Cobourg to Halifax train
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There are 3 daily trains from Cobourg to Halifax. Traveling by train from Cobourg to Halifax usually takes around 30 hours and 45 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 28 hours and 3 minutes.
|Distance||722 mi (1162 km)|
|Fastest train||28h 3m|
|Most frequent service||VIA Rail|
Which train should you take from Cobourg to Halifax?
VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Cobourg to Halifax. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|VIA Rail||3||1d 6h 46m||$255.80|
VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 3 daily trips between Cobourg and Halifax. In addition to being completely green-certified, VIA Rail’s new, state-of-the-art trains feature amenities such as free reliable Wi-Fi, wide aisles, ergonomic seats, and wheelchair lifts in every accessible car. VIA Rail is known for its unparalleled customer service and snazzy black and yellow paint scheme.
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The distance between Cobourg and Halifax is approximately 722 miles, or 1162 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 30 hours and 45 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 28 hours and 3 minutes.
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.
Trains departing from Cobourg to Halifax tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Monday as the least number of people tend to travel then.
The earliest train departs Cobourg at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Halifax to Cobourg.
Cobourg is an ideal family destination with outstanding natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Known to many as the "gem of Lake Ontario," Cobourg has beautiful beaches and stunning waterfront walks in abundance. But Cobourg isn't only worth experiencing lakeside; downtown, you'll find architectural marvels galore, most notably in the form of the tremendous municipal columns of Victoria Hall and the breathtaking stained-glass windows at St. Peter's Church. Lovers of the outdoors are spoiled for choice by the town's vast green spaces, perfect for hiking, cycling, fishing, birdwatching, and snowmobiling.
Cobourg's restaurants serve up various culinary experiences ranging from international delicacies to cheerful pub grub, and the historic harbourfront Farmers' Market at Rotary Park is a great way to eat local. Many independent shops and boutiques, often housed in restored heritage buildings, provide visitors a unique shopping experience akin to a treasure hunt.
The central train station in Cobourg is operated by VIA Rail and provides easy connections to major cities, including nearby Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. Airports in Peterborough and Toronto are also available for long-distance travel.
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.
Where is the train station in Cobourg?
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Main departure station: Cobourg VIA Station
The Cobourg VIA Station serves VIA Rail's Toronto to Ottawa and Toronto to Montreal lines. In 2011, the existing station was expanded to include a new platform, a modernized skywalk, and additional amenities, including accessible entrances and bicycle facilities. There is plentiful seating and restrooms inside. There is currently no local transit service to the station, but parking is available for those driving themselves. Several fast-food restaurants are just a short walk away on Division Street for a meal before your train ride.
All train stations in Cobourg:
Cobourg VIA Station
Where is the train station in Halifax?
Main arrival station: Halifax VIA Station
The VIA Rail Station is the center of intercity rail transportation in Halifax and offers gorgeous views alongside the Halifax Harbor as the trains depart. The grand, columned station first opened in 1928 and has received substantial renovations throughout the years to adapt to modern standards. The station has an enclosed waiting area with public restrooms and on-site customer service representatives. Just one VIA Rail line, the Ocean, runs from this station to Montreal. For further travel, passengers can easily transfer to bus service at the next door Maritime Bus Terminal.
Train stations in Halifax:
Halifax VIA Station
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