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 Getting To/From Halifax

 As the largest city in Atlantic Canada, Halifax is easily accessible by several modes of transportation


 Unless you live in Eastern Canada or the Northeastern United States of America, Halifax is most easily accessed by air.

Halifax Stanfield International Airport ( has service to and from major centres across Canada, the United States and Europe.

For a list of airlines with regular service to Halifax, please click here.

For a list of airlines with seasonal service to Halifax, please click here.

Please note, the airport is located approximately 45 km outside of the city centre. Ground transportation into Halifax is offered by taxi (flat $63 fee each way) and by bus. For a list of ground transportation options, please click here.


Transportation by rail is available through Via Rail along the Halifax-Montreal corridor. Although not necessarily the quickest route to Halifax (one way from Montreal is a 23 hour trip), the ride offers beautiful scenery along the St. Lawrence Seaway and through the Maritimes.

More information can be obtained from Via Rail.


Halifax can be reached by car in one of three ways:

1) Driving through the province of New Brunswick (click here for routing with Google Maps)

2) By ferry from the province of Prince Edward Island (via Northumberland Ferries)

3) By ferry from Portland, ME (USA) to Yarmouth, NS (via Nova Star Cruises) and then driving to Halifax