Getting to Halifax Airport

Halifax International Airport is an important airport in Canada, handling over three million passengers per annum. Its IATA code is YHZ, and its official and full name is the Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport, as it is named in honour of a Premier of Nova Scotia, Robert Stanfield. The airport is served by a large number of airline carriers, and has many facilities for its passengers. There are also ground transportation options for all passengers. Halifax International Airport directions are simple to follow, as the airport is passed by a large highway. Passengers may also find airport directions online, or are able to contact the airport for further information regarding transport and directions.

Halifax Airport is located in the Nova Scotia province of Canada. It is one of the most important airports of this province, serving the city of Halifax, mainland Nova Scotia and other Maritime provinces. The airport is in the area of Enfield, approximately 35km, or 22 miles from Halifax city. Its address to note is 1 Bell Boulevard, Enfield, Nova Scotia, B2T 1K2, Canada. Motorists who have a satellite navigation system could also use the following coordinates for Halifax Airport: Latitude - 44º - 52` - 51" North, Longitude - 63º - 30` - 33" West. The airport is located particularly nearby the towns of Enfield and Elmsdale, as well as Wellington, Goffs and Oldham. Turf Lake is to the northeast of the airport grounds and the larger Shubenacadie Grand Lake is to the west, along with the Oakfield Golf and Country Club.

The main access road to Halifax International Airport is the Veteran’s Memorial Highway 102, which passes the airport on its western side. Additional roads nearby include Oldham Road to the north of the airport, Old Guysborough Road to the south and east of the airport grounds and Grove Road and Aerotech Drive to the south.

Halifax International Airport directions from Halifax

The city of Halifax is to the south of the airport. Motorists from Halifax could take either the Highway 102/Bicentennial Drive or the Highway 118 to reach the Veteran’s Memorial Highway. Highway 108 is perhaps more convenient for those coming from areas in Dartmouth (a city just 5km north-east of Halifax), and is linked to the Highway 111, or the Circumferential Highway, while Bicentennial Drive is more convenient for motorists coming from downtown Halifax and areas to the west of Halifax, such as Sherwood Heights, Rockingham, Clayton Park, Glenbourne, Fairview and Fairmount. From areas further south of Halifax, such as Bald Rock, Sandy Cove, Ketch Harbour, Duncans Cove, Sambro, Williamshead, Portuguese Cove, Bear Cove, Herring Cove and Harrietsfield, motorists will take either the Road 306 or Road 349 for a connection to the North West Ann Drive, and from this road take the Highway 102 west and then north towards the airport. Areas to the southwest of Halifax also include Green Acres, Leiblin Park, Spryfield, Williams Lake, Boulderwood, Cowie Hill and Melville Cove.

The drive to Halifax International Airport from downtown Halifax or Dartmouth will take between half an hour and forty-five minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Continue on Highway 102, turn off the highway at Exit 6 and follow the signs to the terminal building of the airport.

Halifax International Airport directions from further areas

Truro is a city to the north of Halifax Airport, and from here the Highway 102 is used for airport access as well. En-route, the areas of Truro Heights, Brookfield, Brentwood, Shubenacadie and Elmsdale are passed. The Road 215 is another important road north and northwest of the airport. It runs past Burlinton and all the way along the coast of the Bay of Fundy, passing Pembroke, East Walton, Moose Brook, Noel Shore and Maitland, then heads south towards Shubenacadie and the Highway 102. The Highway 101 is an important connection to the city of Halifax from Bridgetown, Lawrencetown, Greenwood (154km), Kentville, Wolfville and Windsor. The Highway 101 is the main road along the western coast of Nova Scotia, running all the way to Yarmouth, approximately 304km from Halifax. Another important road leading from the west is the Highway 103, providing access to Halifax from Shelburne (241km), Liverpool (180km), Bridgewater (132km), Chester (64km), Hubbards (50km) and Upper Tantallon. The Highway 107 heads towards Halifax from areas to the east, such as Musquodoboit Harbour, Lake Echo and Preston.

Once arriving at Halifax International Airport, motorists will find several car parking options, including a Parkade nearby the terminal for short and long-term parking, an Exterior car park and the Park’N Fly lot, which are both used for longer term stays. Passengers can also reach the airport by bus or taxi, but not directly by train, as there is no airport train station. The Airporter is the shuttle bus travelling from various hotels in Halifax, and long-distance buses may be available from further areas, such as Yarmouth and Truro. Taxis can be taken from any nearby area.

Halifax International Airport consists of a single terminal building that is well equipped with facilities for arriving and departing passengers. There are plenty of food and beverage outlets, as well as airport shops that include duty-free stores. Wireless internet connections are available throughout the terminal, and further facilities include bank machines, currency exchange services, a travel insurance kiosk operated by Travelex Canada, children’s play areas, an airport chapel, luggage storage services and lost and found services. There are no meeting room facilities at the airport, and currently no hotel, but future plans include a fourteen-storey hotel with 169 rooms. Information regarding the airport services is available in the terminal from the airport volunteers (wearing tartan vests) and from information counters. Halifax International Airport is completely accessible to disabled travellers as well.

Halifax International Airport directions in further detail can be found online, at The airport can also be contacted at the following number: 902-873-4422. An email address to use for information is