There are 9 ways to get from Ames to Halifax by plane, bus, train, car or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Des Moines to Halifax  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Halifax (YHZ) DSM - YHZ

$341 - $1,342

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Toronto, On
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Montreal
  4. Take the train from Montréal to Halifax

$244 - $650

7 alternative options

Bus to Minneapolis, fly to Halifax  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN
  2. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Halifax (YHZ) MSP - YHZ

$276 - $1,012

Fly Des Moines to Moncton, bus  •  14 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Moncton (YQM) DSM - YQM
  2. Take the bus from Moncton Airport to Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

$384 - $1,390

Bus, train via Des Moines, IA  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
  4. Take the train from Toronto to Montréal
  5. Take the train from Montréal to Halifax

$272 - $782

Bus, train via Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Buffalo to Toronto
  5. Take the train from Toronto to Montréal
  6. Take the train from Montréal to Halifax

$326 - $953

Bus, drive, car ferry  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Kansas City, MO 803 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to New York, Ny
  3. Take the bus from New York, Ny to New London, Ct
  4. Drive from New London, Ct to Portland, ME
  5. Take the car ferry from Portland, ME to Yarmouth
  6. Take the bus from Yarmouth to Halifax

$336 - $570

Bus, train #2  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Chicago
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Schenectady Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak to St-Lambert Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Saint-Lambert to Halifax

$302 - $872

Drive  •  33 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Ames to Halifax 2034.2 miles

$260 - $390

What companies run services between Ames, IA, USA and Halifax, NS, Canada?

United Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Ames to Halifax hourly.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Des Moines to Halifax via Chicago O'Hare, Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,000
Flights from Des Moines to Halifax via Chicago O'Hare, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $2,800
Flights from Des Moines to Halifax via Chicago O'Hare, Montreal
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $2,800
Flights from Des Moines to Halifax via Chicago O'Hare, Ottawa
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,900
Flights from Des Moines to Halifax via Denver, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $3,200
Flights from Minneapolis to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Halifax via Toronto, Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Halifax via Toronto, Boston
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Halifax via Toronto, Ottawa
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Halifax via Toronto, Moncton
Ave. Duration
9 h 19 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Halifax via Toronto, Fredericton
Ave. Duration
9 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from Des Moines to Moncton via Chicago O'Hare, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $2,800
Flights from Des Moines to Moncton via Chicago O'Hare, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $2,800
Flights from Des Moines to Moncton via Denver, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $3,300
Flights from Des Moines to Moncton via Reagan Washington, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $2,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Halifax via Detroit, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
9 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,400
Flights from Des Moines to Halifax via Atlanta, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $2,600
Flights from Des Moines to Halifax via Detroit, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Halifax via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,400
Flights from Des Moines to Halifax via Minneapolis, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Des Moines to Halifax via New York La Guardia, Boston
Ave. Duration
9 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Halifax via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,800
Flights from Minneapolis to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Halifax via Boston
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,800
Flights from Des Moines to Moncton via Detroit, Toronto
Ave. Duration
11 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Moncton via Atlanta, Toronto
Ave. Duration
11 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Des Moines to Moncton via Chicago O'Hare, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Halifax via Chicago O'Hare, Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,000
Flights from Des Moines to Halifax via Newark
Ave. Duration
13 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $2,000
Flights from Des Moines to Halifax via Chicago O'Hare, Boston
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Flights from Des Moines to Halifax via Chicago O'Hare, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $2,800
Flights from Des Moines to Halifax via Denver, Newark
Ave. Duration
12 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,600
Flights from Minneapolis to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Halifax via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from Minneapolis to Halifax via Toronto, Boston
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,100
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Des Moines to Halifax via Minneapolis, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Halifax via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Halifax via Boston
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,800
Flights from Des Moines to Moncton via Minneapolis, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Des Moines to Moncton via Chicago O'Hare, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Montréal
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$50 - $75
Economy
$85 - $120
Economy Plus
$120 - $170
Business
$120 - $170
Business Plus/Sleeper
$220 - $310
Train from Montréal to Halifax
Ave. Duration
21 h 51 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$100 - $150
Economy
$180 - $250
Economy Plus
$250 - $360
Business
$270 - $380
Business Plus/Sleeper
$480 - $700
Train from Buffalo to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$65 - $90
Business
$60 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Train from Saint-Lambert to Halifax
Ave. Duration
21 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$100 - $150
Economy
$180 - $250
Economy Plus
$250 - $350
Business
$270 - $380
Business Plus/Sleeper
$480 - $700
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Schenectady Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$440 - $650
Train from Schenectady Amtrak to St-Lambert Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Chicago
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
11 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $95
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$90 - $130
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
28 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $190
Flexible
$220 - $290
Bus from New York, Ny to New London, Ct
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Megabus CA
Amero Shuttle
Website
ameroshuttle.tripod.com
Bus from Yarmouth to Halifax
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
ameroshuttle.tripod.com
Ferry operators
Northumberland Ferries
Website
ferries.ca
Car ferry from Portland, ME to Yarmouth
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$107
Schedules at
ferries.ca
Book at
ferries.ca

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Ames to Halifax?

The distance between Ames and Halifax is 2433 km. The road distance is 3255 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Ames to Halifax?

The cheapest way to get from Ames to Halifax is to drive which costs $260 - $390 and takes 33 h 30 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Ames to Halifax?

The quickest way to get from Ames to Halifax is to fly which takes 11 h 35 min and costs $340 - $1,400.

How long does it take to get from Ames to Halifax?

It takes approximately 11 h 35 min to get from Ames to Halifax, including transfers.