There are 8 ways to get from Vancouver to Nova Scotia by plane, car, car ferry, bus or train

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 50 min

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

$394 - $1,409

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Fly to Moncton, bus  •  11 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Moncton (YQM) YVR - YQM
  2. Take the bus from Moncton Airport to Truro, NS

$240 - $588

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Fly to Halifax  •  10 h 34 min

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

$266 - $729

Fly to Charlottetown, drive, car ferry  •  11 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Charlottetown (YYG) YVR - YYG
  2. Drive from Charlottetown to Wood Islands, PEI
  3. Take the car ferry from Wood Islands, PEI to Caribou, NS

$451 - $1,603

Train, bus  •  3 days 20 h

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Everett Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Everett Amtrak 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

$522 - $1,608

Bus, drive, car ferry  •  3 days 23 h

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB
  2. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Kingston, ON
  4. Drive from Kingston, ON to Portland, ME
  5. Take the car ferry from Portland, ME to Yarmouth
  6. Take the bus from Yarmouth to Halifax

$414 - $868

Train  •  5 days 3 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

$443 - $1,555

Drive  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Halifax 3936.9 miles

$500 - $800

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Nova Scotia is to fly and bus which costs $310 - $800 and takes 11 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Nova Scotia is to fly which costs $340 - $950 and takes 10 h 34 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 3 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 $650 - $2,100.

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It takes approximately 10 h 50 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 10 h 50 min and costs $500 - $1,900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $550 - $2,100 and takes 5 days 3 h.

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There is no direct flight from Vancouver Airport to Sydney Airport. The quickest flight takes 9 h 23 min and has one stopover.

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Nova Scotia is 4 h ahead of Vancouver. It is currently 9:19 AM in Vancouver and 1:19 PM in Nova Scotia.

Map of how to get from Vancouver to Nova Scotia.
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  • Distance: 2768.8 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 50 min

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

Air Canada and WestJet 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 3 h.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 17 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Sydney via Ottawa, Halifax
Ave. Duration
9 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Sydney via Montreal, Halifax
Ave. Duration
9 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
10 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Sydney via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Sydney via Victoria, Toronto
Ave. Duration
14 h 22 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Sydney via Edmonton, Toronto
Ave. Duration
14 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Sydney via Calgary, Toronto
Ave. Duration
14 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Sydney via Winnipeg, Toronto
Ave. Duration
15 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Halifax via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Halifax via Toronto, Ottawa
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Halifax via Edmonton, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Halifax via Calgary, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Charlottetown via Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Charlottetown via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Charlottetown via Winnipeg, Montreal
Ave. Duration
9 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Charlottetown via Toronto, Montreal
Ave. Duration
9 h 54 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Charlottetown via Ottawa, Montreal
Ave. Duration
9 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Charlottetown via Edmonton, Montreal
Ave. Duration
10 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Charlottetown via Edmonton, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Charlottetown via Calgary, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Charlottetown via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
10 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Charlottetown via Victoria, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Charlottetown via Calgary, Montreal
Ave. Duration
10 h 59 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Moncton via Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Moncton via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Moncton via Toronto, Montreal
Ave. Duration
9 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Moncton via Montreal, Ottawa
Ave. Duration
9 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to Moncton via Victoria, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Moncton via Calgary, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Moncton via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Sydney via Calgary, Halifax
Ave. Duration
9 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Sydney via Montreal, Halifax
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
11 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Halifax via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Halifax via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Halifax via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
9 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Charlottetown via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Moncton via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Everett Amtrak
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 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 42 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
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 Vancouver to Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 days 23 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$290 - $410
Economy
$550 - $750
Economy Plus
$750 - $1,100
Business
$800 - $1,200
Business Plus/Sleeper
$1,400 - $2,100
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
Bus operators
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
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $90
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $23
Online Fare
$19 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $40
Refundable
$30 - $50
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$50 - $80
Online Fare
$70 - $110
Standard Fare
$90 - $130
Refundable
$95 - $140
Bus from Calgary, AB to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
Ave. Duration
2 days 4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$170 - $250
Online Fare
$240 - $320
Standard Fare
$290 - $420
Refundable
$310 - $450
Bus from Toronto, ON to Kingston, ON
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$20 - $29
Online Fare
$24 - $45
Standard Fare
$35 - $50
Refundable
$35 - $60
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
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
Ferry operators
Northumberland Ferries
Phone
+1 877-762-7245
Website
ferries.ca
Car ferry from Wood Islands, PEI to Caribou, NS
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ferries.ca
Book at
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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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 16+ hotels available in Nova Scotia. Prices start at $77 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 .

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