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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Halifax to Antigonish. Traveling by bus from Halifax to Antigonish usually takes around 3 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest Maritime Bus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 45 minutes.

Distance102 mi (165 km)
Shortest duration1h 45m
Cheapest price€26.66
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceMaritime Bus
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Halifax to Antigonish

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Annette

24 April 2023- Visiting family

Maritime Bus

Pros: Slower with the detours…otherwise a good trip. Cons: Some internet connectors and WIFI would be great.. Tips: Bring some munchies and a drink..

5.0

Heather

12 February 2023- Visiting family

Maritime Bus

Pros: On time. Cons: Internet on bus. Tips: Great service.

How much is a bus ticket from Halifax to Antigonish?

€27.88 is the average price of a bus ticket from Halifax to Antigonish. 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

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Halifax to Antigonish is expected to be between €37 and €38. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is 23 February 2024, when tickets are available for 23 February 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just €37.

Monthly average prices

€47€37€28€19€9MAMJJASONDJF
Traveling from Halifax to Antigonish 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 Antigonish?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Halifax to Antigonish that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Maritime Bus usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Maritime Bus13h 35m€41.29
Maritime Bus33h 11m€27.89
  • Book Maritime Bus from Halifax to Antigonish from €41. Typically there is one Maritime Bus schedule per day from Halifax to Antigonish and you can expect on average to pay for a Maritime Bus ticket to Antigonish. In Halifax, Maritime Bus departs to Antigonish from Maritime Bus Terminal . In Antigonish, Maritime Bus arrives at Antigonish Notre Dame Ave .

    An average trip on Maritime Bus from Halifax to Antigonish takes 3 hours and 35 minutes , while the fastest available Maritime Bus trip will get you to Antigonish in 1 hours and 45 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 Antigonish.

  • 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 3 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 165 kilometers from Halifax to Antigonish. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 45 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Antigonish. 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, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 07:00 and the last bus leaves at 15:00. To see the times for all buses from Halifax to Antigonish, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Halifax to Antigonish 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 Antigonish without transferring.

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 Antigonish?

Main arrival station: St Francis Xavier University

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Antigonish.

Bus stations in Antigonish:

  • St Francis Xavier University

  • Antigonish Notre Dame Ave

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