Public Transportation

The Edmonton Transportation System (ETS) provides safe and reliable options for public transportation throughout the city. More information is available on the City of Edmonton website.

Trains Edmonton's light rail transit (LRT) system is both an above and underground train system. The Capital Line runs from Clareview in the northeast to Century Park in the south. There are eighteen stations along the route, including one at Commonwealth Stadium and another at the Coliseum. Several LRT stations in the downtown core connect to Edmonton's convenient pedway system, a 13-kilometer long system of underground and covered paths connecting many buildings in the downtown core. The Metro line runs from NAIT station in north/central Edmonton to the Century Park station in the south.

Buses ETS provides transit service within the City boundaries (plus contracted service to Fort Saskatchewan, Edmonton Garrison and Spruce Grove). The bus system uses a fully-accessible fleet of buses that service all corners of the city. There are transit centres spread throughout Edmonton linking 180 bus routes. Call 311 or check schedules and routes online with the ETS Trip Planner. Edmonton Transit also operates DATS, a transit service for persons with disabilities. Call 780-496-4567 to access this service.

Fares Riders may purchase a ticket either from a fare vending machine or on busses. If the fare is paid on board, you should receive a paper transfer. Drivers do not issue change. Both are valid for up to 90 minutes from time of issue and may be used to transfer between trains and busses. The cost of a single fare for an adult is $3.25 and children under 5, travel free. A package of 10 fare tickets is available for $26.25 for adults or $23.00for youth/seniors. Day pass are available for $9.75 and monthly passes may also be purchased.

Biking The City of Edmonton has over 390 km of bike paths, including 79 km of bike lanes and shared use lanes. The city is currently working to expand this system by establishing a city-wide integrated bicycle network as part of Edmonton’s Bicycle Transportation Plan. Plans are underway to expand the network to include 430 km of shared-use paths and shared-use sidewalks, 460 km of unpaved single track and unimproved trails and 117 km of signed on-street bicycle facilities. In Edmonton, bicycles are allowed on the LRT (outside peak hours) and on select bus routes equipped with bike racks. For more information about bike routes and biking in winter visit our website https://www.edmonton.ca/transportation.aspx

Taxis Taxis are readily available in Edmonton and can be booked by calling ahead. They are also readily available at the airport. Taxi meters start at $3.61and increase by $1.61for every kilometer travelled. Estimated fares can be found using www.taxifarefinder.com. The rideshare services Uber and TappCar operate in Edmonton. These services allow individuals to book a ride through an application on their smartphone. The services are safe and the fares are generally cheaper than taxis (except on holidays and peak hours). For more information visit www.uber.com and www.tappcar.com or download the respective apps on your smartphone.

Intercity The Greyhound bus station has two locations, one just north of downtown at the VIA Rail train station, the other is south of downtown on Calgary Trail. Tickets for travel can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the bus depot. Greyhound provides scheduled bus service from Edmonton to points around the province, as well as the rest of Canada.Red Arrow buses offer regularly scheduled transportation to and from Calgary, Red Deer, Fort McMurray, and Lethbridge. Both online and by phone booking is available.