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There are 5 ways to get from Halifax to Dartmouth by bus, ferry, taxi, shuttle or foot

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Recommended option

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Cogswell St Before Gottingen St to Bridge Terminal Bay 5

Cheapest option

Ferry

  1. Take the ferry from Ferry Stop - Halifax to Ferry Stop - Alderney

3 alternative options

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Halifax to Dartmouth

Halifax Airport Shuttle

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Halifax, NS to Dartmouth, NS

Walk

  1. Walk from Halifax to Dartmouth

Halifax to Dartmouth by bus

The bus journey time between Halifax and Dartmouth is around 10 min and covers a distance of around 3 km. The fastest bus normally takes 6 min. Operated by Metro Transit - HRM and Maritimebus, the Halifax to Dartmouth bus service departs from Cogswell St Before Gottingen St and arrives in Bridge Terminal Bay 5. Typically 1411 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
10 min
Fastest bus time:
6 min
Bus distance:
3 km
Buses per week:
1411
Cheapest price:
$3
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
00:00
Last bus departs at:
23:58

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Halifax to Dartmouth bus schedules

Halifax → Dartmouth
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Rules to follow in Canada

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Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
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COVID-19 help in Canada

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1-833-784-4397

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There are currently travel restrictions within Canada.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dartmouth is 1-833-784-4397.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Dartmouth is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Dartmouth is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1-833-784-4397.

Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Halifax to Dartmouth is to ferry, which costs $2 - $3 and takes 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Halifax to Dartmouth is to taxi which costs $11 - $14 and takes 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cogswell St Before Gottingen St and arriving at Bridge Terminal Bay 5. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Ferry Stop - Halifax and arriving at Ferry Stop - Alderney. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 min.

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The distance between Halifax and Dartmouth is 3 km.

The best way to get from Halifax to Dartmouth without a car is to bus which takes 9 min and costs $2 - $11.

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The bus from Cogswell St Before Gottingen St to Bridge Terminal Bay 5 takes 9 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Halifax to Dartmouth bus services, operated by Metro Transit - HRM, depart from Cogswell St Before Gottingen St station.

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Halifax to Dartmouth bus services, operated by Metro Transit - HRM, arrive at Bridge Terminal Bay 5 station.

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Map of how to get from Halifax to Dartmouth.
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  • Distance: 2.8 km
  • Duration: 9 min

What companies run services between Halifax, NS, Canada and Dartmouth, NS, Canada?

Metro Transit - HRM operates a bus from Cogswell St Before Gottingen St to Bridge Terminal Bay 5 every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 9 min. Maritimebus also services this route twice daily.

Bus operators
Metro Transit - HRM
Website
halifax.ca
Bus from Cogswell St Before Gottingen St to Bridge Terminal Bay 5
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Metro Transit - HRM
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Halifax to Dartmouth
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
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maritimebus.com
Shuttle from Halifax, NS to Dartmouth, NS
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
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maritimebus.com
Ferry operators
Metro Transit - HRM
Website
halifax.ca
Ferry from Ferry Stop - Halifax to Ferry Stop - Alderney
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
Metro Transit - HRM
Other operators
Taxi from Halifax to Dartmouth
Ave. Duration
5 min
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Your Cab
Phone
+1 866 831 2277
Website
yourcab.ca
Yellow Cab Halifax
Phone
+1 902-420-0000
Website
yellowcabhalifax.ca
Satellite Taxi
Phone
+1 902-865-4444
Website
satellitetaxi.ca
Halifax Airport Taxi
Phone
+1 902-999-2434
Website
halifaxairportlimotaxi.com
Casino Taxi
Phone
+1 902-429-6666, +1 902-425-6666
Website
casinotaxi.ca

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