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There are 7 ways to get from Washington to Nova Scotia by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to Sydney  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Sydney (YQY) DCA - YQY

$278 - $1,122

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Fly Reagan Washington to Halifax  •  8 h 22 min

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

$187 - $397

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Train to Philadelphia, fly to Halifax  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Halifax (YHZ) PHL - YHZ

$285 - $1,557

Bus, train  •  36 h 1 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

$235 - $375

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 Station
  3. Take the train from Saint-Lambert to Halifax

$337 - $763

Bus, car ferry  •  39 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to NY Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Montreal, Pq
  3. Take the bus from Gare d'autocars de Montréal to Saint Simeon, QC
  4. Take the car ferry from Saint Simeon, QC to Riviere-du-Loup, QC
  5. Take the bus from Rivière-du-Loup to Moncton, NB
  6. Take the bus from Moncton, NB to Halifax, NS

$228 - $411

Drive  •  18 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Halifax 1132.6 miles

$150 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Nova Scotia is to drive which costs $150 - $220 and takes 18 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Nova Scotia is to fly which costs $180 - $400 and takes 8 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Nova Scotia. 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 Nova Scotia is 837 miles. The road distance is 1132.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Nova Scotia without a car is to bus and train which takes 36 h 1 min and costs $230 - $380.

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It takes approximately 9 h 3 min to get from Washington to Nova Scotia, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Washington to Nova Scotia is to fly which takes 9 h 3 min and costs $270 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $330 - $800 and takes 36 h 54 min.

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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Sydney Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 16 min and has one stopover.

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Nova Scotia is 1 h ahead of Washington. It is currently 7:22 PM in Washington and 8:22 PM in Nova Scotia.

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  • Distance: 837.4 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 3 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Nova Scotia, Canada?

Air Canada, Delta and three other airlines fly from Washington to Glace Bay hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Washington to Halifax via New York Penn Station and Saint-Lambert in around 36 h 54 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sydney via Montreal, Halifax
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $2,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sydney via Ottawa, Halifax
Ave. Duration
11 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $2,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Ottawa, Moncton
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Montreal, Ottawa
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Ottawa, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sydney via New York La Guardia, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sydney via Atlanta, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sydney via New York La Guardia, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sydney via Atlanta, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Halifax
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,300
Train operators
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Saint-Lambert to Halifax
Ave. Duration
21 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$120 - $140
Economy
$150 - $210
EconomyPlus
$180 - $260
Business
$270 - $370
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to St-Lambert Amtrak Station
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
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
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
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to NY Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
peterpanbus.com
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 New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from New York, Ny to Montreal, Pq
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Intercar
Phone
+1 800-806-2167
Email
info@intercar.ca
Website
intercar.qc.ca
Bus from Gare d'autocars de Montréal to Saint Simeon, QC
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
intercar.ca
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Rivière-du-Loup to Moncton, NB
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Book at
maritimebus.com
Bus from Moncton, NB to Halifax, NS
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
maritimebus.com
Ferry operators
Traverse Ferry
Phone
418-862-5094
Website
traverserdl.com
Car ferry from Saint Simeon, QC to Riviere-du-Loup, QC
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
traverserdl.com

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

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

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Delta, WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Reagan Washington 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 Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $4.

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