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A flight to Nova Scotia from the UK may take as little as 6h 11m. However, there may be additional factors that complicate this and add time. For instance, the departure and arrival airports will play a role, as will whether or not there is a stopover involved in your flight. The most common departure point for UK citizens traveling to Nova Scotia is London Heathrow Airport, which is the UK’s largest and busiest. However, other airports are also available, including London Gatwick, which is slightly less busy than Heathrow. The only international airport in Nova Scotia is Halifax Stanfield International Airport, which is located in Goffs. Yarmouth International Airport is another option for travelers.
Many cities in the UK offer direct flights to Nova Scotia, including London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast, and more. These flights average just over 6h in travel time. However, travelers on a budget may want to add a stopover to save money while increasing travel time. For instance, a stopover in London can increase travel time up to 24h with WestJet, while a stopover at London Gatwick with British Airways will increase travel time to 18h 49m but can save roughly £100 or so on ticket prices. Some of the most common stopover points along this route include France, Amsterdam, London, and Belfast. Note that some stopovers do require changing planes.
For most UK travelers, the best way to get around Nova Scotia will be by car. You’ll find car hire options at both major airports in Nova Scotia, as well as throughout major cities like Halifax. The roads are well-maintained and warm-season travel is simple. Public bus lines also operate throughout Nova Scotia and offer slower but more affordable travel options. There is a train, and it connects the cities of Halifax, Truro, Springhill, and Amherst.
While much of Nova Scotia is rural, you will still find plenty to see and do during a stay. If you’ll be in Halifax, then make time to visit the waterfront boardwalk. The Halifax Public Gardens are also worth a visit. The Canadian Museum of Immigration and Halifax Citadel National Historic Site are also well worth your time. For natural beauty, hit the Cabot Trail, or visit Annapolis Valley.
You will need a passport to enter Nova Scotia from the UK. It must be valid for at least three months after your date of entry, as well. However, you will not require a visa to enter. However, if you intend to remain for a longer period, you should contact the Canadian consulate/embassy to determine if a visa is required and what it will cost.