There are 4 ways to get from Ottawa to Halifax by plane, train or car

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Fly from Ottawa  •  3 h 40 min

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

$121 - $233

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Train to Montreal, fly  •  5 h 8 min

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

$149 - $385

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

$129 - $435

Drive  •  15 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Halifax 897.1 miles

$110 - $180

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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 .

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 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 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs 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 30 min.

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Halifax is 1 h ahead of Ottawa. It is currently 6:29 AM in Ottawa and 7:29 AM in Halifax.

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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  • Distance: 597.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

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

Air Canada, WestJet and Porter Airlines 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 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
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
Monday to Saturday
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 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $420
Flights from Montreal to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$50 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$95 - $140
Train from Ottawa to Montréal
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $40
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
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
$260 - $370
Business Plus/Sleeper
$470 - $700

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

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There are 105+ hotels available in Halifax. Prices start at $97 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 .

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