Getting there & away
Red Arrow (780-425-0820) buses stop at the Holiday Inn Express hotel (10010 104th St) and serve Calgary ($60, 3½ hours, at least four daily). The buses are a step up, with plugs for your laptop, leather seats and more legroom for taller folks.
All the major car rental firms have offices at the airport and around town. Driving Force (780-483-9559; www.thedrivingforce.com; 11025 – 184 St) will rent, lease or sell you a car. Check the website; it often has some good deals.
The small VIA Rail station (888-842-7245; www.viarail.ca; 12360 121st St) is on the west side of Edmonton City Centre Airport. The Canadian travels three times a week east to Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Toronto and west to Jasper, Kamloops and Vancouver. At Jasper, you can connect to Prince George and Prince Rupert. VIA Rail services and fares are constantly in flux, so confirm details in advance.