Monroe travel guide

Monroe Tourism | Monroe Guide

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. Monroe deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

When to visit Monroe

Monroe in February
Estimated hotel price
$93
1 night at 3-star hotel
Monroe in February
Estimated hotel price
$93
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

Plane

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 Delta, WestJet, American Airlines and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to Monroe departs from New York and takes around 1h 57m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Monroe. The train journey from Monroe to Cary takes 2h 54m and costs around $26 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Atlanta, expect to pay about $51 for a 5h 37m trip.

Car

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 Hertz and Easirent, among others, in Charlotte.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Monroe, including Megabus, CoachRun and Tornado Bus. From Greensboro, the bus ride to Monroe takes 90 miles and will cost you around $78. From Raleigh, the ticket costs about $60 for a journey of 165 miles.

Plane

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 Delta, WestJet, American Airlines and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to Monroe departs from New York and takes around 1h 57m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Monroe. The train journey from Monroe to Cary takes 2h 54m and costs around $26 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Atlanta, expect to pay about $51 for a 5h 37m trip.

Car

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 Hertz and Easirent, among others, in Charlotte.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Monroe, including Megabus, CoachRun and Tornado Bus. From Greensboro, the bus ride to Monroe takes 90 miles and will cost you around $78. From Raleigh, the ticket costs about $60 for a journey of 165 miles.

Airlines serving Monroe

Lufthansa
Good (4,694 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,558 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,611 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,296 reviews)
Air France
Good (981 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (487 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,596 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,953 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,122 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,454 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,897 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (229 reviews)
Finnair
Good (868 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,180 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,686 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (832 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (406 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (510 reviews)
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Where to stay in Monroe

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

Where to stay in popular areas of Monroe

Most booked hotels in Monroe

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Monroe
2 stars
Excellent (9.2, 375 reviews)
$115+
Hampton Inn Monroe
2 stars
Excellent (8.4, 234 reviews)
$127+
Best Western Inn & Suites - Monroe
2 stars
Excellent (8.1, 154 reviews)
$138+
Quality Inn & Suites Monroe
2 stars
Good (7.1, 334 reviews)
$71+
Red Roof Inn & Suites Monroe, Nc
2 stars
Good (6.2, 172 reviews)
$78+
Super 8 by Wyndham Monroe
2 stars
Okay (4, 209 reviews)
$77+

Renting a car in Monroe

Renting a car in Monroe costs $56 per day, on average, or $113 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 7% cheaper than airport locations in Monroe.

Expect to pay $3.90 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 $46.79 and $62.38. 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, 62% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Monroe costs $56 per day, on average, or $113 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 7% cheaper than airport locations in Monroe.

Expect to pay $3.90 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 $46.79 and $62.38. 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, 62% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.