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Winnipeg Airport: Getting to and From the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG)

Cost: $2.50

Time: 40 minutes to downtown

Winnipeg Transit runs two bus services to and from the Winnipeg Airport, from 5:50 a.m. to 12:49 a.m. The bus terminal is located at the south end of the airport. Two routes are as follows (click on the name to see a map of its route):

15 Sargent/Mountain, airport to Inkster via downtown
• 20 Academy/Watt, airport to Leighton via downtown

To learn more about Winnipeg Transit’s service to and from the Winnipeg Airport, visit winnipegtransit.com or call 1-877-311-4974.

Cost: $16 to downtown

Time: 20 minutes to downtown

Taxis from the Winnipeg Airport are priced by meter (not by flat rate). The average cost to downtown is $16, depending on traffic conditions. Only Unicity cabs travel from the Winnipeg Airport, and they are available just outside Exit 3 of the terminal building.

If you’re new to the city and travelling from the Winnipeg Airport, ask your driver to take you down Academy Road and Wellington Crescent to get downtown. This scenic route will take you by Winnipeg’s finer boutiques and restaurants, as well as city’s oldest and most elegant homes, which sit alongside the beautiful Assiniboine River.

For information about taking a taxi to or from the Winnipeg Airport, or to book a vehicle, call 204.925.3131 or visit unicitytaxi.mb.ca.

Cost: $35 to downtown

Time: 20 minutes to downtown

22 limo lines service the Winnipeg Airport, and they vary in price and luxury. On average, a limo trip to downtown from the Winnipeg Airport will cost $35 in a sedan and $55 in a stretch limo. Some limousines are available without reservation and can be found outside Exit 3 of the terminal building.

Please click here [PDF] for a list of Winnipeg Airport limo services and their contact information.

Cost: Varies

Time: 20 minutes to downtown

The Winnipeg Airport has four car rental counters with six brands to serve your needs. All locations are located on the main level of the four-level parkade. Please refer to the list below for contact information:

• Alamo, 204-925-3448, alamo.ca
• Avis, 204-956-2847, avis.ca
• Budget, 204-989-8510, budget.com
• Enterprise, 204-779-2422, enterpriserentacar.ca
• Hertz, 204-925-6625, hertz.ca
• National, 204-925-3529, nationalcar.ca


There are several shuttles to and from the Winnipeg Airport, mostly serving hotels in the downtown core. Many are complimentary for hotel guests. Travel times vary depending on traffic and the number of stops. To see a full list of available hotel and general shuttles, or to get contact and reservation information, please click here [PDF].

Brandon Air Shuttle offers service to Brandon, Manitoba four times per day. A one-way fare is $50, with some exceptions for seniors and return fares. Get all the details or book online at brandonairshuttle.com.