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

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Fly  •  3 h 54 min

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

$120 - $302

3 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  23 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, NS

$169 - $246

Train  •  21 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Halifax VIA Rail

$150 - $260

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 3 h 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Montréal and arriving at Halifax. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 21 h 51 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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The best way to get from Montreal to Halifax without a car is to train which takes 21 h 51 min and costs $190 - $340.

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It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from Montreal to Halifax, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Montreal to Halifax is to fly which takes 3 h 54 min and costs $150 - $400. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $190 - $340 and takes 21 h 51 min.

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The quickest flight from Montreal Airport to Halifax Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 29 min.

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Halifax is 1 h ahead of Montreal. It is currently 10:28 AM in Montreal and 11:28 AM in Halifax.

Map of how to get from Montreal to Halifax.
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  • Distance: 494.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 54 min

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

Air Canada, Porter Airlines and WestJet fly from Montreal to Halifax every 2 hours. Alternatively, VIA Rail operates a train from Montreal to Halifax 3 times a week. Tickets cost $150 - $260 and the journey takes 21 h 51 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Montreal to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Montreal to Halifax via Fredericton
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Montreal to Halifax via Charlottetown
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Montreal to Halifax via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 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
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$120 - $140
Economy
$150 - $210
EconomyPlus
$180 - $260
Business
$270 - $380
Bus operators
Intercar
Phone
+1 800-806-2167
Email
info@intercar.ca
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
Book at
intercar.ca
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Rivière-du-Loup to Moncton, NB
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Book at
maritimebus.com
Bus from Moncton, NB to Halifax, NS
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
maritimebus.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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Montreal to Halifax train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Halifax station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Montreal to Halifax is 1243 km. It takes approximately 13 h 18 min to drive from Montreal to Halifax.

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WestJet, Porter Airlines and Air Canada offer flights from Montreal Airport to Halifax Airport.

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There are 104+ hotels available in Halifax. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Montreal Airport is to line 747 bus which takes 21 min and costs $4.

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