Calgary, AB Airport Information
Calgary International Airport (YYC)
Approximate taxi fare: $38 USD
The 3rd busiest airport in Canada by aircraft traffic, the Calgary International Airport, because of its central location in western Canada, is one of the country's fastest growing cargo airports. Daily non-stop flights to Canada, Europe and the U.S. operate on 26 airlines through 46 gates and three runways, one of which is the largest in the country.
Calgary International Airport is renowned for having some of the best shopping and services in the city including high-end retailers and spa services to entertain travelers while waiting for flights.
Airline carriers serving Calgary International Airport
- Air Canada/Jazz
- Air North
- Air Transat
- Alaska Airlines
- American Airlines
- British Airways
- Canadian North
- Central Mountain Air
- Continental Airlines
- Delta Connection
- Fly Globe Span
- Frontier Airlines
- Horizon Air
- Northwest Airlines
- Pacific Coastal
- Sunwing Airlines
- Thomas Cook
- U.S. Airways
- United Airlines
Calgary, AB Public Transportation
Calgary Transit has serviced the city's travelers since 1909, beginning with the electric street car to present-day bus and light rail systems.
With more than 160 routes throughout the city, the Calgary Transit bus system supplements the light rail system in Calgary. Buses connect passengers to and from all neighborhoods to light rail transit stations throughout the city. Buses run daily from 5:30 to 1:30 AM. Adult fare, which includes both the bus and light rail system fares, is C$2.50 for adults and C$1.50 for youths. Fare for children under 4 with a paying customer is free.
Known as the CTrain, the light rail system has an annual ridership of more than 90 million people. Making stops at a total of 38 stations, trains connect the south end of the city to both the northwest and the northeast quadrants. Trains have a five-minute frequency rate during rush hour and a 10- to 15-minute frequency rate during off-peak hours. Adult fare, which includes both the bus and light rail system fares, is C$2.50 for adults and C$1.50 for youths. Fare for children under 4 with a paying customer is free.
Avis, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Alamo service the Calgary area and the Calgary International Airport. The airport rental center is located on the departures level across the roadway from the main terminal.
Calgary is supported by numerous taxi services, the largest being Mayfair Taxi, Checker and Black Top. Many taxis can be hailed 24-7 at the airport. Rate structures are C$3 for the first 150 meters and C$0.20 for each additional 150 meters or portion thereof. A surcharge of C$5 is applied to passengers picked up from the main terminal at the Calgary International Airport.