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By Air

By Air

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.

The Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport is the Atlantic Canadian hub for all domestic, regional and international services. Visit to view a list of airlines providing flight options to Halifax.


Scheduled air service into Nova Scotia is available from all major Canadian cities, from all major United States cities through connecting hubs at Boston and Newark, and from major European cities through the connecting hub at London. In addition, scheduled charter services are available linking Nova Scotia with many Canadian and European cities. Limousine service and car rentals are available at the Halifax International, Yarmouth International and Sydney airports. There is a shuttle bus to and from hotels in the Halifax area. Call Nova Scotia's Check In Reservation and Information Service for further details (1-800-565-0000).


Travel Advisory

As of mid-January all air travelers entering the United States must present a valid passport.  This new requirement applies to all air travelers from Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda, as well as American citizens returning home. For full details, please visit the

By Land

By landHighways from all points in the United States and Canada join the Trans Canada Highway from New Brunswick into Nova Scotia.

Greyhound from New York and Voyageur from Montreal connect with Acadian Lines which serves Atlantic Canada. At Amherst, intraprovincial bus lines link most major communities. VIA Rail Canada provides transcontinental train service; there are stations in Truro and Halifax. Call toll-free 1-888-842-7245.

By Sea

By SeaComfortable car ferry trips connect Maine, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland to
Nova Scotia. As part of the Canada/New England cruise corridor, several major cruise lines also visit
ports of call in Nova Scotia between early May and late October.

Newfoundland - Nova Scotia

Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland, to/from North Sydney, Nova Scotia, daily service year-round; additional service mid-June to September. Argentia, Newfoundland to North Sydney, Nova Scotia: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, mid-June to mid-October. Reservations recommended. Tickets must be picked up one hour before sailing.
Marine Atlantic Reservations, 355 Purves St, North Sydney, NS, B2A 3V2. 1-800-341-7981.

Prince Edward Island - Nova Scotia

Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island, to Caribou, Nova Scotia, daily service May 1 to December 20, operated by Northumberland Ferries Ltd., 94 Water Street, P.O. Box 634, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7L3.
In Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, call toll-free 1-800-565-0201. From other areas, call (902) 566-3838.

Saint John, New Brunswick - Digby, Nova Scotia

Daily service year-round; three trips daily during peak months. Reservations recommended.
Bay Ferries, 94 Water Street, P.O. Box 634, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7L3. Phone 1-888-249-7245; (902) 566-3838; fax (902) 566-1550.