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There are 4 ways to get from Halifax to Ottawa by plane, bus, car ferry, train or car

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Fly  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Halifax (YHZ) to Ottawa (YOW) YHZ - YOW

$121 - $232

3 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  26 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Halifax, NS to Moncton, NB
  2. Take the bus from Moncton, NB to Rivière-du-Loup
  3. Take the car ferry from Riviere-du-Loup, QC to Saint Simeon, QC
  4. Take the bus from Saint Simeon, QC to Gare d'autocars de Montréal
  5. Take the bus from Montréal, QC to Ottawa, ON

$185 - $284

Train  •  25 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Halifax to Montréal VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Montréal to Ottawa VIA Rail

$197 - $347

Drive  •  15 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Halifax to Ottawa 897.6 miles

$110 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Halifax to Ottawa is to drive which costs $150 - $230 and takes 15 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Halifax to Ottawa is to fly which costs $150 - $310 and takes 3 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Halifax to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Halifax and arriving at Ottawa via Montréal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 14 min.

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The distance between Halifax and Ottawa is 956 km. The road distance is 1436.2 km.

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The best way to get from Halifax to Ottawa without a car is to train which takes 25 h 14 min and costs $250 - $460.

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It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from Halifax to Ottawa, including transfers.

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Halifax to Ottawa train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Halifax station.

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The best way to get from Halifax to Ottawa is to fly which takes 3 h 54 min and costs $150 - $310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $250 - $460 and takes 25 h 14 min.

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The quickest flight from Halifax Airport to Ottawa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 54 min.

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Ottawa is 1 h behind Halifax. It is currently 11:12 PM in Halifax and 10:12 PM in Ottawa.

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  • Distance: 597.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 54 min

What companies run services between Halifax, NS, Canada and Ottawa, ON, Canada?

Air Canada, Porter Airlines and WestJet fly from Halifax to Ottawa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Halifax to Ottawa via Montréal in around 25 h 14 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Halifax to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Halifax to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Halifax to Ottawa via Moncton
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Halifax to Ottawa via Charlottetown
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Halifax to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $360
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Halifax to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $420
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Halifax to Montréal
Ave. Duration
22 h 3 min
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 Montréal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$24 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $90
Business
$65 - $95
Bus operators
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Halifax, NS to Moncton, NB
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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maritimebus.com
Bus from Moncton, NB to Rivière-du-Loup
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Book at
maritimebus.com
Intercar
Phone
+1 800-806-2167
Email
info@intercar.ca
Website
intercar.qc.ca
Bus from Saint Simeon, QC to Gare d'autocars de Montréal
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
intercar.ca
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Montréal, QC to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $24
Online Fare
$19 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $45
Refundable
$30 - $50
Ferry operators
Traverse Ferry
Phone
418-862-5094
Website
traverserdl.com
Car ferry from Riviere-du-Loup, QC to Saint Simeon, QC
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
traverserdl.com

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Halifax to Ottawa train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Ottawa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Halifax to Ottawa is 1436 km. It takes approximately 15 h 26 min to drive from Halifax to Ottawa.

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WestJet, Porter Airlines and Air Canada offer flights from Halifax Airport to Ottawa Airport.

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There are 235+ hotels available in Ottawa. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Halifax to Halifax Airport is to Halifax Airport Shuttle which takes 40 min and costs $10 - $25.

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