Low Cost Halifax Airport Parking

Halifax International Airport is found approximately 35km from the city of Halifax, and is a large airport serving many areas of the Nova Scotia province of Canada. The airport is known as the seventh largest in the country, and by its official code of YHZ. The official name for the airport is also the Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport, in honour of Robert Stanfield. The airport has extensive facilities, include airport car parking areas that can be used by passengers arriving in their own vehicles. There are several Halifax International Airport parking lots available, some of which are more ideal for short-term parking stays, and others which are affordable for long-term stays.

Halifax International Airport is about an hour and a half’s drive from downtown Halifax, or about a forty-five minute drive in heavier traffic conditions. Motorists will travel north on the Veteran’s Memorial Highway 102 to Exit 6, and then turn off for access to the airport terminal building. The Highway 118 provides a connection to Highway 102 from Dartmouth, while the Highway 101 leads to the city of Halifax from areas such as Kentville, Wolfville and Windsor. From the southwest, the Highway 103 is used to reach Halifax, and from the east, the Highway 107 is used. The main airport highway, the 102, runs south from Truro in the north. Halifax Airport is located nearby the towns of Enfield and Elmsdale, and just east of the Shubenacadie Grand Lake. The Halifax International Airport car parks are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to all passengers and visitors. They include the Parkade, the Exterior Lot and the Park’N Fly area.

Short-term Parking

Motorists who are simply dropping off departing passengers may stop outside the terminal building of Halifax Airport. The area along the road of the terminal is not a parking area, and should be used for no more than a minute or two. The driver of the vehicle is recommended to remain behind the wheel, and to leave the engine of the car running. Any vehicle found parked and unattended in front of the terminal entrance will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. Person’s who require a longer farewell are therefore recommended to use the airport’s car parks. Arriving passengers may be collected at the terminal as well, provided that they are already waiting at curb-side, as the driver of the vehicle may not park and wait for a flight in this area.

The most convenient short-term parking spaces are found in the airport’s Parkade building, located just steps from the passenger terminal. This building was opened for use in March 2009, and is one of the facilities included in the airport’s development plan. Improvements to the terminal have been made in previous years, and further expansion will take place in future years. The airport will also receive a new hotel, that is scheduled for completion in 2013. Short-term parking at hourly rates is available on Levels P1 and P2 of the Parkade, and is indicated by signs that read ‘Hourly Parking’. Motorists in these areas will pay $2.00 for each half an hour for the first two hours and $4.00 for each following hour. There is no daily maximum rate in the hourly parking areas.

In the Parkade, passengers will find convenient parking spaces for slightly longer stays as well. On levels P1, P2, P3 and P4 there are dedicated areas for ‘daily parking’. In these areas, $4.00 is charged per hour, and there is a daily maximum rate of $19.00 applicable. The weekly maximum rate applicable is $95.00. Signs for the areas read ‘Daily Parking’. Parking spaces in the Parkade are covered, and considered as secure. There are also dedicated spaces for disabled passengers, with the most convenient access to the terminal building.

Long-term Parking

The two long-term car parks of Halifax Airport are referred to as the Exterior Lot and the Park ‘N Fly Lot. They are located a little further from the terminal, and are not covered areas. The Exterior Lot is a short walk from the check-in area, while free shuttle services provide transport from the Park’N Fly Lot. There are signs leading the way to each of the parking areas. The parking rates in the Exterior Lot are $2.00 for each thirty minutes for the first two hours, $4.00 for each hour beyond two hours of parking, $16.00 per day and $80.00 per week. The Park’N Fly car park is found on Barnes Drive – turn at the lights nearby Tim Hortons, and follow the signs. The shuttle for transport is available 24/7, and is accessible to disabled passengers. The shuttle will collect you from the terminal when you are ready to leave the airport. Simply use the courtesy telephone at the Ground Transportation kiosk in the arrivals area to let the driver know you are ready. The rates in this car park are $14.00 per day, and $70.00 per week. It can only be used by persons who will be away three or more days.

Payments

Paying for parking at Halifax International Airport is quite simple. When you are ready to leave, payments can be made at any of the ‘Pay-on-Foot’ ticket stations, found in the three Lower Level Tunnel exits, at the P1 Level Footbridge and at the P2 Level Pedway exits. Passengers can use cash, credit cards or Interac debit cards at the machines. Exit the parking area at one of the prepaid exit lanes by inserting the parking ticket into the ticket machine. Keep in mind that Park’N Fly customers will pay at other pay stations at the parking lot. Motorists may use their credit card as well, by inserting the card upon entering the parking area, and again upon exit of the area. The credit cards accepted are American Express, Mastercard and Visa. MACPASS customers can use their MACPASS account to pay for parking at the airport as well.

Further details regarding Halifax International Airport parking is available from the airport at the following contact number: 902-873-4422, and the Park’N Fly website can be found at http://www.parknfly.ca.