August 11-13, 2017
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Travel Information

Airport – Halifax Stanfield International Airport Code – YHZ

Airport – – Halifax Stanfield International Airport

  • Direct flights from NYC (JFK, LGA, EWR), Chicago (O’Hare), Boston (Logan), Detroit, Philadelphia, Washington DC (Ronald Reagan))
  • One stop flights via Toronto or Montreal to Halifax

Car Rentals – Halifax Stanfield International Airport

Car rentals are conveniently located in the Lower Level of the Airport Parkade. Follow the signs in the arrivals area.

Alamo / National



Dollar / Thrifty



Airport Car Services – Halifax Stanfield International Airport

Airport car services are available curbside in the arrivals area for all arriving flights. A one-way trip to Halifax city centre is $63.00 by taxi or limousine. Shared ride service may also be available. For more information, check at the Ground Transportation kiosk in the domestic arrivals area.

Click here for a list of car service fares.

Click here for a list of drivers, licensed at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, who offer pre-arranged service. If you don’t have a pre-arranged agreement with a transportation service, or your flight is delayed, this list is provided for your convenience.

Click here for Accessible Taxi Services.

MacDonald Bridge Closure

HIAA has completed a review of the MacDonald Bridge Closure for the “Big Lift” project and its impact.

Airport car service license holders will be required to take an alternate route to service customers travelling to Zone 14 – Halifax (from North Street to South Peninsula) when the MacDonald Bridge is closed for the “Big Lift.”

HIAA’s research shows that to most destinations in Zone 14 – Halifax (from North Street to South Peninsula) it is a further distance when the MacKay Bridge is utilized.  On that basis, airport car service licence holders may add an additional $5.00 to the current fare ($63.00), outlined in the Local Airport Car Services Fare Schedule; for destinations in Zone 14 – Halifax (from North Street to South Peninsula), only when the MacDonald Bridge is closed for the “Big Lift”.  The total fare to be no more than $68.00 (includes HST).

When the MacDonald Bridge is open, the established fare for Zone 14 – Halifax applies – $63.00.

Bus Services – Halifax Stanfield International Airport

Halifax Transit operates its MetroX service from downtown to Halifax Stanfield International Airport. The #320 bus operates every 30 minutes during peak morning (6 am to 9 am) and afternoon (3 pm to 6 pm) times. The regular schedule departs every 60 minutes. Fares are $3.50 for adults/students and $2.75 for children/seniors. Exact fare is required. Change is available at the Security Administration Office on the ground level.  Click here for more information.

Maritime Bus provides bus service to over 40 locations across the Maritimes, including service to and from Halifax Stanfield International Airport. For more information, call 1.800.575.1807.

Seasonal shuttle bus service (between May 1 and October 31 only) is available to the downtown Halifax area via Airport Express. A one-way ticket is $22 (round trip $40). From November 1 to April 30 Maritime Bus Coach offers limited service between the Airport to the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel on Terminal Road.

Other shuttle buses operate from Halifax Stanfield International Airport to various destinations such as Sydney, Annapolis Valley, Yarmouth, Truro and Prince Edward Island, just to name a few. An Airport Shuttle Bus Schedule is provided for your convenience (subject to change without notice). For more information about these services please contact the Airport Visitor Information Centre at 902.873.1223 or visit

Click here for accessible transportation information

Special Needs Services

Halifax Stanfield International Airport is committed to making the facility as easy to use as possible for people with disabilities and special needs. It is barrier-free, with wheelchair accessibility to all areas of the terminal building, as well as other various accessibility features.

Go here for more information on Special Needs Services.