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Information for New Passengers

New to Halifax Transit? We hope the information below will answer some of the initial questions you have.

What is a transfer?

A transfer is a piece of paper that allows you to connect to other buses or ferries to complete your one-way trip without paying an additional fare. Transfers are available on all bus service, ferry services and Access-A-Bus passengers may also receive transfers. Coloured transfers are valid for up to 90 minutes after the last time point on the route and can be used inbound or outbound on any Halifax Transit routes and services. Punch marks specify the issue date, while the tear away indicates the transfer’s expiration time. Halifax Transit asks that passengers request the transfer when boarding the bus or ferry.

How do I know which bus I need to take and when it arrives?

Please refer to our schedules page or check out our Google Transit feature to plan your trip. You can get real time departure information by calling our new Departures line, 902-480-8000. If you still have any questions, please call our Call Centre at 311.

Do bus and ferry schedules change on holidays?

Halifax Transit schedules do change on holidays. Bus and ferry service are impacted on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Heritage Day
  • Good Friday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • Natal Day
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Remembrance Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

Where do I catch my bus at the Bridge Terminal?

Bridge Terminal Site Map

Dartmouth Bridge Terminal Site Map



















Where do I catch my bus at the Lacewood Terminal?

Lacewood Terminal Site Map