Ground Travel

GROUND TRAVEL

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Public Transportation From Airport

Calgary Transit provides public bus transportation to and from Calgary International Airport (YYC). Route 300 and Route 100 connect to the airport terminal. Calgary Transit’s Route 57 provide service along McCall Way to 78 Avenue NE (this area includes the Air Canada and WestJet campus). Route 32 provides service to YYC’s Global Logistics Park – South on the west side of the airport property.

To Access Calgary Transit Service from the Terminal

Board the Calgary Transit buses at Bus Bays 7, 8 or 32. Bus bays 7 and 8 are located across the roadway on the Arrivals Level at the Domestic terminal. Bus Bay 32 is located on the outer curb on the Arrivals Level at the International terminal. Calgary Transit boarding passes can be purchased at two locations in the terminal:

  • Mac’s Convenience Stores on the Arrivals Level
  • Ticket vending machines located at Bus Bay 7 (debit, credit and coin payment accepted)

Click here to view information on Calgary Transit fares and passes.

Route 300 BRT Airport/City Centre

  • Rapid, limited stop service to Downtown via Centre Street
  • Click here for more information on this route

Highway Driving

Calgary is accessible by the Trans-Canada Highway and Alberta Highway 2 (also known as Queen Elizabeth II Highway). These highways link Calgary to Banff, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Edmonton, and the U.S. border.

Calgary is divided into four quadrants (N.W., N.E., S.W., and S.E.) with numbered streets and avenues laid out in a grid composing the downtown core.  Numbered streets run north-south while avenues run east-west.

Standard speed limits on Calgary roads is 50 kilometres an hour, unless otherwise posted.  School zones and playgrounds have a special speed of 30 kilometres per hour during the hours indicated on signage.

Public Transportation within Calgary 

Calgary's public transit network consists of buses and two LRT lines, known as the C-Train.  Tickets and passes can be purchased with cash or credit card at all C-Train locations, with cash on the bus (change is not given), or at numerous drug stores, grocery stores and convenience stores across the city. Fares are valid for 90 minutes; passes are valid for one day. Adult: $3.25 ($10 for a day pass); Youth (6-17): $2.25 ($7 for a day pass); children five and under are free.  It is free to ride the CTrain throughout the downtown core. For complete information, visit Calgary Transit.