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Moncton

Getting there & away

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Land

Bus

Acadian Lines stops at the bus station (506-859-5060; 961 Main St; 7:30am-8:30pm Mon-Fri, 9am-8:30pm Sat & Sun), right in the heart of town. Buses go to Fredericton ($35, two hours, three daily), Saint John ($26, three daily), PEI ($30, three hours, three daily) and Halifax ($44, four hours, three daily).

Car & motorcycle

If you need wheels, Avis, Budget, Hertz and National all have car rental desks at the airport, or try Discount Car Rentals (506-857-2323; 566 Paul St; 8am-6pm Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm Sat).

Parking can be a hassle in Moncton: the parking meters ($1 per hour) and ‘no parking’ signs extend far out from downtown. The municipal parking lot at Moncton Market on Westmorland St charges $1/7 per hour/day and is free on Saturday, Sunday and evenings after 6pm. Highfield Sq Mall on Main St provides free parking for its clients, and who’s to say you aren’t one?

Train

The train station (506-857-9830, 800-561-3952; 1240 Main St; 9am-6pm) is right in the heart of town. With VIA Rail, the Ocean goes through northern New Brunswick, including Miramichi and Campbellton, and into Québec, on its way to Montréal. It leaves at 5:40pm daily except Tuesday (from $113). The train to Halifax departs daily at 11:40am, except Wednesday (from $40).

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Air

Greater Moncton airport is about 6km east of Champlain Place Shopping Centre via Champlain St.

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