How 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.

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: 17.95 km Average time: 35.67 min

  • Car 64.76%
    Driving 28.09 min Walking 0.53 min Overall average time for 20.08 kms 28.62 min
  • Train/Metro 5.71%
    Train 23.33 min Walking 8.83 min Waiting 4.83 min Bus 3.33 min Other 1.67 min Overall average time for 15.17 kms 42 min
  • Bike 3.81%
    Bike 39.25 min Driving 7.5 min Overall average time for 14.21 kms 46.75 min
  • Walking 16.19%
    Walking 34.71 min Driving 6.06 min Train 1.18 min Bus 0.88 min Bike 0.88 min Other 0.59 min Waiting 0.59 min Overall average time for 8.64 kms 44.88 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 4.76%
    Bus 53.6 min Waiting 10.2 min Walking 10.2 min Tram 3 min Train 2 min Overall average time for 24.58 kms 79 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 0.95%
    Tram 30 min Bus 15 min Waiting 10 min Walking 5 min Overall average time for 30 kms 60 min
Route Distance Time
Airdrie to Calgary 12.16 km 12 mins
Okotoks to Calgary 17.18 km 17 mins
Chestermere to Calgary 26.19 km 26 mins
Olds to Calgary 34.32 km 34 mins
Cochrane to Calgary 46.02 km 46 mins
Red deer to Calgary 61.59 km 1 hour 1 mins
Strathmore to Calgary 73.11 km 1 hour 13 mins
Sundre to Calgary 73.32 km 1 hour 13 mins
Lacombe to Calgary 73.58 km 1 hour 13 mins
Ponoka to Calgary 90.23 km 1 hour 30 mins
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