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What's the cheapest way 2 get from Ottawa 2 Halifax?

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What's the cheapest way 2 get from Ottawa 2 Halifax?

Greetings,

I hope that everyone on this Forum is in extremely good health.

Next week, I will be flying into Halifax. I will only be there for a few days and then I have to go to Ottawa. After 2 days, I will be returning to Halifax. My research indicates that the cheapest way to Ottawa from Halifax (and return) is by train. However, am I correct? However, does anyone know a cheaper way to get to Ottawa from Halifax (and return?) I will be in Canada on a very fixed budget so I have to be very careful about how I spend the money I will have with me. Any advice given is greatly appreciated.

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1. Re: What's the cheapest way 2 get from Ottawa 2 Halifax?

Train may be cheaper but it takes time.

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2. Re: What's the cheapest way 2 get from Ottawa 2 Halifax?

The train costs about $225 and takes over 24 hours. It runs overnight from Montreal to Halifax. Depending on your dates, you can fly Westjet for $150 and takes 1.5 hours.

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3. Re: What's the cheapest way 2 get from Ottawa 2 Halifax?

Look at Porter Air as they are cheap and now fly direct Ottawa/Halifax.

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4. Re: What's the cheapest way 2 get from Ottawa 2 Halifax?

Bus is cheapest, but it takes 24 hours.

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5. Re: What's the cheapest way 2 get from Ottawa 2 Halifax?

Mega Bus is often the cheapest anywhere you go--if their buses go where you want to go

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6. Re: What's the cheapest way 2 get from Ottawa 2 Halifax?

I did a quick check on 2 random dates in August... (Aug 15 - return Aug 18).

Greyhound Bus - 22 hours each way. Total round trip $352.

Porter Airlines - 1.5 hours each way. Total round trip $322.

Via Rail - 24-26 hours each way. Total round trip $363.

Also look at WestJet and Air Canada... and of course your exact dates are very important as prices can change radically depending on holidays, etc.

Mega Bus does not operate from/to either Halifax or Ottawa.

Those are your options... so good luck in your search...

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