Halifax Stanfield International Airport Guide (YHZ)

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

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

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +1
Telephone:
(902) 873 4422.
Timezone: GMT -04:00
Map:
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 provides information on how to get to Halifax Stanfield, where to stay nearby and the on-site facilities available there.

Information

A Tourism Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centre (tel: (902) 873 1223; www.novascotia.com) is located on the main level, in Domestic Arrivals. Volunteer assistants are available throughout the airport to help passengers with a range of queries.

Email address: 
info@hiaa.ca
Website
www.flyhalifax.com
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.

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 and a one-way fare is C$3.25.

Shuttle: Airport Express (tel: 1 800 350 6945; www.maritimebus.com) runs express shuttle services to various destinations in Nova Scotia, including an express service to Halifax (journey time: 50 minutes; fare: C$22). 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: (902) 873 1223).

Taxi: Taxi and limousine services are available from in front of Domestic Arrivals. Fares to central Halifax start at around C$63. Among the operators is Casino (tel: (902) 429 6666; www.casinotaxi.ca) and Yellow Cab (tel: (902) 420 0000; yellowcabltd.ca). The journey time into Halifax can be anything from 30 to 90 minutes depending on traffic.

Terminal facilities

Money

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

Communication

Telephones with internet access are situated throughout the departure lounges, while dedicated internet kiosks are positioned throughout the terminal. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the terminal building. Postal services can be found at the Travelex Canada booth.

Food

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.

Shopping

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.

Luggage

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.

Other

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 availale to hire in the nearby ALT Hotel (tel: (902) 334 0136www.halifax.althotels.ca).

Disabled facilities

Halifax Stanfield International Airport is wheelchair accessible and has barrier-free access. Other facilities include TDD 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: (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: (tel: (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.

Hotels

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


Quality Inn Halifax Airport

(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, a business centre and conference facilities.

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

Hilton Garden Inn Halifax Airport

(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 and pool, on-site convenience store and a grill-style restaurant.

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

Holiday Inn Express Halifax Airport

(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

(902) 334 0136.

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 rooms. Catering is limited to takeaway snacks and hot drinks available in the hotel lobby.

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