Québec City travel guide

Québec City Tourism | Québec City Guide

You're Going to Love Québec City

With a population of 528,595, Québec City is a must-see destination in Quebec, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 5 days in order to fully appreciate everything Québec City has to offer.

Where to Eat in Québec City

Vieux Québec is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Québec City. These include popular favourites such as LaurieRaphael - Quebec (117 rue Dalhousie), Chez Muffy (10 rue Saint-Antoine) and Restaurant Le Continental (26, rue St-Louis). If you’re looking for affordable options, Conti Caffe (32 Rue Saint Louis) and Brasserie Française Chez Jules (24, Rue Sainte-Anne) are great picks.

When to visit Québec City

Québec City in April
Estimated hotel price
C$ 185
1 night at 3-star hotel
Québec City in April
Estimated hotel price
C$ 185
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Québec City

Plane

When flying to Québec City, you’ll arrive at Québec City (YQB), which is located 13 km from the city centre Airlines that fly from Canada to Québec City include Porter Airlines, Air Transat and Air Canada. The shortest domestic flight to Québec City departs from Montreal and takes around 45m.

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the only carrier operating train routes to Québec City. Located 9 km from the city centre, Québec City Sainte-Foy is the busiest station in Québec City. Another popular train station is Québec City Gare du Palais, located 0.6 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Québec City is to pick up a car rental from Montreal, which is about 232 km from Québec City. You’ll find branches of Discount Car & Truck Rentals and Routes Car & Truck Rentals, among others, in Montreal.

Bus

The most popular bus station is Québec City Sainte-Foy, located 8 km from downtown Québec City. Québec City St-Augustin is also a commonly used station, and is 0.2 km from the city centre.

Airports near Québec City

Airlines serving Québec City

United Airlines
Good (2,858 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,393 reviews)
Lufthansa
Good (2,189 reviews)
KLM
Good (355 reviews)
Air France
Good (404 reviews)
SWISS
Good (458 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,225 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (975 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (1,462 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (549 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (102 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (441 reviews)
Avianca
Good (810 reviews)
LOT
Good (344 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (52 reviews)
WestJet
Good (483 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (346 reviews)
Azores Airlines
Good (21 reviews)
Air Transat
Good (93 reviews)
Flair Airlines
Good (59 reviews)
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Where to stay in Québec City

From 5-star hotels such as the Le Capitole Hôtel to great affordable options like the Hotel Relais Charles-Alexandre, Québec City offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around C$ 200 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 319 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Econo Lodge Airport and Auberge Québec. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Québec City, with prices from C$ 74 to C$ 440 per night. Saint-Roch is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Québec City are about 23% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Vieux Québec - In Québec City’s most popular neighbourhood to stay, recommended hotels include Hotel 71 by Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Le Priori and Hôtel Marie-Rollet.

Saint-Roch - Here you’ll find travellers’ favourites such as Hotel Le Vincent, Best Western Plus City Centre/Centre-Ville and Hotel Royal William Ascend Hotel Collection. The average nightly price for a double room in Saint-Roch is C$ 113.

Most popular hotel in Québec City by neighborhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Québec City

Most booked hotels in Québec City

Hotel Clarendon
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 169+
Hôtel Cofortel
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 183+
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 310+
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Quebec City /Saint-Romuald
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 158+
Hilton Quebec
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 227+
Hôtel Palace Royal
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 179+
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Renting a car in Québec City

Renting a car in Québec City costs C$ 53 per day, on average, or C$ 265 if you want to rent it for 5 days. Alamo, National and Budget are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Québec City is the Thrifty branch at 507 Rue Principale, which is 13 km from the downtown.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 4% cheaper than airport locations in Québec City.

Expect to pay C$ 1.73 per litre in Québec City (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 20.65 and C$ 27.53. Compact (Toyota Corolla Matrix or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Québec City, while also 68% cheaper than other types, on average.