Airport Shuttle, Halifax

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  • Airport Express Shuttle (from their website)
    Airport Express Shuttle (from their...
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  • Halifax: Former Airporter shuttle bus
    Halifax: Former Airporter shuttle bus
    by pieter_jan_v
  • Airporter airport shuttle bus, Halifax
    Airporter airport shuttle bus, Halifax
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    Airport Shuttle Buses

    by victorwkf Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The cheapest way to go from the airport to city is via the Airporter airport shuttle bus services which operate daily from 6am to 1am. The cost is Canadian $24 return and $14 one way. The buses are comfortable and the drivers are friendly. Please refer to the webpage below for more information and schedule.

    Airporter airport shuttle bus, Halifax
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    To and from the airport

    by tvor Updated Jul 8, 2015

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    Halifax International Airport is about a 20-30 minute drive from the city or longer, depending on where you're starting out. They put it out there to get away from the fog but fog still happens!

    Update: There is an Airport shuttle run by Maritime Bus that you can get from the airport to various downtownHalifax hotels with two stops in Dartmouth, one at a hotel just outside of the main city and one at a hotel in the Dartmouth centre near the local bus terminal.

    This bus runs a regular schedule from May 1 to October 31 between 4:45 a.m. to 22:00 a.m. (departures from the airport into town, see the schedule on the website for all the pickup/drop off locations). Off season, the bus only goes from the airport into the Westin Halifax, at the train station in downdown Halifax and only runs between the morning and evening rush hour, not overnight. The service is "on demand" so it will only drop you off or pick you up if you've booked and the service is "ticketless" which means, I think, the driver has a list and you are checked off.

    Current 2014 prices are $22 one way or $40 return. These are all Canadian dollars by the way. Taxis and Limos are another alternative and are a bit pricey (about $50-65 into the city). There are of course rental car kiosks at the newly renovated airport.

    You do have to buy the tickets either at the transportation booth in the airport or online. You can't buy tickets from the driver. This bus also goes to some of the universities. If you need to get into Dartmouth, you might want to consider Metro Transit, the local bus, which takes you to the main Dartmouth transit terminal.

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    Airport bus service

    by tvor Written Jun 14, 2012

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    Metro Transit has launched an airport service as an alternative to the airport shuttle that services downtown hotels. It's a low floor accessible bus and has just a few stops between the airport and downtown. It stops in Fall River, at the Dartmouth terminal and behind Scotia Square. Cost is $3.25 for adults and students and a little less for children and seniors.

    Be warned, though, there is very limited luggage space! You also have to put your own bags on and off the bus, drivers will not help you for safety reasons.

    If you are getting on or off at Scotia Square, downtown Halifax, the stop is *behind* Scotia Square on Albemarle Street. To get to taxis or other busses you must walk around the corner and down the hill to Barrington Street or go through a back entrance or through the parking garage entrances just down from the bus stop and take the elevator down to the Scotia Square mall are and out onto Barrington Street from there.

    At the Dartmouth terminal, busses heading to Halifax stop on the Wyse Road Metro X/Link stop, heading to the airport, they stop in the terminal itself.

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    Former Airporter

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jan 26, 2014

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    The Airporter was a mini bus shutlle that had a daily 6AM till midnight service (one to two departures per hour).

    Hotels served:
    Atlantica Hotel
    Radisson Suites
    Marriott Courtyard
    Marriott Residence/Cambridge Suites
    Marriott Harbour Front
    Holiday Inn Select
    Holiday Inn Harbourview
    Hampton Inn / Best Western
    Four Points Sheraton
    Westin Nova Scotia
    Lord Nelson (on request)
    Prince George
    Delta Barrington
    Citadel Halifax
    Delta Halifax
    Delta Barrington
    Harbour Front
    Holiday Inn Harbourview

    Service was discontinued at October 15, 2012.
    Halifax MetroTransit has now bus #320 serving the Airport.

    2014 Update: A new shuttle service is available: Airport Express.

    Airport Express Shuttle (from their website) Halifax: Former Airporter shuttle bus
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  • Airporter Mistake

    by merlin32 Written Feb 24, 2008

    After taking the airporter I can happily suggest that if you need to get to Halifax or the Airport take a Taxi. Although the airporter offers a cheap transportation service I found that this price is not worth having their irresponsable employees give away your luggage. The airporter belives that their employees are perfect and have not, and will not, and can't make mistakes. Their only suggestion in your troubled time is that you never had any luggage to begin with. Take taxis instead, they might be charge a bit more but its worth it to know your luggage will not be handed out to someone else.

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  • Airport shuttle from and to Halifax

    by thekburns Written Sep 21, 2008

    I flew home to Halifax from Montreal and was left stranded by the airport bus after midnight on Thursday, September 18, 2008. Since then I have not been able to contact the bus service, as they do not answer their phone. I would advise against using the Halifax airport bus service to and from the city and I think their license should be revoked so that a reliable service can take over.

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