How to Reach Edmonton - The Easiest Way to Reach Edmonton


  • By Air: Edmonton International Airport services the city and is located 30 minutes from downtown. There are flights to Edmonton from major cities in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.
  • By Rail: VIA Rail operates passenger train services to Edmonton from major cities in Canada including Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.
  • By Road: Edmonton is connected to several Canadian cities by road with travel time ranging from 5 hours to 12 hours by car. Greyhound buses operate from all major cities in Canada. Red Arrow Motorcoach runs premium bus services throughout Alberta.


  • By Bus: City buses cover the entire city and are easy to use. Buses depart every 30 minutes between stops and are operational from 5.30am to 1.30am daily.
  • By Rail: The Light Rail Transit system trains run from Clareview Station, in the northeast section of the city, to the Century Park Station. The trains generally operate every 6 minutes and daily passes as well as single ride passes are available.
  • By Car: Car rentals and Edmonton maps are easily available a good way to explore the city and surrounds. Metered parking and public parking lots are located throughout the city.
  • By Bike: Edmonton is an ideal place for biking as the city has an excellent bike route network. Maps of the cities bike routes as well as several bike rental companies can be found throughout the city. 

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Modes of Transportation in Edmonton

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

Average distance: 19.36 km Average time: 34.3 min

  • Car 62.5%
    Driving 28.7 min Walking 0.8 min Overall average time for 25.27 kms 29.5 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 7.81%
    Bus 26.4 min Waiting 6 min Walking 4.4 min Bike 2.8 min Driving 2.8 min Other 1.6 min Overall average time for 10.8 kms 44 min
  • Train/Metro 4.69%
    Train 21.33 min Walking 10 min Bus 9.67 min Waiting 8.67 min Other 1.67 min Overall average time for 15.67 kms 51.33 min
  • Walking 15.63%
    Walking 37.3 min Driving 4.2 min Bike 1.5 min Train 0.8 min Waiting 0.5 min Bus 0.2 min Overall average time for 5.8 kms 44.5 min
  • Bike 6.25%
    Bike 29.25 min Overall average time for 9.03 kms 29.25 min

How to Reach Edmonton from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
St Albert to Edmonton 15.02 km 15 mins
Sherwood Park to Edmonton 15.32 km 32 mins
Calmar to Edmonton 36.99 km 36 mins
Spruce Grove to Edmonton 45.22 km 45 mins
Alberta Beach to Edmonton 80.89 km 1 hour 17 mins
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