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Route 747 Fare Resume

Updated: June 28, 2020

  • From July 1 to 31, customers can use April or July airport passes/Leduc Commuter passes as payment on Route 747
  • Airport passes are available for purchase at the ETS Online Store
  • Customers also have the option to pay $5 cash (or two ETS adult tickets) for a one-way trip on the Route 747 bus
  • Customers boarding at the Edmonton International Airport can use valid Leduc transfers
  • Customers should board the bus through the front door starting June 15

Effective August 1, Route 747 to the airport will resume accepting travellers to/from the airport. It remains accessible for airport and area employees, shoppers and people commuting to/from Leduc.

Wearing a mask or face covering will also be mandatory on Route 747 starting August 1.

Route 747 is Edmonton Transit’s direct service from Century Park Transit Centre to the Edmonton International Airport. As a regional service, Route 747 operates under the authority of both the Province of Alberta and the City of Edmonton.

Buses travel directly from Century Park Transit Centre to the International Airport and return (no stops en route). Parking at Century Park is limited to a maximum of 24 hours.

The bus service runs 7 days a week from 4:10am - 12:30am with free on board Wi-Fi internet access included.

When departing the airport from Gate 8, Route 747 makes a stop at the nearby Premium Outlet Collection Mall and Costco. 

Fares
  • $5 cash per one-way fare*  Applies to all passengers (adults, children, youth, seniors)
  • Two ETS Adult tickets (Validated Fare Vending Machine tickets not accepted)
  • UPass 

  • Leduc Commuter pass 

  • Special Route 747 transfer issued by Leduc Transit **

  • Special Route 747 transfer issued by ETS to riders continuing their journey on to Leduc Transit **

  • $90 ETS Airport monthly pass ***

  • CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) ID cards**** 

* No other ETS fare products are valid on this service.

**This does not include a transfer to another ETS bus or LRT service. Regular ETS fares apply.

***EIA Passes can be purchased at the Edmonton Service Centre.

**** The CNIB card must be shown to the bus operator upon boarding.

Luggage (Travellers not accepted temporarily)

Please note the following when travelling with your luggage* to ensure a safe and comfortable experience.

  • First come/first served. Passengers already on board with their luggage are not required to move their luggage to accommodate additional passengers. However, please be considerate and when possible put personal belongings on your lap to accommodate additional passengers.
  • All passenger luggage must be placed in the luggage racks provided or on the floor in front of the seat. No passenger luggage is allowed in the aisle. 
  • Provincial requirements dictate that the operator will not move the bus if there is passenger luggage in the aisle.
  • Bicycles are not allowed on Route 747 buses.
  • Passengers are responsible for handling their own luggage. Bus operators are not required to assist passengers with luggage movement.
  • Edmonton Transit Service is not responsible for lost or damaged passenger luggage. Call 780-496-1622, prompt 1 for ETS Lost & Found.
  • Should you notice a suspicious package at Century Park Transit Centre or on the bus please notify the bus operator or call Transit Watch at 780-442-4900.

*Passenger luggage includes: suitcases, backpacks, boxes, bags and any other carrying device for the transport of personal belongings.

Getting to the Airport
Transit Route 747
ETS Trip Planner
Rentals, Shuttles, and Taxi EIA Ground Transportation
Route and Terminal Maps EIA Maps

For information on ground service to and from the International Airport, please visit the Edmonton International Airport website.

Other transit options to Airport

Leduc Transit (Route 10) connects the City of Leduc and Leduc County to the airport terminal and Airport Lands developments.  This route will operate every hour, starting one hour before the opening of the Premium Outlet Collection at EIA to one hour after closing. The EIA also provides a fare-free shuttle service to connect the airport terminal with new developments within the Airport Lands.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can use Route 747 service (as of May 13, 2020)

Route 747 remains in place as a charter service for all passengers, with the exception of airline travellers. Look for the bus marked ‘Special’ rather than 747. This service adjustment will ensure the provincial government’s direction of self-isolation for airline travellers is followed.

How will the operator know the rider is a regular passenger vs. an airline traveller?

Anyone carrying travel luggage will be presumed to be a traveller and not allowed to board the ETS bus.

Your trip planner says Route 747 is operating as usual, why can’t I take transit for an airline trip?

We realize this is a major inconvenience, but we’re doing our best to protect the public. The government has put strict regulations in place for travellers regarding self-isolation. You will need to make alternative arrangements for transportation such as taxi and ride share services (Taxi stands are located at Century Park and at the airport).

How long will Route 747 be suspended for all airline travellers?

We don’t have a timeframe at this point. Until further notice.

Why do you have buses with luggage racks if I can’t use the service for a plane trip?

Only a select few ETS buses are highway certified so we have kept using the buses with luggage racks.

Do people need to wear masks on Route 747?
  • We can keep each other safe and healthy by following a few simple steps. Wear a mask or face covering, physically distance yourself from others, consider travelling during off peak times and continue to follow AHS guidelines
  • Please make sure you dispose of your used disposable masks and/or gloves into a waste bin. If one is not available, store your used materials in a plastic bag until they can be disposed of properly
  • Bus shields and LRT cabs provide excellent protection, so Operators don’t need to wear masks when in a shielded area. However, Operators and other public facing transit employees will wear masks when going into public areas
     
How frequently does Route 747 run?

The bus service runs 7 days a week from 4:10am to 12:30am with 30 or 60 minute intervals. The route departs from Century Park transit centre.

How long does it take to travel from Century Park to EIA?

The trip takes approximately 24 minutes. There is no stopping along the route.

Where does the Route 747 stop at the EIA?

The Route 747 stop is Door 8 on the Arrivals Level of the Terminal Building. View PDF route schedule and map.

I see the Route 747 passes stops after Century Park transit centre but doesn't stop at them. Why?

Route 747 is an express, contracted bus service between Century Park transit centre and the Edmonton International Airport. To provide the best experience possible for the intention of this service (direction connection between the transit centre and EIA), the service is kept separate from regular ETS service and is subject to its own fares.

Customers wishing to transfer to local service, including other buses and the LRT, are invited to do so at Century Park provided they pay the ETS fare. Fares on the Route 747 and ETS are not transferable between each other.

Can additional courtesy stops be added to accommodate riders who would like to take the Route 747 and disembark earlier?

To provide the best experience possible for the intention of this service (direction connection between the transit centre and EIA), the service is kept separate from regular ETS service and is subject to its own fares.

If the seats are full, will standing passengers be allowed?

Yes, standing passengers will be allowed.

Are Route 747 buses wheelchair accessible?

Yes, all ETS buses are 100% wheelchair accessible, using low-floor technology. This includes Route 747.

Is there wi-fi available on the Route 747 buses?

Yes, wi-fi is included on all Route 747 buses.

Where can customers who will take Route 747 park their cars?
Customers can park at Century Park, however parking is limited to a maximum of 24 hours. Otherwise customers can choose to use the regular ETS service to get to Century Park.

Are animals allowed on the Route 747 buses?
Yes animals are allowed on the buses, provided they are in an airline approved carrier. Please keep in mind that passengers should be aware of the requirements for storing luggage or large packages on Route 747 - packages must be placed in the luggage racks, on the seats or on the floor in front of the seats. No passenger luggage is allowed in the aisle. There is a yellow line that delineates the aisle area, where larger packages cannot be placed.

 

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