There are 8 ways to get from Philadelphia to Halifax by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly Philadelphia to Halifax  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Halifax (YHZ) PHL - YHZ

$195 - $1,327

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Train to Newark, fly to Halifax  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Halifax (YHZ) EWR - YHZ

$144 - $453

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Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Halifax  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Halifax (YHZ) LGA - YHZ

$211 - $565

Fly Philadelphia to Moncton, bus  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Moncton (YQM) PHL - YQM
  2. Take the bus from Moncton Airport to Halifax, NS

$257 - $1,007

Bus, car ferry  •  23 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Boston, Ma
  2. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Brunswick, ME
  3. Take the car ferry from Portland, ME to Yarmouth
  4. Take the bus from Yarmouth to Halifax

$268 - $416

Train, bus  •  33 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Suburban Station to Trenton
  2. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Longueuil, PQ
  4. Take the train from Saint-Lambert to Halifax

$176 - $458

Train  •  35 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to St-Lambert Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Saint-Lambert to Halifax

$238 - $723

Drive  •  16 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Halifax 998.9 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia station to Halifax. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station and arriving at Halifax via New York Penn Station and Saint-Lambert. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 18 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Halifax is 678 miles. The road distance is 998.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Halifax without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 23 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 40 min to get from Philadelphia to Halifax, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Halifax train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Halifax is to fly which takes 7 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 35 h 18 min.

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There is no direct flight from Philadelphia Airport to Halifax Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Halifax is 1 h ahead of Philadelphia. It is currently 12:41 PM in Philadelphia and 1:41 PM in Halifax.

Philadelphia to Halifax train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Halifax station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Halifax is 999 miles. It takes approximately 16 h 36 min to drive from Philadelphia to Halifax.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Halifax.
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  • Distance: 678.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 40 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Halifax, NS, Canada?

Air Canada, Delta and four other airlines fly from Philadelphia to Halifax hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Philadelphia to Halifax via New York Penn Station, St-Lambert Amtrak, and Saint-Lambert in around 35 h 18 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $3,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $3,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Halifax via Montreal, Fredericton
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Halifax via Montreal, Moncton
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,300
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 Philadelphia to Moncton via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $3,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Moncton via Montreal
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $3,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Moncton via Toronto, Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $3,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Moncton via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $3,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Moncton via Montreal, Halifax
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $3,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $3,300
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 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 Philadelphia to Halifax via Boston
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,700
Flights from Philadelphia to Halifax via Raleigh/Durham, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,900
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
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
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak Acela Express

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
njtransit.com
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
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
7 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
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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WestJet, Delta and Air Canada offer flights from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs .

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