Buses to and from Edmonton Airport (YEG)
Edmonton International Airport is recognised by its IATA code of YEG, and is a large airport serving the city of Edmonton in Canada. It is the country’s fifth busiest airport, as approximately six million passengers pass through it on a yearly basis, and it is also regarded as the second largest in terms of land size. Many tourists and business professionals use the airport. Edmonton International Airport buses are available for the transport of arriving and departing passengers, and are a convenient way to travel. There are several airport buses that can be taken from various areas in the city, and hotel shuttles are available for passengers who have accommodation arrangements.
The airport of Edmonton serves local and international flights by a wide variety of airline carriers, and is one of the main Canadian airports for the services of WestJet, Air Canada and Air Canada Express. It is one of eight in the country with U.S. Border Preclearance facilities, and is considered as a hub for the Northern Alberta and Northern Canadian regions. The airport is located in the province of Alberta, approximately 26km, or 16 miles south of downtown Edmonton. Since the airport is quite far from the city, a taxi can be expensive, and therefore many passengers prefer to use the airport bus services available. They include the Airport SkyShuttle service, the EIA Express bus service and resort shuttles such as SunDog Tours. A number of hotels also provide complimentary shuttle services to and from Edmonton International Airport. Buses provide quite frequent trips in both directions, and are reasonably cost effective.
Edmonton International Airport buses – SkyShuttle
The SkyShuttle is one of the most popular bus services available from Edmonton Airport. The shuttles depart from a designated pick-up point on the arrivals level, nearby door #7, between the hours of 06:00am and 01:30am. The last bus departure for destinations in Edmonton city is at 01:20 – 01:30am. Passengers who are arriving on later flights will need to catch a taxi. However, the shuttle buses may wait for passengers who are on flights which have been delayed due to bad weather conditions. A trip by the SkyShuttle airport bus to downtown Edmonton will not take longer than an hour and twenty minutes, but the length of the journey will depend on traffic conditions and the point at which you leave the bus. A reservation may be required if the bus should stop at a specific hotel, and passengers on departure flights should reserve the bus if they need collection from their hotel.
The Edmonton Airport SkyShuttle services can be booked online, from the company’s website at http://www.edmontonskyshuttlecom, or SkyShuttle can be contacted by phone at 780-465-8515 (toll-free – 1 800 268 7134). The service can be paid for by major credit card, or in cash. An adult one-way ticket on the bus will cost $18.00, and an adult round-trip ticket will cost $30.00. Children aged four to twelve pay roughly half price, and children under the age of four travel for free. Bus tickets include GST and are non-refundable. A disabled passenger can also travel on the SkyShuttle, as wheelchair accessible buses are available. Always book special services well in advance in order to ensure their availability.
Edmonton International Airport Buses – EIA Express Route 747
This airport bus will be operated in partnership with ETS, and will travel between Edmonton International Airport and the Century Park Transit Centre. The bus will begin its services on April 29, 2012. Passengers will be collected from Edmonton Airport on the arrivals level outside Door 8, between Tim Hortons and the Macs Convenient Store. Departing passengers can park for a free twenty-four hours at Century Park, and take the EIA Express Route 747 bus to the airport in time for their departure flight. At the airport, there is an EIA Ground Transportation Booth where passes for the new bus service can be purchased. The booth is open twenty-four hours a day, and is found nearby Door 7 on the arrivals level. A one way trip on this Edmonton Airport shuttle will cost just $5.00, and a monthly pass will cost $100,00.
Edmonton International Airport Buses – Resort Shuttles
At http://www.sundogtours.com, passengers of Edmonton International Airport can book seats on the company’s resort shuttles which serve the airport. Since 1996 Sundog has provided airport shuttles to the Rocky Mountain destinations of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. Daily scheduled airport services are available at times which are convenient for flight arrivals, and private charter services can be arranged.
Edmonton International Airport Buses – Hotel Shuttles
Edmonton is a large city, and it offers a wide range of hotels and other types of accommodation for its visitors. Many of these hotels offer free shuttle bus transfers to and from the airport. Hotel shuttle services should always be reserved in advance, preferably with your reservation for accommodation. The following hotels are a few that offer transport services: Airways Country Inn, Chrystal Star Inn, Days Inn, Denham Inn and Suites – Best Western, Edmonton International Travelodge, Executive Express, Executive Royal Inn, Hampton Inn and Suites, the Hilton Garden Inn and the Quality Inn and Suites – Airport. In 2013, Edmonton Airport will have its own hotel, connected to the terminal buildings, with 210 comfortable rooms.
Passengers can contact the airport for further details regarding the Edmonton International Airport buses, at 780-890-8382. A toll-free number to use from North America is 1 800 268 7134.