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Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

How much does it cost to travel to Moncton?

You should plan to spend around $107 (CA$147) per day on your vacation in Moncton. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $56 (CA$77) on meals
  • $59 (CA$81) on hotels

A one week trip to Moncton for two people costs, on average, $1,499 (CA$2,057). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Moncton cost?

A one week trip to Moncton usually costs around $750 (CA$1,029) for one person and $1,499 (CA$2,057) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Moncton on average costs around $1,499 (CA$2,057) for one person and $2,999 (CA$4,114) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Moncton will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Moncton on average costs around $3,213 (CA$4,408) for one person and $6,426 (CA$8,817) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Moncton has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Moncton expensive to visit?

Prices in Moncton are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Moncton is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in North America for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Vernon, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Key West.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Moncton Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Moncton?

The average Moncton trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Moncton travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) CA$81 ($59)
Food 2 CA$77 ($56)
Entertainment 1 CA$108 ($79)
Tips and Handouts 1 CA$0 - 1 ($0 - 1)
Alcohol 2 CA$3 - 9 ($2 - 7)
Accommodation Budget in Moncton
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Moncton is $30 (CA$40). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Moncton is $59 (CA$81). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Moncton

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Moncton based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $139. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Food Budget in Moncton
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Moncton can vary, the average cost of food in Moncton is $56 (CA$77) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Moncton should cost around $23 (CA$31) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Moncton is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Moncton
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Moncton typically cost an average of $79 (CA$108) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Moncton
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Moncton is $0.46 (CA$0.63) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Moncton is 10% - 20%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Moncton
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $4.55 (CA$6.25) on alcoholic beverages in Moncton per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Moncton On a Budget
Moncton is the largest city in the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Located in the Petitcodiac River Valley with access to the Bay of Fundy, and, by extension, the Atlantic Ocean, Moncton is also at the geographic center of Canada's Maritime Provinces. Today, the city's most famous attraction is Magnetic Hill, though there are also plenty of parks, museums, galleries, theatres, and other venues for entertainment.
Moncton's major tourist draw is Magnetic Hill and all attractions associated with it. The fee is $5 per car entry to experience an optical illusion, during which the local topography gives the impression that you are going uphill when in fact you are going downhill. The complex includes the Magnetic Hill Zoo, a nationally accredited and award-winning zoo with over 400 animals displayed in themed exhibit areas with educational programs, as well as Magic Mountain, the largest water park in Atlantic Canada, featuring water slides, a lazy river, wave pool, children’s splash pool, and a mini-golf course. Magnetic Hill Concert Site and Magnetic Hill Golf Club are also associated with the attraction.

Other sights include museums and parks. Moncton Museum houses a permanent exhibit on the history of Moncton as well as traveling exhibits, while the Moncton Acadian Museum, located at the University de Moncton, features one of the largest collections of Acadian artifacts in the world. The main park in Moncton is Centennial Park, located off St. George Blvd. at the city center. Admission to the park is free, offering outdoor playgrounds for kids, year-round recreational facilities, wooded walking and biking trails, creeks, and a lake. Paddle boats are available to rent on the lake, and there is also an outdoor beach that visitors can enjoy for an admission fee.
Moncton is fairly easy to navigate with two main streets into the city: the Trans-Canada and Wheeler Boulevard, connecting both ends of town. Main Street and downtown Moncton are just as easy to navigate, with plenty of signs posted to all the main attractions as well as a vast selection of shops, boutiques, restaurants, overnight accommodations, and opportunities for entertainment. Downtown and its attractions are mostly concentrated closer to the waterfront. There are also many establishments located along Mountain Road, which runs diagonally northwest to southeast through the city.

Most tourists frequent the Magnetic Hill complex and all of the attractions it has to offer, like the zoo and water park. Visitors can also enjoy an abundance of parks like Centennial Park mentioned above, or Irishtown Nature Park, a 2,200-acre urban park that offers activities for all seasons. Hiking and biking is common throughout the park while many enjoy kayaking on the park's lake. In the winter, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the park are popular activities. Additionally, there are several golf courses (Lakeside Golf Club, Moncton Golf & Country Club, etc.), as well as theatres (Empress Theatre, MacSweeny’s Dinner Theatre, etc.). Capitol Theatre, located on Main Street is the oldest theatre in New Brunswick and holds shows regularly. And finally, Moncton is near a few beaches for those looking to go waterside. Parlee Beach, for example, is located on the Northumberland Straight northeast of town and boasts the warmest water temperatures in the country.
Food and Dining
Like any major city, Moncton offers up a wide range of flavor both local and international from seafood, brew pubs, steakhouses, and cafes to Italian bistros, Japanese Hibachi, French, Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian, and more. With its location on a riverfront stemming from the Bay of Fundy, seafood is always quality and fresh. Moncton boasts some of the finest cuisine in Atlantic Canada. Some of the top restaurants on TripAdvisor include Little Louis' Oyster Bar for seafood, Calactus Restaurant for vegetarian, Tony’s Bistro & Patisserie for French/Canadian, Blue Olive for Middle Eastern/Mediterranean, Cinta Ria Malaysian Fusion Malaisienne for Asian, Gusto Italian Grill & Bar for Italian, and Taj Mahal – Flavor Of India for Indian. As you can see, many ethnicities are represented in the city's restaurants. Most of these, and many other options, are located in the downtown area.

Greater Moncton International Airport is the main airport serving the area, located in the Dieppe Industrial Park. Airlines serving this airport include Air Canada Jazz (Halifax, Montreal, Toronto), WestJet (Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton, Calgary), Continental Express (Newark), and Porter (Toronto, Ottawa).

For more options for flights to and from other parts of Canada, the United States, and Europe, visitors also fly into Halifax Stanfield International Airport, located about two hours away in Nova Scotia.

The Moncton Via Rail Station is located on Main Street where rail service runs six days a week to Halifax and Montreal on a train called “The Ocean.”

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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