Halifax Stanfield International Airport Guide (YHZ)

Airport info
Code: YHZ
1 Bell Boulevard, Enfield, Nova Scotia, NS B2T 1K2, Canada

Halifax Stanfield International Airport is situated 35km (22 miles) north of central Halifax.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +1
+1 902 873 4422
Halifax Stanfield International Airport map

The main airport in Canada’s Nova Scotia province, Halifax Stanfield International Airport operates both domestic and international flights. Our guide to the airport includes useful information regarding terminal facilities, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.


There is an airport information desk (tel: +1 902 873 4422) in Arrivals. Additionally, the Tourism Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centre (tel: +1 902 873 1223; www.novascotia.com) is located on the main level of the airport, in Domestic Arrivals. It is open 0900-2100 daily. Volunteer assistants are available throughout the airport to help passengers with a range of queries.

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Driving directions

Halifax Stanfield International Airport can be reached from Highway 102, when heading north out of Halifax. Take exit 6 off the highway and follow the signs to the airport. The journey time from central Halifax is approximately 30 minutes.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus: MetroX (www.halifax.ca/metrotransit) bus 320 links the airport to central Halifax. The journey takes around 55 minutes.

Shuttle: Airport Express (tel: +1 800 575 1807; www.maritimebus.com) runs express shuttle services to various destinations in Nova Scotia, including a seasonal (November-April) express service to Halifax (journey time: 50 minutes). A number of other shuttle services operate routes to various destinations in Nova Scotia. Further details are available from the Tourism Nova Scotia information booth (tel: +1 902 873 1223).

Taxi: Taxi and limousine services are available from in front of Domestic Arrivals. The journey time into Halifax can be anything from 30 to 90 minutes depending on traffic.

Terminal facilities


Bureau de change and travel insurance facilities are available at the International Currency Exchange booth on the main level of the terminal. There are also ATMs on this level as well as within the departures area.


Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Telephones with internet access are situated throughout the departure lounges, while dedicated internet kiosks are positioned throughout the terminal. Postal services can be found at the International Currency Exchange booth.


There is a wide selection of fast-food outlets, cafés and snack bars both pre- and post-security within the terminal, including licensed bars and pubs.


The shops at Halifax Stanfield International Airport are mostly located on the main level and in the departures area, although there is a convenience store in Arrivals. The options include a gift shop, local crafts retailer, seafood shop and a travel store. Duty-free shopping is also available in the departures area.


A left-luggage service is located in the hallway in the ‘Centre Tunnel’ entrance to the airport. The 24-hour Lost Property Office (within the Security Office) can also be found in this concourse.


There is a chapel located on the mezzanine level. Children's play areas are located throughout the departure lounge area.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

Fax and other services are available at Travelex Canada, on the main level of the terminal. There are no meeting or conference facilities at the airport, however, a range of meeting rooms are available to hire in the adjacent ALT Hotel (tel:  +1 855 258 5775; www.althotels.com).

Disabled facilities

Halifax Stanfield International Airport is wheelchair accessible and has barrier-free access. Other facilities include TDY telephones, reserved parking and lifts between floors. Passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should inform their airline prior to travelling. A pre-booked wheelchair accessible bus service is also available (tel: +1 902 222 5438; www.needalift.ca).

Car parking

Short- and medium-term parking is available a short distance from the terminal in covered and open-air car parks respectively. Long-term parking is available in ‘park ‘n’ fly’ open-air car parks, which are linked to the terminal by a free shuttle service. Further information is available from Parking Services (tel: +1 902 873 2588).

Car rental

Car hire companies: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty are all represented at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Their desks, as well as the pick-up and drop-off area, are located in the covered car park opposite the terminal.


There is one on-site hotel at Halifax Stanfield International Airport and a choice of three others a short distance from the terminal complex. A wider selection of accommodation is available in Halifax and neighbouring Dartmouth.

Quality Inn Halifax Airport

+1 902 873 3000

Boasting both indoor and outdoor pools as well as a gym, the 156-room Quality Inn Halifax Airport is just three minutes by free 24-hour shuttle from the airport terminal. The property is also a good option for business guests, with free Wi-Fi internet access, a business centre and conference facilities, along with free hot and cold breakfast.

60 Sky Boulevard, Goffs, B2T 1K3, Nova Scotia, Canada

Hilton Garden Inn Halifax Airport

+1 902 873 1400

Located approximately 4km (2.5 miles) from Halifax Airport, this mid-range hotel offers a free 24-hour shuttle service that can be booked via a courtesy telephone in Arrivals. Among its facilities are a fitness room, pool and an on-site grill-style restaurant.

200 Pratt & Whitney Drive, Enfield, B2T 0A2, Nova Scotia, Canada

Holiday Inn Express Halifax Airport

+1 902 576 7600

The Holiday Inn Express Halifax Airport offers a good value alternative to other hotels in the neighbourhood. It has an indoor pool, fitness centre and a fully equipped business centre.

180 Pratt & Whitney Drive, Enfield, B2T 0C8, Nova Scotia, Canada

ALT Hotel Halifax

 +1 855 258 5775

This new, boutique-style hotel is located next to the airport car park and is connected to the terminal via a walkway. It offers a range of room types, along with meeting facilities. Altcetera Café offers food 24 hours a day, including soups, salads, sandwiches and a choice of hot meals.

40 Silver Dart Drive, Enfield, B2T 1K2, Nova Scotia, Canada
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