Edmonton is easily accessible through the Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and ground transportation. It is a ca. 30 min drive from YEG to the University of Alberta. Options for ground transportation from YEG can be found here: http://flyeia.com/coming-and-going
There are several ways to get from Edmonton International Airport (YEG) to the University of Alberta Campus:
1) $8.20 and about 30 minutes – Bus (serviced by Edmonton Transit) followed by a 15 minute ride on the Metro (LRT) line. Take the #747 Bus from the Airport to the Century Park LRT station, then take the train to Health Sciences station (Or University Station). Health Sciences station is closer to Lister Centre. The cost of the #747 bus is $5 and the cost for 1 train ticket is $3.20. Please have the exact dollar amount ready when boarding the bus/train as the operators do not have change. Bus fare can be paid upon boarding of the bus while train tickets must be purchased at the train platform. The train comes every 10-15 minutes depending on whether it is a Weekday (10 minute frequency) or Weekend (15 minute frequency).
The University LRT stop is at 114th St and 89 Ave; Lister Hall is a short walk to 116th St and 87 Ave (11595 87 Ave).
The map of the LRT Train line is below:
Schedule for the #747 bus:
Campus Map: https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Lister+Centreemail@example.com,-113.530455,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xa8753b182abf2a7a
Annotated and downloadable Campus map:
2) A second inexpensive option ($18CAD) is to take the Sky Shuttle directly from the airport to Lister Hall. (http://edmontonskyshuttle.com/). Rides must be booked ahead of time online or by phone.
3) The third, but rather expensive option (ca. $60CAD) is to take a cab from the airport directly to Lister Hall.
The Calgary International Airport (YYC) is another option, however, travelers should be aware that it takes three hours drive to reach Edmonton from Calgary. Information regarding transport from YYC can be found here: http://www.yyc.com/en-us/travellerinfo/groundtransportation.aspx