Calgary International Airport Guide (YYC)

Airport info
Code: YYC
Address:
2000 Airport Road NE, Calgary, Alberta, AB T2E 6W5, Canada
Location:

Calgary International Airport is located 20km (12.5 miles) northeast of Calgary.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +1
Telephone:
(403) 735 1200.
Map:
Calgary International Airport map

Serving Calgary and the wider region of Alberta, Calgary International is among Canada’s busiest airports. Our guide to the airport includes important contact details, as well as information on airport facilities, local transportation and nearby accommodation.

Information

Information booths (tel: (403) 735 1375) and tourist information (tel: (403) 735 1234) can be found in Arrivals. White Hat volunteers also provide assistance to meet a range of queries,

Email address: 
calgaryairport@yyc.com
Website
www.yyc.com
Driving directions

From Calgary, head east along Memorial Drive and then north on the QE2 Highway (Highway 2), which skirts the western boundary of the airport – follow the signs to the terminal. Some diversions can be expected during expansion developments.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus: Calgary Transit (tel: (403) 262 1000; www.calgarytransit.com) runs bus 300 to the city centre, with services every 30 minutes between 0500 and midnight. Bus 100 operates to Westwinds Station, while bus 430 links to Crowfoot CTrain Station. A single fare is C$8.50.

Shuttle: Allied Shuttle (tel: (403) 299 9555; www.airportshuttlecalgary.ca) offers services to the city centre, with various pick-up/drop-off points in town.

For those travelling to and from Fort McMurray, Edmonton and Red Deer via a Red Arrow connecting coach, the Red Arrow (tel: 1 800 232 1958; www.redarrow.ca) shuttle provides regular services from the airport to a depot on 35th Avenue. The journey time is 15 minutes and the fare is C$25 (reservations must be made in advance).

Many local hotels also offer courtesy shuttles, while several other shuttle bus operators have connections to Banff, Jasper and a variety of other locations.

Taxi: Licensed taxis (tel: (403) 299 1111; www.associatedcab.ca) are available 24 hours a day, with stands located outside Arrivals. Fares into Calgary start at around C$50 and journey time is 15-30 minutes depending on traffic conditions.

Terminal facilities

Money

ATMs and bureaux de change are located on all levels of the terminal building, both in Arrivals and Departures.

Communication

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the terminal. Postal services, mobile telephone hire offices and fax and photocopying facilities are available at UPS Store on the second level (Departures).

Food

There is a good range of places to eat at Calgary International Airport, including a food court on the mezzanine level before the security area and various restaurants and bars post-security.

Shopping

There are various shops on the departures level, including bookshops, newsagents, confectioners and gift shops; while on the arrivals level there are convenience stores. The concourses also have various options, ranging from newsagents to perfume and jewellery retailers. Duty-free shopping is available for international passengers.

Luggage

Lost property and baggage storage services are available at the Visitor Information Centre (tel: (403) 735 1449) in Arrivals.

Other

Other facilities at Calgary International Airport include a medical clinic, chapel, pet exercise area and smoking lounges. Leisure options within the terminal include a spa, games arcades, a children’s play area and the Spaceport, an educational and entertaining facility where visitors can learn more about space and aeronautics.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

Full conference and business facilities are located at the Delta Calgary Airport Hotel (tel: (403) 250 6000; www.deltahotels.com), which is connected to the terminal by a covered walkway. Less comprehensive facilities are also available in airport lounges operated by Air Canada. Other lounges include Servisair’s Rocky Mountain Lounge and Chinook Lounge, which offer complimentary refreshments and communication facilities in Concourses C and D respectively.

Disabled facilities

There are lifts, escalators and ramps where necessary, while TTY telephones are provided for hearing-impaired travellers and Braille signage is in place for those with visual impairments.

Parking for disabled drivers is available on levels 2 and 4 of the multistorey P1 car park and on all levels of the P2 car park.

A wheelchair-accessible taxi service to and from central Calgary is operated by Associated Cab (tel: (403) 299 1111; www.associatedcab.ca).

Car parking

Short and long-term parking is available directly opposite the terminal in the P1 and P2 car parks. Short-term parking can be found on the ground level, while long-term parking rates apply on levels 2 to 7. These car parks are connected to the terminal by a covered walkway.

Over-height vehicles are accommodated in a separate area close to the terminal, while a free of charge 'cell phone lot' is available for those meeting inbound passengers.

Contact the Parkade Hotline (tel: (403) 250 7275) for more information on airport parking.

Car rental

Car hire companies represented at Calgary International Airport include: Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National/Alamo and Thrifty. These providers are all represented on-site at the Rental Car Centre, which is opposite the terminal building, outside Arrivals.

Discount Car is located off-site, with a courtesy shuttle provided for customers.

Hotels

There is a good choice of hotels at Calgary International Airport, either on-site or within a short distance of the airport grounds.


Radisson Hotel and Conference Centre Calgary Airport

(403) 475 1111.

A little further from the airport on the way towards Calgary, The Radisson is a luxury hotel offering spa facilities, along with extensive conference and meetings facilities. There is a restaurant, a wine bar, and complimentary airport shuttle service.

Holiday Inn Express

(403) 769 1888.

A ten-minute drive from Calgary International Airport, the Holday Inn Express has an indoor pool, gym, business centre and provides a complimentary breakfast. Guests have a choice of dining options with a selection of restaurants nearby.

Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Airport

(403) 717 1999.

A five-minute drive from Calgary International Airport, the Hilton Garden Inn provides a complimentary shuttle to and from the terminal, plus free Wi-Fi. Visitors may dine in the on-site restaurant or make use of the 24-hour fitness and business centres.

Sandman Hotel and Suites Calgary Airport

(403) 219 2475.

Home to a grill restaurant, Sandman Hotel and Suites Calgary Airport is just five minutes from Calgary International Airport via a 24-hour shuttle bus service. The hotel has meeting and banqueting facilities for events or conventions.

25 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary, T3J 4V7, Canada

Delta Calgary Airport Hotel

(403) 291 2600.

Boasting a swimming pool, fitness centre and a range of on-site dining options, this convenient and well-equipped hotel is connected to Calgary International via a covered walkway. The hotel is also a good option for business travellers, with meeting space available for hire.

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