Nova Scotia is located two hours closer to Europe than any other mainland North American destination and its capital city, Halifax, is geographically closer to Boston and New York than any other major Canadian city.
Nova Scotia Airports
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
The Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport is the Atlantic Canadian hub for all domestic, regional and international services. Visit FlyHalifax.com to view a list of airlines providing flight options to Halifax.
Other Nova Scotia Airports
Nova Scotia boasts a number of airports located conveniently throughout the province, including the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport in Cape Breton and the Yarmouth International Airport.
For a complete list of airports in Nova Scotia, please visit our Airports page.
Fly into Nova Scotia from Anywhere
Scheduled air service into Nova Scotia is available from:
- all major Canadian cities
- all major United States cities through connecting hubs in Boston, Newark, Chicago and Philadelphia.
- major European cities through the connecting hub at London.
Scheduled charter services are also available linking Nova Scotia with many Canadian and European cities. Learn more about flying to Nova Scotia from Europe.
Transportation from Halifax Stanfield International Airport
Limousine service, car rentals from international car rental agencies, and well as an airport shuttle service to and from Halifax area hotels in the Halifax area are available at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Call Nova Scotia's Check In Reservation and Information Service for further details at 1-800-565-0000.
Pilots Visiting Nova Scotia Airports
See our list of flight centres offering services, rentals and charters Operators of small aircraft are required to report to Canada Customs by calling 1-888-CANPASS (226-7277) prior to their departure from the United States. You can obtain customs information concerning small aircraft and a list of airports serviced by Customs by contacting Canadian Border Services Agency.
Visit www.navcanada.ca for information on the Canada Flight Supplement and other aeronautical information products.
Entering Nova Scotia Airports via Canada Customs
Passport and visa requirements for visiting Canada will vary according to your citizenship, residency and purpose for visiting Canada. Citizens of the United States (U.S.) travelling between the U.S. and Canada now require a valid U.S. passport, Air NEXUS card or U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner document.
For up-to-date information for visitors from the Canadian Border Services Agency, go to www.cbsa.gc.ca or call 1-800-461-9999 (within Canada) or (506) 636-5064. Information on visas for temporary residents can be found on the Citizenship and Immigration website or by calling 1-888-242-2100. In the U.S. refer to www.travel.state.gov.