For bus and LRT times, please visit etstripplanner.edmonton.ca.
Transportation to and from Edmonton International Airport
Time: 25 minutes to South Edmonton
Edmonton Transit System (ETS) operates bus route 747 that travels directly from the Edmonton International Airport to Century Park LRT station in South Edmonton. Passengers can then transfer to an LRT train, bus, or taxi to reach their final destination—but they’ll have to pay an additional fare. There are luggage size and quantity restrictions on this route, so if you have a large group or a lot of luggage, consider another method of transportation. One-way fare is $5. Free wi-fi is available on the bus. For help planning your route, phone ETS Bus Link at 780-496-1600 or visit the handy ETS trip planner.
Private Shuttle Van (shared)
Time: 30-90 minutes from downtown Edmonton (dependent on number of pick-up/drop-off stops)
Sky Shuttle is a convenient, cost-efficient way to travel to and from the Edmonton Airport and your hotel. Because shuttles make stops at multiple hotels, this is not a direct service. Rides must be pre-booked online or by phone. One-way fare is $18 for adults and $10 for children. Phone 780-465-8515 or visit their website.
Select accommodations in Edmonton provide guests with complimentary shuttle service to and from the hotel. Phone the Edmonton Airport Ground Transportation Office at 1-800-268-7134 or 780-890-8553 to see if your hotel offers this service.
Cost: $60 to downtown Edmonton
Time: 40 minutes
Cab fares to the Edmonton Airport vary depending on the area of the city you’re travelling from, but a cab from downtown usually costs $55 to $65. A flat rate of $48 is charged by all taxis for travel to Downtown Edmonton. The Edmonton Airport is served by Airport Taxi Service, 24-7 Taxi Line, Co-op Taxi Line, Greater Edmonton Taxi Service, and Prestige Limousines. Phone the Edmonton International Airport Ground Transportation Office at 1-800-268-7134 or 780-890-8553 for assistance booking a taxi.
Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National have car rental facilities in Level 1 of the parkade of the Edmonton Airport. Some require advance reservations. Visit the Edmonton Airport website to view policies and contact information for these companies, and to pre-book a vehicle.
For more information, please visit http://www.where.ca/getting-to-and-from-edmonton-international-airport/
Parking on campus
- There are 3 lots adjacent to the Schäffer Hall residence that offer parking for overnight guests only at $7 per vehicle per night (from noon until noon). Inquire at the registration desk when checking in. Note that available space is not guaranteed.
- U of A Parking Services manages multiple lots on campus, with daily rates for commuters.
Conference members are eligible to rent bikes and explore the campus and get some fresh air. There is a limited stock of bikes, and rental service is quite popular during the summer months, so it will depend on availability. Small (very popular) and tall bikes (24 inch frames or higher) are available.
Prospective renters should be prepared to spend about 20 minutes at the Bike Library filling out the rental forms and choosing a bicycle.
Location: 1-13 South Academic Building – Find on Google Maps. Walk down the ramp, through the double doors, then take your first right.
Rentals Include: Sustain SU bicycle, Sturdy U-lock, Front and back lights
Rental Prices: $5/day
Rental Deposit: $60 deposit with all rentals. This deposit will be returned to you upon the return of all rented materials in good condition.
Payment Options: Cash
ID: Bring your institution’s campus staff ID and your WILU badge