Getting To and From the Canadian Rockies and Nearby Airports
Calgary International Airport (YYC)
AIRPORT BUSES. There are multiple departures daily from Calgary Airport to Canmore, Banff and beyond. The two major services are listed below. Be sure to call ahead for reservations.
• Banff Airporter has multiple daily departures directly to Banff. Passengers headed to Lake Louise can take this bus to Banff, then connect with discounted charter services to go the rest of the way. The Banff Airporter Desk at the Calgary International Airport is in the main arrivals level, area C. Banff Airporter, 1-888-449-2901, banffairporter.com
• The Brewster Banff Airport Express & Resort Shuttle offers scheduled transport between Calgary Airport and Kananaskis, Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. The Explore Rockies Desk at the Calgary International Airport is in the main arrivals level, area C. Brewster Banff Airport Express, 1-800-760-6934 or 403-760-6934, explorerockies.com/airport-shuttles
CAR & RV RENTAL. Rental cars and RVs are a popular way to explore the Canadian Rockies. The Calgary Airport Rental Car Centre is located on the Departures Level across the roadway from the main terminal building.
Airport Car Rental Companies
• Avis Rent-A Car, 403-221-1700 (reservations 1-800-230-4898), avis.ca
• Budget Rent-A-Car, 403-226-1550 (reservations 1-800-268-8900), budget.ca
• Dollar Rent-A-Car, 403-221-1808 (reservations 1-800-800-4000), dollar.com
• Thrifty Rent-A-Car, 403-221-1961 (reservations 1-800-847-4389), thrifty.com
• Enterprise, 403-233-8021 (reservations 1-800-261-7331), enterpriserentacar.ca
• Hertz Rent-A-Car, 403-221-1676 (reservations 1-800-654-3131), hertz.ca
• National Rent-A-Car, 403-221-1690 (reservations 1-877-222-9058), nationalcar.ca
• Almo Rent-A-Car, 403-543-3985 (reservations 1-877-222-9075), alamo.ca
• Discount Rent-A-Car, 40 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary, AB, 403-299-1203, discountcar.com (not located at YYC, although a courtesy shuttle is available at bus bay #21)
• Canadream RV Rental, 2510 27 St. NE, 1-800-46107368, canadream.com
• Cruise Canada, 2980 26 St. NE, 1-800-671-8042, cruisecanada.com
• Go West RV Centre, 540 Meridian Rd. NE, 1-877-353-3636, go-west.com
PRIVATE BUS. There are several bus and tour companies that serve passenges arriving at YYC. They range in service and specialty—and even in language. Call ahead for reservations with these companies.
• Alpine Tours, 403-762-3929, alpinetours.net
• Banff Airporter, 1-888-449-2901, banffairporter.com
• Banff Guide Service, 403-762-5366, banffguideservice.com
• Banff Tour Service, 403-762-8881, go-banff.com
• Banff Transportation, 403-762-0000, banfftransportation.com
• Brewster Banff Airport Express & Resort Shuttle, 1-800-760-6934 (North America) or 403-760-6934 (Outside North America), explorerockies.com/airport-shuttles
• Calgary Tours (Chinese), 403-276-7816, calgarytours.ab.ca
• Canadian Co Co Tours (Japanese), 403-762-5600, canadiancoco.com
• Explorer Canada Holidays Ltd (Japanese), 403-762-3322, telus.net/echbanff
• Golden Arrow Bus Lines, 780-447-1538, goldenarrowtourbus.com
• International Stage Lines, 604-270-6135, islbus.com
• Maple Fun Tours Ltd. (Japanese), 403-762-9306, maplefun.com
• National Motor Coach Systems Ltd, 403-240-1992, nationalmotorcoach.com
• Pinnacle Tours, 403-762-5844, pinnacletours.com
• Ridge Line Coaches Ltd., 403-678-1081, ridgelinecoaches.com
• Satellite Commuter Services Ltd., 403-277-7828, satellitebus.com
• SunDog Transportation and Tours, 1-888-786-3641, sundogtours.com
• Yamnuska Mountain Tours (Japanese), 403-678-9404, ymtours.com
For directions, parking information and more transportation options to and from Calgary International Airport visit the airport’s website or call 403-735-1200 or 877-254-7427.
Edmonton International Airport (YEG)
CAR RENTAL. Renting a car is a popular way to explore the Canadian Rockies. All car rental companies are located at the in the parkade of Edmonton International Airport, Level P1:
• Alamo, 780-890-7345 (reservations 1-877-222-9075), alamo.ca
• Avis, 780-890-7596 (reservations 1-800-879-2847), avis.ca
• Budget, 780-890-4801 (reservations 1-800-661-7027), budget.ca
• Enterprise, 780-980-2338 (reservations 1-800-261-7331), enterpriserentacar.ca
• Hertz, 780-890-4435 (reservations 1-800-263-0600), hertz.ca
• National, 780-890-7345 (reservations 1-800-227-7368), nationalcar.ca
AIRPORT BUSES. There are several scheduled daily links between the Edmonton International Airport and Jasper. Guests heading to Jasper meet at door #10 International Arrivals. During winter, SunDog Tours also has transport from Jasper to Lake Louise, Banff and the Calgary International Airport. We advise booking in advance. SunDog Tours Jasper Shuttle, 1-888-786-3641, sundogtours.com
For directions, parking information and more transportation options to and from Edmonton International Airport visit the airport’s website or call 780-890-8900 or 1-800-268-7134.
Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC)
TAXIS. Four cab services operate from the airport, and a ride in any of them will cost about $30 to Cranbrook and $55 to Kimberley. Call ahead to reserve.
• Star Taxi: 250-426-5511, website
• Kootenay Taxi: 250-423-4408, kootenaytaxi.com
• L & K Taxi: 250-427-4442
• Key City Cabs: 250-426-1111
CAR RENTAL. Renting a car is a popular way to explore the BC Rockies region. Two car rental agencies operate from the Canadian Rockies International Airport:
• Budget, 250-426-5425 (reservations 250-489-4371), budget.ca
• Enterprise, 250-489-3689 (reservations 800-736-8222), enterpriserentacar.ca
AIRPORT BUSES. There are two regularly scheduled buses from the airport, one to Cranbrook and one to Kimberley. Call ahead for reservations and schedules.
• Cranbrook Airporter, 250-426-6988
• Kimberley Transit, 250-427-7400
PRIVATE BUS. Call ahead to reserve transport to Fernie and beyond on one of these private bus routes.
• The Shuttle, 250-423-4023
• Backside Tours, 1-866-932-2225, backsidetours.com
For directions, parking information and more transportation options to and from Canadian Rockies International Airport visit flycanadianrockies.com or call 250-426-8835.