There are 7 ways to get from Montreal to Nova Scotia by plane, bus, car, car ferry or train

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 Sydney  •  4 h 32 min

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

$162 - $378

Cheapest option

Train  •  21 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Halifax VIA Rail / ...

$100 - $340

5 alternative options

Fly to Halifax, line 87 bus  •  4 h 46 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

$121 - $304

Fly to Moncton, bus  •  5 h 31 min

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

$159 - $420

Fly to Charlottetown, drive, car ferry  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Charlottetown (YYG) YUL - YYG
  2. Drive from Charlottetown to Wood Islands, PEI
  3. Take the car ferry from Wood Islands, PEI to Caribou, NS

$158 - $466

Bus  •  19 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Longueuil to Québec
  2. Take the bus from Québec to Rivière-du-Loup
  3. Take the bus from Rivière-du-Loup, PQ to Moncton, NB 700
  4. Take the bus from Moncton, NB to Marriott Harbourfront Hotel 101

$158 - $232

Drive  •  13 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Montreal to Halifax 777.2 miles

$100 - $150

Questions & Answers

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 takes 4 h 32 min and costs $210 - $500.

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The distance between Montreal and Nova Scotia is 815 km. The road distance is 1243 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to get from Montreal to Nova Scotia, 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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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, you can take a bus from Montreal to Halifax via Station Longueuil–Université-de-Sherbrooke, Longueuil, Québec, Rivière-du-Loup, Rivière-du-Loup, PQ, and Moncton, NB in around 19 h 15 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Halifax
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Moncton, Halifax
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Charlottetown, Halifax
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Ottawa, Halifax
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Fredericton, Halifax
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via St John, Halifax
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 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
Flights from Montreal to Moncton
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Montreal to Moncton via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Montreal to Charlottetown
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Montreal to Charlottetown via Halifax
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
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 Sydney via Halifax
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 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 Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 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 - $340
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$100 - $140
Economy
$180 - $250
Economy Plus
$250 - $340
Business
$260 - $370
Business Plus/Sleeper
$470 - $650
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
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Moncton Airport to Truro, NS
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Schedules at
maritimebus.com
Book at
maritimebus.betterez.com
Bus from Ste Foy, PQ to Rivière-du-Loup
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
maritimebus.com
Book at
maritimebus.betterez.com
Bus from Rivière-du-Loup, PQ to Moncton, NB
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
maritimebus.com
Book at
maritimebus.betterez.com
Bus from Moncton, NB to Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
maritimebus.com
Book at
maritimebus.betterez.com
Orleans Express
Phone
+1 888 999-3977
Email
serviceclient@keolis.ca
Website
orleansexpress.com
Bus from Longueuil to Québec
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
orleansexpress.com
Bus from Québec to Rivière-du-Loup
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
orleansexpress.com
Ferry operators
Northumberland Ferries
Phone
+1 877-762-7245
Website
ferries.ca
Car ferry from Wood Islands, PEI to Caribou, NS
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ferries.ca
Book at
ferries.ca

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