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Duration 4 days 20h
Distance 3700.5 miles
Average price $648
Frequency 2/week

Trip overview

The train between Nova Scotia and California takes 4 days 20h. The train runs, on average, 2 times per week from Nova Scotia to California. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Halifax
  2. St-Lambert Amtrak Station
  3. Schenectady Amtrak Station
  4. Chicago Union Station
  5. Los Angeles
4 days 16h
$516 - $778

Nova Scotia to California train times

Trains run twice a week between Halifax and Los Angeles. The service departs Halifax at 13:00 in the afternoon, which arrives into Los Angeles at 05:35. All services require a transfer, and take on average 4 days 20h. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
These schedules are estimated: The schedules shown above are estimated schedules based on typical services on the average day and may vary depending on when you plan to travel. Please make sure you confirm the departure/arrival times and availability with the operator before planning your trip.

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No, there is no direct train from Nova Scotia to California station. However, there are services departing from Halifax and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station via St-Lambert Amtrak Station, Schenectady Amtrak Station and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 days 16h.

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The distance between Nova Scotia and California is 2891 miles. The road distance is 3700.5 miles.

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Nova Scotia to California train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Halifax station.

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Nova Scotia to California train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station.

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California is 4h behind Nova Scotia. It is currently 11:27 AM in Nova Scotia and 7:27 AM in California.

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