Airports in Nova Scotia

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 is in the final stages of a massive reconstruction project, which has 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.

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

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