Information for new passengers on Halifax Transit
What is a transfer?
A transfer allows you to connect to other buses or ferries to complete your trip without paying an additional fare. Transfers are valid for up to 90 minutes after the last time point on the route.
If a transfer is needed, it must be requested when boarding the bus or ferry. Transfers are available on all routes. Access-A-Bus passengers may also request transfers.
How do I know which bus I need to take and when it arrives?
Maps and schedules for each bus and ferry route are posted to Halifax.ca. Halifax Transit provides scheduled and real-tome bus information to Google Transit and Bing Maps.
Real-time departure information is available on the Departures Line( 902.480.8000.)
Still have questions? Please contact the Citizen Contact Centre toll-free at 311.
Are Halifax buses and ferries accessible?
Currently, 100% of Halifax Transit buses are accessible low floor (ALF) models. All of Halifax Transit’s ferries are accessible. The Accessible Transit Service Handbook details routes with ALF buses and wheelchair/mobility scooter size restrictions.
Halifax Transit offers wheelchair and mobility scooter orientation sessions to familiarize passengers with how board and use these apparatuses on buses. Contact the Citizen Contact Centre toll-free at 311 to request an orientation.
Do bus and ferry schedules change on holidays?
Halifax Transit offers reduced bus service for the following holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Good Friday
- Victoria Day
- Canada Day
- Natal Day
- Labour Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Remembrance Day
- Christmas Day
- Boxing Day
Regular ferry service is provided on holidays with the following exceptions:
Woodside ferry does not offer service on Holidays.
Alderney ferry does not offer service on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday or Easter Sunday.