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

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Fly to Vancouver  •  8h 26m

  1. Fly from Halifax (YHZ) to Vancouver (YVR) YHZ - YVR

$217 - $660

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Fly to Abbotsford, bus  •  11h 32m

  1. Fly from Halifax (YHZ) to Abbotsford (YXX) YHZ - YXX
  2. Take the bus from Abbotsford International Airport to Scott Road Skytrain Station

$314 - $1,031

Train  •  3 days 23h

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

$638 - $1,207

Drive  •  2 days 14h

  1. Drive from Halifax to Vancouver 6296.8 km

$650 - $950

Halifax to Vancouver by train

The train journey time between Halifax and Vancouver is around 4 days 14h and covers a distance of around 6649 km. The fastest train normally takes 4 days 14h. Services are operated by VIA Rail and Amtrak. Typically two trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Halifax to Vancouver train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
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The cheapest way to get from Halifax to Vancouver is to fly which costs $210 - $700 and takes 8h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Halifax to Vancouver is to fly which costs $210 - $700 and takes 8h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Halifax to Vancouver. However, there are services departing from Halifax and arriving at Vancouver via St-Lambert Amtrak Station, Schenectady, Chicago Union Station and Everett Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 23h.

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The distance between Halifax and Vancouver is 4430 km. The road distance is 6296.8 km.

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The best way to get from Halifax to Vancouver without a car is to train which takes 3 days 23h and costs $600 - $1,300.

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It takes approximately 8h 26m to get from Halifax to Vancouver, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Halifax to Vancouver is to fly which takes 8h 26m and costs $210 - $700. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $600 - $1,300 and takes 3 days 23h.

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The quickest flight from Halifax Airport to Vancouver Airport is the direct flight which takes 6h 25m.

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Halifax to Vancouver train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Vancouver station.

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Map of how to get from Halifax to Vancouver.
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  • Distance: 4429.8 km
  • Duration: 8h 26m

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

WestJet, Air Canada and Flair Airlines fly from Halifax to Vancouver hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Halifax to Vancouver via St-Lambert Amtrak Station, Schenectady, Chicago Union Station, and Everett Amtrak Station in around 3 days 23h.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Halifax to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Halifax to Vancouver via Calgary
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Halifax to Vancouver via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Halifax to Vancouver via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
8h 48m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Halifax to Abbotsford via Calgary
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,000
Flights from Halifax to Abbotsford via Toronto, Calgary
Ave. Duration
11h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,000
Flights from Halifax to Abbotsford via Edmonton, Calgary
Ave. Duration
10h 49m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Halifax to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Flights from Halifax to Vancouver via Montreal
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Flights from Halifax to Vancouver via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,700
Flair Airlines
Website
flyflair.com
Flights from Halifax to Vancouver via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Halifax to Vancouver via Kitchener
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Halifax to Abbotsford via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Halifax to Saint-Lambert
Ave. Duration
21h 44m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$160 - $200
Business
$240 - $360
Economy
$210 - $260
EconomyPlus
$420 - $600
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 St-Lambert Amtrak Station to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$260 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Seat
$80 - $120
Train from Schenectady to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
15h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$370 - $550
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Everett Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
44h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$240 - $350
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Premium
$600 - $900
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Seat
$550 - $800
Train from Everett Amtrak Station to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Business Seat
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Reliable Bus
Phone
+1(604) 229-1232
Email
info@reliablebus.ca
Website
reliablebus.ca
Bus from Abbotsford International Airport to Scott Road Skytrain Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
reliablebus.ca
Online rate
$18
Onboard rate
$21

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Yes, the driving distance between Halifax to Vancouver is 6297 km. It takes approximately 2 days 14h to drive from Halifax to Vancouver.

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Flair Airlines, Air Canada and WestJet offer flights from Halifax Airport to Vancouver Airport.

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