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. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 8 days in order to fully appreciate everything Dartmouth has to offer.

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

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Dartmouth in July, when the average temperature is 62.6 °F, and the highest can go up to 69.8 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 17.6 °F, with an average temperature of 24.8 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in November, when precipitation is around 5.7″. In contrast, September is usually the driest month of the year in Dartmouth, with an average rainfall of 3.6″.

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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 15 miles from Dartmouth. The shortest flight to Dartmouth from the United States departs from New York and takes around 2h 05m.


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 $93 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Montreal, expect to pay about $111 for a 21h 26m trip.


Another option to get to Dartmouth is to pick up a car rental from Halifax, which is about 2 miles from Dartmouth. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Discount Car & Truck Rentals, among others, in Halifax.


Maritime Bus operates bus routes to Dartmouth. From Moncton, the bus ride to Dartmouth takes 195 miles and will cost you around $84. From Sydney, the ticket costs about $127 for a journey of 380 miles.

Airports near Dartmouth

Airlines serving Dartmouth

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Air Canada
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Cathay Pacific
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Where to stay in Dartmouth

Average rates range from around $137 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $162 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

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Halifax – Dartmouth
Excellent (8.8, 656 reviews)
Delta Hotels by Marriott Dartmouth
Excellent (8.7, 448 reviews)
Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites
Excellent (8.5, 946 reviews)
The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
Excellent (8.4, 728 reviews)
Chateau Bedford, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Excellent (8.3, 951 reviews)
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Halifax - Dartmouth
Excellent (8.2, 1395 reviews)
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Renting a car in Dartmouth

Renting a car in Dartmouth costs $68 per day, on average, or $541 if you want to rent if for 8 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 6% more expensive than at Halifax Intl.

Expect to pay $4.62 per gallon in Dartmouth (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $55.42 and $73.89.