Edmonton International Airport (www.flyeia.com ) is beside Highway 2, 29 kilometers (18 miles) south of the city center. On the arrivals level is a small information center (year-round Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–midnight, Sat.–Sun. 9 a.m.–midnight). Also at the airport are car-rental desks, hotel courtesy phones, a restaurant, and a currency exchange.
Sky Shuttle (780/465-8515 or 888/438-2342, www.edmontonskyshuttle.com ) departs the airport for downtown hotels every 20 minutes (every 30 minutes on weekends) on three different routes. One-way to downtown is $15, round-trip $30; check in at the counter beside the information center. The cab fare to downtown is set at $50 one-way.
The VIA Rail station is a small, modern building beyond the west end of the City Centre Airport northwest of downtown (12360 121st St., 800/561-8630, www.viarail.ca , 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.). A Hertz rental outlet is open for arriving and departing trains, but reservations are necessary. Trains leave Vancouver  (1150 Station St.) and Prince Rupert  three times weekly for the 23.5-hour trip to Edmonton  (via Jasper ), continuing on the Canadian route to the eastern provinces.
The Greyhound bus depot (10324 103rd St., 780/420-2400 or 800/661-8747, www.greyhound.ca , Mon.–Sat. 5:30 a.m.–midnight, Sun. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.) is within walking distance of downtown. Within the depot is a fast-food eatery, a convenience store, a cash machine, and large lockers ($2). Buses leave daily for all points in Canada, including Calgary  (3.5 hours), Jasper (4.5 hours), and Vancouver (15–17 hours). Red Arrow (780/424-3339, www.redarrow.ca ) buses leave Edmonton 5–7 times daily for Red Deer  and Calgary and once daily for Fort McMurray . The downtown office and pick-up point is off to one side of the Holiday Inn Express (10014 104th Street).