Getting to Winnipeg Airport

Winnipeg International Airport is one of the main airports in the country of Canada. It is rated as the eighth largest, and its passenger traffic is recorded at around 3.39 million per annum. The official name for this airport is the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, and it is recognized by the IATA code of YWG. The airport is a hub for the airline companies of Calm Air, Kivallig Air and Perimeter Airlines, and is one of eight with US border preclearance facilities. Winnipeg directions are also easy to follow, as the airport is located very nearby to the city centre of Winnipeg.

The airport of Winnipeg is located in the province of Manitoba, Canada, and is just a few kilometres to the west of Winnipeg’s city centre. It is also very nearby to the areas of St. James Industrial, Murray Industrial Park and Saskatchewan North. To the north of the airport is Tyndall Park and The Maples, and to the south is King Edward and Linden Woods. On a larger scale, Winnipeg is found in the south-eastern region of Manitoba, and to the north of the American states of North Dakota and Minnesota. A few of the nearby towns/cities include Selkirk, Steinbach, Winkler, Thornhill, Southport and Beausejour.

In general, the city of Winnipeg is surrounded by a good road network which leads to all the nearby areas. The main road leading to the airport is Wellington Avenue, and this road can be access from a number of other large roads from the city of Winnipeg.

Directions from the city centre of Winnipeg

From the city centre the airport is a virtually straight drive to the west. Motorists will need to access Wellington Avenue from either Notre Dame Avenue or Sargent Avenue and Maryland Street. Then continue west until reaching the airport terminal buildings and parking areas. Along the way motorists will pass Westview Park, the Greenwood Inn & Suites and the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre, which is very nearby to the airport. Additional roads that could be useful for airport access from the centre of Winnipeg include King Street, Princess Street, Cumberland Avenue, Elice Avenue and Arlington Street. The drive to the airport should take no longer than between fifteen and twenty-five minutes in usual traffic conditions.

Airport directions from the North

From Selkirk to the northeast of the airport, Main Street and McPhillips Road run to Winnipeg. Selkirk is approximately 37km from the city. From either of these two roads a connection can be made to the Perimeter Highway, from where Brookside Boulevard heads south towards the airport. From Stonewall, approximately 32km from Winnipeg, motorists will travel the 236 Road south, and then take the Perimeter Highway east, turning off into Brookside Boulevard.

Directions from the south and west

The Trans-Canada Highway 1 is a large road coming from the west of Winnipeg. It links the areas of Austin, MacGregor, Portage la Prairie and Elie. The highway will bring motorists to the southern side of the airport, from where a connection to Century Street is available. Roads from the west also include the 221, or Rosser Road. From Morris in the south, approximately 64km from Winnipeg, motorists can follow either the Lord Selkirk Highway 75 or the Road 330, which connects to the Perimeter Highway. The Lord Selkirk Highway also runs into the United States of America, where it becomes the Interstate-29.

Once passengers arrive at Winnipeg International Airport they will find several parking lots that are conveniently located nearby to the main terminal building, from where the majority of the airport’s airline companies depart. However, there are also another two smaller terminal buildings on the airport grounds, for the operations of Kivallig Air and Perimeter Airlines. These terminals are a kilometre or two from the main building. Within the main airport terminal, passengers have access to numerous shops and restaurants, including Aer Rianta, the CNBC News Store, Liquor Mart Express, the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Toad Hall Toys, Gondola Pizza, Salisbury House, Red Wok, Starbucks Coffee, Tim Hortons and the Upper Crust. In the terminal, there are also many useful services available, such as free Wi-Fi, a children’s play area, information booths, a branch of ICE International Currency Exchange and a chapel. Air Canada also operates a Maple Leaf Lounge in the domestic departure area.

Passengers who would prefer not to drive to Winnipeg Airport can travel by bus or taxi, or arrange a courtesy shuttle with their hotel, as many of the nearby hotels offer transport services to and from the airport. Cheap bus services are available by the public transport company Winnipeg Transit. They are the routes 15 and 20, and private shuttles between Brandon and the airport are available from Brandon Air Shuttle. A number of inter-city bus lines such as Greyhound also travel to the airport from many locations in the area. A taxi from Central/Downtown Winnipeg will cost between $15.00 and $18.00. Taxis are convenient, but a little more expensive than the public buses. A limousine can also be arranged if a more elegant form of transport is required. There are no trains that serve Winnipeg Airport.

More precise directions can be found online at It is also possible to contact the airport at the following number: (204) 987-9402.