The OCTranspo operates a world-class public transit system. The clean and easy-to-follow system includes many large transitway routes. Single adult fare is $3.00 Tickets and tokens may be bought in packets of five or more at a discount. Monthly/day passes are also available and can save frequent travelers money.
Note: Exact change or token/ticket is needed for boarding buses stations. Transfers between vehicles and lines are available for continuous trips. Ask your driver if unsure. Make sure to obtain a transfer when you pay your fare.
Safety: At night, bus drivers will let women disembark at requested en-route locations between stops.
Meters start at $2.50, and increase at $0.25 increments. A typical trip in downtown Halifax will cost $7 to $10, depending on traffic, and up to $20 for longer trips in the city. Make sure that the meter rate is set at 1 (one) unless the driver has explained why it isn't, such as a large number of parcels or many passengers. Official rate and fee schedules (including baggage) should be displayed in the cab, along with a taxi driver's license bearing a photo of the driver.
Rush Hour As in most heavily populated urban cities, rush hour (6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.) traffic can be heavy in the downtown core and on the highways. The transit system is also more crowded, but OC Transpo operates more vehicles during these peak hours. During rush hour, expect bumper-to-bumper traffic on the Queensway (417).