How to Reach Calgary, Canada

The Easiest Way to Reach Calgary


  • For an international traveler, the best way to get to Calgary is to land there directly. The city has a busy international airport and all major airlines fly to the Calgary International Airport.
  • Driving down to Calgary is another option, as long as you’re familiar with driving on the left hand side and have a valid driver’s license.
  • Greyhound, Red Arrow and Executive Express all provide bus services to and from Calgary to its neighbouring cities.


  • Calgary is well connected with its bus and train system, with stops all over town including the tourist attractions; it’s convenient for all those who can’t walk everywhere and don’t want to rent cars.
  • It’s easy to rent a car as long as you’re of age and have a valid license.
  • For all those looking to exercise and sightsee, bicycles can be rented either on an hourly or daily basis; Calgary was a good network of bike paths all over the city.
  • If all else fails, you could always hire a cab to get from one point to another.

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Modes of Transportation in Calgary

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Calgary. The most preferred mode of transport in Calgary is Car.

Average distance: 16.46 km Average time: 36.44 min

  • Car 60.24%
    Driving 28.56 min Walking 0.72 min Overall average time for 18.78 kms 29.28 min
  • Train/Metro 9.64%
    Train 26.25 min Walking 9.88 min Waiting 4.88 min Bus 4.38 min Other 1.25 min Overall average time for 16.88 kms 46.63 min
  • Bike 3.61%
    Bike 47 min Driving 10 min Overall average time for 17.62 kms 57 min
  • Walking 16.87%
    Walking 33.57 min Driving 5.57 min Bike 1.07 min Bus 0.36 min Overall average time for 5.49 kms 40.57 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 4.82%
    Bus 57 min Walking 10.25 min Waiting 6 min Train 2.5 min Overall average time for 24.13 kms 75.75 min

How to Reach Calgary from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Banff to Calgary 135.45 km 2 hours 6 mins
Edmonton to Calgary 303.76 km 3 hours 45 mins
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