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There are 7 ways to get from New Jersey to Nova Scotia by plane, bus, train, subway, 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 Newark to Sydney  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Sydney (YQY) EWR - YQY

$235 - $671

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Fly Newark to Halifax, line 87 bus  •  6 h 32 min

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

$114 - $376

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Train, subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Halifax, line 87 bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to 9th Street
  2. Take the subway from W 4 St to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Halifax (YHZ) LGA - YHZ
  4. Take the line 87 bus from Bridge Terminal Bay 15 to Glendale Dr Before Metropolitan Ave

$132 - $347

Bus, car ferry  •  21 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Portland, ME
  2. Take the car ferry from Portland, ME to Yarmouth
  3. Take the bus from Yarmouth to Halifax

$183 - $279

Bus, train  •  32 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Longueuil, PQ
  2. Take the train from Saint-Lambert to Halifax VIA Rail

$209 - $354

Train  •  34 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to St-Lambert Amtrak Adirondack
  2. Take the train from Saint-Lambert to Halifax VIA Rail

$240 - $469

Drive  •  15 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Newark to Halifax 915.5 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from New Jersey to Nova Scotia is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 15 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Jersey to Nova Scotia is to fly and line 87 bus which costs $110 - $380 and takes 6 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New Jersey station to Nova Scotia. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at Halifax via New York Penn Station and Saint-Lambert. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 24 min.

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The distance between New Jersey and Nova Scotia is 675 miles. The road distance is 915.5 miles.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Nova Scotia without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 21 h 39 min and costs $180 - $280.

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It takes approximately 8 h 8 min to get from New Jersey to Nova Scotia, including transfers.

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New Jersey to Nova Scotia train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Nova Scotia is to fly which takes 8 h 8 min and costs $230 - $700. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $240 - $470 and takes 34 h 24 min.

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There is no direct flight from Newark Airport to Sydney Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 36 min and has one stopover.

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Nova Scotia is 1 h ahead of New Jersey. It is currently 5:31 AM in New Jersey and 6:31 AM in Nova Scotia.

Map of how to get from New Jersey to Nova Scotia.
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  • Distance: 674.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 8 min

What companies run services between New Jersey, USA and Nova Scotia, Canada?

Air Canada, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Elizabeth to Glace Bay hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Newark to Halifax via New York Penn Station, St-Lambert Amtrak, and Saint-Lambert in around 34 h 24 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Sydney via Ottawa, Halifax
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Sydney via Halifax
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Sydney via Montreal, Halifax
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Halifax
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Newark to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Newark to Halifax via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Halifax
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Halifax via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
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
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
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
5 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Newark to Halifax via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Saint-Lambert to Halifax
Ave. Duration
21 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$120 - $140
Economy
$150 - $210
EconomyPlus
$180 - $260
Business
$270 - $370
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to St-Lambert Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
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
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
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Longueuil, PQ
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Book at
trailwaysny.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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New Jersey to Nova Scotia train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Halifax station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New Jersey to Nova Scotia is 916 miles. It takes approximately 15 h 10 min to drive from New Jersey to Nova Scotia.

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United Airlines and Air Canada offer flights from Newark Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 15+ hotels available in Nova Scotia. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Newark Airport is to line 62 bus which takes 12 min and costs $1 - $2.

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