Parking at Edmonton

At least 2 hours prior to plane take off
Minimum of 30 minutes after plane lands
At least 2 hours prior to plane take off
Minimum of 30 minutes after plane lands

Edmonton Airport Parking (YEG)

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Edmonton Airport parking

All parking facilities at Edmonton International Airport are on-site, fenced, well-lit and security patrolled. Aside from the main parking services on offer, YEG also has a 'cell phone waiting area', which allows you to park and wait for up to 45 minutes. There is also a park assist facility, where you can have your tyres pumped or get help in finding your vehicle, as well as dedicated business aviation parking and special assistance for passengers who may need disability parking stalls or ramps to the departures level.

Drop-off/pick-up zones

Situated on the upper ramp of the departures level, the curbside drop-off area of Edmonton International Airport is a place where passengers can park for free for up to 10 minutes. After this grace period, however, tickets will be issued to unattended vehicles. You can enter the drop-off zone via six entrances, all of which correspond with different airlines – along the departures ramp. Situated on the lower ramp of the arrivals level, the passenger pick-up area provides curbside parking spaces on a ticketless basis.

Value Park

The Value Park lot at Edmonton International Airport is a short shuttle bus ride (no longer than 10 minutes, but usually much shorter) away from the terminal and is the best value parking available. Here you will find long-term surface self-parking close to the airport.

Easy Parkade

The Easy Parkade provides covered parking adjacent to Edmonton International Airport’s main terminal and is accessible via the covered pedway to departures. This parking lot is a short walk away from the airport on foot (one-to-three minutes) and is ideal for anyone in a rush.

Executive Park

With Executive Park, passengers can park in a section of optimally located stalls within Easy Parkade and enjoy a shorter walk to the terminal.

Priority Valet

The height of luxury parking, the Priority Valet parking service at Edmonton International allows you to step out of your car and into the terminal building. Here you can enjoy express entry and exit to the terminal and have your car parked for you.

Guide to Edmonton Airport

Plane flying away in the sky at sunset
  • +1 780-890-8900
  • AB T9E 0V3
  • Main terminal
  • Bus, car, rental, taxi
  • Free in public areas of terminal
  • www.flyeia.com

Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is the main air passenger and air cargo facility in the Edmonton region of the province of Alberta, Canada. The airport offers scheduled non-stop flights to major cities in Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and Europe and is a hub that serves northern Alberta and northern Canada. YEG is the largest major airport by total land area and the fifth-busiest by aircraft movements and passenger traffic in Canada.

Location of Edmonton International Airport

Edmonton International Airport is located 16 miles (26 kilometers) south west of downtown Edmonton in Leduc County on Alberta Provincial Highway No. 2, opposite the city of Leduc. The airport is a convenient 30-minute drive from downtown Edmonton, 75 minutes north from Red Deer and 2.5 hours north from Calgary.

The 747 bus service, operated by Edmonton Transit System (ETS), runs every half an hour to connect the airport to the city via the Century Park bus stop and LRT station.

History of Edmonton International Airport

Edmonton International Airport opened on 15 November 1960 and its first terminal was an arch hangar. During the 1970s, the airport experienced a rapid surge in traffic as the city of Edmonton grew and, by 1980, it served more than two million passengers per year. An expansion project carried out in 2013 increased the capacity of the terminal and included improvements to the passenger experience with the addition of travellators, lounges and retail outlets. The number of gates available for use by aircraft was also increased, giving YEG the capacity to cope with the high levels of traffic passing through each year.

Airport facilities

Edmonton International Airport has an abundance of useful services inside the terminal building to help make your journey a straightforward and enjoyable one. The array of dining facilities and shops, along with useful amenities such as a coat check, baggage storage and luggage wrap, are all in place to help your trip run smoothly.

Facilities at YEG include:

  • Free WiFi
  • Currency exchange
  • ATMs
  • Banking
  • Baggage storage
  • Luggage wrap
  • Coat check
  • Car rental facilities
  • Short-stay parking
  • Long-stay parking
  • Drop-off/pick-up zones
  • Valet parking
  • Charging stations
  • Children’s play area
  • Lost and found
  • Information booth
  • Massage
  • Chapel
  • Workstations
  • AirPark
  • Disabled
  • Toilets
  • Disabled access
  • Baby-changing facilities
  • Shopping
    • Duty free
    • Newsagents
    • Convenience stores
    • Gifts
    • Clothing
    • Jewellery
    • Souvenirs
  • Food
    • Pizza
    • Bar and Grill
    • Oriental
    • Fried chicken
  • Drink
    • Coffee chains
    • Independent coffee shops
    • Bars

Edmonton Airport hotel and parking

There are no on-site hotels at Edmonton International Airport, but there are plenty of accommodation options nearby, many of which offer good deals on hotel and parking packages.

Luxurious hotels nearby to Edmonton International Airport include the Stars Inn, which is just 1.4 miles (2.2 kilometers) away. This lavish hotel can be reached via shuttle bus from the airport and boasts a range of amenities and facilities, including a virtual golf course, a gym and fitness center and a swimming pool. The Stars Inn offers free parking for the duration of your stay, but other luxury hotels close to Edmonton International Airport provide terminal and valet parking options for customers using their accommodation.

Alternatively, a number of budget hotels can be found on the route of the airport’s shuttle bus service, the Skyshuttle, which offers connections to hotels and other destinations throughout the city. The following Edmonton area hotels provide a free shuttle bus service to and from Edmonton International Airport: Airways Country Inn, Comfort Inn & Suites, Denham Inn & Suites, Edmonton International Travelodge, Executive Hotel Alexandra, Executive Royal Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Express and the Nisku Inn & Conference Center. For an extensive list, visit the airport’s website here.

Top things to do in Edmonton Airport

Kick back and relax

More than simply a collection of massage chairs, as its name might suggest, Chair Massage is Edmonton International Airport’s best spot for revitalising wellness treatments. Here, you can indulge in circulation increasing massage, reflexology and reiki, often used to reduce pain and increase both relaxation and a sense of well-being.

Render yourself rejuvenated and ready for your flight at Chair Massage, all in the space of only 20 (full-clothed) minutes. This facility is located after security near Gate 54 and is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.

View Edmonton's art installations

Edmonton International Airport has two extensive collections of art work on-site. The airport’s ‘Signature Collection’ consists of a vast array of permanent art displays located throughout the terminal and has been specially selected for YEG. Be sure to check out the airport’s Living Wall, the Skywall, Kopperscape and Wings, amongst other pieces.

The ‘Partnership Collection’ features rotational art exhibits, which are usually displayed for a period of between six and 12 months. These displays are brought to passengers via the airport’s partnerships with various arts organizations in Edmonton and highlight the work of local artists and collectives.

Collect facts and trade with travellers

The North American Airport Trading Card series invites passengers to collect and trade unique history, facts and statistics about airports across North America. As you travel through Edmonton International Airport, keep a lookout for its trading card.

The North American Trading Card Series allows you to show and chat about your cards with other travellers on Twitter via the hashtag #AirportCards. There really is no better way to learn about Edmonton International Airport while you wait for your flight and, if you’re a regular traveller, your collection of educational trading cards could begin here.

Play with some pups – and feel better for it!

Edmonton International Airport’s Pet Therapy Society has been a permanent on-site fixture since 2015. The first airport in Canada to employ therapy dogs on their premises, YEG has developed its programme to keep passengers happy to such a high standard that the airport's team now advises on similar projects at a number of other airports.

It has a total of nine teams from the Pet Therapy Society of northern Alberta, who come in on a rotating schedule. The dog’s attire is matched with t-shirts of the handlers and trading cards are circulated with pictures and stats about the pups.

Let the kids blow off some steam

There are three play areas at Edmonton International Airport, perfect for when the little ones want to run around. These are located in the US Departures lounge, the Domestic-International Departures Lounge and the North Terminal Departures Lounge. For teenage travellers, there is also an XBox connection in the US Departures area.

Passengers can download and print the airport’s specially made ‘A to Z Storybook’ and ‘Activity Book’ to keep the kids entertained for the journey, too. There is fun for adults and children alike in the form of Pokémon adventures at YEG, where you can catch ’em all. There are even seven Pokestops and two gyms on the premises.

Be a lounge lizard

Plaza Premium Lounges is a network of lounges featured in airports around the world. At Edmonton International Airport, the lounge is located in the domestic terminal across from Gate 52 and shares an entrance with the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge. Here, passengers can indulge in a bit of people-watching through the plexiglass wall, kick back and watch television or cozy up in the comfy lounge chairs on offer. Food and drinks are in abundance here, so it is the perfect place to experience a little luxury before your flight.

Top things to do near Edmonton Airport

Night scene of the saskatchewan river valley and downtown in city edmonton

Hit the fairways and grace the greens

Just 1.2 miles (1.9 kilometers) from Edmonton International Airport is the RedTail Landing Golf Club, featuring a course specially designed by the world-renowned Puddicombe Gold team with many links-style features.

The Club House overlooks the state-of-the-art 19-acre (7.7-hectare) learning facility that features a 65,000-square foot (6,131-square meter) grass teeing area, five practice bunkers, three putting greens and two chipping greens. If you fancy stretching your legs and keeping your eye in before you head off on vacation, RedTail Landing is an ideal spot.

Get crafty at the distillery

Established in 2014, the Rig Hand Craft Distillery is the first craft distillery in the greater Edmonton area and is only 2.6 miles (4.1 kilometers) from Edmonton International Airport. Creating the only vodka, rum, whiskey, gin, moonshine and coffee cream liquor in Edmonton that is locally produced, sourced and distributed, this family-run business is one of a kind.

Rig Hand aims to lead the way for the craft industry and develops partnerships with other local businesses, while producing top-of-the-range spirits. Hit their tasting lounge for a taste of Edmonton’s finest flavours.

Get your skates on

Edmonton’s Ice Palace plays host to an Olympic-sized ice rink and Canada’s leading skating program, CanSkate. Here, just 7.2 miles (11.5 kilometers) from Edmonton International Airport, all the family can learn to skate with nationally certified coaches, who will put you through a complete series of balance, control and agility drills that will prepare you for any ice skating sport.

If you'd rather just have a whizz around the rink to burn off some excess energy before a long journey, the Ice Palace is the place to go.

Ride the slopes

Rabbit Hill Snow Resort is the largest Capital Region Ski and Snowboard Resort and is just 6.4 miles (10.2 kilometers) from Edmonton International Airport, in the scenic North Saskatchewan River valley.

The resort boasts 40 acres (16.2 hectares) of ski and snowboard trails and one of the best terrain parks in Western Canada, as well as an award-winning Snow School that offers lessons for all ages and ability levels. Learn how to ski or snowboard in a fun and supportive environment with private lessons, group lessons or the Xtreme Fun Club.

Kick back and relax

The Bliss YogaSpa offers a variety of spa treatments guaranteed to relax even the weariest traveller. Whether you fancy a grounding yoga class, beauty treatments, such as lash and brow tinting and makeup applications, or a facial, microdermabrasion or body contouring, Bliss YogaSpa has it all.

Offering classes for beginners, intermediates and seasoned yoga enthusiasts alike, Bliss YogaSpa provides the best spa experience that Edmonton has to offer, with professional and personable trainers. It is just 8.7 miles (14 kilometers) from Edmonton International Airport.

Catch some live music

Edmonton’s famous Winspear Center opened in 1957 to provide residents with a multi-purpose facility designed for all kinds of entertainment. Now one of the finest performance spaces in North America and the home to Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Winspear Center is located in Edmonton’s Arts District, just 17 miles (27.4 kilometers) from Edmonton International Airport.

For culture buffs and music-lovers alike, Edmonton’s Winspear Center is a great place to relax, enjoy a drink and take in some live entertainment.

Which terminal?

While Edmonton International Airport has only one main terminal, it is an extremely busy facility that serves nearly eight million passengers every year. The fifth-busiest airport by passenger traffic in Canada, YEG provides scheduled non-stop flights to a total of 52 destinations and is a major hub for Air Canada Express and United Express.

Air CanadaMain terminal
Air Canada ExpressMain terminal
Air NorthMain terminal
Air TransatMain terminal
Air Transat (operated by Flair Airlines)Main terminal
Alaska Airlines (operated by Horizon Air)Main terminal
Alaska Airlines (operated by SkyWest Airlines)Main terminal
American EagleMain terminal
Canadian NorthMain terminal
Central Mountain AirMain terminal
Delta ConnectionMain terminal
First AirMain terminal
IcelandairMain terminal
Integra AirMain terminal
KLMMain terminal
NewLeaf (operated by Flair Airlines)Main terminal
Northwestern AirMain terminal
Sunwing AirlinesMain terminal
United AirlinesMain terminal
United AirlinesMain terminal
United ExpressMain terminal
WestJetMain terminal
United ExpressMain terminal
WestJet
WestJet EncoreMain terminal
Airline Terminal

How to get to Edmonton Airport

Car

YEG is situated just 16 miles (26 kilometers) south west of downtown Edmonton in Leduc County, on Alberta Provincial Highway No. 2, opposite the city of Leduc. The post code for sat nav directions is T9E 0V3.

If you’re driving to the airport from Edmonton, simply follow AB-2 to AB-19 W in Leduc County and take exit 525 from AB-2 S. Then, drive to 36 St E in Nisku and follow signs for Edmonton International Airport.

Bus

There are three shuttle bus services operating from Edmonton International Airport. The Skyshuttle is a cost-effective and convenient way to travel between the airport and various spots in the city. The Skyshuttle pick-up point is centrally located on the Arrivals Level (next to door #7). The SunDog Tours Jasper Shuttle provides a daily door-to-door shuttle service between the airport and Jasper National Park and is offered all-year-round. The Red Arrow Shuttle service operates four times a week with a 13-seater bus.

The route 747 is an express bus service that runs every half an hour (during peak hours) between the airport and the Century Park bus and LRT station, providing great transit connections across the city. The service runs every day of the week starting at 4:10am from Century Park and 4:34am from YEG.

The airport also offers a non-stop e-bus service between Edmonton International Airport and 60 destinations around the city. The pick-up/drop-off area at the airport is located at Courtesy Shuttle Area outside door 9.

Useful tips


Seek out the lounges if you're stressed

Edmonton International Airport's main terminal serves millions of passengers each year and can be busy and crowded at peak times. However, the Plaza Premium Lounge features comfortable soft furnishings, WiFi, televisions and complimentary food and drink, while the US Departures Lounge offers additional treats such as an XBox connection. If you're finding it difficult to relax during your time at YEG, head to a lounge and enquire about obtaining a pass for a few hours.

Check in online to save time

Most of the airlines that operate flights from Edmonton International Airport have online check-in facilities, including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, KLM and United Airlines. These airlines will allow you to check-in for your flight from home or the office and print your boarding pass before you arrive at the airport. When you arrive at YEG, simply look out for baggage drop areas for web check-in and bypass the queues of travellers waiting to check-in.

Look out for Airport Volunteer Ambassadors if you need a hand

A team of Volunteer Ambassadors at YEG is dedicated to providing a high level of customer service. These helpful folks are well-known for providing friendly and informative guidance for passengers and visitors to the airport.

Dressed in a distinctive blue uniform and usually seen wearing a smile, the airport’s volunteers are easy to pick out in the crowd and will be happy to give you information, directions and general assistance. Should you require any help while at the airport and you find yourself out of reach of the airport's information booth, don't hesitate to seek out one of Edmonton International's Volunteer Ambassadors.

Become a NEXUS cardholder

At Edmonton International Airport, NEXUS gives passengers access to the fast-track security lane. Because NEXUS cardholders have been pre-cleared, they can join a special pre-board security screening line at the airport and avoid any long queues. Show your NEXUS card at YEG's central security screening before you get in line and you will be sent straight to the fast lane.

Make use of the information booth

The information booth at YEG is particularly useful for foreign passengers travelling through Canada and especially those whose first language is not English. All customer service representatives at the booth are bilingual and they are happy to help with translation and language barriers and answer questions about the city or the airport.

The staff here also oversees the airport’s Lost and Found facility and can provide useful information and directions. The information booth is located on the Arrivals Level across from door 7.

Edmonton Airport FAQs


Is there disability access at Edmonton International Airport?

This airport is well-known for its good work towards creating a barrier-free environment for travellers and visitors with disabilities. YEG's services include washrooms equipped with grab bars and Life Call, braille signs, value park shuttle buses equipped with wheelchair lifts, oversized revolving doors, accessible check-in and information counters, eye-level information screens and specially-trained airport staff.

If you are travelling with a mobility aid, the airport advises passengers to check with their airline in advance of any special assistance they may require at the airport. When travelling with a mobility aid, passengers may either check it in with their airline or take it onboard the aircraft with them.

The Easy Parkade has disability parking stalls and transfers for passengers with special needs can be pre-arranged with Skyshuttle. Passengers who need special assistance can enquire with their airline about arranging for an aide or other escort to help them through the pre-board screening checkpoint and to their boarding gate.

What should I do if I lose something at the airport?

YEG has a Lost and Found operating from within its information booth, located on the arrivals level across from door 7. Here, you can claim all lost items, apart from passports. For help finding lost baggage or items left onboard an aircraft, you can contact your airline’s baggage department directly. You can contact the information booth on +1 780 890 8382.

What restaurants are available at the airport?

Edmonton International Airport has a varied selection of eateries, bars and cafés to suit all tastes. Both before and after security, passengers can grab light snacks, treats for the flight and hot meals from cafés and restaurants. For a full, up-to-date list, complete with opening hours, visit the airport’s website here.

Can I rent a car at Edmonton International Airport?

Six major rental car companies operate at the airport and you can visit the airport’s official website to learn more about the specific services offered by each of them. Please note that any special requirements should be presented to the rental agency well in advance of the planned pick-up date to allow adequate time for the request to be met and customers to be kept well-serviced. The car rental kiosks are located on Level P1 (ground level) of the Parkade.

Can I book parking in advance?

The most economical and reliable way to acquire a parking space at Edmonton International Airport is to book in advance. You can choose from a range of parking options at this airport, including Priority Valet for a touch of luxury and Value Park for those travelling on a budget, as well as park and fly options. You can find the best parking deals and quotes via the form on our homepage: Looking4.com.

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