Ottawa Macdonald Cartier to Halifax

If it is your first time travelling to Halifax International then check out the airliners WestJet Encore, WestJet, Delta Air Lines, Porter Airlines, Jazz Air and Air Canada. These airliners all offer direct flights that depart from Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International, so you will find flying to Halifax International is quite easy. The flight time is approximately 1 hour 56 minutes.

The most expensive flight prices are typically at weekends and daytime flights. The cheapest flights available will generally be mid week or late in the evening, so if you are on a budget then these are the flight times you should consider. Alternatively, you could book well in advance and you flight could be up to 50% cheaper, especially with budget airliners. We recommend our viewers to pay and reserve the seats in advance. This ensures you get the best seats on the plane at the cheapest prices.

When arriving at Halifax International don’t forget to set your watch to the local time!

Please see below the airlines that fly from Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International (YOW) to Halifax International (YHZ) and the amount of daily flights in operation.

AirlinerMoTuWeThFrSaSuFirst FlightLast Flight
Jazz Air555554410:0522:35
Air Canada555554410:0522:35
Porter Airlines113444411:4718:57
WestJet Encore111111121:2721:27
Delta Air Lines111111121:2721:27

Jazz Air offer the highest number of flights for this route with departures times between 10:05 and 22:35.

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Flight times for Jazz Air are summarised in the table below. These time were correct at the time of writing, but please be aware that times may vary from time to time so please check their website for exact times and the dates you wish to fly.

DayFlying Time
Monday10:05, 12:18, 14:55, 20:48 and 22:35
Tuesday10:05, 12:18, 14:55, 20:48 and 22:35
Wednesday10:05, 12:18, 14:55, 20:48 and 22:35
Thursday10:05, 12:18, 14:55, 20:48 and 22:35
Friday10:05, 12:18, 14:55, 20:48 and 22:35
Saturday10:05, 14:55, 20:48 and 22:35
Sunday12:18, 14:55, 20:48 and 22:35

Flights to Halifax International are also available from airports close to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International. Below we have provided a short list of routes which you could consider is you feel that are suitable.

RouteStopsDistanceFlying Time
Ottawa Macdonald Cartier to Saint John0765 km (475 miles)1 hour 43 minutes
Ottawa Macdonald Cartier to Moncton0857 km (533 miles)1 hour 49 minutes

Before you book your flights make sure you your passport is valid and preferably has at least 6 months or more left before it expires. To renew your passport it can take several weeks to renew and with many airliners flights are not refundable.