A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Adelaide vs. Montreal for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Adelaide or Montreal?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Adelaide and Montreal can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Adelaide or Montreal?

Adelaide

Adelaide is the often overlooked capital city of the State of South Australia. It's also the fifth largest city in the country. Despite being skipped by most travelers, Adelaide is an interesting city to explore and has a decent amount to offer open minded travelers. It has some fascinating architecture, unique shopping, and wonderful cafes and restaurants. Part of the appeal of Adelaide is its location in the midst of Australia's wine regions, including McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, and Clare Valley. Any of these destinations could be visited as a day trip from Adelaide.

Montreal

While Quebec City is the political capital of Quebec Province, Montreal is the economic and cultural capital. It's also the second largest city in Canada, with a population of about 1.9 million and 4 million in the metropolitan area. It's the second largest French speaking city in the world behind Paris.

Montreal is a very trendy and vibrant city with an active nightlife and countless activities to enjoy. It's located on an island in the St. Lawrence River and has a humid continental climate. There are four distinct seasons. Summers are warm or hot and humid. Spring and fall are mild and winters are cold and snowy. You can expect about 2 meters of snow every year, but there are also more than 2,000 hours of sunshine annually.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Eco Tours in Australia, The Best Coach Bus Tours in Australia, The Best Train & Rail Tours in Canada, and The Best Sightseeing Tours in Canada.


Which place is cheaper, Montreal or Adelaide?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Adelaide is $111, while the average daily cost in Montreal is $209. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Adelaide and Montreal in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Adelaide $66
    Montreal $132
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Adelaide $132
    Montreal $264
Compare Hotels in Adelaide and Montreal

Looking for a hotel in Adelaide or Montreal? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Adelaide


Hotels in Montreal


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Adelaide Hotel Prices and Montreal Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Adelaide $19
    Montreal $20
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Adelaide

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Adelaide are as follows:


  • Shuttle from the Train Station
    $3.63

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Adelaide

Also for Adelaide, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Full-Day Private City Tour with Hotel Transfers: $498
  • Adelaide Airport (ADL): Private Transfer to Adelaide Port: $252
  • Adelaide Cruise Port: Private Transfer to Adelaide city: $252
  • Adelaide Airport (ADL): Private Transfer to Adelaide hotels: $218
  • ADL Airport Private Transfer to Downtown: $119
  • Adelaide Airport Transfers : Adelaide City to Airport ADL in Luxury Car: $106
  • Arrival Private Transfers: Adelaide Airport ADL to Adelaide in Luxury Van: $92
  • Departure Private Transfers: Adelaide to Adelaide Airport ADL in Luxury Van: $92
  • Adelaide Airport (ADL) to Adelaide - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $77
  • Private One way Transfer from Adelaide Airport(ADL) to Adelaide: $39
  • Adelaide Airport(ADL)to Adelaide city - Arrival Private Transfer: $38
  • Adelaide to Adelaide Airport (ADL) - Departure Private Transfer : $38

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Montreal

Also for Montreal, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private Transfer: Montreal to Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport (YUL): $88
  • Private Transfer: Montreal City Center to Pierre E.T. Airport-YUL: $48
  • Private Transfer from Montreal hotels to Montréal Airport (YUL): $57
  • Private One-way Transfer from Montreal Airport to Montreal: $58
  • Private One Way Transfer from Montreal or to Montreal Airport: $58
  • Ottawa: Private Transfer To Montreal Airport: $215
  • One Way Private transfer from Montreal Airport to/ from Montreal: $84
  • Private Transfer to Montreal Airport YUL: $72
  • Private Transfer from Montreal Airport to Ottawa: $215
  • Private Transfer To Ottawa From YUL Airport: $233
  • Private Departure Transfer to Montreal Airport YUL: $116
  • Arrival Transfer from International Airport: $64

Is it cheaper to fly into Adelaide or Montreal?

Prices for flights to both Montreal and Adelaide change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Adelaide $31
    Montreal $36

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Adelaide

For Adelaide, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • HandleBar Bike Tour with Pub Stops & Dinner Option: $30
  • Local Food Tour and Tastings with Guide: $79
  • Small-Group River Murray Dark Sky and Sunset Tour with Dinner: $197
  • Pipi Catching and Cooking Experience in Goolwa : $237

Typical Food Prices in Montreal

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Montreal:


  • Tim Hortons breakfast and coffee
    $8.98

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Montreal

For Montreal, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • MTL Cooking Class + Tasting Menu w/Michelin-Trained Chef: $50
  • Bateau-Mouche Cruise with A La Carte Dinner Option: $58
  • No Diet Club: Walking food Tour with many tastings: $59
  • Historical Food Tour with 6 Tastings: $72
  • Beyond the Market Food Tour by Spade & Palacio: $74
  • Montreal Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours: $74
  • Guided Happy Hour Brew Tour in Montreal with Dinner: $82
  • Mile End Montreal Original Food Tour - by Local Montreal Tours: $89
  • Old Montreal Food & Drink Tour by Local Montreal Food Tours: $104
  • The (Anti-Package, Small-Group ) Montreal Food Tour: $128
  • Jewish Neighborhood Food Tour: $130
  • Fireworks Dinner Cruise - Bateau-Mouche Montreal: $131

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Adelaide $14
    Montreal $21

Tours and Activities in Adelaide

For Adelaide, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • 2h Wine Experience, Vineyard walk, 6 wines, charcuterie board: $60
  • 3 Hour Sailing Adventure on Brindabella: $122
  • 3-Day Yorkes Peninsula Coastal Wilderness Tour from Adelaide: $1,856
  • 5-Day Flinders Ranges & Outback Eco Tour from Adelaide: $2,188
  • 90 Minute Port River Dolphin & Ships Graveyard Cruise: $60
  • 90-Minute Maritime and Dolphins Cruise in Port Adelaide: $60
  • Abseiling Adventure in Adelaide: $101
  • Adelaide Central Market Tour with Lunch: $123
  • Adelaide Central Markets: Food Walking Tour: $46
  • Adelaide City Highlights Tour: $57
  • Adelaide City Highlights Tour: $53
  • Adelaide City to Sea Bike Tour: $114

Typical Entertainment Prices in Montreal

For Montreal, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Botanical Gardens (family of 4)
    $53

Tours and Activities in Montreal

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Montreal.

  • Montreal ZOO, private half day tour: $208
  • 1 Hour Downtown Montreal Tour: $29
  • 1 Hour Tour of Old-Montreal in Vintage Convertible Cadillac: $220
  • 2 Hours Guided Walking Tour to Montreal Downtown: $34
  • 2 hour Tour of The Montreal Bagel: $55
  • 3 Days 2 Nights Tour in New York: $300
  • 3 Hour Montreal City Bike Tour with Wine or Beer (AM & PM): $64
  • 3-Hour Scooter Sightseeing in Montreal: $79
  • 3Hr Montreal Architecture Bike Tour with regular or E-bikes Beer & wine included: $64
  • APP Self-Guided Tours Montreal with Audioguide: $8.76
  • AURA experience at Notre-Dame Basilica and guided cruise: $73
  • All about Montreal's Murals - Saturday Walking Tour: $24

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Adelaide $23
    Montreal $16

Sample the Local Flavors in Adelaide

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Adelaide:

  • Private Pinot Noir Wine Tasting & Platter in Adelaide Hills: $31
  • River Torrens Desserts And Wine Tour: $43
  • McLaren Vale and Glenelg Wine Tasting Tour: $52
  • McLaren Vale and Glenelg Wine Tasting and Sightseeing (Half-day Afternoon): $54
  • Highlights, Hahndorf, & McLaren Vale Wine Tastings: $79
  • Adelaide Highlights, Hahndorf & McLaren Vale Wine Tasting and Sightseeing Tour: $81
  • From Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour: $101
  • The Barossa Valley Premium Wine Tour with Lunch: $112
  • From Barossa Valley Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour: $112
  • Barossa Valley Full-Day Wine Tasting & Maggie Beers Farm Join Us: $115
  • Barossa: Wine Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting: $115
  • Barossa Valley Wine Tours - Small Private Groups : $128

Typical Alcohol Prices in Montreal

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Montreal:


  • Vodka
    $18

Sample the Local Flavors in Montreal

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Montreal:

  • Haunted Montreal Pub Crawl: $22
  • Guided Bar Crawl with Free Shots and Club Entry: $42
  • Guided Pub Crawl of the City's Rooftop Bars: $72


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Adelaide and Montreal, we can see that Montreal is more expensive. And not only is Adelaide much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Adelaide is in Pacific and Montreal is in North America, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Adelaide would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Adelaide and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Montreal would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Montreal than you might in Adelaide.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Adelaide Expensive? and Is Montreal Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Adelaide or Montreal?

Montreal has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Adelaide. When comparing the sizes of Adelaide and Montreal, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Adelaide or Montreal?

Even though both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, they experience these seasons at different times of the year. Adelaide is in the southern hemisphere and summer is in January and winter is in July, but Montreal has summer in [NORTHERNSUMMERMONTH] and winter in [NORTHERNWINTERMONTH].

Should I visit Adelaide or Montreal in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Adelaide and Montreal. Many visitors come to Adelaide in the summer for the beaches, the hiking, and the family-friendly experiences.

In January, Adelaide is generally around the same temperature as Montrealin July. Daily temperatures in Adelaide average around 22°C (72°F), and Montreal fluctuates around 21°C (69°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Montreal this time of the year. In Adelaide, it's very sunny this time of the year. Adelaide usually receives more sunshine than Montreal during summer. Adelaide gets 330 hours of sunny skies, while Montreal receives 276 hours of full sun in the summer.

In January, Adelaide usually receives less rain than Montrealin July. Adelaide gets 19 mm (0.7 in) of rain, while Montreal receives 91 mm (3.6 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures January and July
    Adelaide 22°C (72°F) 
    Montreal 21°C (69°F)

Should I visit Adelaide or Montreal in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Adelaide as well as Montreal. Most visitors come to Adelaide for the hiking trails and the shopping scene during these months.

Adelaide is much warmer than Montreal in the autumn. The daily temperature in Adelaide averages around 18°C (64°F) in April, and Montreal fluctuates around 8°C (47°F)in October.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Adelaide this time of the year. In the autumn, Adelaide often gets more sunshine than Montrealin October. Adelaide gets 215 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Montreal receives 141 hours of full sun.

Adelaide usually gets less rain in April than Montrealin October. Adelaide gets 38 mm (1.5 in) of rain, while Montreal receives 79 mm (3.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures April and October
    Adelaide 18°C (64°F) 
    Montreal 8°C (47°F)

Should I visit Adelaide or Montreal in the Winter?

Both Montreal and Adelaide are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. The winter months attract visitors to Adelaide because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

It's quite cold in Montreal in the winter. In the winter, Adelaide is much warmer than Montreal. Typically, the winter temperatures in Adelaide in July average around 11°C (52°F), and Montreal averages at about -10°C (14°F)in January.

Adelaide usually receives more sunshine than Montreal during winter. Adelaide gets 159 hours of sunny skies, while Montreal receives 103 hours of full sun in the winter.

In July, Adelaide usually receives less rain than Montrealin January. Adelaide gets 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Montreal receives 74 mm (2.9 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures July and January
    Adelaide 11°C (52°F) 
    Montreal -10°C (14°F)

Should I visit Adelaide or Montreal in the Spring?

Both Montreal and Adelaide during the spring are popular places to visit. The beaches are the main draw to Adelaide this time of year.

In October, Adelaide is generally much warmer than Montrealin April. Daily temperatures in Adelaide average around 16°C (61°F), and Montreal fluctuates around 6°C (43°F).

It's quite sunny in Adelaide. In the spring, Adelaide often gets more sunshine than Montrealin April. Adelaide gets 256 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Montreal receives 183 hours of full sun.

Adelaide usually gets less rain in October than Montrealin April. Adelaide gets 37 mm (1.5 in) of rain, while Montreal receives 78 mm (3.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures October and April
    Adelaide 16°C (61°F) 
    Montreal 6°C (43°F)

Typical Weather for Montreal and Adelaide

Adelaide Montreal
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 22°C (72°F) 19 mm (0.7 in) -10°C (14°F) 74 mm (2.9 in)
Feb 23°C (73°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) -9°C (16°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
Mar 21°C (69°F) 22 mm (0.9 in) -2°C (28°F) 74 mm (2.9 in)
Apr 18°C (64°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 6°C (43°F) 78 mm (3.1 in)
May 15°C (58°F) 57 mm (2.2 in) 13°C (55°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Jun 12°C (54°F) 50 mm (2 in) 18°C (64°F) 87 mm (3.4 in)
Jul 11°C (52°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 21°C (69°F) 91 mm (3.6 in)
Aug 12°C (54°F) 51 mm (2 in) 19°C (67°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
Sep 13°C (56°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 14°C (58°F) 90 mm (3.5 in)
Oct 16°C (61°F) 37 mm (1.5 in) 8°C (47°F) 79 mm (3.1 in)
Nov 18°C (65°F) 22 mm (0.9 in) 2°C (35°F) 101 mm (4 in)
Dec 21°C (69°F) 25 mm (1 in) -7°C (20°F) 99 mm (3.9 in)