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There are 5 ways to get from Ottawa to Halifax by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly from Ottawa  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Halifax (YHZ) YOW - YHZ

$121 - $233

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Train to Montreal, fly  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Halifax (YHZ) YUL - YHZ

$166 - $391

Train  •  24 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Montréal VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Montréal to Halifax VIA Rail

$196 - $350

Bus, car ferry  •  26 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, PQ
  2. Take the bus from Gare d'autocars de Montréal to Saint Simeon, QC
  3. Take the car ferry from Saint Simeon, QC to Riviere-du-Loup, QC
  4. Take the bus from Rivière-du-Loup to Moncton, NB
  5. Take the bus from Moncton, NB to Halifax, NS

$185 - $288

Drive  •  15 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Halifax 897.1 miles

$110 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Halifax is to drive which costs $150 - $230 and takes 15 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Halifax is to fly which costs $150 - $310 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ottawa to Halifax. However, there are services departing from Ottawa and arriving at Halifax via Montréal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 47 min.

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The distance between Ottawa and Halifax is 956 km. The road distance is 1435.4 km.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Halifax without a car is to train which takes 24 h 47 min and costs $250 - $460.

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It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to get from Ottawa to Halifax, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Halifax is to fly which takes 3 h 57 min and costs $150 - $310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $250 - $460 and takes 24 h 47 min.

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The quickest flight from Ottawa Airport to Halifax Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 34 min.

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Halifax is 1 h ahead of Ottawa. It is currently 9:50 PM in Ottawa and 10:50 PM in Halifax.

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  • Distance: 597.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 57 min

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Halifax, NS, Canada?

Air Canada, Porter Airlines and WestJet fly from Ottawa to Halifax hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ottawa to Halifax via Montréal in around 24 h 47 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Halifax via Moncton
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
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 Ottawa to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $360
Flights from Montreal to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $420
Flights from Montreal to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Dorval
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$23 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Business
$65 - $90
Train from Ottawa to Montréal
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$24 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $90
Business
$65 - $95
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
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, PQ
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $24
Online Fare
$19 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $45
Refundable
$30 - $50
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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Ottawa to Halifax train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Halifax station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Halifax is 1435 km. It takes approximately 15 h 25 min to drive from Ottawa to Halifax.

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

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There are 134+ hotels available in Halifax. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Ottawa Airport is to line 97 bus which takes 19 min and costs $4.

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