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Halifax - Amherst Bus Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Halifax to Amherst. Traveling by bus from Halifax to Amherst usually takes around 2 hours and 33 minutes, but the fastest Maritime Bus bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance87 mi (139 km)
Shortest duration2h 5m
Cheapest price€26.66
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceMaritime Bus
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Halifax to Amherst?

€27.56 is the average price of a bus ticket from Halifax to Amherst. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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

€42€28€14FebMar

Bus tickets from Halifax to Amherst are expected to cost between €37 and €37 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Amherst within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from €37. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Halifax to Amherst 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 €28 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Halifax to Amherst?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Halifax to Amherst 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 Bus12h 51m€41.29
Maritime Bus22h 28m€27.86
  • Book Maritime Bus from Halifax to Amherst from €41. Typically there is one Maritime Bus schedule per day from Halifax to Amherst and you can expect on average to pay for a Maritime Bus ticket to Amherst. In Halifax, Maritime Bus departs to Amherst from Maritime Bus Terminal . In Amherst, Maritime Bus arrives at 34 Highway 6 .

    An average trip on Maritime Bus from Halifax to Amherst takes 2 hours and 51 minutes , while the fastest available Maritime Bus trip will get you to Amherst in 2 hours and 5 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 Amherst.

  • 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 2 hours and 33 minutes to cover the 139 kilometers from Halifax to Amherst. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 5 minutes. 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.

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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Amherst, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 07:00 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.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Halifax to Amherst every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Halifax to Amherst without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Halifax to Amherst; ticket prices start at €32.54.

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 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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