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Halifax International Airport is the main airport that serves the Halifax area. A number of airlines operate flights into Halifax, including Continental, Northwest Airlink, United, Delta, and Air Canada. The airport is located 35 km (22 miles) outside of Halifax in Elmsdale. There is an excellent web site with access to all Halifax airport services, flight information, etc: www.flyhalifax.com.
The 30-45 minute trip will cost C$63 fixed rate, via taxi or limo service. Taxis and limos can easily be hailed curbside outside the airport or can be pre arranged at no extra cost http://www.hiaa.ca/default.asp?id=190... There is also a shuttle bus service that provides rides from the airport into downtown Halifax. Fares are $21 for a one-way trip. Children aged 10 and under ride for free. Click here to view the schedule or call 902.873.2091. There is also private shuttle service to and from Yarmouth and other parts of the province, such as Campbell's Shuttle Service and Cloud 9 Shuttle.
A number of major car rental agencies have service outlets at the airport, including National, Hertz, Thrifty, Avis, Enterprise, and Budget.
Arriving by rail is another option when traveling to Halifax. VIA Rail provides service six days a week between Montreal and Halifax. Depending on direction of travel, the train ride can take between 18 and 21 hours. The rail station is located downtown at the corner of Barrington and Cornwallis streets. Arriving at this location puts you in walking distance to many of Halifax's downtown attractions.