Travel and Transportation

By Air

All airlines fly into and out of Halifax International Airport, which is located just outside the city of Halifax, and is approximately 210 kilometers or one hour and 40 minutes from Antigonish. 

By Bus

Maritime Bus provides service to and from Halifax International Airport. You can call Maritime Bus at 902-429-2029 for information about travel times and fares or go to their website. Students traveling by bus receive a 15% discount for both one-way ticket and for return trip. You must show your Student ID or Student Card to obtain the discount. Schedules and fares are subject to change, so please check out their websites for the most up-to-date information.

By Train

Via Rail provides train service throughout Canada. The nearest train station is in Truro, a small city located about 110 km or one hour from Antigonish. You can travel by shuttle car or take an Maritime Bus bus to the train station. Trains travel to and from Truro on a daily basis. The price for a seat varies depending on the season, but there is a student discount available if you show your Student ID or Student Card.

For information on travel times and fares, you can consult any travel agency, or call Via Rail directly at 1-888-842-7245 or check out their website at

International Student Travel Card

A Student ID or Student Card such as International Student Identity Card (ISIC) gives you access to substantial travel discounts. If you show your card when purchasing tickets, you can get discounts off the cost of regular fares on Via Rail trains, Maritime Bus buses, and some airlines. It is recommended for you to search for available student card that will work in both your home country and Canada, or better worldwide.

For more information regarding the ISIC card, check out their website or