Official Edmonton Airport Taxi Service
Official Edmonton Airport Taxi Recommendations
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Edmonton taxis are one of the more expensive Edmonton ground transportation options from the airport, but they are very convenient.(Read More about Official Edmonton Airport Taxis Below)
Official Edmonton Airport Taxi Rates & Fares
The YEG airport taxi fare from the airport to downtown is CAD 55.
For flat taxi fares to all other areas in Edmonton, including St. Albert and Sherwood Park, please see the Airport Taxi Service fare zone map. Flat taxi fares to communities outside the city limits, including nearby Leduc and Nisku, are outlined on page 2. This map is available to everyone catching a taxi at the airport to ensure there is consistency.
All other destinations are charged at the current meter rate.
Shared rides utilize meter rate to determine cost. Customers need to agree in advance on how cost is shared.
- Always confirm with your Edmonton Airport taxi driver if they take credit or bank cards and if there are any card fees.
Drivers may also accept USD, but make sure to confirm
Edmonton Taxi Tipping Recommendation: Tipping recommended, 10%
Official Edmonton Airport Taxi Details
Edmonton Airport taxi photo
Edmonton Airport taxi service can be simply obtained by going outside of Doors 3 and 9 of the Arrivals Hall. There is a green button that can be pushed indicating that a passenger is awaiting a pick-up. The sirport's contract with the Airport Taxi Service specifies that there are always taxis available for hire.
Airport taxi drivers all wear an Edmonton Airport identification card while working so customers know that they are taking an official airport taxi.
Taxi companies serving the Edmonton Airport as part of the Airport Taxi Service are:
- 24-7 Taxi
- Airport Taxi Service
- Barrel Taxi
- Checker Cabs
- Co-op Taxi
- Prestige Taxi
- Yellow Cabs
- Advice on dealing with Edmonton Airport taxi drivers.
- Advice on avoiding potential disagreements with Edmonton Airport taxi drivers.
Unofficial Edmonton Airport Taxi Service or Hire Points
You will be able to obtain an 'unofficial YEG taxi' from the Edmonton Airport Departures Level 2 by taking the escalator or elevator up from the Arrivals Level. There is no real cost savings by attempting this approach unless you work out a flat rate deal with the taxi driver, but the flat rate will be similar regardless of the taxi company.
Edmonton Airport Taxi Scams
Minimum Fare Enforcement
A few taxi drivers will not pick up or deliver passengers to and from the Edmonton Airport unless it is substantially outside of the Edmonton Airport vicinity (this is known as 'short tripping'). The EIA prohibits this practice and any Airport Taxi Service whom is found short tripping will face a 30-day suspension.
Tip: Hotels near the Edmonton airport in Leduc offer free shuttle service or reimburse LeducTaxis for transporting passengers the short distance. Leduc Taxis will pick you up if you are near the airport but the minimum fare will be CAD 10.00, so best to book hotels that offer this service for free. See the Hotel Shuttle page.
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