St. John's travel guide

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You're Going to Love St. John's

With a population of 99,182, St. John's is the largest city in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. St. John's deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in St. John's

If you’re looking for affordable options, Raymonds Restaurant (95 Water Street) and EVOO in the Courtyard (5 Beck's Cove) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Bernie's Food House (284 Duckworth St) and Quintanas De La Plaza (57 Rowan St) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in St. John's.

When to visit St. John's

St. John's in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 142
1 night at 3-star hotel
St. John's in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 142
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to St. John's in July, when the average temperature is 16 °C, and the highest can go up to 21 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is February, when it can get as cold as -9 °C, with an average temperature of -5 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 165 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in St. John's, with an average rainfall of 92 mm.

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How to Get to St. John's

Plane

When flying to St. John's, you’ll arrive at St John's (YYT), which is located 7 km from the city centre Airlines that fly from Canada to St. John's include Air Canada, Avianca and Cathay Pacific. The shortest domestic flight to St. John's departs from Toronto and takes around 3h 15m.

Car

Another option to get to St. John's is to pick up a car rental from Gander, which is about 209 km from St. John's. You’ll find branches of Budget and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, among others, in Gander.

Plane

When flying to St. John's, you’ll arrive at St John's (YYT), which is located 7 km from the city centre Airlines that fly from Canada to St. John's include Air Canada, Avianca and Cathay Pacific. The shortest domestic flight to St. John's departs from Toronto and takes around 3h 15m.

Car

Another option to get to St. John's is to pick up a car rental from Gander, which is about 209 km from St. John's. You’ll find branches of Budget and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, among others, in Gander.

Airports near St. John's

Airlines serving St. John's

Lufthansa
Good (4,666 reviews)
KLM
Good (849 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,618 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,307 reviews)
Air France
Good (983 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,962 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,120 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,863 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,176 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (833 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (502 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (773 reviews)
Avianca
Good (1,329 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (811 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (987 reviews)
Philippine Airlines
Good (677 reviews)
XiamenAir
Good (23 reviews)
Air Transat
Good (272 reviews)
WestJet
Good (1,928 reviews)
Porter Airlines
Good (160 reviews)
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Where to stay in St. John's

From 5-star hotels such as the Monastery Hotel to great affordable options like the Holiday Inn St. John's Government Centre Hotel, St. John's offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around C$ 258 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 327 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of St. John's

Most booked hotels in St. John's

Crossroads Inn & Suites
4 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 154+
Jag Boutique Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 191+
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott St. John's Newfoundland
3 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 189+
Best Western Plus St. John's Airport Hotel and Suites
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 236+
Holiday Inn Express & Suites St John's Airport
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 186+
Sandman Signature St. John's Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 184+

Renting a car in St. John's

Renting a car in St. John's costs C$ 112 per day, on average, or C$ 225 if you want to rent it for 2 days. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis and Thrifty are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in St. John's is the Thrifty branch at 100 World Parkway, which is 7 km from the downtown.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 16% cheaper than airport locations in St. John's.

Expect to pay C$ 1.93 per litre in St. John's (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 23.06 and C$ 30.74. Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in St. John's, while also 58% cheaper than other types, on average.

Renting a car in St. John's costs C$ 112 per day, on average, or C$ 225 if you want to rent it for 2 days. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis and Thrifty are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in St. John's is the Thrifty branch at 100 World Parkway, which is 7 km from the downtown.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 16% cheaper than airport locations in St. John's.

Expect to pay C$ 1.93 per litre in St. John's (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 23.06 and C$ 30.74. Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in St. John's, while also 58% cheaper than other types, on average.