Directions from Washington to Nova Scotia

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Recommended option

Fly to Sydney  •  7 h 53 min

  1. DCA - YQY

$268 - $1,022

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  35 h 33 min

$180 - $455

5 alternative options

Fly to Halifax  •  8 h 37 min

  1. DCA - YHZ

$187 - $397

Fly to Moncton, bus  •  9 h 14 min

  1. DCA - YQM

$266 - $1,943

Bus, carferry  •  26 h 16 min

$300 - $398

Train  •  37 h 4 min

$287 - $853

Drive  •  18 h 56 min

  1. 1132.6 miles

$150 - $220

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

Air Canada, American Airlines and four other airlines fly from Washington to Glace Bay hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Washington to Halifax via New York Penn Station, St-Lambert Amtrak, and Saint-Lambert in around 37 h 4 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sydney via Montreal, Halifax
Ave. Duration
10 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $2,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Ottawa, Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Ottawa, Moncton
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Montreal, Ottawa
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Montreal, St John
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moncton via Montreal
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moncton via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moncton via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moncton via Ottawa, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $2,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moncton via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moncton via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moncton via Ottawa, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moncton via Toronto, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
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 Detroit, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 54 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sydney via Detroit, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 54 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Train operators
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
$270 - $370
Business Plus/Sleeper
$480 - $700
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Amtrak
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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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 Shuttle
Phone
202-750-9078
Website
easternshuttle.com
Bus from Washington DC to New York, NY - Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
easternshuttle.com
Hola Bus
Phone
+1 917-398-0398
Email
help@iLIKEBUS.com
Website
holabus.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 2 hours
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
holabus.com
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Longueuil, PQ
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Ferry operators
Northumberland Ferries
Website
ferries.ca
Car ferry from Portland, ME to Yarmouth
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$107
Schedules at
ferries.ca
Book at
ferries.ca

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Washington and Nova Scotia is 1340 km. The road distance is 1812 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Washington to Nova Scotia is to fly which takes 7 h 53 min and costs $260 - $1,100.

No, there is no direct train from Washington to Nova Scotia. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Halifax via New York Penn Station and Saint-Lambert. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 4 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 53 min to get from Washington to Nova Scotia, including transfers.