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.

Where to Eat in Québec City

Vieux Québec is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Québec City. These include popular favourites such as Restaurant Le Saint Amour (48, rue Sainte-Ursule), Le Champlain Restaurant - Fairmont Château Frontenac (1 rue des Carrières) and Brasserie Française Chez Jules (24, Rue Sainte-Anne). If you’re looking for affordable options, Charbon Steakhouse (450, Gare du Palais) and La Bête Bar Steakhouse (2875 Boulevard Laurier Delta 3 Suite 170) are great picks.

When to visit Québec City

Québec City in January
Estimated hotel price
$216
1 night at 3-star hotel
Québec City in January
Estimated hotel price
$216
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.

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 hire from Montreal, which is about 232 km from Québec City. You’ll find branches of Avis and Discount Car & Truck Rentals, among others, in Montreal.

Bus

Bus operates bus routes to Québec City. From Longueuil, the bus ride to Québec City takes 241 km and will cost you around $143. From Montreal, the ticket costs about $143 for a journey of 314 km. The most popular bus station is Québec City Sainte-Foy, located 8 km from the city centre of Québec City. Québec City St-Augustin is also a commonly used station, and is 0.2 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Québec City, you’ll arrive at Québec City (YQB), which is located 13 km from the city centre.

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 hire from Montreal, which is about 232 km from Québec City. You’ll find branches of Avis and Discount Car & Truck Rentals, among others, in Montreal.

Bus

Bus operates bus routes to Québec City. From Longueuil, the bus ride to Québec City takes 241 km and will cost you around $143. From Montreal, the ticket costs about $143 for a journey of 314 km. The most popular bus station is Québec City Sainte-Foy, located 8 km from the city centre of 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

Lufthansa
Good (4,422 reviews)
KLM
Good (802 reviews)
SWISS
Good (907 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,592 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,233 reviews)
Air France
Good (961 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,826 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,100 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,457 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,326 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (795 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,098 reviews)
LOT
Good (671 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (456 reviews)
Avianca
Good (1,325 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,657 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (525 reviews)
WestJet
Good (1,822 reviews)
Air Transat
Good (258 reviews)
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Where to stay in Québec City

From 5-star hotels such as the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac to great affordable options like the Le Clos Saint-Louis, Québec City offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $208 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $367 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hotel Relais Charles-Alexandre and Econo Lodge Airport. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Québec City, with prices from $96 to $604 per night. Saint-Roch is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Québec City are about 9% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Most popular hotel in Québec City by neighbourhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Québec City

Most booked hotels in Québec City

Hotel Clarendon
4 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
$190+
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
5 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
$369+
Hilton Quebec
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
$254+
Courtyard by Marriott Quebec City
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$222+
L'Hôtel Québec
4 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
$181+
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
3 stars
Good (7, Good reviews)
$144+

Hiring a car in Québec City

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Québec City is the Thrifty branch at 507 Rue Principale, which is 13 km from the city centre.

Expect to pay $2.06 per litre in Québec City (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $24.70 and $32.93. Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Québec City, while also 62% cheaper than other types, on average.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Québec City is the Thrifty branch at 507 Rue Principale, which is 13 km from the city centre.

Expect to pay $2.06 per litre in Québec City (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $24.70 and $32.93. Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Québec City, while also 62% cheaper than other types, on average.