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There are 3 ways to get from Halifax to Gander Airport (YQX) by plane, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly

  1. Fly from Halifax (YHZ) to Gander (YQX)

Cheapest

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Halifax to North Sydney, NS
  2. Take the car ferry from North Sydney, NS to Port aux Basques
  3. Drive from Port aux Basques to Gander Airport (YQX)

Bus, car ferry

  1. Take the bus from Dartmouth to North Sydney, NS
  2. Take the car ferry from North Sydney, NS to Port aux Basques
  3. Take the bus from Port aux Basques - Marine Atlantic to Gander - Gander Airport

Halifax to Gander Airport (YQX) by bus and car ferry

The journey time between Halifax and Gander Airport (YQX) is around 25h 12m and covers a distance of around 1242 km. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 20m. The fastest journey normally takes 25h 12m. Operated by Maritimebus, Marine Atlantic and DRL-LR, the Halifax to Gander Airport (YQX) service departs from Dartmouth and arrives in Gander - Gander Airport. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
20h 52m
Layover time:
4h 20m
Total time:
25h 12m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
25h 12m
Journey distance:
1242 km
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
$165
Carbon emissions:
160 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
15:20
Last service departs at:
15:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Halifax to Gander Airport (YQX) bus and car ferry schedules

Halifax → Gander Airport (YQX)
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Travel within Canada

Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
Regional restriction measures in place

COVID-19 help in Canada

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1-833-784-4397

Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within Canada.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Gander Airport (YQX) is 1-833-784-4397.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Gander Airport (YQX) is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Gander Airport (YQX) is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1-833-784-4397.

Last updated: 21 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Government of Canada.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Halifax to Gander Airport (YQX) is to drive and car ferry which costs $120 - $280 and takes 17h 26m.

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The fastest way to get from Halifax to Gander Airport (YQX) is to fly which takes 3h 12m and costs $150 - $1,200.

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The distance between Halifax and Gander Airport (YQX) is 834 km.

The best way to get from Halifax to Gander Airport (YQX) without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 22h 52m and costs $160 - $340.

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It takes approximately 3h 12m to get from Halifax to Gander Airport (YQX), including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Halifax Airport to Gander Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 39m.

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Gander Airport (YQX) is 30 min ahead of Halifax. It is currently 3:12 AM in Halifax and 3:42 AM in Gander Airport (YQX).

Air Canada and WestJet offer flights from Halifax Airport to Gander Airport.

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There are five+ hotels available in Gander Airport (YQX). Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

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The best way to get from Halifax to Halifax Airport is to line 320 bus which takes 33 min and costs $5.

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Map of how to get from Halifax to Gander Airport (YQX).
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  • Distance: 834.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 12m

What companies run services between Halifax, NS, Canada and Gander Airport (YQX), Canada?

Air Canada and WestJet fly from Halifax to Gander Airport (YQX) twice daily.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Halifax to Gander
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Halifax to Gander
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Bus operators
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Dartmouth to North Sydney, NS
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Book at
maritimebus.com
DRL-LR
Phone
1-888-263-1854
Website
drl-lr.com
Bus from Port aux Basques - Marine Atlantic to Gander - Gander Airport
Ave. Duration
9h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
drl-lr.com
Ferry operators
Marine Atlantic
Phone
+1 800-341-7981
Website
marineatlantic.ca
Car ferry from North Sydney, NS to Port aux Basques
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $120
Schedules at
marineatlantic.ca
Adults
$44
Standard vehicle
$115
Bicycles
$18
Motorcycles
$58

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