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Head to Fredericton, New Brunswick with a cheap rental car
Fredericton, New Brunswick’s capital city, sits along the banks of Saint John River in eastern Canada. This quaint city provides enriching historical sites and plenty of green space to relax outdoors. To explore the city and beyond with no restrictions, hire an airport rental car.
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Driving your rental car in Fredericton
As a small city with a population of less than 60,000, driving in Fredericton is a fairly straightforward experience. Traffic issues usually centre around roadworks and winter conditions.
Driving from Fredericton Airport to the city
Fredericton International Airport is situated 14 kilometres south of the city. For the quickest route downtown, hop onto Lincoln Road/NB 102 N and follow this along the St John River until you arrive in the city centre. The trip should take no longer than 20 minutes in normal traffic conditions.
Fredericton car hire driving tips
New Brunswick road rules are similar to those in the rest of Canada. To drive safely in your rental car, adhere to the following tips:
- Always wear a seatbelt.
- Speed limits are as follows: 100 km/h on highways and 50 km/h in towns and cities.
- The use of mobile phones while driving is prohibited unless a hands-free device is used.
- Dial 5-1-1 for road weather and traffic information.
- If you’re visiting during winter, avoid driving in snow or icy conditions.
- For more tips read our Canada driving guide.
Secure a cheap car hire in Fredericton
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Fredericton International Airport (YFC)
Arrive at Fredericton Airport, New Brunswick’s second busiest airport, and enjoy on-site services such as free WiFi, a business centre and a combined restaurant and gift shop. Grab a bite to eat or last minute gift before heading to the rental car counter located near baggage claim.
Picking up your car hire in downtown Fredericton? Hail a taxi or arrange a limo service. Public transport is not available at the airport.
A quick guide to Fredericton
Accommodation in Fredericton
If you prefer to stay near the airport, check out one of the hotels below for the nearest location.
- Airport Innv
- Days Inn
- Knights Inn
Stay in an idyllic guesthouse or a top-rated hotel in town.
- Carriage House Inn
- Delta Hotels by Marriott
- Prospect Inn
- Ramada Hotel
Annual events in Fredericton
Check out what events are on during your visit to New Brunswick. Stopping by in winter? Don’t miss Winterfesthiver, a celebration of the season with ice slides, snow mazes, dog-sleds and more.
- Winterfesthiver (February)
- Maritime Country Fest (June)
- New Brunswick Summer Music Festival (August)
- Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival (September)
- Highland Games Festival (July)
- People and geography of Fredericton
Fredericton is home to almost 60,000 residents, most claiming European origins from England, Ireland and Scotland. The arts and music scene plays a large role in the city’s cultural side with influence from Celtic roots and the city’s two universities. The Saint John River flows through Fredericton, which is tucked away in the Pennsylvanian Basin and surrounded by dense forests.
Learn about the city’s history and culture when visiting the Historic Garrison District which hosts musicians, artists and festivals throughout the year including the favoured Harvest Jazz & Blues Fest. Chow down on the local eats at the Fredericton Boyce Farmer’s Market held every Saturday on George Street which is also a popular area for a night out.
Top sights in Fredericton
Stroll through the city checking out Fredericton’s top tourist attractions:
- Beaverbrook Art Gallery
- Fredericton Boyce Farmer’s Market
- Government House
- Historic Garrison District
- Odell Park & Arboretum
To find the right rental car for your Fredericton holiday, visit our guide to choosing the perfect rental. If you have more time, drive south to Saint John for a chance to see whales, travel east on your rental car to Moncton or head northeast to Bathurst.
Touring more of Canada? Road trip to nearby cities such as Quebec City, Toronto and Ottawa in your rental car. Eat your way across Eastern Canada or plan a cross-country adventure and use our driving distance guide to map out your route! Other popular adventures for your Canada trip include cheap car rentals in Abbotsford, Vancouver and Calgary.
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