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About Calgary International Airport (YYC)

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:

The InfoCentre (tel: +1 403 735 1372 or +1 403 735 1234) can be found in both Arrivals and Departures. Curbside Ambassadors and Customer Care Ambassadors also provide assistance to meet a range of queries.

Website:

http://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.

Transfer between terminals:

The YYC LINK Passenger Shuttle runs between the domestic and international terminals with four stations from Concourse A to Concourses D and E.

Airport Info

Code:
YYC
Address:

2000 Airport Road NE
Calgary
T2E 6W5
Location:

Calgary International Airport is located 17km (10.5 miles) northeast of Calgary.

No. of terminals:
1
Telephone:

+1 403 735 1200

Time Zone:
Mountain Standard Time
GMT -0700

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus: Calgary Transit (tel: +1 403 262 1000; www.calgarytransit.com) runs bus 300 to the city centre, with services every 30 minutes between 0430 and midnight. Bus 100 operates from Calgary Airport to Westwinds Station. The C$10.50 fare covers all-day travel on Calgary city buses and CTrains, as well as return to the airport if travelling on the same day.

Shuttle: Allied Shuttle (tel: +1 403 299 9555; www.airportshuttlecalgary.ca) offers services to the city centre, with various pick-up/drop-off points in town. The shuttle departs every 30 minutes from bus bays 19 and 29.

The Red Arrow (tel: +1 800 232 1958; www.redarrow.ca) shuttle provides regular services from the airport to Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Fort McMurray and several other communities within Alberta. Reservations must be made in advance. The bus stops for passenger pick-up at bus bay 11.

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: +1 403 299 1111; www.associatedcab.ca) are available 24 hours a day, with stands located outside Arrivals. Fares into Calgary start at around C$40 and journey time is 15-30 minutes depending on traffic conditions.

Terminal facilities

Money:

ATMs and bureau de change are located on all levels of the terminal building, both in Arrivals and 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: +1 403 735 1234) in Arrivals.

Other:

Other facilities at Calgary International Airport include a chapel and a pharmacy. Leisure options within the terminal include a spa, arcade games, 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: +1 403 291 2600; www.marriott.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 two Aspire International Lounges and the Chinook Lounge, which offer complimentary refreshments and communication facilities in Concourses D/E and A 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: +1 403 299 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: +1 403 250 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.

A range of other car rental companies are also located off-site, with a courtesy shuttle provided for customers.