Monroe travel guide

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You're Going to Love Monroe

With a population of 32,797, Monroe is a must-see destination in North Carolina, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

What to do in Monroe

Top activities & attractions in Monroe

When to visit Monroe

Monroe in July
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Monroe in July
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Monroe in July, when the average temperature is 78.8 °F, and the highest can go up to 89.6 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 32 °F, with an average temperature of 42.8 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in August, when precipitation is around 5.1″. In contrast, November is usually the driest month of the year in Monroe, with an average rainfall of 2.8″.

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How to Get to Monroe


Although Monroe doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Charlotte Douglas Airport (CLT), which is located 28 miles from Monroe. Greensboro/H. Point is the most popular, with regular flights from American Airlines, JetBlue, Delta and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to Monroe departs from Orlando and takes around 1h 40m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Monroe. The train journey from Monroe to Greenville takes 2h 43m and costs around $27 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Cary, expect to pay about $26 for a 2h 54m trip.


Another option to get to Monroe is to pick up a car rental from Charlotte, which is about 24 miles from Monroe. You’ll find branches of Easirent and Dollar, among others, in Charlotte.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Monroe, including Wanda Coach, FlixBus and Tornado Bus. From Raleigh, the bus ride to Monroe takes 190 miles and will cost you around $94. From Greenville, the ticket costs about $112 for a journey of 210 miles.

Airlines serving Monroe

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British Airways
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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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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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Where to stay in Monroe

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Super 8 by Wyndham Monroe and Best Western Inn & Suites - Monroe.

Where to stay in popular areas of Monroe

Most booked hotels in Monroe

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Monroe
Excellent (9, 306 reviews)
Hampton Inn Charlotte Monroe
Excellent (8.3, 243 reviews)
Best Western Inn & Suites - Monroe
Excellent (8.2, 129 reviews)
Quality Inn & Suites Monroe
Good (7.2, 258 reviews)
Red Roof Inn & Suites Monroe, Nc
Okay (5.9, 172 reviews)
Super 8 by Wyndham Monroe
Okay (4.2, 287 reviews)

Renting a car in Monroe

Renting a car in Monroe costs $51 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 22% cheaper than airport locations in Monroe.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Monroe (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in Monroe is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Hyundai Accent or similar) are, on average, 89% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.