Dartmouth Transportation

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    ~ Bob's Taxi ~

    by RavensWing Written Jul 9, 2014

    "I'll be there in a minute" - is actually a long time. I called for a taxi a couple times and each time they were there in less than a minute. It almost makes you think that they are just around the corner waiting for you to call. The drivers were courteous and the taxi's were clean.

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    ~ Toll Bridges ~

    by RavensWing Written Jul 8, 2014
    MacDonald Bridge

    There are two bridges that connect Halifax and Dartmouth. The Angus MacDonald and the A. Murray MacKay bridge. Both these bridges are toll bridges.

    On both bridges the toll is collected on the Dartmouth side. The cost is $1.00. Make sure you have the correct change available.

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    ~ Metro Transit ~

    by RavensWing Written Jul 8, 2014
    Bridge Terminal Dartmouth

    If you're not interested in driving in the city, you can always take the bus. There are buses that cross the bridges between Halifax and Dartmouth daily. I found the best way to figure out how to get from one place to the other is to ask the bus drivers. It's much easier than trying to figure out the schedules. If you wish to find out when the bus is expected to arrive at the bus stop you are at you can call the number at the bottom of the bus sign, enter the bus route you are waiting for and you will receive a recording that tells you when the next bus is scheduled to arrive.

    Different routes stop running at different times. Make sure you know what time you need to be back to your accommodations or you may end up taking a taxi or walking because the route you need has stopped running for the evening.

    It is relatively cheap to ride the bus. $2.50/adult and you can ask for a transfer which will get you onto another bus or either the Woodside or Aldernay Ferry. For current rates check here.

    The buses are clean and air conditioned for those hot humid days. They also have many buses which offer handicap access and bike racks that hold up to two bicycles. Check the Route schedule information for buses that have these services.

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    ~ Metro Transit Ferry Service ~

    by RavensWing Written Jul 8, 2014
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    If you're heading to Halifax or Dartmouth you can take the Metro Ferry. It is relatively cheap to take the ferry. If you are transferring from a bus, simply show the transfer slip to the attendant or it's $2.50/adult to cross on the ferry. Click here for current rates

    It's a quick ride from Halifax to Aldernay terminal (12 minutes) and Halifax to Woodside terminal is only 14 minutes.

    The ferry has an enclosed lower level and an open upper level, with seats on each level. There is no vending machines for food or drink on the ferry.

    Make sure you check the schedules to ensure that the ferry is still running when you plan to return to the other side.

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    Ferry

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Oct 17, 2012

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    The ferries are an important part of the local transportation to and from Halifax. Buy your tickets from the man at the entrance gate (exact change). There are tickets for ferry use only or connecting tickets, so you can take the bus at the other end to go further. In Darthmouth are two ferry terminals, the Alderney and the Woodside.

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    The Angus L. MacDonald Toll Bridge

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 17, 2003
    Angus L. MacDonald Bridge

    The MacDonald bridge is one of the toll (75 cents) bridges to Halifax.

    This bridge is the only one with a pedestrian walkway at one side and a bicycle lane at the other.

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    The A. Murray MacKay Toll Bridge

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 17, 2003
    A. Murray MacKay Bridge

    The MacKay bridge is one of the toll (75 cents)cbridges to Halifax.

    The bridge is a part of highway 111.

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