Dartmouth travel guide

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You're Going to Love Dartmouth

With a population of 101,343, Dartmouth is a must-see destination in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Where to Eat in Dartmouth

If you’re looking for affordable options, Mic Mac Bar & Grill (219 Waverley Rd) and The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Dartmouth Crossing (11 Fyne Lane) are great picks.

When to visit Dartmouth

Dartmouth in February
Estimated hotel price
$236
1 night at 3-star hotel
Dartmouth in February
Estimated hotel price
$236
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Dartmouth in July, when the average temperature is 17 °C, and the highest can go up to 21 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -8 °C, with an average temperature of -4 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in November, when precipitation is around 144 mm. In contrast, September is usually the driest month of the year in Dartmouth, with an average rainfall of 91 mm.

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How to Get to Dartmouth

Plane

Although Dartmouth doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Halifax Intl (YHZ), which is located 24 km from Dartmouth.

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the only carrier operating train routes to Dartmouth. The train journey from Dartmouth to Québec City takes 18h 09m and costs around $270 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Montreal, expect to pay about $223 for a 21h 26m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Dartmouth is to pick up a car hire from Halifax, which is about 3 km from Dartmouth. You’ll find branches of Alamo and Dollar, among others, in Halifax.

Bus

Busbud operates bus routes to Dartmouth. Dartmouth’s bus station is located 0.2 km from the city centre.

Plane

Although Dartmouth doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Halifax Intl (YHZ), which is located 24 km from Dartmouth.

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the only carrier operating train routes to Dartmouth. The train journey from Dartmouth to Québec City takes 18h 09m and costs around $270 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Montreal, expect to pay about $223 for a 21h 26m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Dartmouth is to pick up a car hire from Halifax, which is about 3 km from Dartmouth. You’ll find branches of Alamo and Dollar, among others, in Halifax.

Bus

Busbud operates bus routes to Dartmouth. Dartmouth’s bus station is located 0.2 km from the city centre.

Airports near Dartmouth

Airlines serving Dartmouth

Lufthansa
Good (4,683 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,180 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,445 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Air France
Good (978 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,941 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,361 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,214 reviews)
LOT
Good (663 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,178 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (846 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (559 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (194 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (767 reviews)
Avianca
Good (1,335 reviews)
China Eastern
Good (70 reviews)
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Where to stay in Dartmouth

Average rates range from around $253 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $208 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Comfort Inn Dartmouth and Coastal Inn Dartmouth.

Where to stay in popular areas of Dartmouth

Most booked hotels in Dartmouth

Chateau Bedford, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
$270+
The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$305+
Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
$237+
Atlantica Hotel Halifax
4 stars
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
$266+

Hiring a car in Dartmouth

Expect to pay $2.28 per litre in Dartmouth (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $27.31 and $36.41. The most frequently booked car type in Dartmouth is Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Ford Focus or similar) is, on average, 58% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $2.28 per litre in Dartmouth (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $27.31 and $36.41. The most frequently booked car type in Dartmouth is Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Ford Focus or similar) is, on average, 58% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.