Edmonton Airport Taxis (YEG)

Edmonton International Airport is a large airport serving the city of Edmonton, Canada, and is found in the province of Alberta. A large number of airline carriers serve over fifty non-stop and regular destinations from Edmonton Airport, and provide air transport to around 1.8 million people in the airport’s catchment area. The airport’s name in short is EIA, and its official airport code is YEG. Out of all the airports in Canada, Edmonton is the fifth busiest in terms of passenger traffic. Edmonton International Airport taxis are available outside the airport, and from the city. Taxis provide a valuable form of transport to and from the airport, and are preferred by a great number of passengers.

Passengers depart from Edmonton Airport on the second level of the terminals and will arrive on the lower level of the buildings. There are also two terminals at the airport. The South Terminal is most often used for flights to and from the United States, and the North Terminal is home to other international and local flights. The newly expanded Central Hall houses a number of shops and restaurants for its passengers, and further expansions to the airport will include a concourse that connects the two terminal buildings and a new control tower with facilities for passengers on the lower levels. A few bus services provide ground transport for passengers of Edmonton Airport, and taxi services are available outside the arrivals area.

The official Edmonton International Airport taxi company is Airport Taxi Service, and their website can be found at http://www.airporttaxiservice.com. Taxis are generally always available outside the airport, especially at times when there are arrival flights, but taxi services may also be reserved in advance of a passenger’s arrival. Reservations are recommended for early morning pick-ups, and when a special vehicle is required, for example, by a disabled passenger in a wheelchair. Although Airport Taxi Service is the official taxi company for Edmonton Airport, any taxi may pick up or drop off a passenger, provided that a prior arrangement has been made between the passenger and driver/company.

The vehicles owned by Airport Taxi Service are clean and well maintained, and the company has a ‘no-smoking’ policy in their vehicles. The drivers are also well trained, and very knowledgeable about the area of Edmonton, and may well be able to provide information regarding hotels, restaurants, shopping centres, tourist attractions etc. The company is dedicated to maintaining a long relationship with Edmonton International Airport, and to providing a reliable form of transport to passengers of the airport. They are a ‘customer-focused’ company, with only the best customer service in mind.

Passengers arriving at Edmonton Airport could also arrange to travel by limousine, and this type of service is provided by the company of Prestige Limousines. This is the official limousine company of the airport, and their services can be provided at a moment’s notice or by reservation. They are known as the most established and popular limousine service in Edmonton, and they provide a wide range of vehicles, some of which include Stretch Sedans, Cadillac Escalades, Executive Vans, Stretch Excursion SUVs and Mini-coaches. The drivers of the vehicles are extremely professional, and are guaranteed to offer only the best services. Further details regarding Prestige Limousines and their prices can be found online at http://www.edmontonprestigelimousine.com.

Taxi services in Canada, and from Edmonton Airport operate on a metered system, which means that the customer will pay per kilometre travelled. All taxi vehicles are equipped with a metre that records the number of kilometres travelled, and shows the amount due for the journey. A higher rate may be charged for the first few hundred metres travelled, or the meter may start at a set rate. Additional charges may also be applicable for more than four adult passengers in a vehicle and for luggage loaded.

Passengers are recommended to find out the average cost of their taxi journey before leaving the airport, either from the driver or from airport personnel. At Edmonton International Airport, there is a Ground Transportation Office on the arrivals level of the terminals, where enquiries can be made. The telephone numbers for this office are 780-890-8553, ext. 1, and the toll-free number is 1 800 268 7134. There is also an email address that can be used for enquiries, at info@flyeia.com. The taxi drivers are usually friendly and willing to explain all charges for their services. Find out as well, especially when hiring a limousine or airport sedan service, if there are set rates for your destination. Sometimes popular destinations from the airport have pre-determined rates that are the same for all customers.

Larger groups of passengers may wish to organise a private transfer service, as there are often several companies who offer private transportation from airports. Their rates could be similar to those of a taxi, but may even be cheaper, depending on the number of travellers using the service. Passengers who have hotel reservations could also find out if a hotel complimentary shuttle is available for transport to and from the airport.

The official Edmonton International Airport taxi company can be contacted for further information at the following telephone number: 780-890-7070, and their email address is information@airporttaxiservice.ca. Although the city of Edmonton is quite far from the airport, many passengers find an airport taxi to be the most convenient way to travel.