There are 5 ways to get from Montreal to Halifax by plane, train, bus 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 from Montreal  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Halifax (YHZ) YUL - YHZ

$120 - $303

Cheapest option

Train  •  21 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Halifax VIA Rail / ...

$100 - $360

3 alternative options

Train to Ottawa, fly  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Ottawa
  2. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Halifax (YHZ) YOW - YHZ

$148 - $305

Bus  •  18 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Montréal to Québec
  2. Take the bus from Québec to Rivière-du-Loup
  3. Take the bus from Rivière-du-Loup, PQ to Moncton, NB 700
  4. Take the bus from Moncton, NB to Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

$160 - $230

Drive  •  13 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Montreal to Halifax 777.2 miles

$100 - $150

What companies run services between Montreal, QC, Canada and Halifax, NS, Canada?

Air Canada, Porter Airlines and WestJet fly from Montreal to Halifax hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Montreal to Halifax via Québec, Rivière-du-Loup, Rivière-du-Loup, PQ, and Moncton, NB in around 18 h 30 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Montreal to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Montreal to Halifax via Moncton
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Montreal to Halifax via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Montreal to Halifax via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Ottawa to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Halifax via Charlottetown
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Montreal to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Ottawa to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $360
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Montreal to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Ottawa to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $420
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Montréal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $45
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Train from Montréal to Halifax
Ave. Duration
21 h 51 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$100 - $150
Economy
$180 - $260
Economy Plus
$260 - $360
Business
$270 - $380
Business Plus/Sleeper
$490 - $700
Bus operators
Orleans Express
Phone
+1 888 999-3977
Email
serviceclient@keolis.ca
Website
orleansexpress.com
Bus from Montréal to Québec
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
orleansexpress.com
Bus from Québec to Rivière-du-Loup
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
orleansexpress.com
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Ste Foy, PQ to Rivière-du-Loup
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
maritimebus.com
Book at
maritimebus.betterez.com
Bus from Rivière-du-Loup, PQ to Moncton, NB
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
maritimebus.com
Book at
maritimebus.betterez.com
Bus from Moncton, NB to Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
maritimebus.com
Book at
maritimebus.betterez.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Montreal to Halifax?

The distance between Montreal and Halifax is 792 km. The road distance is 1243 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Montreal to Halifax?

The cheapest way to get from Montreal to Halifax is to drive which costs $130 - $190 and takes 13 h 18 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Montreal to Halifax?

The quickest way to get from Montreal to Halifax is to fly which takes 3 h 59 min and costs $150 - $390.

Is there a direct train between Montreal and Halifax?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Montréal and arriving at Halifax. Services depart four times a day, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 21 h 51 min.

Is there a direct bus between Montreal and Halifax?

No, there is no direct bus from Montreal to Halifax. However, there are services departing from Montréal and arriving at Marriott Harbourfront Hotel via Québec, Rivière-du-Loup, PQ and Moncton, NB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 30 min.

How long does it take to get from Montreal to Halifax?

It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to get from Montreal to Halifax, including transfers.