Travel by air

Alberta has three international airports serviced by 14 major airlines. YYC Calgary International Airport and Edmonton International Airport (YEG) are the largest and most popular choices among international visitors. Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM) offers more select routes.

YYC Calgary International Airport

Calgary has the largest airport in Alberta, located 17 km (10.6 mi) from downtown Calgary. It’s the third-busiest airport in Canada, with service to more than 80 destinations worldwide and 18 million passengers served annually.

Calgary International Airport

Edmonton International Airport (YEG)

This is Canada’s fifth-busiest airport, located approximately 28.3 km (17.6 mi) from downtown Edmonton. The airport, known as YEG, serves 8.2 million passengers every year and offers non-stop flights to more than 50 destinations around the globe.

Edmonton International Airport

Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM)

The smallest of Alberta’s international airports, located 13 km (8.1 mi) southeast of the northern city of Fort McMurray, offers flights to seven non-stop destinations including Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Fort Chipewyan and seasonal flights to Tuscon, Arizona.

Fort McMurray International Airport

Flight times to Alberta from major airports in the contintental United States are approximately 3-4 hours. Additional flight times and information may be found here.

Travel by car

There are many ways to navigate Alberta by car. Start by accessing Google Maps and keying in your destination for the most efficient route and approximate drive times. The weather in Alberta can change quickly, so always check road conditions before heading out.

511 Alberta

Canada-U.S. Border Crossings

Alberta is bordered to the south by the state of Montana, and there are five border crossings in the province. Visit Alberta’s border websites for more information.

Carway Border

Del Bonita Border

Sweet Grass Border

Aden Border

Wild Horse Border

A woman stands beside an open car door while travelling in the mountains.
There’s nothing like driving through the mountain roads in Alberta.

Travel by bus

Bus routes throughout Alberta are primarily served by Red Arrow, with major pick-up points in cities such as Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge and Red Deer. Visitors can also travel from the Calgary airport to Banff National Park and from Edmonton to Jasper National Park via bus shuttle services.

Red Arrow

Brewster Express

Banff Airporter

Discover Banff Tours

Sundog Transportation and Tours

A shuttle bus travels between Lake Louise and Moraine Lake in Banff National Park.

Frequently asked questions

There are visitor centres available throughout the province, whether you're visiting a small town or a bustling city. YYC Calgary International Airport and Edmonton International Airport also provide information centres for travellers.

Both airports offer taxi and ride-share services, like Uber. There are designated pick-up points at each airport. There is currently no LRT access to and from either airport. 

YYC Calgary International Airport Ground Transportation

Edmonton International Airport Ground Transportation

Renters need to be at least 21 years of age, and they’ll be required to provide a valid driver’s license and credit card. Security deposits can be higher for drivers who are under 25, and licenses issued in other countries are valid for 12 months.