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Cheap flights to Halifax, Canada

Popular in December High demand for flights, 10% potential price rise
Cheapest in October Best time to find cheap flights, 7% potential price drop
Average price $304 Average for round-trip flights in October 2020
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Halifax related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Halifax along with the rest of Canada. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Canada has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals. Travelers who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents or people registered under the Indian Act may only enter Canada for essential purposes. Entrance will be denied to people traveling for tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits or religious functions. Canadian citizens, permanent residents, their immediate family, diplomats, airline crews, and travelers arriving from the United States who are traveling for non-discretionary or non-optional purposes may still enter Canada. Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. Domestic flights, as well as flights from the United States, some destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean, and from St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, are currently not affected by this measure. Seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers, temporary foreign workers, international students with valid study permits or approvals for study permits valid from at least March 18, 2020, and permanent resident applicants who received approval before March 18, 2020 who had not yet traveled to Canada, may still enter the country. Other people with special dispensation to enter Canada include French citizens who reside in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, people registered under the Indian Act, visa-exempt refugees and their immediate families, and those with special authorisation from the Canadian government. All travelers on flights to Canada must have a face covering. Travelers who exhibit symptoms will be prohibited from boarding planes that are destined for Canada. If they exhibit symptoms on arrival they will be referred to the Canadian Public Health Agency. Travelers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to medical reasons related to COVID-19 may not enter the country. Travelers must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival at their final destination in Canada. Travelers who disembarked from a cruise ship with a known COVID-19 outbreak like the ‘Diamond Princess’ will be required to remain in quarantine for 14 days at a location determined by the Chief Public Health Officer. North Macedonian passports which expired on March 18, 2020 or later will be considered valid for entry to Canada through July 31, 2020. Visitors transiting through Canada who are not otherwise exempted (for example, by having a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card) must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization. See the Transport Canada website for more information. . If you are looking to book a trip to Halifax and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.

Cheapest Prices for Halifax flights by month

January
$389
February
$293
March
$296
April
$280
May
$339
June
$338
July
$372
August
$372
September
$362
October
$330
November
$402
December
$425
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Halifax is currently April; with December being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Halifax?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LAS - YHZ
Price
$280 - $520
YHZ
Temperature
33.8 - 75.2 °F
YHZ
Rainfall
2.91 - 5.28 inches

Peak Season:

Summer, May to August, makes up Halifax’s peak season. Pleasant temperatures, usually in the low teens to low 20s C and festivals, appeal to tourists who flock to the city during this period. It’s best to book flights to Halifax and accommodation in advance to avoid disappointment and get the best deal.

Autumn is another popular time to book a flight to Halifax, as the festival season continues, temperatures drop only slightly (low to high teens C) and visitors can see the beautiful autumn foliage. Although the crowds die down slightly, room rates do not drop significantly.

Low Season:

The least popular time to travel to Halifax is during spring, when the average high temperature is in the single digits C. Although low room rates and cheap flights can be found, the wet climate and slushy terrain is off putting to most. This, however, can be the perfect time for budget-minded travellers to snap up a deal.

November to February marks another quieter period in the city. Temperatures are usually in the single digits C and there is frequent snowfall during the winter season. If you don’t mind wearing warm layers then plan your holiday over this time to take advantage of low accommodation rates. Book a flight during winter to explore Nova Scotia’s ski slopes.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Halifax?

The cheapest flights to Halifax are usually found when departing on a Friday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Sunday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Halifax?

Flights in the afternoon are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Halifax. Flights in the morning are usually the most expensive.

Halifax overview

Most travellers visit Halifax to explore the number of Unesco World Heritage Sites in the area. Nearby attractions also include Peggy’s Cove, which claims to be one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. Finally, don’t forget that Nova Scotia is the world’s biggest exporter of lobsters so it would be a shame to leave before tucking into the local delicacy.

City life in Halifax flourishes with arts and culture. In October, the Halifax Pop Explosion festival showcases cool independent bands and musicians from Canada and beyond. Year round, you’ll enjoy the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Khyber Institute of Contemporary Arts in the city centre. Dive into the region’s rich heritage and visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, the Halifax Citadel, Pier 21, and the Museum of Natural History. Beer lovers will get a kick out of touring Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery. Halifax offers a whole host of dining options, but you won’t want to miss sampling fresh fish and seafood from the Maritime provinces. At night, unwind at one of the pubs or enjoy concerts and theatres. Feeling lucky? Casino Nova Scotia offers gaming, dining and live entertainment.

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Getting around Halifax

Getting from the Airport to the City

Halifax International Airport (YHZ) is the largest airport in Nova Scotia. There are buses and seasonal airport shuttles providing transport to the city. Car rental as well as taxi and limousine services are also available.

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