Getting Around Calgary

Calgary is connected. The light-rail transit system, known to locals as the ‘C-Train’, is North America’s only wind-powered, emissions-free public transit system! Get around with ease choosing from our convenient transportation options.

Calgary Transit

Calgary Transit connects Calgary’s communities through bus and C-Train service. The C-Train (the ‘C’ stands for Calgary) has 45 stations and is the only emissions-free, wind-powered public transit operation in North America. The C-Train offers a fare- free downtown, where commuters may hop on and off the train along 7th Avenue.Connecting conference delgates to Calgary’s destinations, the C-Train conveniently connects to the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, Stampede Park and all quadrants of the city.

Regular Bus and C-Train Fares: Adult fare $3.00 YYC to Downtown Calgary: Direct Bus: 300 for $8.50; tickets are purchased at YYC or paid by cash on the bus.



Taxi stands are located at the airport and most hotels. Connecting from the Airport to downtown will take approximately 25 minutes with a $40.00 – $45.00 fare. Trips within downtown are typically under $7.00

Fares: Taxis cost $3.40 plus approximately $1.50/km ($2.40/mile)

Websites: Associated CabsChecker Yellow CabMayfair TaxiCalgary United Cabs

Limousine and Luxury Sedans

A limousine (“luxury sedan”) from the airport to downtown costs a fixed rate of

$46.50. For special occasions, limos of every imaginable size and style are available at variable rates, depending on the requirements of your ride.

Websites: Ambassador Limousine ServicesAllied Limousine ServicesM.C. Limousine & Corporate TransportationThrive Limousine Service

Rental Cars

Exploring Calgary by car is a convenient way to discover our communities, or take a quick trip to the Rocky Mountains. To navigate around the city, choose from the various rental car or car sharing companies that operate in Calgary. Tip: Rental agencies often offer excellent rates and unlimited kilometers on weekends. Calgary has two car sharing services within the city; Car2go and Calgary CarShare.

Websites: Budget Car RentalsCar2GoEnterpriseCalgaryCarShareHertzNational