There are 6 ways to get from Boston to Nova Scotia by plane, bus, car ferry, train 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  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Sydney (YQY) BOS - YQY

$188 - $492

Cheapest option

Fly to Halifax, line 87 bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Halifax (YHZ) BOS - YHZ
  2. Take the line 87 bus from Bridge Terminal Bay 15 to Glendale Dr Before Metropolitan Ave

$107 - $337

4 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  15 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Portland, Me
  2. Take the car ferry from Portland, ME to Yarmouth
  3. Take the bus from Yarmouth to Halifax

$161 - $181

Train, car ferry, bus  •  16 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Boston North Station Amtrak to Portland Transportation Center Amtrak
  2. Take the car ferry from Portland, ME to Yarmouth
  3. Take the bus from Yarmouth to Halifax

$176 - $213

Bus  •  16 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Bangor, ME
  2. Take the bus from Bangor, Maine - Concord Coach to Houlton, Maine
  3. Take the bus from Woodstock, NB to Moncton, NB 708 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Moncton, NB to Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

$126 - $177

Drive  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Halifax 696.8 miles

$90 - $140

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Nova Scotia, Canada?

Air Canada and WestJet fly from Boston to Glace Bay every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Halifax via Bangor, ME, Bangor, Maine - Concord Coach, Houlton, Maine, Woodstock, NB, and Moncton, NB in around 16 h 46 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Boston to Sydney via Halifax
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Boston to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Boston to Sydney via Montreal, Halifax
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Boston to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Boston to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Boston to Sydney via Halifax
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Boston to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston North Station Amtrak to Portland Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Metro Transit - HRM
Website
halifax.ca
Bus from Bridge Terminal Bay 15 to Glendale Dr Before Metropolitan Ave
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
halifax.ca
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
[email protected]
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston, Ma to Portland, Me
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Concord Coach Lines
Website
concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Portland, ME
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Book at
webstore.concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Bangor, ME
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Book at
webstore.concordcoachlines.com
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
Cyr Bus Line
Website
johntcyrandsons.com
Bus from Bangor, Maine - Concord Coach to Houlton, Maine
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $29
Schedules at
johntcyrandsons.com
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Woodstock, NB to Moncton, NB
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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
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

How far is it from Boston to Nova Scotia?

The distance between Boston and Nova Scotia is 708 km. The road distance is 1115 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Boston to Nova Scotia?

The cheapest way to get from Boston to Nova Scotia is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 11 h 23 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Boston to Nova Scotia?

The quickest way to get from Boston to Nova Scotia is to fly which takes 5 h 49 min and costs $180 - $500.

How long does it take to get from Boston to Nova Scotia?

It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to get from Boston to Nova Scotia, including transfers.