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 Canteen on Portland (22 Portland Street) are great picks.

When to visit Dartmouth

Dartmouth in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Dartmouth in September
Estimated hotel price
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


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


VIA Rail Canada is the only carrier operating train routes to Dartmouth. The train journey from Dartmouth to Québec City takes 18h 02m and costs around $155 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Montreal, expect to pay about $186 for a 21h 26m trip.


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 National and Thrifty, among others, in Halifax.


Maritime Bus operates bus routes to Dartmouth. From Moncton, the bus ride to Dartmouth takes 298 km and will cost you around $91. From Fredericton, the ticket costs about $284 for a journey of 571 km. Dartmouth’s bus station is located 0.2 km from the city centre.

Airports near Dartmouth

Airlines serving Dartmouth

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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Cathay Pacific
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Korean Air
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Where to stay in Dartmouth

Average rates range from around $301 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $188 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
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
Cambridge Suites Hotel Halifax
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Atlantica Hotel Halifax
Good (7.3, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Dartmouth

Expect to pay $2.23 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 $26.72 and $35.63. The most frequently booked car type in Dartmouth is Full-size (Jeep Compass or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard car hire (Volkswagen Passat or similar) is, on average, 60% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.