There are 4 ways to get from Montreal to Halifax 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  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Halifax (YHZ) YUL - YHZ

$119 - $302

Cheapest option

Train  •  21 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Halifax VIA Rail

$100 - $350

2 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  24 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Gare d'autocars de Montréal to Saint Simeon, QC
  2. Take the car ferry from Saint Simeon, QC to Riviere-du-Loup, QC
  3. Take the bus from Rivière-du-Loup to Moncton, NB
  4. Take the bus from Moncton, NB to Halifax

$169 - $246

Drive  •  13 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Montreal to Halifax 777.2 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Montreal to Halifax is to drive which costs $130 - $200 and takes 13 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Montreal to Halifax is to fly which costs $150 - $400 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The distance between Montreal and Halifax is 792 km. The road distance is 1243.5 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Montreal to Halifax, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Montréal and arriving at Halifax. Services depart four times a day, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 21 h 51 min.

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The nearest airport to Halifax is Halifax (YHZ) Airport which is 27 km away. Other nearby airports include Moncton (YQM) (185.3 km), Charlottetown (YYG) (185.6 km), St John (YSJ) (197.5 km) and Fredericton (YFC) (268.7 km).

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Map of how to get from Montreal to Halifax.
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  • Distance: 494.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

What companies run services between Montreal, QC, Canada and Halifax, NS, Canada?

Air Canada, Porter Airlines and WestJet fly from Montreal to Halifax hourly. Alternatively, VIA Rail operates a train from Montreal to Halifax 4 times a day. Tickets cost $100 - $350 and the journey takes 21 h 51 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Montreal to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Montreal to Halifax via Fredericton
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Montreal to Halifax via Charlottetown
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Montreal to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Montreal to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Montréal to Halifax
Ave. Duration
21 h 51 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
Bus operators
Intercar
Phone
+1 800-806-2167
Website
intercar.qc.ca
Bus from Gare d'autocars de Montréal to Saint Simeon, QC
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
intercar.ca
Book at
intercar.ca
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Rivière-du-Loup to Moncton, NB
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
maritimebus.com
Book at
maritimebus.betterez.com
Bus from Moncton, NB to Halifax
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
maritimebus.com
Book at
maritimebus.betterez.com
Ferry operators
Traverse Ferry
Phone
418-862-5094
Website
traverserdl.com
Car ferry from Saint Simeon, QC to Riviere-du-Loup, QC
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
traverserdl.com

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