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Edmonton International Airport

Edmonton International Airport is about 30km south of the city along the Calgary Trail, about a 45-minute drive from downtown.

Transport Options

Bus 747 leaves from outside the arrivals hall every 30 to 60 minutes and goes to Century Park ($5), the southernmost stop on Edmonton's Light Rail. From here regular trains connect to Strathcona and downtown.

Sky Shuttle Airport Service runs three different routes that service hotels in most areas of town, including downtown and the Strathcona area. The office is by carousel 12. Journey time is approximately 45 minutes. If you're looking for a lift to the airport, reserve at least 24 hours in advance.

Cab fare from the airport to downtown is about $50.

Bus

The large Greyhound bus station has services to numerous destinations, including Jasper ($74, 4½ hours, four daily) and Calgary ($50, from 3½ hours, from 10 daily).

Red Arrow buses stop downtown at the Holiday Inn Express and serve Calgary ($70, 3½ hours, six daily) and Fort McMurray ($87, six hours, three daily). The buses are a step up, with wi-fi, sockets for your laptop, single or double seats, a free minibar and hot coffee.

Car & Motorcycle

All the major car-rental firms have offices at the airport and around town. Driving Force will rent, lease or sell you a car. Check the website; it often has some good deals.

Train

The small VIA Rail station is rather inconveniently situated 5km northwest of the city center near Edmonton City Centre Airport. The Canadian travels three times a week east to Saskatoon ($105, eight hours), Winnipeg ($220, 20 hours) and Toronto ($480, 55 hours), and west to Jasper ($143, 5½ hours), Kamloops ($207, 16½ hours) and Vancouver ($268, 27 hours). At Jasper, you can connect to Prince George and Prince Rupert.