There are 6 ways to get from Washington to Halifax by plane, train, bus, car ferry 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 from Reagan Washington  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Halifax (YHZ) DCA - YHZ

$191 - $413

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Bus, train  •  35 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. to New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St.
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Longueuil, PQ
  3. Take the train from Saint-Lambert to Halifax

$180 - $455

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Train to Newark, fly  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Halifax (YHZ) EWR - YHZ

$190 - $561

Bus, car ferry  •  26 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc 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

$280 - $446

Train  •  36 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union 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

$287 - $853

Drive  •  18 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Halifax 1132.6 miles

$150 - $220

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Halifax. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Halifax via New York Penn Station and Saint-Lambert. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 54 min.

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The distance between Washington and Halifax is 803 miles. The road distance is 1132.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Halifax without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 26 h 16 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 11 min to get from Washington to Halifax, including transfers.

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Washington to Halifax train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Halifax is to fly which takes 7 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 36 h 54 min.

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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Halifax Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Halifax is 1 h ahead of Washington. It is currently 6:16 PM in Washington and 7:16 PM in Halifax.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Halifax is 1133 miles. It takes approximately 18 h 56 min to drive from Washington to Halifax.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Halifax.
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  • Distance: 802.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 11 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Halifax, NS, Canada?

Air Canada, United Airlines and four other airlines fly from Washington to Halifax every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from Washington to Halifax via New York Penn Station, St-Lambert Amtrak, and Saint-Lambert in around 36 h 54 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Montreal, Moncton
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Toronto, Ottawa
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Ottawa, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Montreal, St John
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
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
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $140
Business Seat
$100 - $180
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 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 Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
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 Washington, Dc to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120
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
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. to New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St.
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
easternbus.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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Delta, United Airlines and Air Canada offer flights from Reagan Washington 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 Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs .

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