To and From the Airport

Halifax - Stanfield Intl (YHZ):

Location: 35 km/21 miles NNE of the City.
Airport Overview: One large, modern terminal on one level, divided into arrival and departure sides.
Driving directions: The airport can be reached from Highway 102 leading north from Halifax.
Note: Traffic in Halifax on weekdays between 1630 and 1800 can be awful, with bottlenecks on both bridges. On my visit in September 2007, it took me 90 mins to get to the airport, leaving downtown at 1645.

By Taxi:
General: Taxi and limousine services are available from in front of the domestic arrivals area. Fare to Halifax is a flat rate of $53.Travel Time: 30-40 mins to downtown Halifax, but can take much longer at rush hour (1630-1800).
Halifax Airport Taxi: Halifax Airport Taxi offer $45 service to and from Halifax Airport for most parts of Halifax Regional Metro area. Tel 1 800 923-8141.
Taxi Companies: Ace-Y/Yellow Cab (902) 429 4444, A Citadel Limousine (Taxi) (902) 456 7952. Action Cab (902) 864-4004. Prestige Taxi (902) 456 4274. Satellite Taxi (902) 209 0556. Get Up And Go Taxi (902) 574-4004.
Atlas Halifax Airport Taxi Service: Atlas Halifax Airport Taxi Service provide taxis and limos from this airport. See their website for details or call 1-902 877 0087.

By Local Bus to Halifax:
General: There is a desk in the arrivals hall where bus tickets and information are available.
Halifax/Dartmouth Airporter to Halifax & Dartmouth: Route: Halifax (Holiday Inn Select* - Four Points Sheraton* - Marriott Courtyard* - Westin Nova Scotia * - Lord Nelson Hotel - Prince George Hotel* - Delta Barrington Hotel* - Citadel Halifax* - Delta Halifax* - Marriott Harbour Front*) - Holiday Inn Harbourview, Dartmouth - Airport (outside arrivals). Note: those hotels marked with a * are not scheduled stops on all runs, but stops can be requested. Passengers are requested to wait outside the front of each hotel. Note: The Airporter bus stop at the airport can be found by exiting the terminal next to the bus ticket office and walking to the right for 100 feet. It stops next to the Park N Fly sign.
Timings: Summer Schedule (May-Oct): Buses leave the airport daily at 0450, 0610, 0715, 0815, 0940, 1030, 1110, 1145, 1250, 1340, 1435, 1535, 1640, 1700, 1755, 1835, 1935, 2015, 2105, 2200, 2240, 2320, 0005, 0040 & 0220. ◊Buses leave the Lord Nelson Hotel in Halifax daily at 0350, 0505, 0600, 0700, 0810, 0915, 0950, 1040, 1145, 1235, 1325, 1425, 1510, 1545, 1640, 1725, 1840, 1915, 2010 & 2100. Buses leave the Holiday Inn Harbourview daily at 0420, 0535, 0630, 0730, 0900, 0935, 1020, 1100, 1205, 1300, 1350, 1450, 1545, 1610, 1715, 1800, 1900, 1935, 2025 & 2115. Buses sometimes wait 10-15 mins to fill up.
Cost: Adult One way CAD$18. Child under 10 accompanied by an adult free.
Travel Time: Takes ~30 mins from the Holiday Inn Harbourview to the airport, and ~55 mins from the Lord Nelson Hotel.
Note: Each passenger is allowed 2 regular sized bags. Each batg over this limit will be charged at $6 per bag. Oversized bags, as well as skis and golf bags will vbe charged at $6 each. The Airporter vans only seat about 20 people, and have little luggage storage. Hence, they easily fill up, so arrive early and claim your seat.
Contact: Tel (902) 873 2091.
Student Bus: There is a (possibly seasonal?) bus that runs direct to the campus of Dalhousie University & Saint Mary's University.
Timings: Buses leave the airport daily at 1045, 1300, 1500, 1715 & 2030.
Cost: $18 one way.

By Long Distance Coach:
General: There is a desk in the arrivals hall where bus tickets and information are available. Note: Due to ongoing construction work at the airport, Acadian buses may have moved to a temporary bus stop at the south end of the terminal, across from the Air Canada counter.
Acadian Bus to Truro, Moncton, Fredericton & Montreal: Route: Halifax city - Dartmouth - Halifax Airport - Truro Bus Terminal (40 mins) - Amherst - Sackville - Moncton (3 hrs 15) - Fredericton (~6 hrs) - Perth/Andover (~8 hrs) - Grand Falls - Edmundston (~10 hrs) - Ville Degelis - Cabano - Riviere du Loup (~11 hrs) - Montreal (~17 hrs) - Ottawa - Toronto (~24 hrs).
Timings: Buses leave Halifax airport daily at 0805 & 1335 (this service only runs as far as Montreal). An additional service leaves the airport at 1655, but only goes as far as Moncton.
Cost: To Truro: Adult one way $13. Child $8. To Moncton Adult $41, child $25. To Fredericton Adult $61, child $37.
Contact: Tel 1 800 567 5151 or (902) 454 9321.
Acadian Bus to Truro & Sydney: Route: Halifax city - Dartmouth - Halifax Airport - Truro Bus Terminal (40 mins) - New Glasgow (1 hr 35) - Antigonish (2 hrs 45) - Sydney (~7 hrs).
Timings: Buses leave Halifax airport daily at 1045, 1215 (terminates at Antigonish), 1415, 1655 & 1945 (terminates at Antigonish). Buses leave Sydney daily at 0630, 0730 & 1700. Buses leave New Glasgow daily at 0810, 1030, 1300, 1605 & 2205. Buses leave Truro daily at 0900, 1120, 1410, 1655 & 2255.
Cost: To Truro: Adult one way $13. Child $8. To Sydney Adult $61, child $37.
Contact: Tel 1 800 567 5151.

By Shuttle Van:
Shuttle 1: Runs a service to Liverpool. Contact: Tel 354 4268 or 646 1178.
The Cloud Nine Shuttle: Runs from Yarmouth to Halifax city and airport. Timings: They try to pick you up at your door in or near Yarmouth by 0800, or if this is not possible, you are asked to meet the shuttle at MacDonald's for an 0800 departure. Arrival at Halifax Airport is between 1130 and 1230. Return from Halifax is at ~1500.
Cost: $65 one-way.
Contact: Tel 1 888 805 3335 or (902) 742 3992.
PEI Express: Route: Dartmouth - Halifax - Halifax Airport - Borden - Summerside - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
Timings: Shuttles leave the Halifax Airport Hotel at 0745, arriving in Charlottetown about 4 hrs later. Shuttles leave Charlottetown at 1145 heading towards Halifax.
Cost: Adult one way $55, children $45.
Contact: 462 8177 or toll free 1 877 877 1771.
Macleod's Shuttle Service: Runs to New Waterford every day.
Timings: Generally leaves the airport at 1830.
Contact: Tel 1 800 471 7775.
Kathleen's Shuttle and Tours: Kathleen's Shuttle and Tours serves the airport, Halifax, the Valley, Digby, Digby Neck and Islands, leaving Digby area in the morning and returning in the afternoon. Reservations required. Contact: New toll free number: 1-877-720-TRIP (8747) or 902-834-2024.
Mariner Shuttle: The Mariner Shuttle runs via Annapolis Valley to Digby County, which includes Digby, Weymouth and the villages that make up the Acadian municipality. Scenic tours also available.
Timings: Shuttles leaves for the Halifax area between 0830 and 0930, leaving Halifax airport between 1230 and 1330. Reservations highly recommended. We have Group Rates and Discounts for students, seniors and families.
Contact: Tel (902) 837-8302.
Flying Scotsman Shuttle: Route: Halifax - Halifax Stanfield International airport - Truro - New Glasgow - Antigonish - Baddeck - NFLD ferry - Sydney - Glace Bay.
Timings: Departing Halifax Airport at 1030. Arriving at Halifax Airport from Cape Breton at 2130.
Contact: Toll Free 1-855-404-5300.
Other Shuttle Companies: Run from Halifax Airport to various destinations including Sydney, Annapolis Valley, Yarmouth, Truro and Prince Edward Island.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS (902) 429 0963
Enterprise (902) 873 4700
(902) 873 3149 or 3085
Dollar/Thrifty (902) 873 3527
Budget (902) 492 7551 or 2
all have desks in the arrivals hall.

Car Parking:
General: A large multi-level indoor parking garage has now been built. It is has indoor pedways leading to the terminal building. Parking prices here:
Indoor Parking: In the Parkade next to the terminal. Cost: $18 daily maximum & $90 weekly max.
Outdoor Parking: Limited outdoor parking near the terminal (2 minute walk). Cost: $15 daily maximum & $75 weekly max.
Remote Parking: Park N Fly offers remote car parking with free shuttle transfers to the terminal (2-3 mins drive). On arrival back at the airport, use the free phone next to the Ground Transportation desk to call a shuttle. Cost: $12 per day & $60 weekly max.
Notes from a traveller February 2010: Warning: you may be towed without warning if you leave your car unattended on the "Arrivals" road, even if just going inside the airport to pick up a passenger. The signs are misleading and there are no 'Tow Away Zone' signs posted there at all. People should not park on that road anywhere, if they are not going to be in their car at all times. (They need to park in the Parkade).

Airport Hotels: The Quality Inn Halifax Airport, (902) 873 3000 or use the courtesy phone in arrivals, is 1 km/3 mins from the airport. The Hilton Garden Inn Halifax Airport, (902) 873 1400 or use the courtesy phone in arrivals, is 3-5 mins drive from the airport. Both will send a free shuttle on request. A new Holiday Inn Express was built a year or 2 ago. It is across the parking lot from the Hilton Garden Inn, and uses the same free shuttle as the Hilton Garden Inn.
Baggage Storage: Available on the basement level, accessed by an elevator in the middle of the terminal. Cost: Small items $1.50 per day/$5 per week. Medium items $2.50 per day/$7 per week. Large items $4 per day/$9 per week. Coats & Boots $1 per day/$5 per week.
Notes: ATMs/Cash machines are available throughout the terminal, but at busy times they do run out of money (as on my visit!). Bureau de Change/Currency Exchange is now in the centre of the terminal on the check-in level, across from the food court. It is called TravelEx.
Airport Tel No: +1 (902) 873 4422 or 873 4750.
Updated Oct13. Last Visit Sep012

Sydney (YQY):

Location: 9 km/6 Miles ENE of Sydney.
By Taxi: To downtown Sydney ~$20, or $12 for a shared taxi. Briand’s Taxi Ltd, Tel (902) 564 6161.
By Bus: No buses serve the terminal, but about once an hour, buses pass along the main road, 1.5 km/1 Mile from the airport, on the run from Sydney to Glace Bay.
Rental Cars: On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS (902) 564 8265, Hertz 539 1538, Budget 564 5610 & ALAMO/National/Tilden 567 1921 or 1953, all have desks in the terminal, but are only staffed if you have already made a reservation.
Airport Tel No: +1 (902) 564 7720.
Updated Sep07

Yarmouth (YQI):

Location: 3 km/2 Miles ESE of Yarmouth.
By Taxi: Yarmouth Town Taxi (902) 742 7801.
Airport Tel No: +1 (902) 742 6484.
Updated Sep07

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