Halifax Airport Taxis (YHZ)

Halifax International Airport is one of the larger airports in Canada, and is known as the Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport, in honour of Robert Stanfield, a Premier of the Nova Scotia region. The airport can also be recognised by its official IATA code of YHZ. The airport serves the city of Halifax, mainland Nova Scotia and all areas in other nearby Maritime provinces. Although no trains directly serve the airport, buses and taxis are available for the transport of arriving and departing passengers. The Halifax International Airport taxis are considered as a viable means of transport, and are often the most convenient way to travel into the city.

Domestic, transborder and international flights from a wide variety of destinations arrive at Halifax International Airport on a daily basis, and during the year, the airport sees approximately 3.5 million passengers. It is therefore rated as the seventh largest airport in the country. It is well equipped with a variety of facilities, including bank machines, currency exchange services, wireless internet connections, a large number of airport shops and restaurants, children’s play areas and a chapel. The single terminal building has areas for arriving passengers, with baggage reclaim carousels, and departure areas, with check-in desks and security screening facilities. The ground transport services of the airport are found outside of the arrival area. The Halifax Airport taxis are found at the curb-side of the domestic arrival area, a convenient location for all arriving passengers.

A number of taxi companies operate from Halifax Airport. They include Rimple Dhunna, or the Yellow Cabs, Ben Bella and Mark Western. The Rimple Dhunna taxis have the rooflight AO7, and can be contacted at the following details: Telephone number 902-489-1489, email address rimplekdhunna@yahoo.com. Ben Bella has rooflights AO2, and can be contacted at 902-877-0899, and Mark Western has rooflights AO5, and can be contacted at 902-441-4413. The Halifax Airport Taxi and Limo Service is another popular taxi company to use, and their details are as follows: 902-999-2434. They also have a toll-free number at 1-877-391-7539. The company’s website holds valuable information as well, and can be found at http://www.halifaxairportlimotaxi.com.

The airport taxis are generally always available, especially at times when arrival flights are expected. However, passengers are always welcome to make an advanced reservation, prior to their arrival at the airport. It is also recommended to reserve a taxi for early morning trips, and if a special vehicle is required. The company to contact for a wheelchair accessible taxi is Need-A-Lift. They will require a twenty-four hour notice period for their services. Online reservations can be placed on their website, found at http://www.needalift.ca, or they can be contacted at the following number: 902-222-LIFT (5438).

Halifax International Airport taxis, as well as many of the taxi services in Canada, operate on a metered system, which means that they record the length of the journey travelled, and calculate the taxi fare accordingly. The vehicles are equipped with a meter, which is visible to the passenger. The metre may start at a set rate, or the first few hundred metres of the journey may be more expensive. The rest of the trip will be calculated at a rate per kilometre. This rate may vary depending on the overall length of the journey. In addition to the metered taxi fare, passengers may be liable to pay a little extra for luggage loaded, more than four adult passengers in the taxi and animals transported in the vehicle. Taxi rates may also be more expensive on Sundays and public holidays, and later in the evening.

Since that the airport is located quite far from the city of Halifax (approximately 35km, or 22 miles), a trip by taxi will cost around $50.00. This is the approximate price to the peninsula, or city area, to downtown Halifax, North/South End, Clayton Park, Fairview, Dalhousie and SMU. Taxis will travel to downtown Dartmouth for about $48.00, to the town of Bedford and Lower Sackville for $45.00, to Beaverbank for about $50.00, and to the Hammonds Plains for about $50.00 as well. Areas further from Halifax will incur much higher taxi prices, for example, Chester East - $100.00, French Village - $80.00, Hubbards - $90.00, Mahone Bay - $145.00, Peggy’s Cove - $98.00, Truro - $95.00, Kentville - $150.00, Greenwood - $200.00 and Yarmouth - $450.00.

Passengers are welcome to discuss the taxi fare with their taxi driver before leaving Halifax, or to find out more information regarding their journey by taxi from the airport information desks. The taxi drivers are usually considered as friendly and helpful, and should be willing to explain all applicable charges.

At all Canadian airports, more prestigious limousine transport services can be arranged as well, and various companies may offer private transfers. Limousine and private transfer services may require an advanced reservation.

Contact your chosen Halifax International Airport taxi company for further details, or contact the airport directly for advice on their ground transport services, at 902-873-4422.