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How to get from Winnipeg Airport to Downtown

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When it comes to travelling from Winnipeg airport to downtown, you have two different transfer options; taxi or bus. Taking a Winnipeg airport taxi is quick and easy, with a journey time of just 15 minutes and an approximate cost of €15 (CAD 20). Taking the bus from Winnipeg airport to downtown will take a little longer, with a journey time of 40 minutes and a cost of just €2.50 (CAD 3.10) one-way. 

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €15 15min 24/7
Bus €5 40min 05:50–00:49

How to get from Winnipeg Airport to Downtown by Taxi

The easiest way to get from Winnipeg airport to downtown is by taking a fast and reliable taxi. The total journey time in a Winnipeg airport taxi is just 15 minutes in light traffic, and the cost will be approximately €15 (CAD 20). 

Taxi fare form Winnipeg Airport to Downtown

There’s no official set taxi fare from Winnipeg Airport to downtown. Instead, the local drivers will use a taximeter to calculate the cost of your journey. The average fare for a taxi from Winnipeg airport to downtown Winnipeg is €15 (CAD 20). 

However, if you’d prefer to travel with a fixed rate fare you can rely on, we recommend pre-booking your Winnipeg airport transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€15 (CAD 20)

Trip Duration

15 Min.

*Prices may very unless booked in advance

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 outside of Winnipeg Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Winnipeg Airport?

Taxis are readily available 24 hours a day from directly outside the arrivals terminal. Just look out for the long line of cars and walk to the first taxi.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Winnipeg airport to downtown is the quickest and most convenient way to travel. You won’t have to wait in the cold for your transport to arrive or worry about your personal belongings during your transfer. Instead, you can make your way directly to the door of your hotel in just 15 minutes in a warm and private vehicle.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling during bad weather, the journey from the airport to downtown may take a little longer, but the fare can't increase to more than €15 (CAD 20).

Useful Tips

There's a maximum taxi fare charge of €15 (CAD 20) for Winnipeg airport to downtown journeys, which was set by the government.
Luggage that can fit in the trunk of the taxi can be brought for free.
Ensure your driver starts the taximeter after you get in the taxi to avoid being overcharged.

How to get the bus from Winnipeg Airport to Downtown

The Winnipeg Transit Company offers two different bus routes that run from Winnipeg airport to downtown, route 15 and route 20. The total travel time on the bus from Winnipeg airport to downtown is around 40 minutes and the cost of a one-way ticket is just €2.50 (CAD 3.10).

How much is the bus from Winnipeg Airport to Downtown?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the bus from Winnipeg airport to downtown is €2.50 (CAD 3.10). There are special offers for Canadian Students and people over 65 years of age with valid IDs.

Cost

€2.50 (CAD 3.10)

Trip Duration

40 Min.

*There's a waiting time of up to 20 minutes for the bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Winnipeg Airport Bus runs from 05:50 to 12:49.

Where do I find the bus at Winnipeg Airport?

The bus terminal is located on the very southern end of the airport compound. You will see the covered bus shelter as you walk that way out of the airport.

Convenience

Although a cheaper transfer option, taking the bus from Winnipeg airport to downtown isn’t the most convenient, especially during bad weather. If there’s a lot of snow, the buses run much less frequently, and once you reach downtown Winnipeg, you will need to find alternate transport to get to your hotel, which adds time and cost to your journey.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling in a group of 4, you can split the cost of a taxi for almost the same price as taking the bus whilst ensuring added comfort.

Useful Tips

Both the 15 and 20 bus routes run downtown but terminate in different areas, so be sure to check their routes before choosing the most convenient one for you.
There's very limited storage space on the bus, be sure to travel light.
During bad weather or peak travel times, there can be longer waits for the bus.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Winnipeg airport to downtown?

There are two ways to get from Winnipeg airport to downtown; taxi or bus. Taking a Winnipeg airport taxi will take around 15 minutes and cost approximately €15 (CAD 20), while the bus will take 40 minutes but will cost just €2.50 (CAD 3.10).

What’s the cost of a taxi from Winnipeg airport to downtown?

The local taxi drivers don’t offer a set taxi fare from Winnipeg airport to downtown. The average cost will be around €15 (CAD 20), but if you’d prefer to take a transfer with a fixed rate, you can book in advance with Welcome Pickups.

What’s the distance from Winnipeg airport to downtown Winnipeg?

The distance from Winnipeg airport to downtown is around 9.5 km. Taking a Winnipeg airport taxi will take just 15 minutes to get downtown, while the bus will take closer to 40 minutes. 

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