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There are 5 ways to get from Montreal to Nova Scotia by plane, bus, car ferry, train or car

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Fly to Sydney  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Sydney (YQY) YUL - YQY

$157 - $361

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Train  •  21 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Halifax VIA Rail

$100 - $350

3 alternative options

Fly to Halifax, line 87 bus  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Halifax (YHZ) YUL - YHZ
  2. Take the line 87 bus from Bridge Terminal Bay 15 to Glendale Dr Before Metropolitan Ave

$116 - $286

Bus, car ferry  •  23 h 4 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

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 Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia is to fly which costs $200 - $480 and takes 4 h 38 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 Nova Scotia is 815 km. The road distance is 1243.5 km.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Nova Scotia without a car is to train which takes 21 h 51 min and costs $130 - $460.

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It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Montreal to Nova Scotia, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Montreal to Nova Scotia is to fly which takes 4 h 38 min and costs $200 - $480. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $130 - $460 and takes 21 h 51 min.

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There is no direct flight from Montreal Airport to Sydney Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 8 min and has one stopover.

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Nova Scotia is 1 h ahead of Montreal. It is currently 10:40 PM in Montreal and 11:40 PM in Nova Scotia.

Map of how to get from Montreal to Nova Scotia.
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  • Distance: 509.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 38 min

What companies run services between Montreal, QC, Canada and Nova Scotia, Canada?

Air Canada, WestJet and two other airlines fly from Montreal to Glace Bay hourly. Alternatively, VIA Rail operates a train from Montreal to Halifax 3 times a week. Tickets cost $100 - $350 and the journey takes 21 h 51 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Halifax
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Fredericton, Halifax
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Ottawa, Halifax
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
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 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Montreal to Halifax via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Halifax
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Montreal to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Montreal to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 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
$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
Metro Transit - HRM
Website
halifax.ca
Bus from Bridge Terminal Bay 15 to Glendale Dr Before Metropolitan Ave
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
halifax.ca
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
3 h 45 min
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 Nova Scotia train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Halifax station.

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

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WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Montreal Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Nova Scotia. Prices start at $75 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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