• Our partners include:

  • Greyhound USA
  • VIA Rail
  • Amtrak
  • Acela Express
  • Megabus
  • SuperShuttle
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia

There are 9 ways to get from Halifax to Philadelphia by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

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

Recommended option

Fly to Philadelphia  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Halifax (YHZ) to Philadelphia (PHL) YHZ - PHL

$195 - $1,326

Cheapest option

Fly to Newark, train  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Halifax (YHZ) to Newark (EWR) YHZ - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$144 - $454

7 alternative options

Fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Halifax (YHZ) to New York La Guardia (LGA) YHZ - LGA
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$208 - $571

Fly to New York JFK, train  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Halifax (YHZ) to New York JFK (JFK) YHZ - JFK
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$242 - $790

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Halifax (YHZ) to Baltimore (BWI) YHZ - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$238 - $544

Train, bus  •  33 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Halifax to Saint-Lambert
  2. Take the bus from Longueuil, PQ to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from New York to Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St

$223 - $372

Bus, car ferry  •  35 h 3 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 Montreal, Pq to New York, Ny
  6. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal Nyc

$220 - $374

Train  •  34 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Halifax to Saint-Lambert
  2. Take the train from St-Lambert Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$286 - $636

Drive  •  16 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Halifax to Philadelphia 1001.8 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Halifax to Philadelphia is to drive which costs $170 - $260 and takes 16 h 37 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Halifax to Philadelphia is to fly and train which costs $270 - $750 and takes 7 h 8 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Halifax to Philadelphia station. However, there are services departing from Halifax and arriving at Philadelphia 30th Street Station via St-Lambert Amtrak and New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 23 min.

More details

The distance between Halifax and Philadelphia is 1085 km. The road distance is 1602.8 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Halifax to Philadelphia without a car is to train and bus which takes 33 h 15 min and costs $290 - $490.

More details

It takes approximately 7 h 37 min to get from Halifax to Philadelphia, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Halifax to Philadelphia is to fly which takes 7 h 37 min and costs $250 - $1,800. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $370 - $850 and takes 34 h 23 min.

Mode details

There is no direct flight from Halifax Airport to Philadelphia Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 19 min and has one stopover.

Search flights

Philadelphia is 1 h behind Halifax. It is currently 3:43 PM in Halifax and 2:43 PM in Philadelphia.

Map of how to get from Halifax to Philadelphia.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 678.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 37 min

What companies run services between Halifax, NS, Canada and Philadelphia, PA, USA?

Air Canada, WestJet and five other airlines fly from Halifax to Philadelphia hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Halifax to Philadelphia via Saint-Lambert, St-Lambert Amtrak, and New York Penn Station in around 34 h 23 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Halifax to Philadelphia via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $3,300
Flights from Halifax to Philadelphia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $3,300
Flights from Halifax to Philadelphia via Moncton, Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,300
Flights from Halifax to Philadelphia via Saint John, Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,300
Flights from Halifax to Philadelphia via Boston, Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $3,300
Flights from Halifax to Philadelphia via Charlottetown, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $3,300
Flights from Halifax to Philadelphia via Ottawa, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $3,300
Flights from Halifax to New York La Guardia via Montreal
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Halifax to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Halifax to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Halifax to Newark via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Halifax to Newark via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Halifax to Newark via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,700
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Fredericton, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Ottawa, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Boston, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Moncton, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,700
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Saint John, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,700
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Ottawa, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Charlottetown, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Saint John, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Halifax to Philadelphia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $3,300
Flights from Halifax to Philadelphia via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Halifax to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Halifax to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Halifax to Newark via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Halifax to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Halifax to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Halifax to New York La Guardia via Boston
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Halifax to New York JFK via Boston
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Halifax to New York JFK via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Halifax to New York JFK via Montreal
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Halifax to New York JFK via Orlando
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Halifax to New York JFK via New York La Guardia, Boston
Ave. Duration
9 h 21 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Halifax to Philadelphia via Boston
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,700
Flights from Halifax to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Halifax to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Halifax to New York La Guardia via Boston
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Halifax to New York JFK via Boston
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Halifax to New York JFK via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Halifax to New York JFK via New York La Guardia, Boston
Ave. Duration
9 h 21 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Halifax to New York JFK via Montreal
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Halifax to New York JFK via Boston
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,500
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Halifax to Saint-Lambert
Ave. Duration
21 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$120 - $140
Economy
$150 - $210
EconomyPlus
$180 - $260
Business
$270 - $370
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St-Lambert Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Longueuil, PQ to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Book at
trailwaysny.com
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
Book at
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 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 Montreal, Pq to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Bus from New York, Ny to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bieber Transportation Group
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

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Halifax to Philadelphia train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Halifax to Philadelphia is 1603 km. It takes approximately 16 h 37 min to drive from Halifax to Philadelphia.

Get driving directions

WestJet, Delta, United Airlines and Air Canada offer flights from Halifax Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

Search flights

There are 428+ hotels available in Philadelphia. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

More details

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

More details