Getting to Edmonton Airport
Edmonton International Airport is the second largest airport in the province of Alberta, Canada, and the country’s fifth busiest in terms of passenger traffic. Approximately six million passengers pass through Edmonton Airport every year, and higher recordings are expected in future years. The airport is known by its code of YEG, and it has all the facilities that can be expected at a premier Canadian airport. There are several ground transport options as well. Edmonton International Airport directions are simply to follow for motorists travelling for their departure flight, and further details regarding directions can be found from various online resources.
Edmonton International airport, in the Alberta (AB) province of Canada, is located approximately 26km, or 16 miles south southwest from downtown Edmonton, and is found in the county of Leduc. It is quite nearby the towns of Beaumont and Devon, and Nisku is just to the northeast of the airport grounds. Edmonton is one of the most northern of the Canadian cities, and is rated as the sixth largest city in the country. It is found to the north of Red Deer and Calgary, another large city similar in size to Edmonton, and to the east of Jasper National Park. To the far east is Saskatoon, a city in the Saskatchewan province of Canada. Alongside Alberta’s western side is the province of British Columbia, and cities such as Prince George, Kamloops, Kelowna and Vancouver.
The main road serving the Edmonton International Airport is the Queen Elizabeth II Highway, which has direct connections to Airport Road, that leads to the terminal buildings. Local roads in the nearby vicinity of the airport include Sparrow Drive and Township Road 502.
Edmonton International Airport directions from Edmonton and northern areas
Edmonton is surrounded by the Anthony Henday Drive, or the Road 216, which is one of the main highways of the city. It is linked to the Yellowhead Highway to the north of downtown Edmonton, and to Whitemud Drive to the south of downtown Edmonton. These two roads run from west to east across the city. The Anthony Henday Drive is also connected to the Calgary Trail SW, which is the highway to take in a southerly direction to the airport. Just north of the exit is Gateway Boulvard NW, heading towards the city centre, and which can also be taken for a link to Calgary Trail SW. Follow the highway south and directions for Edmonton International Airport, and take the turn-off for Airport Road before reaching the smaller area of Leduc.
From Morinville in the north-west take the St Albert Trail to St. Albert, and connect to Anthony Henday Drive. The Road 28 also connects to Anthony Henday Drive, and the Road 15 is a route to follow from Fort Saskatchewan.
Edmonton International Airport directions from the west and east of the city
West of Edmonton city are the areas of Stony Plain and Spruce Grove, and the 16A Road leads east to Anthony Henday Drive. Take the highway south for connections to Calgary Trail SW, or the Queen Elizabeth II Highway. West of Edmonton city is Sherwood Park, with a number of surrounding areas, such as Whitecroft, Windsor Estates, Hillsdale and Sherwood Place. Wyle Road provides an easy connection to Anthony Henday Drive, as well as the Township Road 522 and the Yellowhead Highway to the north of the area.
Edmonton International Airport directions from the south
Areas far south of Edmonton Airport include Red Deer, and the Queen Elizabeth II Highway is the easiest route to follow from here (and from Calgary). Along the way motorists will pass the areas of Blackfalds, Lacombe, Ponoka and, just before the airport, Leduc.
Once at Edmonton Airport, motorists can choose between a number of parking options. There are valet parking services, a parkade nearby the terminal buildings and a value car park for more affordable parking rates. Additional parking areas include the jetSet parking area and the Cell Phone Waiting Lot, ideal for those collecting arriving passengers. The airport consists of a North and South Terminal building, as well as a Central Hall with various passenger facilities. Work is currently underway to connect the two terminals with a new concourse building. By 2013, a new airport hotel will also be in service, with 210 luxury suites for travellers. It will also have 10,000 square feet of banquet and meeting facilities for business clients, a full-service restaurant and airline check-in facilities. It will be the ideal place to stay before an early morning flight.
Currently however, Edmonton International Airport has many facilities of its own, including a vast number of airport shops and restaurants. There are business workstations, free WiFi connections, currency exchange services, bank machines, information booths, baggage storage facilities and a chapel. Certain airline companies serving the airport allow online check-in, and others allow passengers to use the self-service check-in kiosks at the airport. The terminal buildings are also circulated by Northern Lights Airport volunteers, who are able to provide assistance with many enquiries.
Passengers who would prefer not to drive and park at Edmonton International Airport can travel by bus or taxi. There is, however, no airport train station available for direct rail connections. The SkyShuttle travels from various downtown locations, and the EIA Express Route 747 provides transport from Century Park. Hotel shuttles are also provided by many of the Edmonton places of accommodation, and resort shuttles travel from the Jasper National Park.
Edmonton International Airport directions in further detail are available online, at https://maps.google.com, or passengers can contact the airport at the following telephone numbers: 780-890-8382 / toll-free from North America – 1 800 268 7134.