There are 8 ways to get from Pittsburgh to Nova Scotia by plane, bus, car ferry, night bus, train 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 to Sydney  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Sydney (YQY) PIT - YQY

$298 - $1,222

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Fly to Halifax  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Halifax (YHZ) PIT - YHZ

$197 - $1,307

6 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  30 h 29 min

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

$299 - $504

Bus, night bus, train  •  36 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Erie, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Buffalo, Ny 212
  3. Take the night bus from Buffalo, Ny to Toronto, On 270
  4. Take the train from Toronto to Montréal
  5. Take the train from Montréal to Halifax

$204 - $645

Train  •  40 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Buffalo to Toronto
  4. Take the train from Toronto to Montréal
  5. Take the train from Montréal to Halifax

$256 - $786

Bus, train  •  41 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Dubois, PA
  2. Take the bus from Dubois, PA to Buffalo, NY
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Toronto, On 252 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Montreal
  5. Take the train from Montréal to Halifax

$217 - $567

Train via New York Penn Station  •  43 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak 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

$229 - $703

Drive  •  21 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to Halifax 1279 miles

$160 - $250

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No, there is no direct train from Pittsburgh to Nova Scotia. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh Amtrak and arriving at Halifax via Cleveland Amtrak, Buffalo, Toronto and Montréal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 17 min.

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The distance between Pittsburgh and Nova Scotia is 917 miles. The road distance is 1279 miles.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Nova Scotia without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 30 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 5 min to get from Pittsburgh to Nova Scotia, including transfers.

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Pittsburgh to Nova Scotia train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Pittsburgh Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Nova Scotia is to fly which takes 10 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 40 h 17 min.

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There is no direct flight from Pittsburgh Airport to Sydney Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 32 min and has one stopover.

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Nova Scotia is 1 h ahead of Pittsburgh. It is currently 5:22 AM in Pittsburgh and 6:22 AM in Nova Scotia.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to Nova Scotia is 1279 miles. It takes approximately 21 h 21 min to drive from Pittsburgh to Nova Scotia.

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Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to Nova Scotia.
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  • Distance: 917.2 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 5 min

What companies run services between Pittsburgh, PA, USA and Nova Scotia, Canada?

Air Canada, Delta and four other airlines fly from Pittsburgh to Glace Bay hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pittsburgh to Halifax via Cleveland Amtrak, Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak, Buffalo, Toronto, and Montréal in around 40 h 17 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $2,500
Flights from Pittsburgh to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
8 h 38 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,500
Flights from Pittsburgh to Sydney via Chicago O'Hare, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $2,700
Flights from Pittsburgh to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $2,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Halifax via Toronto, Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Halifax via Toronto, Ottawa
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Halifax via Toronto, Moncton
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Halifax via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Pittsburgh to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Halifax via Washington Dulles, Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Sydney via Boston, Halifax
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Sydney via New York La Guardia, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Pittsburgh to Sydney via Detroit, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 24 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Pittsburgh to Halifax via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from Pittsburgh to Halifax via Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Sydney via New York La Guardia, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Pittsburgh to Sydney via Atlanta, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Pittsburgh to Sydney via Detroit, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 24 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Pittsburgh to Halifax via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from Pittsburgh to Halifax via Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Montréal
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$50 - $75
Economy
$85 - $120
Economy Plus
$120 - $170
Business
$120 - $170
Business Plus/Sleeper
$220 - $310
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 - $150
Economy
$180 - $250
Economy Plus
$250 - $350
Business
$270 - $380
Business Plus/Sleeper
$480 - $700
Train from Buffalo to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
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
$270 - $370
Business Plus/Sleeper
$480 - $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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Cleveland Amtrak to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$290 - $410
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
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
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Erie, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Erie, Pa to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Night bus from Buffalo, Ny to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
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
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Dubois, PA
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
Bus from Dubois, PA to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Book at
megabus.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Montreal
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
megabus.ca
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, Delta, WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Pittsburgh Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Nova Scotia. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Pittsburgh Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs .

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