Welcome to Edmonton

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ARRIVAL GUIDE TO EIA

Edmonton Post Secondary Schools

What are you looking for on this page?
NON-STOP ROUTES TO EDMONTON
SHORTEST CONNECTING ROUTES TO EDMONTON
PREPARING FOR TRAVEL
ARRIVING IN CANADA
VISIT THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT WELCOME BOOTH
TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS
EXPLORE YOUR NEW HOME

 

HAVE YOU BOOKED YOUR FLIGHT TO EDMONTON?

EIA route map

Accessing Edmonton by air is convenient and efficient with excellent air connectivity from 60 non-stop destinations in Canada, US, and internationally.
Or, travel via one of the many global airport hubs that will connect you easily to Edmonton.

Use this guide for advice on the most convenient flights with the shortest travel time from your origin city to Edmonton.

APPROXIMATE AIR TRAVEL TIMES TO EDMONTON

For a full list of EIA’s 60 non-stop flights visit: flyeia.com/non-stop

NON-STOP ROUTES TO EDMONTON

Origin City and Airport Code Approx. Travel Time Non-stop Route Served By
Amsterdam (AMS) 9 hours KLM
Denver (DEN) 3 hours United
Houston (IAH) 4 hours United
London, UK (LGW) 9 hours WestJet
Los Angeles (LAX) 3.5 hours WestJet
Minneapolis (MSP) 3 hours Delta
Reykjavik (KEF) 6.5 hours Icelandair
Seattle (SEA) 2 hours Delta, Alaska Airlines
Toronto (YYZ) 4 hours Air Canada, WestJet
Vancouver (YVR) 1.5 hours Air Canada, WestJet

SHORTEST CONNECTING ROUTES TO EDMONTON

Origin City and Airport Code Approx. Travel Time Shortest Connecting Route Served By
Beijing (PEK) 15 hours Air Canada via Vancouver to Edmonton
Bogotá (BOG) 12 hours Air Canada via Toronto to Edmonton
Copenhagen (CPH) 11 hours Icelandair via Reykjavik to Edmonton
Dammam (DMM) 23 hours KLM via Amsterdam to Edmonton
Frankfurt (FRA) 11 hours

Icelandair via Reykjavik to Edmonton

KLM via Amsterdam to Edmonton

Hong Kong (HKG) 15.5 hours Air Canada via Vancouver to Edmonton
Istanbul (IST) 18.5 hours KLM via Amsterdam to Edmonton
Johannesburg (JNB) 24 hours KLM via Amsterdam to Edmonton
Lagos (LOS) 25 hours KLM via Amsterdam to Edmonton
Mexico City (MEX) 9 hours

Air Canada via Vancouver to Edmonton

WestJet/Aeromexico via Las Vegas to Edmonton

Moscow (SVO) 15 hours KLM/Aeroflot via Amsterdam to Edmonton
Munich (MUC) 11 hours

Icelandair via Reykjavik to Edmonton

KLM via Amsterdam to Edmonton

New Delhi (DEL) 23 hours KLM via Amsterdam to Edmonton
Paris (CDG) 11.5 hours

Icelandair via Reykjavik to Edmonton

KLM via Amsterdam to Edmonton

Rome (FCO) 13 hours KLM via Amsterdam to Edmonton
São Paulo (GRU) 17 hours Air Canada via Toronto to Edmonton
Seoul (ICN) 14 hours Air Canada via Vancouver to Edmonton
Shanghai (PVG) 13.5 hours Air Canada via Vancouver to Edmonton
Taipei (TPE) 15.5 hours Air Canada via Vancouver to Edmonton
Tehran (IKA) 23 hours KLM via Amsterdam to Edmonton

Notes: Schedule subject to change. Flights may not operate every day – check multiple departure days to ensure most efficient routing.


PREPARING FOR TRAVEL

We’re excited that you will be flying to Edmonton soon! Before you depart, here are a few tips to help you prepare.

Packing Tips

Travel Tips for Students


ARRIVING IN CANADA

The Canadian Border Service Agency (CBSA) manages the movement of people and goods into Canada. Become familiar with Canada’s customs regulations by visiting the Canadian Boarder Service Agency.

Do you require Electronic Travel Authorization?

If you arrive to Edmonton International Airport directly from your international destination, you will clear Canada customs in Edmonton.

If you arrive to Canada via another airport such as Toronto or Vancouver, you will clear Canada customs at your first port of entry. Once you fly onward to Edmonton, you will arrive as a domestic passenger.


VISIT THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT WELCOME BOOTH ONCE YOU LAND IN EDMONTON

Booth location, dates and hours of operation will be posted here soon!


TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS TO THE CITY

Taxis are available from the Edmonton International Airport. A flat rate from the airport to downtown Edmonton is approximately $55.

Sky Shuttle provides a bus service between the airport and several locations and major hotels in Edmonton. A one way fare costs $18.

ETS Route 747 is an express bus service that runs between the airport and Century Park bus and LRT station providing superb transit connections across the city. A one-way fare costs $5 cash paid to the driver or 2 adult ETS tickets (valid for Route 747 only).


EXPLORE YOUR NEW HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Welcome to Edmonton

Once you’ve settled in, you will want to begin exploring your new home – Edmonton. With exciting festivals happening year-round, proximity to nature parks and greenspaces, and great shopping and nightlife – pack your sense of adventure and Explore Edmonton!

The majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains are less than four hours away from Edmonton. Experience hiking on mountain trails, bathing in hot springs and viewing Canadian wildlife. SunDog Transportation and Tours provides a daily door-to-door shuttle service year-round between Edmonton International Airport,
West Edmonton Mall, and Jasper National Park.

Places you will want to see!

Tourism Jasper

Explore Edmonton

Travel Alberta 

 

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