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. We recommend you stay at least 9 days in order to fully appreciate everything Québec City has to offer.

Where to Eat in Québec City

Vieux Québec is the neighborhood with the most restaurants in Québec City. These include popular favorites such as Restaurant Le Continental (26, rue St-Louis), Chez Muffy (10 rue Saint-Antoine) and Restaurant Le Saint Amour (48, rue Sainte-Ursule). If you’re looking for affordable options, Conti Caffe (32 Rue Saint Louis) and Brasserie Française Chez Jules (24, Rue Sainte-Anne) are great picks.

Most popular restaurants in Québec City

French
Excellent (855 reviews)
French
Excellent (167 reviews)

When to visit Québec City

Québec City in February
Estimated package price
$362
2 travelers
Flight to Québec City
3 nights at hotel
Québec City in February
Estimated package price
$362
2 travelers
Flight to Québec City
3 nights at 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 center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Québec City include American Airlines, Qatar Airways and Air Canada. The shortest flight to Québec City from the United States departs from Williamsport and takes around 3h 58m.

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the most popular train carrier serving Québec City, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Québec City to Montreal takes 2h 35m and costs around $32 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Ottawa, expect to pay about $40 for a 5h 25m trip. Located 9 km from the city center, 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 center.

Car

Another option to get to Québec City is to pick up a car rental from Montreal, which is about 232 km from Québec City. You’ll find branches of Enterprise and Hertz, among others, in Montreal.

Bus

Bus operates bus routes to Québec City. The most popular bus station is Québec City St-Augustin, located 0.2 km from downtown Québec City. Québec City Musée national des Beaux-Arts is also a commonly used station, and is 1.5 km from the city center.

Airports near Québec City

Airlines serving Québec City

Lufthansa
Good (1,389 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (2,469 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (3,902 reviews)
KLM
Good (293 reviews)
Air France
Good (299 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,073 reviews)
Delta
Excellent (2,660 reviews)
SWISS
Excellent (360 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (938 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (643 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (665 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (375 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (74 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (308 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (631 reviews)
LOT
Good (257 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (36 reviews)
Avianca
Good (695 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (789 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (118 reviews)
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Where to stay in Québec City

From 5-star hotels such as the Le Capitole Hotel to great affordable options like the C3- Hotel Art De Vivre, Québec City 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 $267 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Econo Lodge Airport and Auberge Québec. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Québec City, with prices from $42 to $288 per night. Vieux Québec is the neighborhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Québec City are about 20% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Popular neighborhoods in Québec City

Vieux Québec - In Québec City’s most popular neighborhood to stay, recommended hotels include Hotel 71 by Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Le Priori and Hôtel Marie-Rollet.

Most popular hotel in Québec City by neighborhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Québec City

Most booked hotels in Québec City

Entourage sur-le-Lac
Excellent (9.1, 1231 reviews)
$202+
Domaine Steinbach Cidrerie, Gîte et Verger
Excellent (9.1, 193 reviews)
$166+
Hotel Clarendon
Excellent (8.8, 1861 reviews)
$143+
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Excellent (8.7, 1595 reviews)
$233+
Goéliche hotel et appartement
Excellent (8.7, 210 reviews)
$151+
Sleep Inn & Suites Quebec City East
Excellent (8.6, 705 reviews)
$89+
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Renting a car in Québec City

Renting a car in Québec City costs $90 per day, on average, or $808 if you want to rent if for 9 days. Alamo, National and Dollar are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Québec City is the Thrifty branch at 507 Rue Principale, which is 13 km 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 Québec City.

Expect to pay $5.91 per gallon in Québec City (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $70.86 and $94.48. Full-size (Ford Mustang Convertible or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Québec City, while also 2% cheaper than other types, on average.