Halifax Travel Information

Halifax is easily reached by air, sea and land.

Halifax is located on the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia. 

Fly

The Halifax International Airport (Airport Code “YHZ”) is 30 minutes from downtown. You can fly to Halifax direct from many Canadian, U.S., European, and Caribbean destinations. Many airlines fly to and from Halifax. We recommend travelling with our partner Air Canada.

Halifax Stanfield International Airport was the first North American airport to offer self-serve baggage drop for all passengers. This new, fully automated, self-serve baggage drop system uses the latest technology to simplify and speed up the check-in process for Halifax`s airline passengers.

Getting to and from the airport

Car

The Trans-Canada Highway enters Nova Scotia from New Brunswick, and provides a connection to the United States and Canada.

Cruise Ship, Luxury Yacht and Pleasure Boats

Halifax is a marquee cruise call on the Canada/New England Cruise Itinerary. Just under 220,000 cruise passengers passed through Halifax in 2014. Go to Cruise Halifax for cruise lines, schedules and shore excursions. Visit the boating guide for marinas across Nova Scotia for pleasure boats. 

Ferry

Car ferries land at the Nova Scotia ports of Digby, Caribou and North Sydney. 

Argentia or Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland to Sydney
Schedule & Fares

Saint John, New Brunswick to Digby, Nova Scotia
Schedule & Fares

Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island  to Caribou, Nova Scotia 
Schedule & Fares

Bus

Maritime Bus provides a  passenger service across Atlantic Canada and Quebec.

There are many bus/coach tours with stays in Halifax. Popular providers include Atlantic Tours and Ambassatours

Rail

VIA Rail Canada offers trans-continental connection with Western Canadian cities, and some US destinations. You can reach Halifax from Montreal by train overnight.