Moncton travel guide

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You're Going to Love Moncton

With a population of 87,467, Moncton is a must-see destination in New Brunswick, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 2 days in order to fully appreciate everything Moncton has to offer.

Where to Eat in Moncton

If you’re looking for affordable options, Milestones Grill + Bar - Moncton (239 Carson Dr) and Rotisserie St-Hubert - Moncton (235 Carson Dr) are great picks.

When to visit Moncton

Moncton in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 160
1 night at 3-star hotel
Moncton in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 160
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Moncton in July, when the average temperature is 20 °C, and the highest can go up to 25 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -13 °C, with an average temperature of -8 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in March, when precipitation is around 106 mm. In contrast, August is usually the driest month of the year in Moncton, with an average rainfall of 77 mm.

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How to Get to Moncton


When flying to Moncton, you’ll arrive at Moncton Intl (YQM), which is located 5 miles from the city centre Airlines that fly from Canada to Moncton include Air Canada, Emirates and Swoop. The shortest domestic flight to Moncton departs from Toronto and takes around 1h 55m.


VIA Rail Canada is the most popular train carrier serving Moncton, followed by UP Express. The train journey from Moncton to Montreal takes 16h 58m and costs around C$ 133 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Toronto, expect to pay about C$ 416 for a 28h 56m trip. The train station in Moncton is called Moncton, and is located 0.9 miles from the city centre.


Another option to get to Moncton is to pick up a car rental from Halifax, which is about 116 miles from Moncton. You’ll find branches of Discount Car & Truck Rentals and Budget, among others, in Halifax.


Maritime Bus operates bus routes to Moncton. From Saint John, the bus ride to Moncton takes 104 miles and will cost you around C$ 75. From Halifax, the ticket costs about C$ 115 for a journey of 200 miles. Moncton’s bus station is located 13 miles from the downtown.

Airports near Moncton

Airlines serving Moncton

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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,690 reviews)
Air France
Good (606 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,556 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (2,508 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (160 reviews)
Azores Airlines
Excellent (27 reviews)
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Air Transat
Excellent (126 reviews)
Porter Airlines
Good (74 reviews)
Flair Airlines
Good (97 reviews)
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PAL Airlines
Excellent (2 reviews)
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Where to stay in Moncton

Average rates range from around C$ 351 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 141 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Moncton and Travelodge Suites by Wyndham Moncton.

Where to stay in popular areas of Moncton

Most booked hotels in Moncton

Auberge Wild Rose Inn
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 150+
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Moncton
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 172+
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dieppe Airport
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 176+
Quality Inn Airport
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 152+
Casino New Brunswick
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 173+
Coastal Inn Moncton/ Dieppe
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 126+

Renting a car in Moncton

Renting a car in Moncton costs C$ 84 per day, on average, or C$ 168 if you want to rent it for 2 days. Budget, Hertz and Thrifty are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Moncton is the Thrifty branch at 777 Aviation Avenue, which is 5 miles from the downtown.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 26% cheaper than airport locations in Moncton.

Expect to pay C$ 1.77 per litre in Moncton (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 21.15 and C$ 28.19. The most frequently booked car type in Moncton is Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Honda HR-V or similar) are, on average, 67% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.