Halifax International

Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)


Located 22 miles (35km) away from downtown Halifax, Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport is the seventh-busiest airport in Canada. Serving more than 3.5 million passengers each year on flights to destinations including London, Toronto, New York, Cancun, Frankfurt, Chicago and Havana, the facility is the primary gateway to Halifax and mainland Nova Scotia.

Halifax International Airport has recently undergone changes, included runway renovations, terminal and parking expansions, and a new pre-clearance area designed to save time for passengers travelling to the US. Personal touches like live music in the main lobby, children's play areas, and massage tables make the relatively small airport a friendly place.


The airport is 17 miles (27km) north of Halifax.

Getting to the city

An airport shuttle service serves the main hotels in the metro area, and a variety of other bus services connect to various destinations in the region. Taxis are available at the side of the road outside the airport building.


GMT -4 (GMT -3 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).


Tel: +1 (902) 873 4422.

Car rental

Several major car rental companies are represented at the airport: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, National, Alamo, Thrifty, Dollar, and Hertz.

Airport Taxis

Taxi services are available curbside in the arrivals area.


There are a number of shops, restaurants and cafes at the airport, as well as duty-free shopping, internet access and children's play areas. ATMs are available in Arrivals and Departures, and a currency exchange booth is available for international travellers. Tourist information is available in Arrivals. Disabled passengers are well catered for.


Short-term parking, charged at C$6 for the first hour and C$4 per hour thereafter, is located in lots P1, P2, P3 and P4. Long-term parking is C$22 per day or C$110 per week at the daily parkade.




There is free wifi throughout the airport.

Business Lounges

Basic business services like workstations are located in the departures lounge. There are no conference facilities at the airport. However, nearby hotels like the Hilton Garden Inn Halifax Airport and Holiday Inn Express have fully-equipped conference facilities.

Halifax International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.