Most travelers reach Edmonton by airplane.  Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is served by major international airlines including:

Upon arrival:  Many people opt to rent a car at the airport.  Car rental is available at YEG from AvisBudget, Hertz, National, and Thrifty.  

Shuttles, bus service, taxis and limos are also all options for transportation between airport and hotel.  Sky Shuttle vans travel between YEG and several Edmonton hotels.  Cost is $18 one way/ $30 round trip.  Although any taxi company can drop you off at the airport, Airport Taxi Service has the exclusive licence to operate the taxi stand for pickups at the airport.  Prices are flat rate based on your destination.  Prices range from $32 for far south Edmonton to $70 for the northernmost areas of the city.  The rate to downtown is $44 (Jan 2008).  

Edmonton Transit is operating a pilot program providing bus service to the Edmonton International Airport.on route number 747.  It travels between the Century Park LRT station and the airport every 30 to 60 minutes depending on the time of day.  The one-way fare is $5 and transfers are not issued.


Travelers transporting themselves to Edmonton generally use a combination of the Alaska Highway and the Yellowhead Highway to get to the area, depending upon their starting point.  Travelers from Calgary/southern Alberta will likely use the Queen Elizabeth II Highway (or QE2 Hwy; formerly Hwy 2).  Detailed maps are at Mapquest and Google maps.

Train or Bus

Train and bus are both viable options for reaching Edmonton from other locations in Canada and the United States.  

Train arrives in the city at the VIA Rail station.  Trains travel east/west; there is no train from Calgary into Edmonton.

Basic highway bus service is Greyhound. For those who prefer luxury coach travel, Red Arrow Motorcoach provides daily service  connecting Edmonton with Calgary, Red Deer, Banff, Lake Louise, and Fort McMurray.


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