Traveling to Halifax is easy, with convenient connections by sea, land and air to major travel hubs world wide.
The Halifax Stanfield International Airport is Atlantic Canada's centre for domestic, regional and international flight service. Halifax may be reached by direct flights from many major destinations - it is geographically the closest city in Canada from Boston (flight time 1.45 hours) and New York (2.25 hours) and is also one hour closer to Europe than any other major North American city.
The airport is located 30 minutes from downtown Halifax, and offers a number of transport options to the city including limousine services, car rental companies, taxi services and shuttle buses. Taxi fares are set at $53 for transport from the airport to the downtown core.
For further information on traveling to Halifax by air, land or water please visit the following page at: www.DestinationHalifax.com.
Getting to Downtown Halifax
The Airporter is the easiest and most cost effective way to get to and from the airport from Halifax. The Airporter will pick you up from the airport and take you to the front entrance of your hotel, as well as pick you up from the hotel lobby and bring you to the airport for your departure.
Please note that the shuttle will also take you to the front door of Howe Hall (Dalhousie University) upon request.
The shuttle departs from the airport every hour. To book your reservation with the Airporter Shuttle, please email airporter [at] ns [dot] aliantzinc [dot] ca. You’ll need to provide the following information:
- Flight arrival time
- Flight number
- Where you’re staying in Halifax
- Departure flight number and time (if you choose to take the Airporter back to the airport)
Please note that currently the Airporter accepts cash as its only payment option. There is an ATM in the arrivals area of the airport should you need cash.
Fees for the Airporter Shuttle are:
One-Way Fare - $19.50 CDN
Return Fare - $36.00 CDN
*Both fees include HST.
Taxi and limousine services are available curbside in the arrivals area for all arriving flights. A one-way trip to Halifax city centre is $53.00 (Canadian) by taxi or $56.00 (Canadian) by limousine.
Please click here to view a list of drivers, licensed at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, who offer pre-arranged service.