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Getting to Halifax

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Driving into Halifax is simple! Whether you’re driving from New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, the rest of Canada or the United States, you will arrive in Halifax via the Trans-Canada Highway.

TOLLS: It’s important to know that if you are traveling from outside Nova Scotia into our province via the Trans-Canada Highway, drivers will need to pay a $4 fee at the Cobequid Pass.

If you are traveling to Downtown Halifax from within Nova Scotia, there are no road tolls, unless you choose to enter via the Halifax Harbour Bridges.

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It’s easy to fly to Halifax! Halifax has one international airport, the award-winning Halifax Stanfield International Airport, located just 30 minutes from the downtown core.

Halifax Stanfield offers roughly 150 weekly flights from Toronto, 70 from Montreal and 85 from Ottawa. With daily flights from Boston, New York, Newark, Philadelphia and Orlando, Halifax, Nova Scotia is an accessible destination.

Halifax Stanfield International Airport is also the only airport in Atlantic Canada to offer U.S. pre-clearance, making travel that much easier.

HALIFAX AIRPORT SHUTTLE: Maritime Bus offers the Halifax Airport Shuttle, making it even easier to get to and from the airport stress-free.

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VIA Rail Canada offers trans-continental connection with Western Canadian cities, and some US destinations. It’s a great way to see the scenery and back roads of Canada.

DID YOU KNOW: You can reach Halifax from Montreal by train overnight!

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Maritime Bus provides a passenger service across Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Quebec.

Visit their website to see bus routes and schedules.

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Cruise vessels stopping in Halifax arrive right in the Halifax Harbour, where guests are immediately treated to the stunning waterfront boardwalk and the city’s vibrant downtown core.

Halifax is a three seasons cruise port, with cruise calls from late spring, through summer and fall.

Getting around Halifax

Getting around Halifax

on foot

Downtown Halifax is a very walkable city, and while there are many hills, it’s very compact, making it easy to get from one end of the city to the other without issue. We highly recommended to walk the entire Halifax waterfront boardwalk, which is one of the longest boardwalks in the world. The stunning view and wooden boardwalk make it extremely comfortable for walking.

A series of walking and hiking trails can be found throughout the other regions of Halifax, however you will either need to bus or drive to those locales.

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Whether you are renting a car or are traveling with your own vehicle, it’s easy to get around Halifax. Keep in mind, if you are driving from the airport into downtown Halifax, you will have to cross one of the Halifax Harbour Bridges, which cost $1 in cash.

Keep updated on traffic and construction with @hfxtraffic

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If you can’t walk to your destination, Halifax Transit is the next thing! Halifax Transit provides a reliable bus service throughout the Halifax Region.

Visit Halifax Transit for fares, schedules and route maps.

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Halifax Transit also operates the ferries that run between Halifax and Dartmouth with free transfers connecting to transit buses.

READ: Getting to Dartmouth from Downtown Halifax

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Cabs are readily available in downtown Halifax, Dartmouth and most regions and communities throughout the entire region. Casino Taxiand Yellow Cab are the largest taxi operators, and World Class is the most established limo company.

Note: Halifax does not currently offer Uber service.

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Biking is a great way to get around Halifax, as we continue to improve our bike lanes each year.

Whether you have your own, or are renting from I Heart Bikes, it’s a great way to see the entire region. Click here for a bike map, trails and cycling projects.

READ: Top 5 Biking Trails in Halifax. Note: Helmets must be worn by all bicycle riders across Nova Scotia.

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water taxi

Because Halifax is a city and region that is surrounded by water, it only makes sense that we would offer a water taxi. To get yourself from downtown Halifax to other locations across the Halifax Harbour, such as Dartmouth, use this fantastic and well-priced service.

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