Saint John travel guide

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You're Going to Love Saint John

With a population of 87,857, Saint John is the largest city in New Brunswick, Canada by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Saint John deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Saint John

If you’re looking for affordable options, Saint John Ale House (1 Market Square) and Billy's Seafood Company (51 Charlotte St) are great picks.

When to visit Saint John

Saint John in March
Estimated hotel price
$111
1 night at 3-star hotel
Saint John in March
Estimated hotel price
$111
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Saint John in July, when the average temperature is 62.6 °F, and the highest can go up to 73.4 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 8.6 °F, with an average temperature of 17.6 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in November, when precipitation is around 5.3″. In contrast, August is usually the driest month of the year in Saint John, with an average rainfall of 3.2″.

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How to Get to Saint John

Plane

When flying to Saint John, you’ll arrive at Saint John (YSJ), which is located 9 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Saint John from the United States departs from Orlando and takes around 9h 31m.

Car

Another option to get to Saint John is to pick up a car rental from Halifax, which is about 129 miles from Saint John. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Budget, among others, in Halifax.

Bus

Saint John’s bus station is located 0.4 miles from the city center.

Plane

When flying to Saint John, you’ll arrive at Saint John (YSJ), which is located 9 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Saint John from the United States departs from Orlando and takes around 9h 31m.

Car

Another option to get to Saint John is to pick up a car rental from Halifax, which is about 129 miles from Saint John. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Budget, among others, in Halifax.

Bus

Saint John’s bus station is located 0.4 miles from the city center.

Airports near Saint John

Airlines serving Saint John

Lufthansa
Good (4,677 reviews)
KLM
Good (847 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,188 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,443 reviews)
Air France
Good (975 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,944 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,212 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (768 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (920 reviews)
Azores Airlines
Good (34 reviews)
Air Transat
Good (269 reviews)
Porter Airlines
Good (170 reviews)
WestJet
Good (2,023 reviews)
Flair Airlines
Good (179 reviews)
PAL Airlines
Good (9 reviews)
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Where to stay in Saint John

Average rates range from around $122 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $125 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Saint John

Most booked hotels in Saint John

Chateau Saint John, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
4 stars
Excellent (8.8, 1025 reviews)
$154+
Holiday Inn Express Saint John Harbour Side, An IHG Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.7, 750 reviews)
$144+
Delta Hotels by Marriott Saint John
4 stars
Excellent (8, 460 reviews)
$153+
Hampton Inn & Suites Saint John
4 stars
Good (7.7, 427 reviews)
$120+
Days Inn by Wyndham Saint John New Brunswick
2 stars
Good (7.4, 1287 reviews)
$117+
Hilton Saint John
4 stars
Good (7.1, 476 reviews)
$125+

Renting a car in Saint John

Renting a car in Saint John costs $83 per day, on average, or $166 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 10% cheaper than airport locations in Saint John.

Expect to pay $5.22 per gallon in Saint John (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $62.69 and $83.58. Intermediate (Chevrolet Cruze or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Saint John, while also 46% cheaper than other types, on average.

Renting a car in Saint John costs $83 per day, on average, or $166 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 10% cheaper than airport locations in Saint John.

Expect to pay $5.22 per gallon in Saint John (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $62.69 and $83.58. Intermediate (Chevrolet Cruze or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Saint John, while also 46% cheaper than other types, on average.