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Long layover at Halifax international airport (YHZ) or in nearby hotels

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Possibility to spend the night at Halifax international airport (YHZ), if open 24 hours. Services available, places to rest (free resting zones), or look for the list of nearby hotels and vip lounges.

Overnight layover guide. Sleeping facilities in the public zone or boarding area


Spending the night at the airport

Halifax airport is a modern, safe and quiet place where to spend the night if you have an early flight or if your flight is delayed. After the security checkpoints close for the night, you will have to remain in the landside area of the terminal.

Where to rest: Most seats have armrests, but there are more comfortable benches scattered around the enclosure. Many passengers decide to spend the night inside the airport's chapel or at the observation deck on the second level. On level 1 there is also a VIP lounge for those passengers that qualify. On the other hand, there is a hotel connected to the main building.

Baggage: The security office operates a left-luggage service 24 hours a day so you can forget about your bags until check-in time.

Eating and drinking: There is an option open throughout the night on the main level.

Wi-Fi: Free and unlimited.

Other services available around the clock: ATMs, nursing room, chapel, children's play areas.


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Nearby Hotels

The Alt Hotel Halifax Airport is connected to the terminal through a walkway on the second level. Other nearby accommodations include:

Quality Inn Halifax Airport (2.2 km/1.4 miles)
Hilton Garden Inn Halifax Airport (3.5 km/2.2 miles)
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Halifax Airport (3.6 km/2.2 miles)
Snowflake Manor Bed & Breakfast (5.2 km/3.2 miles)
Briarwood Bed & Breakfast (9.7 km/6 miles)

Latest updates: January 19, 2020

  Scoring of Halifax international airport

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Scoring in Stay Overnite at The Airport (sleeping conditions):
VIP Lounge Pass