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There are 4 ways to get from Bar Harbor to Nova Scotia by bus, car ferry, car or plane

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Bus  •  15 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Bar Harbor - Hannaford's Supermarket to Bangor International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Bangor, Maine - Concord Coach to Houlton, Maine
  3. Take the bus from Woodstock, NB to Moncton, NB
  4. Take the bus from Moncton, NB to Halifax, NS

$103 - $144

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Bus, car ferry  •  18 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Bar Harbor - Hannaford's Supermarket to Bangor International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Bangor, ME to Portland, ME
  3. Take the car ferry from Portland, ME to Yarmouth
  4. Take the bus from Yarmouth to Halifax

$150 - $232

Drive  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Bar Harbor to Halifax 443.5 miles

$55 - $85

Fly  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Bar Harbor (BHB) to Halifax (YHZ) BHB - YHZ

$157 - $607

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The cheapest way to get from Bar Harbor to Nova Scotia is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 8 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bar Harbor to Nova Scotia is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 8 h 2 min.

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The distance between Bar Harbor and Nova Scotia is 254 miles. The road distance is 443.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Bar Harbor to Nova Scotia without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 18 h 51 min and costs $150 - $240.

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It takes approximately 15 h 18 min to get from Bar Harbor to Nova Scotia, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Bar Harbor to Nova Scotia is to bus which takes 15 h 18 min and costs $100 - $150. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $150 - $650 and takes 10 h 12 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bar Harbor Airport to Halifax Airport. The quickest flight takes 11 h 12 min and has one stopover.

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Nova Scotia is 1 h ahead of Bar Harbor. It is currently 3:19 PM in Bar Harbor and 4:19 PM in Nova Scotia.

Yes, the driving distance between Bar Harbor to Nova Scotia is 443 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 2 min to drive from Bar Harbor to Nova Scotia.

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Porter Airlines, WestJet, Cape Air and Air Canada offer flights from Bar Harbor Airport to Halifax Airport.

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Map of how to get from Bar Harbor to Nova Scotia.
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  • Distance: 254.5 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 18 min

What companies run services between Bar Harbor, ME, USA and Nova Scotia, Canada?

You can take a bus from Bar Harbor to Halifax via Bangor International Airport, Bangor, Maine - Concord Coach, Houlton, Maine, Woodstock, NB, and Moncton, NB in around 15 h 18 min. Alternatively, Cape Air, Air Canada and six other airlines fly from Bar Harbor to Lower Sackville hourly.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Bar Harbor to Halifax via Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Bar Harbor to Halifax via Boston, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from Bar Harbor to Halifax via Boston, Ottawa
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Bar Harbor to Halifax via Boston, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,300
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Bar Harbor to Halifax via Boston, Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Bar Harbor to Halifax via Boston, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Bus operators
Downeast Transportation Inc.
Phone
(207) 667-5796
Website
downeasttrans.org
Bus from Bar Harbor - Hannaford's Supermarket to Bangor International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
downeasttrans.org
Cyr Bus Line
Website
johntcyrandsons.com
Bus from Bangor, Maine - Concord Coach to Houlton, Maine
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $29
Schedules at
johntcyrandsons.com
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Woodstock, NB to Moncton, NB
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
maritimebus.com
Bus from Moncton, NB to Halifax, NS
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
maritimebus.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bangor, ME to Portland, ME
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
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
Phone
+1 877-762-7245
Website
ferries.ca
Car ferry from Portland, ME to Yarmouth
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Schedules at
ferries.ca
Book at
ferries.ca
Adult Off-Peak
$80
Adult Peak (July1 - Sept14)
$107
Vehicle Off-Peak
$149
Vehicle Peak (July1 - Sept14)
$199

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There are 16+ hotels available in Nova Scotia. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bar Harbor to Bar Harbor Airport is to bus which takes 37 min and costs .

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