Edmonton International Airport is the primary air passenger and air cargo facility in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region of the Canadian province of Alberta. It is operated by the Edmonton Airports.
YEG Airport is located 14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi) south southwest of Downtown Edmonton in Leduc County on Highway 2 opposite of the city of Leduc.
Airport Traveling Tips
- Passengers are advised to arrive at least 2 hours before the departure time to account for any possible delays.
- To ensure a smooth check-in process, passengers should pack carry-on luggage in a suitable manner, have photo ID ready, and read all the airline guidelines properly prior to arriving at the airport.
- For any queries, refer to the information booth located on the Arrivals level across from Door 7.
- Before heading to the airport for a flight, please have a look at the YEG Airport map.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- Passengers can be dropped-off curbside on the upper ramp on Departures Level 2. There are six entrances along the Departures Level, with access to different airlines.
- The passenger picking up area is on the lower level on Arrivals. If you need to wait, you can park and wait for free for up to 45 minutes at the Cell Phone Waiting Lot at jetSet Parking.
- For arriving flights: Arrival flight status provides the arrival times, gate information, delays, and time to land for the Edmonton Airport.
- For departing flights: Departing flight status lists scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays.
- To get the best fares, book a flight at YEG here.
Edmonton International Airport offers United States border preclearance facilities.
Passengers from domestic flights connecting in Edmonton to a US destination use Quick Connect, which enables passengers to clear US Customs and Border Protection without having to claim and recheck baggage or re-clear security during the connection.
The airport has an Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge and two Plaza Premium lounges.
For more information, please refer to the YEG Airport Terminal Map here.
The various airlines served at YEG Airport include Air Canada, Air North, Flair Airlines, and many more.
View the full list of airlines served at Edmonton Airport here.
Value Park is the best value parking option and provides long term, affordable parking close to the airport.
½ Hour: $2.75
Located directly across from the terminal, Easy Parkade provides covered parking just a few steps from the terminal.
½ Hour: $4.50 (First Half)
From rental cars to limos to buses, and more, passengers have a variety of ground transportation options after arriving at the airport. Additionally, many passengers also opt for ride services such as Taxis, Uber, and Lyft.
Car rental agencies are located on the ground level of the parkade, outside Door 8.The various rental agencies available at YEG Airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, and more.
Taxis and Limos
Edmonton International Airport has partnerships with several taxi and limousine service companies. Taxi or limo can be found at curbside outside Door 9, on the Arrivals level.
Edmonton Transit System (ETS) provides express service between the Edmonton International Airport and the Century Park LRT Station, facilitating connections to the region's wider transit system. Route 747 runs between 4:10 a.m. and midnight every 30 minutes most times of the day.
Amenities & Services
For visitors to have a great stay, Edmonton Airport provides plenty of amenities and services including:
- Store, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Restaurants, bars, and cafes.
- Art, music, and contests.
- Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
- Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
- Vending machines, and banks/ATMs.
Address: 1000 Airport Road, Edmonton, AB T9E 0V3, CAN
Contact: [email protected]
Phone: (780) 890 8382 / 1 800 268 7134
Edmonton Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- Edmonton International Airport opened on November 15, 1960.
- In 1963, a passenger terminal, built in the international style, was opened. It remains in use as the North Terminal.
- In 1998, the airport began a $282 million "1998–2005 Redevelopment Project". The three-phase project included the construction of a south terminal and central hall concept, a commuter facility, doubling of the apron, and a multi-storey parkade.
- In August 2016, the Government of Alberta announced $90 million in funding to begin twinning Highway 19
- In 2020, Alpin Sun announced its intention to lease 627 acres (254 ha) from EIA to build a 120-megawatt solar farm, to be called Airport City Solar. Construction is slated to begin in 2022, and become operational later that year.