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Halifax - North Sydney Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Halifax to North Sydney. Traveling by bus from Halifax to North Sydney usually takes around 6 hours and 1 minute, but the fastest Maritime Bus bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance194 mi (312 km)
Shortest duration5h 30m
Cheapest price$45.98
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceMaritime Bus
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Halifax to North Sydney

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)




November 1, 2023- Visiting family

Maritime Bus

Pros: Loved that there is no smoking and it is quiet with no loud music so you can read quietly. The driver was excellent and the drive very smooth even in a snow squall. I wish the phone charger had been working as my phone was low so I couldn't really use it much. But overall all its a great way for family to get home from the airport. Cons: It would be good to write instructions on where the bus station is at halifax airport as I had to ask at the booth. I'm so glad there was someone at the booth for ground transportation at the airport. Tips: Bring a pillow so you can rest your head and snooze and bring snacks .



March 3, 2023- Visiting family

Maritime Bus

The bus driver. He announced where each stop was going to be. He also let everyone know how long the stop was and, if smokers had time to get off for a cigarette. He was such a nice, courteous driver.

How much is a bus ticket from Halifax to North Sydney?

Bus tickets for a trip from Halifax to North Sydney cost $48.24 on average. Tickets cheaper than $48.24 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date


If you're planning to travel by bus from Halifax to North Sydney in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $64 to $66. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on December 4, 2023.

If you’re looking to travel to North Sydney this week, bus tickets are available starting at $64.

Monthly average prices

Bus tickets from Halifax to North Sydney are usually around $49 and prices do not fluctuate very much throughout the year.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 14 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $18.51 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Halifax to North Sydney?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Halifax to North Sydney 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 21m$66.98
Maritime Bus25h 55m$48.18
  • Book Maritime Bus from Halifax to North Sydney from $64. Typically there is one Maritime Bus schedule per day from Halifax to North Sydney and you can expect on average to pay for a Maritime Bus ticket to North Sydney. In Halifax, Maritime Bus departs to North Sydney from Maritime Bus Terminal . In North Sydney, Maritime Bus arrives at 13 Blower St .

    An average trip on Maritime Bus from Halifax to North Sydney takes 6 hours and 21 minutes , while the fastest available Maritime Bus trip will get you to North Sydney in 5 hours and 30 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 North Sydney.

  • Maritime Bus is a Canadian bus 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 buses, you’ll have access to clean restrooms and plenty of legroom.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

The bus takes an average of 6 hours to cover the 194 miles from Halifax to North Sydney. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 30 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Halifax to North Sydney for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

The first bus leaves at 3:00pm and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Halifax to North Sydney, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

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

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

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 North Sydney?

Main arrival station: 13 Blower St

All buses from Halifax arrive at one main station in North Sydney.

All bus stations in North Sydney:

  • 13 Blower St

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