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Fares from $119 One Way, $237 Round Trip from Ottawa to Halifax

Prices starting at $237 for return flights and $119 for one-way flights to Halifax were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Route Information for Flights from Ottawa to Halifax

Origin Airport IATA CodeYOW
Destination Airport IATA CodeYHZ
Distance592 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAir Canada
Earliest Flight Arrival1:30PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival1:30PM UTC

Flights from Ottawa to Halifax

Ottawa International Airport

Finding a bargain on cheap flights from Ottawa, Canada, is simple with Orbitz.com. Fourteen different airlines serve the airport, which is located just a few miles south of downtown Ottawa. The airport also has a luggage storage service for passengers needing to keep items safe while they are away.

Parking at the Airport

There is plenty of short-term and long-term parking available at Ottawa International Airport. Parking for less than 15 minutes is free of charge. After that, the cost is $2 for every 15 minutes until you reach the daily maximum of $19. It only takes about two minutes to walk to the airport from the short-term parking area, and seven minutes to walk from the long-term parking spaces.

Transportation to the Airport

There are several options for getting to the airport, including on-demand limousine service, taxi service and the OC Transpo public transportation system, which has buses that stop at the arrivals area of the airport.

Dining at the Airport

While waiting for your flight to depart, you can enjoy snacks, beverages and meals in the food court areas that are located at the presecurity and postsecurity points. The presecurity food court area includes Harvey's, Rideau Bar and Grill, and Tim Horton's. Postsecurity options are more varied, including Starbucks Coffee, Second Cup News Café, and Sbarro. There is also a Grab and Go area, which has cold drinks and sandwiches available. Print your tickets after booking cheap flights from Ottawa on Orbitz.com to gain access to the postsecurity food and beverage options.

Halifax Stanfield International Airport

If you're looking for cheap flights to Halifax, you can use Orbitz.com to find sales and low-cost airline tickets. The Halifax Stanfield International Airport is located at 1 Bell Blvd. in Enfield, Nova Scotia. The airport sits approximately 20 miles from downtown Halifax. Eight airlines service the airport: Air Canada, Air Saint Pierre, Continental Airlines, Delta, Porter, US Airways and WestJet.

Transportation From the Airport

You can take a taxicab from the airport into Halifax for around $50. Bus service is also available at a cost of $3.25 per trip, making it the cheapest option. However, the buses tend to get crowded. If you need a rental car during your stay, you can reserve one using Orbitz.com. The website also has packages that include rental cars and flights. Purchasing the two services together saves you money.

Climate in Halifax

Summer is considered peak travel season in Halifax. The temperatures stay in the mid-70s, and there isn't much rain. Winter temperatures average in the mid-20s. It's cold but is not as harsh as winter in other areas of Canada. The spring and fall have temperatures that average in the mid-50s. If you use Orbitz.com to book your trip during the spring or fall off-season, you'll save money.

Highlights and Attractions

Point Pleasant Park, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the Citadel National Historic Site are popular attractions in Halifax. If you book your trip on Orbitz.com, you can do more than find cheap flights to Halifax; you can also purchase tickets to local attractions and make reservations for guided tours.

Flights from Ottawa to Halifax - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Ottawa to Halifax?

There are 3 airlines that fly straight from Ottawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.) to Halifax, NS (YHZ-Stanfield Intl.), so get ready to click that beautiful "book" button. One of these carriers will have your ideal flight:

  • Air Canada
  • Porter Airlines
  • WestJet
What is the shortest flight from Ottawa to Halifax?

It can zip by in as little as 1 hour and 25 minutes. If you're a firm believer that your vacation hours should be spent 'vacationing' instead of flying, you'll enjoy the ride from Ottawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.) to Halifax, NS (YHZ-Stanfield Intl.).

What airlines fly from Ottawa (and vicinity) to Halifax (and vicinity) most frequently?

Consider booking a flight with Porter Airlines (PD), which frequently services this route. This airline operates 126 flights each month between Ottawa, ON Airport (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.) and Halifax, NS Airport (YHZ-Stanfield Intl.). Air Canada (AC) also travels from Ottawa (and vicinity) to Halifax (and vicinity). It's another great option and offers 108 flights each month.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Halifax?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Halifax have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Halifax with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Halifax without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.