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How to get to Halifax by bus

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City Information

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

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.

Popular bus stations in Halifax:

  • Halifax Stanfield International Airport

  • Maritime Bus Terminal

  • Halifax Shopping Centre

  • 1940 Barrington St

  • 2393 Robie St

  • 1763 Robie St

What bus companies travel to Halifax, Nova Scotia?

Located in Nova Scotia, Canada, Halifax is accessible by bus from 51 other cities. You can choose from 167 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Halifax on Wanderu. Maritime Bus usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Halifax are also available.

Bus companies serving Halifax

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Maritime Bus523h 44m$34.08

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a bus ticket to Halifax?

$6.33 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Halifax, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Halifax. In the last month, buses from Dartmouth to Halifax had the lowest average price at $8.57. The bus from Dartmouth to Halifax also tends to start at relatively low prices.

Where is the bus station in Halifax, NS?

The busiest bus station in Halifax is Halifax Stanfield International Airport. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Halifax are:

  • Halifax Stanfield International Airport
  • Maritime Bus Terminal
  • Halifax Shopping Centre

Which bus service has the best service to Halifax?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Halifax by bus with Maritime Bus giving them a 4.2 rating out of 5. Travelers also mentioned that Maritime Bus had the most comfortable bus service to Halifax taking into account the seats and amenities that Maritime Bus offers. They rate Maritime Bus a 4.2 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard. If you are looking to arrive to Halifax punctually travelers suggest that Maritime Bus has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Halifax, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

What is the closest airport to Halifax, NS?

The closest airport to Halifax is Halifax / Stanfield Intl Airport (YHZ), it is located 16.5 miles from the city center of Halifax.

Is Halifax a popular bus travel destination?

Halifax ranks number 9 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 148 in Canada. Halifax ranks number 13 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Halifax via bus service. On average 84 direct daily bus trips serve Halifax.

What is the population of Halifax?

The population of Halifax is 359111. Halifax ranks number 11 in terms of population in Nova Scotia and number 144 in all of Canada.

How much do bus tickets to Halifax cost?

Bus tickets to Halifax range from $6 for a short trip to Halifax, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Halifax starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Halifax can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $30 .

What type of traveler does Halifax attract?

People who take the bus to Halifax are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Halifax easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What bus station is located closest to the city center of Halifax?

The closest bus station to the city center of Halifax is 1940 Barrington St, located just 0.1 miles away. Select 1940 Barrington St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Halifax. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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