There are 10 ways to get from Hartford to Nova Scotia by plane, bus, train, 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 Hartford to Halifax  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Hartford (BDL) to Halifax (YHZ) BDL - YHZ

$176 - $1,308

Cheapest option

Bus to Boston, fly to Halifax  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Hartford, Ct to Boston, Ma
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Halifax (YHZ) BOS - YHZ

$121 - $390

8 alternative options

Bus to Boston, fly to Sydney  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Hartford, Ct to Boston, Ma
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Sydney (YQY) BOS - YQY

$202 - $545

Fly Hartford to Moncton, bus  •  11 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Hartford (BDL) to Moncton (YQM) BDL - YQM
  2. Take the bus from Moncton Airport to Truro, NS

$265 - $2,144

Train to Newark, fly to Halifax  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Hartford Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Halifax (YHZ) EWR - YHZ

$157 - $475

Train, train to New York La Guardia, fly to Halifax  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Hartford Amtrak to New Haven Union Station
  2. Take the train from New Haven Union Station to New York Penn Station
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Halifax (YHZ) LGA - YHZ

$222 - $578

Bus, car ferry  •  17 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Hartford, Ct to Boston, Ma
  2. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Portland, Me
  3. Take the car ferry from Portland, ME to Yarmouth
  4. Take the bus from Yarmouth to Halifax

$147 - $261

Bus  •  20 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Hartford, Ct to Boston, Ma
  2. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Bangor, ME
  3. Take the bus from Bangor, Maine - Concord Coach to Houlton, Maine
  4. Take the bus from Woodstock, NB to Moncton, NB
  5. Take the bus from Moncton, NB to Halifax

$140 - $218

Train  •  35 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Hartford Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Springfield Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to St-Lambert Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Saint-Lambert to Halifax

$196 - $573

Drive  •  12 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Hartford to Halifax 794.1 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hartford to Nova Scotia is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 12 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hartford to Nova Scotia is to bus and fly which costs $120 - $390 and takes 8 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Hartford to Nova Scotia. However, there are services departing from Hartford Amtrak and arriving at Halifax via Springfield Amtrak, Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak and Saint-Lambert. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 29 min.

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The distance between Hartford and Nova Scotia is 536 miles. The road distance is 794.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Hartford to Nova Scotia without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 17 h 42 min and costs $140 - $270.

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It takes approximately 9 h 23 min to get from Hartford to Nova Scotia, including transfers.

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Hartford to Nova Scotia train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Hartford Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Hartford to Nova Scotia is to fly which takes 9 h 23 min and costs $170 - $1,400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $220 and takes 20 h 18 min, you could also train, which costs $190 - $600 and takes 35 h 29 min.

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There is no direct flight from Hartford Airport to Halifax Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 41 min and has one stopover.

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Nova Scotia is 1 h ahead of Hartford. It is currently 12:43 PM in Hartford and 1:43 PM in Nova Scotia.

Map of how to get from Hartford to Nova Scotia.
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  • Distance: 535.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 23 min

What companies run services between Hartford, CT, USA and Nova Scotia, Canada?

United Airlines, Air Canada and two other airlines fly from Hartford to Lower Sackville hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hartford to Halifax via Boston, Ma, Boston, MA - South Station, Bangor, ME, Bangor, Maine - Concord Coach, Houlton, Maine, Woodstock, NB, and Moncton, NB in around 20 h 18 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Hartford to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $2,200
Flights from Hartford to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Hartford to Halifax via Montreal, Ottawa
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $2,100
Flights from Hartford to Halifax via Toronto, Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $2,200
Flights from Hartford to Halifax via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from Hartford to Halifax via Toronto, Ottawa
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $2,200
Flights from Hartford to Halifax via Montreal, Fredericton
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Boston to Sydney via Halifax
Ave. Duration
9 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Boston to Sydney via Montreal, Halifax
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Boston to Sydney via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Boston to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Boston to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Boston to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Hartford to Moncton via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $2,300
Flights from Hartford to Moncton via Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $2,100
Flights from Hartford to Moncton via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from Hartford to Moncton via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,300
Flights from Hartford to Moncton via Montreal, Halifax
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $2,200
Flights from Hartford to Moncton via Toronto, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $2,300
Flights from Newark to Halifax
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Newark to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Hartford to Halifax via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Hartford to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $2,200
Flights from Hartford to Halifax via Washington Dulles, Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Newark to Halifax
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from New York La Guardia to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Boston to Sydney via Halifax
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Boston to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Boston to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Halifax
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Halifax via Boston
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Halifax
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Halifax via Boston
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Hartford Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$60 - $110
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 Hartford Amtrak to New Haven Union Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Hartford Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Train from Springfield Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to St-Lambert Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
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 New Haven Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $190
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Saint-Lambert to Halifax
Ave. Duration
21 h 26 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
Bus operators
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 Hartford, Ct to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Boston, Ma to Portland, Me
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Moncton Airport to Truro, NS
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Book at
maritimebus.com
Bus from Woodstock, NB to Moncton, NB
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
maritimebus.com
Bus from Moncton, NB to Halifax
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
maritimebus.com
Concord Coach Lines
Website
concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Portland, ME
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Book at
webstore.concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Bangor, ME
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Book at
webstore.concordcoachlines.com
Amero Shuttle
Website
ameroshuttle.tripod.com
Bus from Yarmouth to Halifax
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
ameroshuttle.tripod.com
Cyr Bus Line
Website
johntcyrandsons.com
Bus from Bangor, Maine - Concord Coach to Houlton, Maine
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $29
Schedules at
johntcyrandsons.com
Ferry operators
Northumberland Ferries
Phone
+1 877-762-7245
Website
ferries.ca
Car ferry from Portland, ME to Yarmouth
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Schedules at
ferries.ca
Book at
ferries.ca
Adult Off-Peak
$80
Adult Peak (July1 - Sept14)
$107
Vehicle Off-Peak
$149
Vehicle Peak (July1 - Sept14)
$199

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