Arrival by plane
Airport car services are available curbside in the arrivals area for all arriving flights. A one-way trip to Halifax city centre is $63.00 by taxi or limousine. Shared ride service may also be available. Please visit http://hiaa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Prearranged-Car-Service-List-Updated-February-2016.pdf for a list of drivers, licensed at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, who offer pre-arranged service. If you don’t have a pre-arranged agreement with a transportation service, or your flight is delayed, this list is provided for your convenience.
A number of major car rental agencies have service outlets at the airport, including National, Hertz, Thrifty, Avis, Enterprise, and Budget.
Metro Transit also operates its MetroX service from downtown to Halifax Stanfield International Airport. The #320 bus operates every 30 minutes during peak morning (6 am to 9 am) and afternoon (3 pm to 6 pm) times. The regular schedule departs every 60 minutes. Fares are $3.50 for adults/students. The trip to downtown Halifax does take a bit longer, though. The downtown stop is relatively close to the suggested conference hotels, but it takes about 20-25 minutes to walk to the campus accommodation in Risley Hall from there.
Arrival by train
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.