Places in Nova Scotia

Travel to Nova Scotia

Flying to Nova Scotia

Air Canada (AC) ( offers direct flights from London to Halifax.

Airport guides

Airport Code: YHZ. Location: Halifax Stanfield International Airport is situated 35km (22 miles) north of central Halifax. Money: Bureau de change and travel insurance facilities are available at the International Currency... Read more

Travel by rail

VIA Rail (tel: 1 888 842 7245; trains run from Montréal to Halifax (The Ocean line) six times a week.

Getting to Nova Scotia by boat

Ferry operators:

There are regular sailings to Nova Scotia from Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine (USA), New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. Ferry operators include Bay Ferries and Northumberland Ferries (tel: 1 888 249 7245; and Marine Atlantic (tel: 1 800 341 7981; Fast ferry The Cat (tel: 1 877 359 3760; operates between Yarmouth and Bar Harbor (journey time - 3 hours) and between Yarmouth and Portland (journey time - 5 hours 30 minutes).

Several ferries and shipping lines offer local services in and around the province. Enquire locally for further details. A growing number of cruise lines also visit Halifax as part of Atlantic Canada itineraries.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.