Province of Nova Scotia Transportation

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Province of Nova Scotia Transportation

  • Bus Service

    Halifax Transportation

    Public transportation is limited to the bus and the harbour ferry. It's not too bad a system for the most part though weekends and holiday service is a bit sparser. Main routes are serviced regularly then at least and there are improvements in the offing. 2014 prices: Adult prices: It costs $2.50 for a bus ride, and you can ask for a paper...

  • Airport Shuttle

    Halifax Transportation

    Halifax International Airport is about a 20-30 minute drive from the city. They put it out there to get away from the fog but fog still happens! Anyway, there's a regularly schedule Airport shuttle run by Maritime Bus that you can get from the airport to various downtownHalifax hotels with only one stop in a Dartmouth hotel just outside of the main...

  • Ferry Service

    Halifax Transportation

    The ferries are an important part of the local transportation to and from Dartmouth. 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. See the slideshow I made.

  • General Info

    Halifax Transportation

    Halifax is one of the airports in Canada that has US Customs and Immigration pre-clearance. You do the formalities in Canada, of course under the watchful eye of American personnel and so when you get to the States your flight in effect becomes a domestic flight and you won't have to clear customs and immigration again. Works out nicely. Saves a...

  • Air Service

    Halifax Transportation

    Flying to Halifax is the best thing to do. From the airport it's a 45 minute drive to most Halifax destinations. The Airport is located at exit 6 of the 102 highway. I prefer to stay on the 102 and go around the city. Airport Platform webcam

  • Train Service

    Halifax Transportation

    Once-a-day train operated by Canada's VIA national train system. The train offers several types of accomodations if traveling overnight depending of the budget. Never mind that the scenery can be great as well.


    September 2012This tip is mainly to document the Nova Scotia Portion of our East Coast Road Trip. I want to write it while it is still fresh in my mind.We entered Nova Scotia via the Trans Canada Highway #2 near Amherst. We then took the #204 to Truro then the #215 west along Cobequid Bay (had lunch here and visited the Walton Lighthouse).Then it...

  • Hire a Car and drive the roads.

    We hired a car here in the U.K. before going to Nova Scotia through Enterprise. Everything went smoothly, the car was ready and waiting at Halifax International Airport and we were ready to drive Trans Canadian Highways. Car hire is widely available in Halifax if you don't book from home, there are lots of the usual car hire companies at the...

  • Bay Ferries: Saint John to Digby

    We were visiting relatives living near Saint John, New Brunswick and we wanted to take the Bay Ferries, Princess of Acadia, across the Bay of Fundy from Digby, Nova Scotia to save more travelling time on the road.I had booked our hire car onto the ferry via the internet before we left our home in the UK and we knew the sailing times. On arrival I...

  • A weeks trip

    I really can't see making a Halifax a must. If you take in the western and southern shore as suggested you'll be able to take in Kejimkujik, Bay of Fundy, Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg, and the lighthouse route. Along with whale watching and relaxing smaller drives you've filled up a week with great photos and breathtaking scenery without going broke at...

  • Wood Island/ Caribou Ferry

    Northumberland Ferries offers what is simply the best way for you and your car to travel between Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The Confederation and the Holiday Island Ferries proudly ply the waters between Caribou and Wood Islands in just 75 minutes-and, in the process, offers you a unique opportunity to park the car, relax and enjoy the...

  • Tours of Halifax Harbour

    We took an interesting and enjoyable tour of Halifax streets and harbour with Harbour Hopper Tours in an amphibious vehicle. The tour is a good way to get to know the city of Halifax and its huge harbour. We learned a lot on the tour, the guide was entertaining delivering his information in a light hearted way. We booked the tickets at the booth on...


    We took a horse and carriage ride around lovely Lunenburg with Bud the horse and his friend Suzanna. The horse didn't need any instructions - he had done it all before and he took us slowly through the little streets. Suzanna our guide was great, giving us all the history of the town in an enchanting, friendly and funny manner. We shared the ride...

  • Flying to Halifax

    I flew from Toronto to Halifax on Royal Airlines Boeing 727 and returned to Toronto on Canada 3000 Airbus 320. Both airlines no longer exist and niether does the terminal 1 in Toronto which I used then. I will mention that the distance between Halifax airport and the city Halifax was about double than between Toronto's airport and the city Toronto....

  • Scotia Prince or Cat Ferry

    We spent the day in Portland and then used the Scotia Prince to get to Nova Scotia.We waited in line for three hours and then the ferry left an hour late, so we don't have great opinions of the Scotia Prince.It was also quite rundown and the ocean was very wild that night, so we didn't get a decent night's sleep.We paid around $400 for our room for...

  • Red-eyed Drive??

    Depending on where you are travelling FROM it is a good idea to drive to Nova Scotia. However, if you are coming from Austraillia for example, that wouldn't be very practical. Either way it is a very good idea to have car access while in Nova Scotia so renting a car would be a good option. Since Nova Scotia is a small province with lots to see, it...

  • Princess of Acadia across the Bay of...

    From personal experience, I find that the best way to get to Nova Scotia (in my case, it was crossing the Bay of Fundy from New Brunswick) is by boat. Not only is it quicker than driving all the way around (if you are from Canada), but it is much more enjoyable. While on the boat, you can out at the ocean, and if you are lucky see marine animals...

  • Pictou Ferry

    I departed Nova Scotia the same way I arrived: in my truck on a ferry.This one technically departs from Caribou, near Pictou, and sails to Prince Edward Island

  • Get piped into Nova Scotia!

    When we drove into Nova Scotia from New Brunswick in August 1991, there was a bagpiper at the tourist information place right by the boundary.

  • The Cat

    I got a great ride on 'The Cat', a high speed catamaran that races back and forth between Bar Harbor, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The ride takes 2 3/4 hours, I clocked us at about 44mph with my GPS.

  • Distance table in kilometers...

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