Halifax Transit route 5 'Portland'

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5 Portland
Halifax Transit Logo.png
Created 2021
Types of Busses Used Nova Bus LFS Artic
New Flyer D40LF
New Flyer DE60LFR
Number of Branches 1
Route Type Corridor
Distance -
Ridership (2020)
Mid-day/Evening every 15 minutes
Peak periods every 15 minutes
Late Night every 20 minutes
Saturdays every 20-30 minutes
Sunday/Holidays every 30 minutes

5 Portland SmallAccessible.gif is a bus route operated by Halifax Transit in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Route Details

This route is a heavily used corridor route. The route travels between the Scotia Square Bus Terminal in Downtown Halifax, to the Bridge Terminal in Dartmouth via the MacDonald Bridge. The route then travels up Portland Street towards Cole Harbour, terminating at the Portland Hills Terminal in Dartmouth. Since it is a corridor route, it runs with high frequency all day. The route was made as part of Halifax Transit's Moving Forward Together Program. It replaces service on Portland Street with the removal of the routes 59,61 and 68 from Portland.


The route 5 was implemented on November 21, 2021 as part of Halifax Transit's Moving Forward Together Program. Despite having the same number as former route 5 Chebucto, the route does not follow the same route

Destination signs

Destination Sign Description
Outbound to Portland Hills Terminal
Inbound to Scotia Square

Terminals and Major Stops

The route 5 services the following terminals and major stops: