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There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Halifax by plane, bus, car, car ferry or train

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

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  6h 48m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Halifax (YHZ) ORD - YHZ

$160 - $405

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Fly from Chicago Midway  •  8h 24m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Halifax (YHZ) MDW - YHZ

$130 - $344

5 alternative options

Bus, drive, car ferry  •  36h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to New York
  2. Take the bus from 7 Av/W 36 St to New Haven, CT Ny
  3. Take the bus from New Haven, Ct 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

$245 - $357

Train via Toronto  •  39h 7m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Windsor to Toronto
  3. Take the train from Toronto to Montréal
  4. Take the train from Montréal to Halifax

$337 - $660

Bus, train  •  41h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - Amtrack Station to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Montreal, QC- 997 Saint-Antoine St W
  3. Take the train from Montréal to Halifax

$221 - $397

Train  •  46h 13m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Schenectady Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak Station to St-Lambert Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Saint-Lambert to Halifax

$301 - $682

Drive  •  27h 43m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Halifax 1689.4 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Halifax is to fly which costs $130 - $350 and takes 8h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Halifax is to fly which costs $160 - $410 and takes 6h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Halifax. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at Halifax via Schenectady Amtrak Station and Saint-Lambert. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46h 13m.

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The distance between Chicago and Halifax is 1228 miles. The road distance is 1689.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Halifax without a car is to bus and train which takes 41h 56m and costs $220 - $400.

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It takes approximately 6h 48m to get from Chicago to Halifax, including transfers.

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Chicago to Halifax train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Halifax is to fly which takes 6h 48m and costs $160 - $410. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $330 - $700 and takes 39h 7m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Halifax Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 2m.

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Halifax is 2h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 4:23 AM in Chicago and 6:23 AM in Halifax.

Map of how to get from Chicago to Halifax.
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  • Distance: 1228 miles
  • Duration: 6h 48m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Halifax, NS, Canada?

United Airlines, Air Canada and two other airlines fly from Chicago to Halifax hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chicago to Halifax via Detroit Amtrak Station, Windsor, Toronto, and Montréal in around 39h 7m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Halifax via Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Halifax via Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Halifax via Orlando
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Halifax via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Halifax via Detroit, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Chicago Midway to Halifax via Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Halifax via Minneapolis, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Halifax via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Halifax via Detroit, Boston
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Halifax
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Halifax via Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Halifax via Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Halifax via Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Halifax via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Halifax via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Chicago Midway to Halifax via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Halifax via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Halifax via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Halifax via Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Halifax via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Halifax via Billy Bishop Toronto City, Montreal
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Halifax via Billy Bishop Toronto City, Ottawa
Ave. Duration
9h 17m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Schenectady Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
15h 23m
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 Station to St-Lambert Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Windsor to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $90
EconomyPlus
$80 - $120
Business
$100 - $140
Train from Toronto to Montréal
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$55 - $75
Economy
$75 - $110
EconomyPlus
$100 - $150
Business
$130 - $180
Train from Montréal to Halifax
Ave. Duration
21h 51m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$120 - $140
Economy
$150 - $210
EconomyPlus
$180 - $260
Business
$270 - $380
Train from Saint-Lambert to Halifax
Ave. Duration
21h 26m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$120 - $140
Economy
$150 - $210
EconomyPlus
$180 - $260
Business
$270 - $370
Bus operators
D&J Bus
Bus from Chicago, IL to New York
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Boltbus
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New Haven, Ct to New London, Ct
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $25
Shore Line East
Website
shorelineeast.com
Bus from New Haven Union Station to New London
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
shorelineeast.com
Amero Shuttle
Website
ameroshuttle.tripod.com
Bus from Yarmouth to Halifax
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
ameroshuttle.tripod.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Chicago, IL - Amtrack Station to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130
First Choice Bus Service
Phone
647-561-9346
Website
firstchoicebusservice.com
Bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Montreal, QC- 997 Saint-Antoine St W
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
firstchoicebusservice.com
Ferry operators
Northumberland Ferries
Phone
+1 877-762-7245
Website
ferries.ca
Car ferry from Portland, ME to Yarmouth
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
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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Chicago to Halifax train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Halifax station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Halifax is 1689 miles. It takes approximately 27h 43m to drive from Chicago to Halifax.

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Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines and Air Canada offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Halifax Airport.

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There are 137+ hotels available in Halifax. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42m and costs $2 - $5.

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