There are 7 ways to get from Washington to Nova Scotia by plane, bus, train, bus and 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Sydney  •  7 h 1 min

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

$328 - $2,222

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  35 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to New York, NY - Penn Station
  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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Fly to Halifax  •  8 h 27 min

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

$187 - $397

Fly to Moncton, bus  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Moncton (YQM) DCA - YQM
  2. Take the bus from Moncton Airport to Truro, NS

$266 - $1,943

Bus, bus and ferry  •  35 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to New York, Ny
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Montreal, Pq
  3. Take the bus from Gare d'autocars de Montréal to Quebec Station
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Quebec - 3001, Chemin-des-Quatre-Bourgeois, St Foy to Moncton - 477 Paul street
  5. Take the bus from Moncton, NB to Halifax

$335 - $475

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

Questions & Answers

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 $320 - $2,300 and takes 7 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Nova Scotia. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Halifax via New York, Ny, Gare d'autocars de Montréal, Quebec - 3001, Chemin-des-Quatre-Bourgeois, St Foy and Moncton, NB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 47 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 35 h 13 min and costs $180 - $460.

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It takes approximately 7 h 1 min to get from Washington to Nova Scotia, including transfers.

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Washington to Nova Scotia bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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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 7 h 1 min and costs $320 - $2,300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $280 - $900 and takes 36 h 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Nova Scotia.
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  • Distance: 837.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 1 min

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

Air Canada and American Airlines fly from Washington to Glace Bay every 3 hours. 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 Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sydney via Montreal, Halifax
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $2,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 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, Moncton
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 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 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moncton via Montreal
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moncton via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 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 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moncton via Montreal, Halifax
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moncton via Ottawa, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 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 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moncton via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moncton via Ottawa, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moncton via Toronto, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
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 - $150
Economy
$180 - $250
Economy Plus
$250 - $350
Business
$270 - $370
Business Plus/Sleeper
$480 - $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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
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
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Moncton Airport to Truro, NS
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Book at
maritimebus.com
Bus from Moncton, NB to Halifax
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
maritimebus.com
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to New York, NY - Penn Station
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
7 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.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
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from New York, Ny to Montreal, Pq
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
peterpanbus.com
Intercar
Phone
+1 800-806-2167
Website
intercar.qc.ca
Bus from Gare d'autocars de Montréal to Quebec Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
intercar.ca
Book at
intercar.ca
Autobus Les Sillons
Phone
+1(418) 986 3886
Email
info@autobuslessillons.com
Bus and ferry from Quebec - 3001, Chemin-des-Quatre-Bourgeois, St Foy to Moncton - 477 Paul street
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$206
Schedules at
autobuslessillons.com

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