There are 7 ways to get from Halifax to Washington by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, night bus 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 Reagan Washington  •  7 h 11 min

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

$184 - $396

Cheapest option

Train, night bus, bus  •  35 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Halifax to Montréal
  2. Take the night bus from Montreal, Pq to New York, Ny
  3. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Washington, Dc

$164 - $516

5 alternative options

Fly to Washington Dulles  •  8 h 11 min

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

$170 - $660

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  8 h 35 min

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

$207 - $457

Bus, bus and ferry  •  30 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Marriott Harbourfront Hotel to Moncton, NB
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Moncton - 477 Paul street to Quebec - St Foy bus terminal
  3. Take the bus from Québec to Montréal
  4. Take the bus from Montreal, QC to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  5. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Washington, Dc

$344 - $447

Train  •  36 h 46 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 Washington Union Station

$282 - $856

Drive  •  18 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Halifax to Washington 1135.6 miles

$150 - $220

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Halifax to Washington is to fly which costs $230 - $550 and takes 7 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Halifax to Washington. However, there are services departing from Marriott Harbourfront Hotel and arriving at Washington, Dc via Moncton - 477 Paul street, Québec, Montreal, QC and New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 16 min.

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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 and New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 46 min.

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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 bus and bus and ferry which takes 30 h 16 min and costs $440 - $600.

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It takes approximately 7 h 11 min to get from Halifax to Washington, including transfers.

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Halifax to Washington bus services, operated by Maritimebus, depart from Marriott Harbourfront Hotel station.

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Map of how to get from Halifax to Washington.
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  • Distance: 802.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 11 min

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

Air Canada, Delta and four other airlines fly from Halifax to Washington every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from Halifax to Washington via Saint-Lambert, St-Lambert Amtrak, and New York Penn Station in around 36 h 46 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Halifax to Reagan Washington via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Halifax to Reagan Washington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Halifax to Reagan Washington via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Halifax to Reagan Washington via Ottawa, Montreal
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Halifax to Reagan Washington via St John, Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Halifax to Reagan Washington via Boston, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Halifax to Reagan Washington via Charlottetown, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Halifax to Washington Dulles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from Halifax to Washington Dulles via Montreal
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Flights from Halifax to Washington Dulles via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Flights from Halifax to Washington Dulles via Moncton, Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Montreal
Ave. Duration
9 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,700
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Ottawa, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Boston, Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Charlottetown, Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Moncton, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,700
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via St John, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,700
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Ottawa, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Charlottetown, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via St John, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Halifax to Reagan Washington via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Halifax to Reagan Washington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Halifax to Reagan Washington via Boston, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Halifax to Washington Dulles via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Halifax to Washington Dulles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from Halifax to Washington Dulles via Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,600
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from Halifax to Baltimore via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Halifax to Reagan Washington via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Halifax to Washington Dulles via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
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 Montréal
Ave. Duration
22 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$100 - $140
Economy
$180 - $250
Economy Plus
$250 - $350
Business
$270 - $370
Business Plus/Sleeper
$480 - $700
Train from Halifax to Saint-Lambert
Ave. Duration
21 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$100 - $140
Economy
$180 - $250
Economy Plus
$250 - $350
Business
$260 - $370
Business Plus/Sleeper
$470 - $700
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 1-800-872-7245
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
Autobus Les Sillons
Phone
+1(418) 986 3886
Email
info@autobuslessillons.com
Bus and ferry from Moncton - 477 Paul street to Quebec - St Foy bus terminal
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$204
Schedules at
autobuslessillons.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Montreal, QC to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
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 New York, Ny to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Night bus from Montreal, Pq to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
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
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
peterpanbus.com

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