The airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada is called the Halifax Stanfield International Airport (IATA: YHZ, ICAO: CYHZ). To reach downtown Halifax from the airport, you have four options:
- Public transit: The #320 bus departs hourly from the airport. During weekdays, it departs every 30 minutes between 6am and 9am and between 3pm and 6pm. Fares are $3.50 per person for adults/students and $2.75 for children/seniors. To travel to downtown Halifax, disembark at the "Albermarle St" stop. The trip to "Albermarle St" takes about 55 minutes. The schedule can be found here. From the final stop, it takes 25-30 minutes to walk to Dalhousie University or you can transfer to local buses. Google Maps can be used to find connections from the airport to Dalhousie University or whichever hotel you stay at by choosing the "Transit" option in the search for directions.
- Airport Express: The Airport Express offers one-way trips and roundtrips to numerous hotels in downtown Halifax as well as Dalhousie University. The one-way ticket costs $22. The roundtrip is $40. The schedule can be found here.
- Taxi: It takes about 30 minutes to reach downtown Halifax by taxi. The flat rate is $63 including tax.
- Rental car: Numerous major car rental companies offer car rentals at the airport. For more information, see this page. The drive to downtown Halifax takes about 30 minutes.
The following are approximate one-way driving times between Halifax and some major cities in Canada and the US. Please note that these estimates do not consider traffic delays or customs clearance time (should you leave from one of the US locations).
- Montreal: 12.5 hours
- Ottawa: 14.5 hours
- Toronto: 17.5 hours
- Boston: 10.5 hours
- New York: 14 hours