Calgary is an energetic city in southern Alberta, Canada, situated on the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. There are plenty of neighbourhoods to explore from Inglewood, Calgary's main street with trendy restaurants, charming shops and superb coffee. Downtown Calgary has it all. It's a foodie paradise with everything from coffee roasters and grab-and-go lunch options to upscale dinner restaurants. To experience the city's best attractions be sure to check out the National Music Centre, tour Calgary's brewing district, Calgary Tower and Prince Island Park. If visiting during winter check out the Banff hot springs, Banff Sunshine Village and Lake Louise Ski reports in the Canadian Rockies. Make the most of your trip and explore the best in Calgary.
Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Calgary (YYC)
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Visiting from Melbourne to Calgary
Fly Melbourne (MEL) to Calgary (YYC)
The approximate flight time for flights from Melbourne to Calgary is 26 hours and 10 minutes, via Dallas Fort Worth.
When to visit
Calgary has more hours of sunshine than any other major city in Canada, making it a great destination any time of year. The best time to visit is during summer (June to August) with many special events taking place, sightseeing is great, plenty of recreation activities are on offer like fishing, rafting and outdoor dining. The average temperature is 10° to 25°C. In winter, the weather is unpredictable with snow and warm westerly winds. It's the perfect time to ski in the Canadian Rockies, go dog sledding and a enjoy wine festivals and Christmas markets. Temperatures drop to -15 to -5°C, so be prepared for the cold. Be prepared for changes in temperature as weather in Calgary can vary.
What is the main airport called?
Calgary International Airport (YYC).Opens external site in a new window It is an international airport that serves the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is located approximately 17 km northeast of downtown, around a 20 minute drive. There is a domestic and international terminal at the airport.
Arriving in Calgary
The helpful staff at Calgary Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Calgary from Calgary Airport
Calgary International Airport is connected to the City of Calgary and the region by a variety of ground transportation options. The Airport downtown shuttle services operate from both terminals to your hotel or to designated points within the city. Bus tour operators connect you to town as well as Banff. Car rentals are available at the airport located on the departures level across the road from the domestic terminal. Calgary Transit provides bus service from the airport to various parts of the city. Limousines can be booked in advance, along with taxi and ride share services Uber and TappCar.
Getting around Calgary
Getting around Calgary is easy with many transportation options to suit your time exploring the city. Public transit, taxis, shuttles, rental cars and limousines are great ways to get around during your stay. With extensive cycle paths and pedestrian walkways, Calgary is also a bike friendly and walkable city. Enjoy a ride in a ride share service such as Uber or Tappcar to explore the city.
Fly from Melbourne
Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.
What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
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