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There are 2 intercity buses per day from Halifax to Amherst. Traveling by bus from Halifax to Amherst usually takes around 2 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest Maritime Bus bus can make the trip in 2 hours,
|Distance||87 mi (139 km)|
|Shortest duration||2h 0m|
|Trips per day||2|
|Most frequent service||Maritime Bus|
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What bus companies travel from Halifax to Amherst?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Halifax to Amherst. 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||2h 23m||€29.20|
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 Halifax to Amherst 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 Halifax to Amherst?
The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 23 minutes to cover the 139 kilometers from Halifax to Amherst. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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?
Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Amherst at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 Halifax?
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 Amherst, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many bus schedules are there most days?
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 €34.32.
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 Halifax?
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 Amherst?
Main arrival station: 34 Highway 6
All buses from Halifax arrive at one main station in Amherst.
Bus stations in Amherst:
34 Highway 6
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