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Transportation

Many of our campuses are in rural areas of the province. If you’ve chosen a campus outside Halifax or Dartmouth, you need to plan how you’ll get from the city to your campus community.

Nova Scotia is a small province, but it can take several hours to travel between cities and towns. For example, it takes more than three hours to travel by car between downtown Halifax and Yarmouth’s Burridge Campus.

You should also consider transportation options when choosing a place to live.

Local transit options

Communities where Cumberland Campus, Shelburne Campus (including the School of Fisheries), Strait Area Campus (including the Nautical Institute) and Truro Campus are located do not have public transit systems in place. 

Campus shuttles

Rural campuses are connected to Halifax via shuttle service. Usually, shuttles take you to a drop-off location; you then must reach your destination using a taxi.

  • Annapolis Valley Campus, Centre of Geographic Sciences and Burridge Campus can be reached with Mariner Shuttle or The Cloud Nine Shuttle;
  • Shelburne Campus and the School of Fisheries can be reached with The Cloud Nine Shuttle;
  • Strait Area Campus can be reached with Ceilidh Shuttle;
  • Cumberland Campus (including Amherst), Kingstec Campus, Lunenburg Campus, Marconi Campus, Pictou Campus and Truro Campus can be reached with Maritime Bus;

In most cases, you can book shuttle service online and obtain a student discount. It’s important that you check shuttle schedules carefully; shuttles might not operate every day of the week and operational hours vary.