Arriving in Halifax’s Stansfield International. The city’s airport is small, a godsend in a way as navigating it is a breeze. Currency exchange, duty-free shopping and cafes are all located within close proximity to another. Since you will have already cleared Customs in either Montréal or Toronto, and all flights originating from the East Coast connect accordingly, you can simply proceed from baggage claim to Ground Transportation.
The airport is about 40km to downtown Halifax so taxis can be pricey. Your best bet is to make advance reservations via Maritime, the local company providing both bus and shuttle service. Because their timetables differ, check their schedules carefully as they each feature pre-determined stops at many hotels. We found, for example, taking the bus into downtown to the central bus station, and then a quick taxi to our hotel, but then relying on the shuttle from our hotel back to Stansfield, was ideal and precluded long waits.