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Getting to campus

The majority of the university’s daily visitors either walk, take transit, cycle, or carpool to all of Dalhousie campuses. 

Getting to our campuses

Dalhousie University's Halifax campuses are located in the south end of Halifax, about a half-hour drive from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, and a 15-minute walk to downtown.

The Dalhousie Agricultural Campus is located in Bible Hill, just outside of Truro, Nova Scotia - about an hour's drive from the Halifax Campus.

The Dalhousie Medical Education Program is located in Saint John, New Brunswick, a four-hour drive from Halifax.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is offered in Halifax and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Yarmouth is approximately 3 hours from Halifax in southwestern Nova Scotia.


General Parking information

To park on campus in Halifax, you will need to purchase a virtual parking permit using the HotSpot app. 

Car-Share parking

There are three dedicated spots on campus for Commuauto Atlantic car share, one car is located on the Studley campus by the SUB, one is on the Carleton campus by the Dentistry Building, and one is on Sexton campus in front of Gerard Hall.

At the Truro campus, vehicles do not need to be registered and you do not need a parking permit. 


Parking resources

Public transit

Halifax Transit has several buses that go by our campuses and Dal offers a student transit pass (UPASS) and an employee pass (XPASS) to help you get to and from campus. 


There are over 1,040 bike spots and over 470 bike racks located throughout the Studley, Carleton, Sexton, and Agricultural Campuses. For more information on bike racks and end of trip facilities, consult the report on all Bike Locations on campus.