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There are 5 ways to get from Boston to Nova Scotia by plane, bus, car or train

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Fly to Halifax, line 84 bus  •  6h 2m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Halifax (YHZ) BOS - YHZ
  2. Take the line 84 bus from Barrington St At Scotia Square Bay 3 to Glendale Dr Before Metropolitan Ave

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Bus, drive  •  17h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to Bangor, ME 50 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bangor, Maine - Concord Coach to Houlton, Maine
  3. Drive from Houlton, Maine to Fredericton, NB
  4. Take the bus from Fredericton, NB to Moncton, NB
  5. Take the bus from Moncton, NB to Halifax, NS - Bus Terminal

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Fly to Sydney  •  6h 44m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Sydney (YQY) BOS - YQY

Train  •  36h 33m

  1. Take the train from Boston to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to St-Lambert Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Saint-Lambert to Halifax

Drive  •  11h 23m

  1. Drive from Boston to Halifax 1114.1 km

Boston to Nova Scotia by train

3 Weekly Trains
36h 33m Average Duration
$307 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Nova Scotia is to bus and drive which costs $100 - $220 and takes 17h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Nova Scotia is to fly and line 84 bus which costs $140 - $490 and takes 6h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston to Nova Scotia. However, there are services departing from Boston and arriving at Halifax via Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station and Saint-Lambert. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 33m.

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The distance between Boston and Nova Scotia is 708 km. The road distance is 1114.1 km.

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The best way to get from Boston to Nova Scotia without a car is to train which takes 36h 33m and costs $240 - $600.

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It takes approximately 6h 2m to get from Boston to Nova Scotia, including transfers.

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Boston to Nova Scotia train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Boston station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Nova Scotia is to fly which takes 6h 44m and costs $210 - $600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $240 - $600 and takes 36h 33m.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Halifax Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 41m.

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Nova Scotia is 1h ahead of Boston. It is currently 2:39 AM in Boston and 3:39 AM in Nova Scotia.

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  • Distance: 707.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 2m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Nova Scotia, Canada?

Air Canada, WestJet and Delta fly from Boston to Glace Bay every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Boston to Halifax via Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station and Saint-Lambert in around 36h 33m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Boston to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Boston to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Boston to Halifax via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Boston to Sydney via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Boston to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to Sydney via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Sydney via Toronto, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Boston to Sydney via New York La Guardia, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Train operators
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Premium
$260 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to St-Lambert Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Premium
$270 - $370
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$85 - $130
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Saint-Lambert to Halifax
Ave. Duration
21h 26m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$160 - $200
Business
$240 - $360
Economy
$210 - $260
EconomyPlus
$420 - $600
Bus operators
HALIFAX TRANSIT
Phone
1-800-835-6428
Website
halifax.ca
Bus from Barrington St At Scotia Square Bay 3 to Glendale Dr Before Metropolitan Ave
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Website
Metro Transit - HRM
Cyr Bus Line
Phone
+1 207-942-3354
Website
johntcyrandsons.com
Bus from Bangor, Maine - Concord Coach to Houlton, Maine
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
johntcyrandsons.com
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Email
info@maritimebus.com
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Fredericton, NB to Moncton, NB
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Book at
maritimebus.com
Bus from Moncton, NB to Halifax, NS - Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Book at
maritimebus.com

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Boston to Nova Scotia train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Halifax station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Nova Scotia is 1114 km. It takes approximately 11h 23m to drive from Boston to Nova Scotia.

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American Airlines and Air Canada offer flights from Boston Airport to Halifax Airport.

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There are 10+ hotels available in Nova Scotia. Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 0 min and costs $1 - $13.

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