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Travel to Halifax makes it easy to plan a trip to Nova Scotia. The website has all the tools you need to find cheap flights to Halifax and deals on hotel accommodations. Halifax may be the largest city in the Maritime Provinces, but it's doesn't feel like a big city. It's a place where you can grab a drink in a waterfront pub, catch a hockey game, take a ferry ride, and enjoy numerous outdoor activities. The laid-back city is home to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, and Point Pleasant Park.

Flying into Halifax

Flights to Halifax arrive at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, which is located about 20 miles from the center of town. Several airlines offer flights to and from Halifax, including US Airways Express, Air Canada, Air Transat, and Sunwing Airlines. Taxicabs line up outside the airport terminal to transport passengers into the city. Cab fare from the airport to Halifax City costs approximately $53. Alternatively, you can take bus #320 into the city for $3.25 or the Airporter shuttle service to area hotels for $19.50. If you want access to your own vehicle during your trip, visit to reserve a rental car. Six car rental companies have on-site locations, including Alamo, Avis, Hertz, and Enterprise. When you arrive, go to the lower level of the Airport Parkade to pick up your rental vehicle.

Exploring Halifax, Nova Scotia

The best time to visit Halifax is in the summer when the weather is warm and sunny. Average summer temperatures range from the low 50s to the low 70s, so you'll want to pack a jacket for the cool summer evenings. The summer weather is perfect for hiking through Point Pleasant Park, surfing at Lawrencetown beach, or taking an afternoon stroll through the Halifax Public Gardens. If you're traveling during the winter, pack warm clothes you can layer and heavy outerwear. During the winter months, the average temperatures range from the mid-teens to the mid-30s, and the city frequently gets heavy snowfall. If you travel during the winter, check out some of the city's indoor attractions. Get a facial and a massage at the Remedy Facial Bar & Spa, visit the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, or test your luck at the Casino Nova Scotia. Regardless of when you visit Halifax, take the time to explore the Historic Properties. Located on the waterfront, the historic area encompasses a three-block radius. The 18th-century buildings that line the streets house a variety of pubs, restaurants, and specialty shops.

Plan a Trip to Halifax

The variety of attractions and mild summer weather make Halifax a good vacation destination. Whether you want to gamble, tour the museums, or enjoy the great outdoors, Halifax has something to offer everyone. If you're looking for deals on air travel, visit to find cheap flights to Halifax, tickets to local attractions, and vacation packages.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Halifax?
For all the latest flight information to Halifax, have a look at our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. Find out if there are any travel advice reports and whether you’ll need to quarantine after you arrive.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
Most airlines will make an allowance for cancellations or changes due to COVID-19. To be sure, read over your preferred carrier’s terms and conditions before booking. You can also navigate to our Customer Service Portal for any additional information.
Which airlines fly to Halifax?
With airlines offering services to Stanfield Intl. Airport (YHZ), the main gateway to Halifax, you have plenty of choice. Find a terrific deal among these leading international airlines that’ll get you to this city:

  • Air Canada - 35 flights to Halifax per month
  • American Airlines - 10 flights to Halifax per month
  • WestJet - 9 flights to Halifax per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Halifax?
Downtown Waterfront Heliport Airport (YWF), around 0.4 miles southeast of downtown Halifax, is one option. Stanfield Intl. Airport (YHZ) is another gateway to the city. Compare the flight deals to both airports, along with which terminal is closer to wherever you’re staying.
How much is a flight to Halifax?
Travelers from near and far snapped up return-flight deals ranging between and this week to Halifax. Departing from ()? The most affordable one-way fares were just .
How to book the cheapest flight to Halifax?
Snapping up cheap flights to Halifax is as simple as booking with Orbitz. But if you’re eager to make sure you’re nabbing the best flight deals around, here are some tips your budget will love:

  • Consider other airports to save on your airfare. Enter your preferred departure and arrival airports in the form fields, then click on the ‘Nearby airports’ function below. It will list your options, if any.
  • If your travel plans aren’t cast in stone, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link to scan the flight deals for a selection of departure dates. If you find a suitable cheaper fare, go with it.
  • To filter your results, hit ‘Show options.’ You can search based on airlines, seating class, and nonstop and refundable flights. You can also choose whether you want to fly in the morning, afternoon or evening under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left.
  • The early bird gets the best savings, so book your tickets the moment you know your travel dates. The cheapest fares are quick to go and prices generally increase as the departure date gets closer.
  • Combine your flights, hotels and car rentals into a cost-effective package deal. Save your hard-earned cash for things you’re really excited about, like exploring every corner of Halifax.
  • Flying during the busy season often means pricey airfares. If possible, plan your vacation outside of popular dates, such as Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Easter.

How long is a flight to Halifax?
Your flight to Halifax could be just an hour or it could be more, depending on where you’re traveling from. We’ve rounded up a list of three of the most popular domestic routes and flight durations to give you some idea of what to expect:

  • Toronto, ON (YYZ-Pearson Intl.) to Stanfield Intl. Airport (YHZ) - 2 hours and 12 minutes
  • St. John’s, NL (YYT-St. John’s Intl.) to Stanfield Intl. Airport (YHZ) - 2 hours and 6 minutes
  • Ottawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.) to Stanfield Intl. Airport (YHZ) - 1 hour and 42 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Halifax?
Snap up a bargain and book your seats to Halifax in January. If you’ve missed this month, you’re still in luck. February and August often have low airfares available. Be careful not to snooze on a sale though — cheap flights pop up and disappear in a flash!
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Halifax?
Make a booking on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. Typically, these are the cheapest days of the week to purchase airfares to Halifax. The getaway of your dreams starts with an incredible flight deal!
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Halifax?
According to Orbitz data from 2020, you ought to jump on a plane on a Monday to score cheap flights to Halifax. Next most affordable day? Tuesday. Saturday is the most expensive. So, leave early in the week if you want to score a bargain fare and stretch your travel budget.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Halifax?
To score cheap flights to Halifax, pack your bags and travel in August. Orbitz data has found that this is generally the best month to save loads on your airfare. If you’re hoping to jet to Halifax during June, it’s worth noting that this is the most expensive time of year to travel.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
We understand that plans can change and flexibility is more important than ever. That’s why you can search for flights that include free cancellation and no change fees on Orbitz. Just click on “Filter by flexible change policies” and we’ll find you fares more flexible than candy in a car on a hot day!
What do I need for the flight to Halifax?
Whether you’re accustomed to flying or it’s your first time in the air, it’s always good to be prepared when traveling. Here are some key tips and things to bear in mind:

  • You’ll need to take all applicable travel documents and your identification. How much will depend on where you’re flying from. At the time of booking, always use the correct name, birth date and gender listed on your government-issued ID.
  • A well-packed carry-on bag is the key to flying in comfort. Given this journey to Halifax is no short hop, take some snacks and activities to keep you happy. Something to read or listen to is sure to help you pass the time.
  • Aircraft cabins can often get chilly. If you decide to fly during the height of the Halifax summer, be sure to bring some extra layers of clothing with you.

How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Halifax?
Experienced travelers have a talent for finding first or business-class flights to Halifax without the steep price tag. Take a leaf out of their book with these handy hints:

  • Flexibility isn’t just useful for your yoga. Leave some room to move around your travel dates so you can pick up cheaper airfares when a big sale comes along.
  • Low-cost airlines offer business-class seats at more affordable prices. Ditch the full-service carriers and fly with one these cheaper options.
  • Take advantage of your airline’s loyalty program and use points to upgrade your seat. You can also bid for an upgrade in online auctions.

How to get into Halifax from the airport?
Driving is a great option. Enterprise, Budget and Thrifty Car Rental are three car rental agencies located at Stanfield Intl. Airport (YHZ). Once you’ve collected a Stanfield Intl. Airport (YHZ) car rental, you can whiz directly from YHZ airport to downtown Halifax, a distance of 17 miles to the south. Or, if you’d rather rent some wheels from the city center, check out our Halifax car rentals.
What is the best time to go to Halifax?
You’ll have loads of fun whatever time of year you go to Halifax, but are the most popular months. Want to pack your itinerary with warm-weather activities? Plan your vacation close to June 20. This is when the summer season begins in the Northern Hemisphere. Expect the mercury to fluctuate between 55undefined and 70undefined during this time.
Travel tips for Halifax

  • Downtown Halifax is packed with top attractions. Favorites like Halifax Citadel and Dalhousie University will keep your feet moving and the sightseer in you happy.
  • If you’re in the mood for a fun day trip, there are more sights waiting to dazzle you a quick commute out of town. Discover why Dartmouth Crossing and Mount Saint Vincent University are on the itineraries of many Halifax travelers.
  • Like to see the sights of Halifax County’s other great cities? Pick up a car rental and road-trip your way to Long Lake or Spry Bay — or both! With your own ride, discovering those harder-to-find destinations will also be a snap.

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