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One of the most charming cities in North America, the cobbled streets and winding alleys of Québec City lend it a European ambience. Visitors flock here during both the summer and winter months to attend the many festivals and events, so it can be difficult and costly to book flights and accommodation. In summer, you can bask in warm temperatures of 72 – 77 degrees Fahrenheit, but if you come during winter, pack your parka! The average daily high temperatures range from 17 – 23 degrees Fahrenheit. During spring, moderate temperatures and fewer tourists might offer the opportunity to find cheap flights to Québec City and good-value accommodation, and the same can be said for the fall months. During the fall, you will also enjoy spectacular autumnal displays of color on the deciduous trees.


Québec City flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares to Québec City found recently by users on momondo
Air Canada
Air Canada
BOS
12 Jan
Boston Logan International airport
4h 33m
1 Stop
YQB
Québec City airport
Air Canada
YQB
20 Jan
Québec City airport
5h 15m
1 Stop
BOS
Boston Logan International airport
232 USD
Porter Airlines
Porter Airlines
BOS
01 Jan
Boston Logan International airport
7h 25m
1 Stop
YQB
Québec City airport
Porter Airlines
YQB
05 Jan
Québec City airport
4h 20m
1 Stop
BOS
Boston Logan International airport
259 USD
WestJet
WestJet
BOS
15 Jan
Boston Logan International airport
6h 00m
1 Stop
YQB
Québec City airport
WestJet
YQB
17 Jan
Québec City airport
5h 59m
1 Stop
BOS
Boston Logan International airport
259 USD

Which airlines fly to Québec City?

You can find direct flights to Québec City on United, Transat, and Sunwing Airlines, or fly with one or more stops on Air Canada, Delta, WestJet or Porter Airlines.


How to get from the airport to Québec City's city center?

Below you will find all the airports in Québec City along with the distance from the city center
Québec City
8 mi from city center

Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB)

The airport sits about 11 miles east of Québec City and you can easily drive or hail a taxi. Public transport options are limited. Here’s what you need to know to get from the airport into the city.

Buses

Take RTC bus 78 from the airport to Terminus Les Saules and transfer to RTC bus 897 or 1, either will take you to Downtown Québec City. The fare is $3.50 CAD and the trip will take about 1 hour and 22 minutes. Unfortunately route 78 from the airport only runs twice per day, making it inefficient for most travelers.

Taxis

Hail a cab at the airport and you can ride downtown for a flat rate of $34.25 CAD. If you are going to Old Québec City, it will probably be less expensive to use the meter. The trip takes about 20 minutes. Uber service is also available, and may be cheaper.

Car Rentals

Many visitors opt to drive themselves, and it is definitely worth checking for deals on car rentals with momondo.


How to get around in Québec City?

The best way to get around Québec City is on foot. Within the walls of Old Québec, almost all of the attractions are within walking distance. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes as the area is hilly and many of the streets are cobbled. If you get tired, the city’s Métrobus will carry you around the historic area on 4 different routes. Don’t miss taking a ride on the funicular, a steep railway connecting Haute-Ville (Upper Town) and Basse-Ville (Lower Town). If you have rented a car, it may be advisable to park it while in the city, the narrow busy streets can be difficult to navigate, and parking is scarce. Save your car for trips outside the downtown area.

Buses

Québec City’s RTC Metrobus offers a break for tired feet and respite from the cold if you visit during the winter. The 4 routes run throughout Old Québec City, stopping near many of the most popular attractions. The fare is $2.90 CAD, or you may purchase a day pass, an unlimited weekend pass, or a 5-day pass. Buses stop every 10 to 15 minutes.

Taxis

Taxis are plentiful in the city and a good option for Québec City transportation. You can hail one on the street, but you may have better luck if you head to a designated taxi stand. The meter starts at $3.59 CAD, and each extra 0.6 mile costs $1.76 CAD.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Québec City?

Citizens of the United States do not need a visa to enter Canada, but need to show proof of citizenship or identity, both of which can be done by showing your passport. For foreign nationals, please check the Government of Canada website.


Quick facts about Québec City

Time, currency, and the basics — see the local time and get an idea of how much money you will spend on the basics in Québec City
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Currency
Canadian Dollar
Beer
Domestic Beer (.5 liter)
1.98 USD
Food
Inexpensive restaurant
11 USD
Public transport
One-way ticket
2.66 USD

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Additional info and tips about visiting Québec City

Things to do and places of interest in Québec City

This hilltop city sits on a rocky spur alongside the St. Lawrence river. Old Québec City, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the only fortified city north of Mexico. Here are some sights to see when you travel to Québec City.

  • Consider staying at, or at least visiting the iconic Hotel Frontenac. This 1894-dated hotel was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway and epitomizes the term ‘grand’. It’s vantage point above the Quartier Petit-Champlain and Basse-Ville provides excellent views of the St. Lawrence River.
  • Wander through a few of the city’s magnificent museums, such as the Musée des Ursulines de Québec, Morrin Centre, The Fort Museum, the Musée du Monastère des Augustines, the Place Royal Museum and the Musée de la Civilisation.
  • Stroll around the scenic Quartier Petit-Champlain. This historic, pedestrian-only neighborhood was once the capital of New France, and now contains fine restaurants and artisan boutiques.
  • Cross the St. Lawrence river aboard the Québec-Levis Ferry to view the city’s picturesque skyline. You can find the ferry dock in Lower Town, a short walk from the Quartier Petit-Champlain and Place Royale.
  • History buffs should visit the Plains of Abraham, the site of a fierce battle in 1759 when the British General Wolfe won Québec City from French General Montcalm.
  • During late January and into February, the city celebrates the winter season with the Carnaval de Québec. First held in 1894, Carnaval features dog sled races, canoe races on the (often frozen) St. Lawrence River, skating, sledding, family oriented games, dancing, and parades.

Tips and tricks for visiting Québec City

If you visit during the winter, be prepared! The temperatures can plummet to -40 degrees Fahrenheit, and if you aren’t dressed properly for it, frostbite is a real danger.

The Québecois speak French and are fiercely proud of their language. Almost all are willing and able to converse with you in English, but any effort on your part to use even a smattering of French will be warmly welcomed.