Charlottetown travel guide

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You're Going to Love Charlottetown

With a population of 42,402, Charlottetown is the largest city in Prince Edward Island, Canada by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Charlottetown deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Charlottetown

If you’re looking for affordable options, Mavor's Restaurant and Bar (145 Richmond Street) and Water's Edge (18 Queen St) are great picks.

When to visit Charlottetown

Charlottetown in November
Estimated hotel price
$119
1 night at 3-star hotel
Charlottetown in November
Estimated hotel price
$119
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Charlottetown

Plane

When flying to Charlottetown, you’ll arrive at Charlottetown (YYG), which is located 3 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Charlottetown from the United States departs from New York and takes around 4h 37m.

Car

Another option to get to Charlottetown is to pick up a car rental from Halifax, which is about 112 miles from Charlottetown. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Budget, among others, in Halifax.

Bus

The most popular bus station is Charlottetown W.A. Murphy Student Centre, located 1.4 miles from downtown Charlottetown. Charlottetown Bus Terminal is also a commonly used station, and is 0.6 miles from the city center.

Plane

When flying to Charlottetown, you’ll arrive at Charlottetown (YYG), which is located 3 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Charlottetown from the United States departs from New York and takes around 4h 37m.

Car

Another option to get to Charlottetown is to pick up a car rental from Halifax, which is about 112 miles from Charlottetown. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Budget, among others, in Halifax.

Bus

The most popular bus station is Charlottetown W.A. Murphy Student Centre, located 1.4 miles from downtown Charlottetown. Charlottetown Bus Terminal is also a commonly used station, and is 0.6 miles from the city center.

Airports near Charlottetown

Airlines serving Charlottetown

Lufthansa
Good (4,689 reviews)
KLM
Good (837 reviews)
SWISS
Good (955 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,234 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,568 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (484 reviews)
Air France
Good (985 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,104 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,416 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,995 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,025 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
LOT
Good (678 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,173 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (840 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (534 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (192 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (777 reviews)
Avianca
Good (1,325 reviews)
China Eastern
Good (61 reviews)
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Where to stay in Charlottetown

From 5-star hotels such as the Fairholm Boutique Inns to great affordable options like the Quality Inn & Suites Downtown, Charlottetown offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $143 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $217 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Charlottetown

Most booked hotels in Charlottetown

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlottetown
2 stars
Excellent (8.3, 898 reviews)
$165+
Rodd Charlottetown
4 stars
Good (7.9, 1005 reviews)
$206+
Fair Isle Motel
2 stars
Good (7.8, 632 reviews)
$85+
Rodd Royalty
4 stars
Good (7.7, 981 reviews)
$134+
Canadas Best Value Inn & Suites-Charlottetown
3 stars
Good (7.6, 1204 reviews)
$121+
Dutch Inn
3 stars
Good (7, 383 reviews)
$125+

Renting a car in Charlottetown

Renting a car in Charlottetown costs $77 per day, on average, or $153 if you want to rent if for 2 days. Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Charlottetown is the Thrifty branch at 250 Maple Hills Avenue, which is 3 miles from the city center.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 1% cheaper than airport locations in Charlottetown.

Expect to pay $5.15 per gallon in Charlottetown (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $61.78 and $82.37. The most frequently booked car type in Charlottetown is Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Volkswagen Beetle or similar) are, on average, 41% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Charlottetown costs $77 per day, on average, or $153 if you want to rent if for 2 days. Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Charlottetown is the Thrifty branch at 250 Maple Hills Avenue, which is 3 miles from the city center.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 1% cheaper than airport locations in Charlottetown.

Expect to pay $5.15 per gallon in Charlottetown (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $61.78 and $82.37. The most frequently booked car type in Charlottetown is Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Volkswagen Beetle or similar) are, on average, 41% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.