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There are 6 ways to get from Vancouver to Nova Scotia by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Vancouver to Sydney  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Sydney (YQY) YVR - YQY

$398 - $1,523

Cheapest option

Fly Vancouver to Halifax  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Halifax (YHZ) YVR - YHZ

$267 - $758

4 alternative options

Bus to Abbotsford, fly to Halifax  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station to Abbotsford Airport
  2. Fly from Abbotsford (YXX) to Halifax (YHZ) YXX - YHZ

$287 - $984

Train, bus  •  3 days 20 h

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Everett Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Everett Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
  4. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Brockville, ON
  5. Take the bus from Brockville, ON to Montreal, PQ
  6. Take the train from Montréal to Halifax

$572 - $1,518

Train  •  5 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Vancouver to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Montréal
  3. Take the train from Montréal to Halifax

$652 - $1,102

Drive  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Halifax 3936.9 miles

$500 - $800

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Nova Scotia is to fly which costs $340 - $1,000 and takes 8 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Nova Scotia is to fly which costs $340 - $1,000 and takes 8 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vancouver to Nova Scotia. However, there are services departing from Vancouver and arriving at Halifax via Toronto and Montréal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 days 1 h.

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The distance between Vancouver and Nova Scotia is 4430 km. The road distance is 6299 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Nova Scotia without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 days 20 h and costs $750 - $2,000.

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It takes approximately 9 h 36 min to get from Vancouver to Nova Scotia, including transfers.

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Vancouver to Nova Scotia train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Vancouver station.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Nova Scotia is to fly which takes 9 h 36 min and costs $500 - $2,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $850 - $1,500 and takes 5 days 1 h.

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There is no direct flight from Vancouver Airport to Sydney Airport. The quickest flight takes 8 h 39 min and has one stopover.

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Nova Scotia is 4 h ahead of Vancouver. It is currently 7:25 AM in Vancouver and 11:25 AM in Nova Scotia.

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  • Distance: 2768.8 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 36 min

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Nova Scotia, Canada?

WestJet, Air Canada and three other airlines fly from Vancouver to Glace Bay hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vancouver to Halifax via Toronto and Montréal in around 5 days 1 h.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Sydney via Calgary, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 39 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Sydney via Edmonton, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 39 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Sydney via Winnipeg, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 44 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
11 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Halifax
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Halifax via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Halifax via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Halifax via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Abbotsford to Halifax via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Abbotsford to Halifax via Calgary, Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Abbotsford to Halifax via Calgary, Edmonton
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Abbotsford to Halifax via Calgary, Toronto
Ave. Duration
11 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Abbotsford to Halifax via Calgary, Ottawa
Ave. Duration
11 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 21 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Sydney via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
11 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Sydney via Calgary, Halifax
Ave. Duration
12 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Sydney via Edmonton, Toronto
Ave. Duration
13 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Halifax via Boston
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Abbotsford to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Swoop
Website
flyswoop.com
Flights from Abbotsford to Halifax via Hamilton
Ave. Duration
9 h 23 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Train operators
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Everett Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
Train from Everett Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
44 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$260 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$470 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $800
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Train from Chicago Union Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Room
$390 - $550
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
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
Train from Vancouver to Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 days 21 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$420 - $700
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$380 - $390
Economy
$420 - $600
EconomyPlus
$500 - $700
Business
$800 - $1,100
Train from Toronto to Montréal
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$55 - $75
Economy
$75 - $110
EconomyPlus
$100 - $150
Business
$130 - $180
Bus operators
EBus Canada
Phone
1-877-769-3287
Email
info@myebus.ca
Website
myebus.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station to Abbotsford Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
myebus.ca
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Brockville, ON
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $90
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $23
Online Fare
$18 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $40
Refundable
$30 - $45
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Brockville, ON to Montreal, PQ
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Book at
megabus.ca

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Nova Scotia is 6299 km. It takes approximately 2 days 14 h to drive from Vancouver to Nova Scotia.

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WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 15+ hotels available in Nova Scotia. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 18 min and costs $3 - $5.

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