Halifax Transit bus routes

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Halifax Transit operates the following bus routes:

Conventional Routes

# Route
Terminuses
Notes Daily Ridership
1 Spring Garden Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Bridge Terminal (Dartmouth) Halifax Shopping Centre Services Dalhousie University 9,537
2 Wedgewood Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Clayton Park (Wedgewood) Downtown Halifax (Lower Water St.) 2,807
4 Rosedale Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Clayton Park (Farnham Gate Dr.) Downtown Halifax (Lower Water St.) 2,594
5 Chebucto Rush hour route only Springvale (Armdale) Downtown Halifax (Lower Water St.) 145
6 Quinpool Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Stonehaven (Armdale) Downtown Halifax (Lower Water St.) 766
7 Robie Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Robie Street Novalea Drive 4,098
9 Barrington Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Point Pleasant Park Halifax Shopping Centre 2,419
10 Dalhousie Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Dalhousie University Westphal Services Dalhousie University and Saint Mary's University 5,421
11 Dockyard Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Rush hour route only Bridge Terminal (Dartmouth) CFB Halifax Dockyard (Coxswains Lane) Services the CFB Halifax Dockyard along Coxswains Lane to Dartmouth, rush hour only.
14 Leiblin Park Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Leiblin Park Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square) Services Dalhousie University and Saint Mary's University. Turns into a route 61 when it reaches Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square) 3,911
15 Purcell's Cove Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Purcell's Cove Road Bayers Road Shopping Centre 317
16 Parkland Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Dartmouth Bridge Terminal Lacewood Terminal Services Mount Saint Vincent University 1,119
17 Saint Mary's Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Saint Mary's University Lacewood Terminal Services Dalhousie University and Saint Mary's University 1,261
18 Universities Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Saint Mary's University Lacewood Terminal Services Dalhousie University, Saint Mary's University and Mount Saint Vincent University 2,384
19 Greystone Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Greystone Drive Mumford Terminal 920
20 Herring Cove Herring Cove Road Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square) 3,661
21 Lakeside / Timberlea Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Alternate rush hour routing, see note on route page Timberlea Lacewood Terminal Route is extended into Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square) during rush hour 1,439
22 Armdale Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Ragged Lake/Exhibition Park Mumford Terminal Provides service to the new Ragged Lake Transit Centre (garage)
23 Timberlea / Mumford Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Rush hour route only Timberlea Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square) 514
31 Main Express Rush hour route only Express route, limited stops Lacewood Terminal Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square) 317
32 Cowie Hill Express Rush hour route only Express route, limited stops Cowie Hill Drive Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square) 460
33 Tantallon Express Rush hour route only Express route, limited stops Tantallon Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square) 339
34 Glenbourne Express Rush hour route only Express route, limited stops Clayton Park (Farnham Gate Dr.) Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square) 571
35 Parkland Express Rush hour route only Express route, limited stops Clayton Park (Farnham Gate Dr.) Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square) Services Mount Saint Vincent University 359
41 Dartmouth - Dalhousie Dalhousie University Bridge Terminal (Dartmouth) Services Dalhousie University, no summer service 1,600
42 Lacewood - Dalhousie Dalhousie University Lacewood Terminal Services Dalhousie University, no summer service 1,128
51 Windmill Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Alternate rush hour routing, see note on route page Ocean Breeze (Wallace Heights) Bridge Terminal (Dartmouth) 1,199
52 Crosstown Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Alternate rush hour routing, see note on route page Burnside Industrial Park Bayers Lake Industrial Park 5,414
53 Notting Park Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Alternate rush hour routing, see note on route page Highfield Park Bridge Terminal (Dartmouth) Route is extended into Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square) during rush hour 1,493
54 Montebello Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Montebello Alderney Gate 803
55 Port Wallace Portobello Bridge Terminal (Dartmouth) 451
56 Dartmouth Crossing Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Dartmouth Crossing Portland Hills Terminal Services the Dartmouth Crossing retail centre 607
57 Russell Lake Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Portland Hills Terminal Woodside Industrial Park Replaces route 65 between Portland Hills and Woodside
58 Woodlawn Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Lucien Drive Bridge Terminal (Dartmouth) Route is extended to Halifax Shopping Centre during rush hour 1,616
59 Colby Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Alternate rush hour routing, see note on route page Colby Drive Bridge Terminal (Dartmouth) Route is extended into Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square) during rush hour
Part of the high frequency Portland Corridor
2,135
60 Eastern Passage / Heritage Hills Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Alternate rush hour routing, see note on route page Cow Bay Road/Caldwell Road Bridge Terminal (Dartmouth) 3,158
61 Auburn / North Preston Wc15.JPG Bicycle rack equipped route North Preston Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square) Turns into a route 14 when it reaches Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square), services Dalhousie University and Saint Mary's University
Part of the high frequency Portland Corridor
2,713
62 Wildwood Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Cole Harbour Place Bridge Terminal (Dartmouth) 783
63 Woodside Wc15.JPG Bicycle rack equipped route Rush hour route only Everett Street (Woodside) Bridge Terminal (Dartmouth) 879
64 Akerley Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Rush hour route only Akerley Boulevard Bridge Terminal (Dartmouth) 411
65 Caldwell Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Astral Drive Portland Hills Terminal Section from Portland Hills to Woodside replaced by route 57 434
66 Penhorn Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Penhorn Terminal Cobequid Terminal 1,326
68 Cherrybrook Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Alternate rush hour routing, see note on route page Cherry Brook Road Bridge Terminal (Dartmouth) Route is extended into Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square) during rush hour
Part of the high frequency Portland Corridor
1,246
72 Portland Hills Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Portland Hills Terminal Dartmouth Crossing 469
78 Mount Edward Express Rush hour route only Express route, limited stops Cole Harbour Place Woodside Ferry Terminal
79 Cole Harbour Express Rush hour route only Express route, limited stops Ashgrove Ave Woodside Ferry Terminal
80 Sackville Sackville Terminal Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square) Services Mount Saint Vincent University 4,779
81 Hemlock Ravine Larry Uteck Boulevard Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square) Services Mount Saint Vincent University 1,429
82 Millwood Alternate rush hour routing, see note on route page Sackville Terminal Cobequid Terminal Route is extended into Downtown Halifax (Lower Water St.) and services Mount Saint Vincent University during rush hour only 1,228
83 Springfield Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Sackville Terminal Springfield Estates 202
84 Glendale Express Rush hour route only Express route, limited stops Sackville Terminal Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square) 1,242
85 Downsview Express Rush hour route only Express route, limited stops Cobequid Terminal Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square) 151
86 Basinview Express Rush hour route only Express route, limited stops Rockmanor Drive Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square) Services Mount Saint Vincent University during the afternoon rush hour only 92
87 Glendale Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Sackville Terminal Bridge Terminal (Dartmouth) 1,409
88 Bedford Commons Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Sackville Terminal Duke Street (Sackville) Services the Bedford Commons retail centre 182
89 Bedford Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Lacewood Terminal Cobequid Terminal 374
90 Larry Uteck Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route Larry Uteck Blvd Halifax Ferry Terminal (Lower Water Street) South Bedford to downtown Halifa via Windsor Street and University Avenue

MetroLink Routes

Limited stop Bus Rapid Transit service

# Route
Terminals
Notes Daily Ridership
159 Portland Hills Link Wc15.JPG Bicycle rack equipped route Portland Hills Terminal Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square) MetroLink service 1,291
185 Sackville Link Wc15.JPG Bicycle rack equipped route Sackville Terminal Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square) MetroLink service 1,872

MetroX Routes

Rural express service

# Route
Terminals
Notes Daily Ridership
320 Airport/Fall River Wc15.JPG Bicycle rack equipped route Halifax Stanfield International Airport Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square - Albemarle St.) Rural express along highways 118 and 102 to Fall River and Halifax Stanfield International Airport
330 Tantallon Wc15.JPG Bicycle rack equipped route Hubley Centre Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square - Albemarle St.) Rural express along highway 103 to Tantallon
370 Porters Lake Wc15.JPG Bicycle rack equipped route Porters Lake Downtown Halifax (Scotia Square - Albemarle St.) Rural express along highway 107 to Porters Lake

Community Transit Routes

Routes servicing rural communities.

# Route
Terminals
Notes Daily Ridership
400 Beaver Bank Beaver Bank Villa, highway 354 Sackville Terminal Services the Beaver Bank Road
401 Porters Lake Grand Desert, highway 207 Portland Hills Terminal Services the communities of East Preston and Lake Echo
402 Sambro Bicycle rack equipped route Ketch Harbour fire station, highway 349 South Centre Mall Forms a one-way loop via the Old Sambro Road, Ketch Harbour Road and Herring Cove Road

Wc15.JPG - Route is serviced by wheelchair accessible buses, and all or most stops are accessible

Bicycle rack equipped route - Route is serviced by bike rack equipped buses

Rush hour route only - Route operates during rush-hour only

Express-E.jpg - Urban Express route, limited stops

Alternate rush hour routing, see note on route page - Alternate rush hour routing, see note on route page

Discontinued Routes

The following is a historical list of routes which have since been discontinued. This list only includes routes which were operated by Metro Transit/Halifax Transit since 1981, and does not include routes which were discontinued prior to 1981. Also not included are routes which have been altered or renamed.

# Route Created Discontinued
3 Gottingen 1927 1989
3 Mumford 1993 2012
8 Windsor 1963 1999
8 Waterfront 2010 2013
11 Macdonald Bridge 1955 1988
12 Flamingo 1970 2003
16 Stanley Park 1995 1998
22 Exhibition Park 1993 2004
26 Shuttle 1993 2008
30 Glenforest 1975 1999
34 Rockingham Express 1982 1990
35 Rosedale 1995 2000
40 Mumford - Dalhousie 2006 2006
48 Highfield 1990 1999
50 Portland Estates 1980 1996
50 BIO 2001 2004
56 Westphal 1980 1989
57 Mic Mac 1980 1989
61 Bissett
66 Forest Hills-Woodside Ferry 1987 1989
68 Ross Road 1994 2000
71 Forest Hills Express 1982 1989
81 Bedford 1980 1985
85 Bedford Express 1980 1991
86 Bedford-Dartmouth Express 1987 1988
87 Connolly 1990 1997
88 Atlantic Acres 1993 1994
165 Woodside Link 2005 2014
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Properties
Garages Burnside - Ragged Lake
Former Garages Thornhill
Bus Terminals Alderney - Bayers Road - Bridge - Cobequid - Dalhousie - Downsview - Highfield - Lacewood - Lower Water Street - Mic Mac - Mumford - Penhorn - Portland Hills - Sackville - Scotia Square - Woodside
Ferry Terminals Dartmouth - Halifax - Woodside
Fleet
Conventional 526-534, 535-540, 600-619, 717-731, 732-741, 742-761, 1001-1032, 1033-1060, 1061-1082, 1083-1107, 1108-1130, 1131-1153, 1154-1159, 1160-1161, 1162-1183, 1184-1198, 1199-1207, 1208-1276, 1277-1299
Access-A-Bus 405-406, 407-412, 413-431, 432-445
Ferries Christopher Stannix, Craig Blake, Viola Desmond, Vincent Coleman, Rita Joe
Routes
Metrolink 159, 185
MetroX 320, 330, 370
Ferries Dartmouth / Halifax, Woodside / Halifax