About Moncton International Airport (YQM)
Address: 777 Aviation Dr, National Car Rental., Dieppe, E1a7z5 , Nb, Nb
Greater Moncton Romeo LeBlanc International Airport (YQM) is located in the town of Dieppe, 7.4 km (4.6 mi) east of downtown Moncton, the largest city in New Brunswick, Canada. Avis, Alamo, Thrifty, Enterprise, Hertz, Budget, and Europcar provide airport car rentals. Car hire counters are located on the main level of the terminal.
The city of Moncton is situated on the Trans-Canada Highway (Route 2), leading to Quebec and the U.S. border (west), and Nova Scotia (east). From the east side of Moncton, Route 15 starts off toward northern New Brunswick, connecting with Route 16, which heads east to Prince Edward Island (156 km / 96 mi).
With only a handful of major routes to navigate, getting around Moncton and the surrounding area is not very complicated. Traffic is negligible, and signs to attractions and destinations are well marked. In light of distances involved, combined with a barebones public transit system, visitors to the region find that a car is essential — even for visits confined to the city itself.
Central Moncton’s grid is mostly free of one-way streets, but the traffic circle of Wheeler Boulevard has good potential for disorientation. Otherwise, parking is plentiful and cheap. The route to and from Moncton Airport is basically a straight shot down Route 15 via Dieppe Road. Your greatest driving challenge may be braving the elements, depending on time of year.
Choosing your car
Choosing your car for a visit to New Brunswick is like buying a pair of shoes. If the shoes are too tight, you’ll feel the squeeze. If they’re too loose, you’ll be slipping all over the place. You need a car that fits you perfectly, and equally as important, is right for the conditions of your travel itinerary. For city driving and moderate regional exploration, a Chevrolet compact is ideal for singles and couples. Toyota intermediate and full size sedans seat five with room for two suitcases and a carry-on. Likewise, Toyota SUVs are ideal for cruising through a forest reserve. And the Dodge 7-9 seater minivan is the people carrier of choice.
Tips and advice
The vast majority of New Brunswick is sparsely populated wilderness and large swaths of inaccessible territory. When traveling to remote areas, it’s important to prepare an emergency kit that includes food, water, extra batteries, and blankets.
The southern bottom of New Brunswick is an important transportation hub between Nova Scotia, Quebec, and the United States. Trucks, some of which may be hauling two or more freight trailers, dominate highways. Use extra caution when sharing the roads with larger vehicles — avoid them as much as possible.
The no-nonsense Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) patrol the roads of New Brunswick. If stopped by the RCMP, do not exit your vehicle. Instead, keep your hands on the wheel, wait for the officer to approach, follow instructions, and be humbly courteous at all times.
Your driver’s license must be in English to rent a car at Moncton Airport; otherwise, you must acquire an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) in your home county prior to arrival.
Seat belts are required for all vehicle passengers in Canada, and children under 12 must be seated in a size and weight-appropriate child restraint device.
All road signs are in English, but New Brunswick is a bilingual province. Some locals in Moncton speak the Acadian French dialect, which is distinct from French spoken in Quebec.