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. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything St. John's has to offer.

Where to Eat in St. John's

If you’re looking for affordable options, Gypsy Tea Room (315 Water St) and Piatto Pizzeria - Midtown St. John's (60 Elizabeth Ave) are great picks.

When to visit St. John's

St. John's in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 136
1 night at 3-star hotel
St. John's in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 136
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


When flying to St. John's, you’ll arrive at St John's (YYT), which is located 4 miles 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 Montreal and takes around 2h 17m.


Another option to get to St. John's is to pick up a car rental from Gander, which is about 130 miles from St. John's. You’ll find branches of Avis and Turo, among others, in Gander.

Airports near St. John's

Airlines serving St. John's

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Air France
Good (638 reviews)
United Airlines
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Air Canada
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Etihad Airways
Good (445 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (218 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (448 reviews)
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LATAM Airlines
Good (920 reviews)
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Air Transat
Good (131 reviews)
Porter Airlines
Good (76 reviews)
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PAL Airlines
Excellent (2 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$ 285 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 390 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
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 141+
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott St. John's Newfoundland
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 204+
Best Western Plus St. John's Airport Hotel and Suites
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 234+
Holiday Inn Express & Suites St John's Airport
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 258+
Sandman Signature St. John's Hotel
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 185+
Ramada by Wyndham St. John's
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 179+

Renting a car in St. John's

Renting a car in St. John's costs C$ 104 per day, on average, or C$ 313 if you want to rent it for 3 days. Thrifty, Budget and Enterprise Rent-A-Car 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 4 miles from the downtown.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 14% cheaper than airport locations in St. John's.

Expect to pay C$ 1.82 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$ 21.77 and C$ 29.03. The most frequently booked car type in St. John's is Compact (Volkswagen Golf or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Suzuki SX4 or similar) are, on average, 56% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.