There are 8 ways to get from New York to Nova Scotia by plane, train, bus, subway, car ferry or car

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Fly Newark to Sydney  •  8 h 7 min

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

$252 - $688

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Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Halifax, line 87 bus  •  6 h 56 min

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

$129 - $344

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Train to Newark, fly to Halifax, line 87 bus  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Halifax (YHZ) EWR - YHZ
  3. Take the line 87 bus from Bridge Terminal Bay 15 to Glendale Dr Before Metropolitan Ave

$131 - $393

Fly New York La Guardia to Sydney  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Sydney (YQY) LGA - YQY

$240 - $929

Bus, car ferry  •  19 h 25 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

$174 - $260

Bus, train  •  33 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Montreal, Pq 4008 / ...
  2. Take the train from Montréal to Halifax VIA Rail

$146 - $456

Train  •  33 h 8 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

$162 - $512

Drive  •  15 h 3 min

  1. Drive from New York to Halifax 907.6 miles

$120 - $180

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No, there is no direct train from New York station to Nova Scotia. However, there are services departing from New York Penn Station and arriving at Halifax via Saint-Lambert. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 8 min.

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The distance between New York and Nova Scotia is 631 miles. The road distance is 907.6 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Nova Scotia without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 19 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 7 min to get from New York to Nova Scotia, including transfers.

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New York 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 York to Nova Scotia is to fly which takes 8 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 33 h 8 min.

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There is no direct flight from Newark Airport to Sydney Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 27 min and has one stopover.

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Nova Scotia is 1 h ahead of New York. It is currently 1:23 AM in New York and 2:23 AM in Nova Scotia.

New York to Nova Scotia train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Halifax station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Nova Scotia is 908 miles. It takes approximately 15 h 3 min to drive from New York to Nova Scotia.

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  • Distance: 631.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 7 min

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

Air Canada, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from New York to Glace Bay hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from New York to Halifax via St-Lambert Amtrak and Saint-Lambert in around 33 h 8 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Sydney via Montreal, Halifax
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Sydney via Halifax
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Sydney via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Sydney via Ottawa, Halifax
Ave. Duration
9 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Halifax
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Newark to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Sydney via Montreal, Halifax
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,200
Flights from New York La Guardia to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Sydney via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $2,400
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
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Sydney via Boston, Halifax
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Halifax
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
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
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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
$270 - $370
Business Plus/Sleeper
$480 - $700
Train from Saint-Lambert to Halifax
Ave. Duration
21 h 26 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
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Montreal, Pq
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
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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United Airlines and Air Canada offer flights from Newark Airport to Sydney Airport.

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