Travel to Calgary


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By air

Flying to Calgary is easy thanks to the Calgary International Airport (YYC) which receives arrivals from all over the world. The airport is located in northeast Calgary, 18km from the University of Calgary campus and 20km from the downtown centre. Rental cars, taxis, limousines and airport shuttles are all available to take you to your final destination.

The Federation has negotiated discounts with two airlines for Congress 2016.

Air Canada
Booking code: BD64KN41
Reservations must be made online by entering the booking code in the search panel. Discounts are subject to restrictions and rate categories. Please consult with the airline for more information.

The Air Canada discount booking code applies only to fares in the “Flex” – “Latitude” and “Business Class (Flexible)” categories. 

West Jet
Coupon code: RT5MQAZ
To book reservations using this coupon code, please visit or travel agents may visit to book. A 10% discount applies to all fare products (Econo, Flex and Plus). The discount is applied to the base fare only and not valid with any other discount. Taxes, fees and charges are extra. The coupon code must be entered at the time of booking.

Airport transportation

Transportation from the Calgary International Airport can be undertaken by taxi, inter-city bus, or shuttle service (shuttle does not service the university campus). A taxi stand can be found immediately outside of the Arrivals area (follow the signs for “ground transportation”). The cost from the airport to the University of Calgary campus is approximately $40. It takes around 35-45 minutes depending on traffic.

Delta Cab
403-278-9999 (Can be pre-booked online)

Associated Cab
Wheelchair accessible
403-299-1111 (Can be pre-booked online)

Calgary Transit
The airport is not on the CTrain route, but inter-city buses do service it. The trip takes approximately 1 hour and travels between the Airport Terminal NE (3900) stop and the campus transit hub on University Way. More information can be found on the Public transit page. The Calgary Transit website offers a trip planner for your convenience.

Allied Downtown Shuttle Service
403-299-9555 or 1-877-299-9555

This service provides affordable, regularly scheduled transportation via shuttle buses between the Calgary International Airport and designated pick-up points only. These locations are: (*denotes a Congress hotel)

  • Delta Bow Valley Hotel*
  • The International Hotel Calgary*
  • The Westin Calgary*
  • Sheraton Eau Claire Suites Calgary*
  • Regency Suites Calgary
  • Ramada Hotel Downtown*
  • Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre*
  • Holiday Inn Express Downtown
  • Greyhound bus depot
  • Hotel Elan
  • Best Western Plus Suites Downtown Calgary*
  • Nuvo Hotel
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • Hotel Arts
  • Fairmont Palliser Hotel
  • Marriott Hotel
  • Le Germain Calgary
  • Hyatt Regency Calgary

The shuttle leaves from the Calgary International Airport every 30 minutes, on the hour and half hour, and the cutoff time to get on each departure is 5 minutes before. Visit the Allied Shuttle counter on the arrivals level near gate "B" between 8 am and midnight, 7 days a week.

Downtown pick-ups for travel to the airport are based on a scheduled on-demand system; however, the shuttle will only stop at pre-determined locations if there is a booking. You can pre-book your trip to the airport via their online reservation form.

Rates (prices subject to change):
One way ticket: $15;
Children 4 – 12: $10;
Children 0 – 3: Free

The above information is subject to change.

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Car rental

*Preferred provider*
Book online to receive a 5% discount for Congress attendees

Avis Rental


Dollar Rent a Car





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By train

VIA Rail Canada
1 888 842-7245 or TTY 1 800 268-9503 (for the hearing impaired)

VIA Rail does not currently offer direct train service into Calgary. In order to connect to destinations that VIA Rail does not currently service, including Calgary, they offer a partner program with Red Arrow Motorcoach. Travellers will need to book train service to Edmonton, and bus service from Edmonton to Calgary. Note that connecting trips require a short taxi ride to and from the VIA Rail station in Edmonton. More information at

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By bus

Red Arrow Motorcoach
Red Arrow Motorcoach is Alberta’s premier Motorcoach travel company, offering transportation to and from Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge and Fort McMurray.

Greyhound Canada
1-800-661-TRIP (8747) or 1-800-397-7870 (for the hearing impaired)

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