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There are 8 ways to get from Halifax to Washington 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.

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Fly to Reagan Washington  •  7h 8m

  1. Fly from Halifax (YHZ) to Reagan Washington (DCA) YHZ - DCA

$190 - $413

Cheapest option

Fly to Washington Dulles  •  8h 29m

  1. Fly from Halifax (YHZ) to Washington Dulles (IAD) YHZ - IAD

$156 - $1,027

6 alternative options

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  7h 59m

  1. Fly from Halifax (YHZ) to Baltimore (BWI) YHZ - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station

$213 - $474

Fly to Philadelphia, train  •  7h 45m

  1. Fly from Halifax (YHZ) to Philadelphia (PHL) YHZ - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station

$285 - $1,576

Bus, car ferry  •  37h 19m

  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 NY Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington, DC - Union Station

$228 - $404

Train, bus  •  36h 6m

  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, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St. to Washington, DC - 715 H St NW.

$236 - $366

Train  •  36h 13m

  1. Take the train from Halifax to Saint-Lambert
  2. Take the train from St-Lambert Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station

$331 - $766

Drive  •  18h 58m

  1. Drive from Halifax to Washington 1135.6 miles

$150 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Halifax to Washington is to drive which costs $190 - $290 and takes 18h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Halifax to Washington is to fly which costs $240 - $550 and takes 7h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Halifax to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Halifax and arriving at Washington Union Station via St-Lambert Amtrak Station and New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 13m.

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The distance between Halifax and Washington is 1284 km. The road distance is 1817 km.

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The best way to get from Halifax to Washington without a car is to train and bus which takes 36h 6m and costs $300 - $480.

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It takes approximately 7h 8m to get from Halifax to Washington, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Halifax to Washington is to fly which takes 7h 8m and costs $240 - $550. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $430 - $1,000 and takes 36h 13m.

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There is no direct flight from Halifax Airport to Reagan Washington Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 6m and has one stopover.

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Washington is 1h behind Halifax. It is currently 4:59 PM in Halifax and 3:59 PM in Washington.

Map of how to get from Halifax to Washington.
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  • Distance: 802.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 8m

What companies run services between Halifax, NS, Canada and Washington, DC, USA?

American Airlines, Air Canada and four other airlines fly from Halifax to Washington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Halifax to Washington via St-Lambert Amtrak Station and New York Penn Station in around 36h 13m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Halifax to Reagan Washington via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Halifax to Reagan Washington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Halifax to Reagan Washington via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Halifax to Reagan Washington via Saint John, Montreal
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Halifax to Reagan Washington via Moncton, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8h 24m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,700
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Boston, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Moncton, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,700
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Saint John, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,700
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Ottawa, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8h 56m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Charlottetown, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Saint John, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from Halifax to Washington Dulles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from Halifax to Washington Dulles via Montreal
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Flights from Halifax to Washington Dulles via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Flights from Halifax to Washington Dulles via Moncton, Montreal
Ave. Duration
9h 3m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Flights from Halifax to Philadelphia via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $3,300
Flights from Halifax to Philadelphia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $3,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Halifax to Reagan Washington via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Halifax to Reagan Washington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Halifax to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from Halifax to Washington Dulles via Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Halifax to Washington Dulles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from Halifax to Washington Dulles via Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,600
Flights from Halifax to Washington Dulles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Halifax to Philadelphia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $3,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Halifax to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Halifax to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Halifax to Reagan Washington via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
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
$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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St-Lambert Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
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
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Halifax, NS to Moncton, NB
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
maritimebus.com
Bus from Moncton, NB to Rivière-du-Loup
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
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
7h 5m
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.

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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
8h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Bus from New York, Ny to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from NY Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington, DC - Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
peterpanbus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Longueuil, PQ to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St. to Washington, DC - 715 H St NW.
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
easternbus.com
Ferry operators
Traverse Ferry
Phone
418-862-5094
Website
traverserdl.com
Car ferry from Riviere-du-Loup, QC to Saint Simeon, QC
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
traverserdl.com

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Halifax to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Halifax to Washington is 1817 km. It takes approximately 18h 58m to drive from Halifax to Washington.

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WestJet, JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Halifax Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 853+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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

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