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Halifax - Saint John Bus Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Halifax to Saint John. Traveling by bus from Halifax to Saint John usually takes around 6 hours and 24 minutes, but the fastest Maritime Bus bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance129 mi (208 km)
Shortest duration5h 55m
Cheapest price€47.12
Most frequent serviceMaritime Bus
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Halifax to Saint John

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Stephanie

3 March 2023- Solo travel

Maritime Bus

Pros: Price point. Heated (travelled in winter). Cons: Not much.

How much is a bus ticket from Halifax to Saint John?

€47.44 is the average price of a bus ticket from Halifax to Saint John. Any tickets cheaper than €47.44 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

€70€47€23FebMar

Bus tickets from Halifax to Saint John are expected to cost between €63 and €64 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Saint John within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from €63. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

€70€56€42€28€14MAMJJASONDJF
Traveling from Halifax to Saint John by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around €48 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Halifax to Saint John?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Halifax to Saint John that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Maritime Bus usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Maritime Bus16h 41m€65.78
Maritime Bus26h 18m€47.45
  • Book Maritime Bus from Halifax to Saint John from €65. Typically there is one Maritime Bus schedule per day from Halifax to Saint John and you can expect on average to pay for a Maritime Bus ticket to Saint John. In Halifax, Maritime Bus departs to Saint John from Maritime Bus Terminal . In Saint John, Maritime Bus arrives at Maritime Bus Terminal .

    An average trip on Maritime Bus from Halifax to Saint John takes 6 hours and 41 minutes , while the fastest available Maritime Bus trip will get you to Saint John in 5 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, Maritime Bus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Saint John.

  • 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

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 24 minutes to cover the 208 kilometers from Halifax to Saint John. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 55 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Saint John. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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.

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

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Halifax to Saint John. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

City Information

Halifax

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 Saint John?

Main arrival station: Maritime Bus Terminal

All buses from Halifax arrive at one main station in Saint John.

Bus stations in Saint John:

  • Maritime Bus Terminal

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