54h 44m$58.29
  • Book Maritime Bus from Halifax to Charlottetown from $81. There are 2 Maritime Bus schedules from Halifax to Charlottetown and you can expect on average to pay for a Maritime Bus ticket to Charlottetown. In Halifax, Maritime Bus departs to Charlottetown from Maritime Bus Terminal and no other station. In Charlottetown, Maritime Bus arrives at Bus Terminal and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Maritime Bus from Halifax to Charlottetown takes 5 hours and 10 minutes , while the fastest available Maritime Bus trip will get you to Charlottetown in 4 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Maritime Bus offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Charlottetown.

  • Maritime Bus is a Canadian bus company based in Charlottetown, on Canada’s east coast. Its passenger services are based around Canada’s ‘Maritimes’ (hence the name), which incorporates the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia as well as Prince Edward Island. Onboard their modern buses, you’ll have access to clean restrooms and plenty of legroom.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 180 kilometers from Halifax to Charlottetown. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 15 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

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

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week."

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 12:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Halifax to Charlottetown, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Halifax to Charlottetown every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

City Information


A historic city that boasts a rich cultural heritage, Halifax is heaven for culturally-inclined travelers and nature lovers alike. To fully understand the city’s amazing history, head over to the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, which is a testament of the city’s military’s past. At noon, reenactors of the Royal Artillery will fire salvoes of the fortress’ noon guns, offering you a unique experience. As Halifax is also a seaport, don’t miss out on the chance to browse around the city’s Seaport Farmers Market, which was first opened nearly 300 years ago. In addition to some of the freshest sea produce around, the market also sells baked products, treats, soaps, and jewelry. If you wish to find some shade and stay away from the busy streets, Halifax Public Gardens, which features an unmistakable Victorian influence, will be a great choice.

The city is the absolute heaven for seafood lovers. For a fine-dining experience, The Press Gang Restaurant and Oyster Bar opens its door for you.

The city’s main VIA Rail train station is the Halifax Railway Station, which also serves as the main hub for intercity buses. The city’s main airport is the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Halifax?

Maritime Bus Terminal, Halifax, NS - CAXDGCAMTB-0

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Main departure station: Maritime Bus Terminal

The Maritime Bus Terminal in Halifax is a hub for intercity bus travel for Maritime Bus trips to destinations including Charlottetown, Wolfville, and Moncton. Travelers continuing on past Halifax can transfer to the next door VIA Rail station or walk to several nearby car rental agencies. The bus station offers an indoor waiting room with restrooms, and make sure to stop by the nearby Tim Hortons for a pre-travel doughnut.

All bus stations in Halifax:

  • Maritime Bus Terminal

  • Halifax Stanfield International Airport

Where does the bus arrive in Charlottetown?

Main arrival station: Bus Terminal

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Charlottetown.

Bus stations in Charlottetown:

  • Bus Terminal

  • WA Murphy Student Centre

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