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Airport Welcome

Fall 2023

The International Office is offering new international students a $25.00 taxi coupon for transportation service from the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) to your destination in Edmonton. If you are arriving in Edmonton by plane and will be landing at EIA from August 14 – September 2 between the hours of 11:00 am – 11:00 pm MT, you can register to receive a $25.00 taxi coupon. 

If you are arriving outside the program time stated above, you have options: a Taxi, an Uber, or public transportation. Please find more information in the section below titled, Alternate ways to get to your new home.

Note: This program is only for new international students arriving for studies at CUE for the first time to the Fall semester, we do not host programming in the airport during other semesters. Anyone using the service that does not meet the criteria will pay full fees using their own funds. The coupon received cannot be used on public transportation, Uber or with taxi companies not indicated on the coupon.

To Register, complete the Airport Welcome Transportation Form below, no later than 1 week before you leave your home country. Students who have not signed up in advance will not receive a taxi coupon and will be required to pay full fare charges for their trip.

How do I use this service?

  • Complete the Airport Welcome Transportation Form below, no later than 1 week before you leave your home country.
  • Once you land at the EIA, please pick up your checked luggage and make your way to the arrivals level.
  • Visit the Airport Welcome Booth, on the arrivals level, near Exit #7 to pick up your $25 coupon towards a taxi ride home along with a CUE bookmark. The booth is hosted by current student volunteers from various schools in Edmonton, including CUE. Volunteers will be ready to help you navigate your first few hours in the city and make sure you have a place to go and rest.
  • If you will be living in CUE residence and will arrive to campus after 4:30 pm MT on your movie-in date, please make sure you have contacted Housing Services housing@concordia.ab.ca to notify them of your arrival time to campus

Questions about this service? Email us at international@concordia.ab.ca

Alternate ways to get to your new home:

The EIA is about 30 kilometres outside the city of Edmonton. There are a few ways you can get from the airport to your home.

  • Taxi: You do not need to call for a taxi by telephone, taxis normally are waiting for travelers in need of transportation. The waiting area for taxis is located curbside outside Door 9, on the Arrivals level, you may wait in line for the next available taxi. Taxi costs range from about $28 – $92 to get from the airport to Edmonton depending on the zone your final destination is located, please view transportation rate here.
  • Public Transportation: Take the 747 bus to Century Park Station (LRT). From there you can transfer to the Light Rail Transit (LRT) or the bus system throughout the city. 747 tickets are $5 one way, and then you will need a regular ETS ticket ($3.50) for the rest of your journey.
  • Pick up: If you know someone in Edmonton who will be picking you up at the airport, the passenger pick-up area is located on the lower ramp on the Arrivals level.