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There are 2 intercity buses per day from Saint John to Halifax. Traveling by bus from Saint John to Halifax usually takes around 6 hours and 35 minutes, but the fastest Maritime Bus bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 15 minutes.
|Distance||129 mi (208 km)|
|Shortest duration||6h 15m|
|Most frequent service||Maritime Bus|
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What bus companies travel from Saint John to Halifax?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Saint John to Halifax. Maritime Bus is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Maritime Bus||2||6h 36m||€46.92|
Maritime Bus is a Canadian coach 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 coaches, you’ll have access to clean restrooms and plenty of legroom.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Saint John to Halifax during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the bus ride from Saint John to Halifax?
The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 35 minutes to cover the 208 kilometers from Saint John to Halifax. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 15 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Saint John?
The first bus leaves at 11:00 and the last bus leaves at 11:00. To see the times for all buses from Saint John to Halifax, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many bus schedules are there most days?
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 does the bus leave from in Saint John?
Main departure station: Maritime Bus Terminal
Most buses depart from the main station in Saint John.
All bus stations in Saint John:
Maritime Bus Terminal
Where does the bus arrive in Halifax?
Main arrival station: Halifax Stanfield International Airport
These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Halifax.
Bus stations in Halifax:
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
Maritime Bus Terminal
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