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Truro Colchester Welcome Network

Getting Around without a Car

Walking and Cycling

Most people In Truro and Colchester County own and drive their own vehicles. However, you can easily get around Truro town centre on foot or by bicycle. The town has sidewalks and there are bike routes throughout Colchester County.

Use crosswalks when you cross the road. Many have signal lights. You have to push a button to activate some of these. Try to make eye contact with the driver.

Walk facing the oncoming traffic when you walk on the road. Wear reflective or bright-colored clothing when you walk at night.

To find out more about cycling in Colchester County, visit and type“Colchester County” in the search box.


There is no public transit in Truro and Colchester County. Instead, there are some private or non-profit services you can use.

Colchester Transportation Cooperative Limited (CTCL)

You can use CTCL to get to the places you need to go in Truro and Colchester County. They offer 3 main services:

  • Regular service: you can use this to get to and from work or school. You must book this service one month at a time.
  • Dial-a-ride: Book this service 24 to 48 hours before you need to get somewhere. It’s like calling a taxi except you book ahead.
  • Charter service: Take a group of up to 18 people wherever you need to go. You must book at least 3 hours of service.

To find out more, visit


There are several taxi companies in Truro and Colchester County. Prices vary. Find a taxi company near you at Type “taxis” and your location into the search boxes.

When you call for a taxi, you need to give the operator the following information:

  • your name
  • where to pick you up
  • where to drop you off

You can not use ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft in Truro and Colchester County.

Traveling outside Truro and Colchester County

There are 2 ways to travel by land outside of Truro and Colchester County:

Maritime Bus

Maritime buses have routes throughout Nova Scotia, PEI, and New Brunswick. To find out more, visit

VIA Rail

From Truro, you can go east to Halifax, or west to Moncton, Montreal, and Toronto. To find out more, visit