Getting To Banff & Lake Louise

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Book your flights to the Calgary (YYC) and head west!

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The closest international airport to Banff and Lake Louise is the Calgary International Airport (YYC), located just 78 miles (126 km) from Banff National Park. Frequent direct flights connect Calgary International Airport (YYC) to many cities across Canada, US, UK, and the rest of the world.

City/Town Driving Distance
Calgary to Banff 126 km (78 miles)
Calgary to Lake Louise 185 km (115 miles)
Edmonton to Banff 415 km (258 miles)
Vancouver to Banff 850 km (528 miles)
Banff to Lake Louise 59 km (37 miles)
Banff to Jasper 292 km (181 miles)
Banff to Revelstoke 283 km (175 miles)

Driving Times

From there, Banff is an easy 90 minute drive along the all-weather, four-lane Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy #1) and Lake Louise is a scenic 40 minutes further west. This divided highway is a direct and easy commute from Calgary with no mountain passes or twisting curves.

Flying Times

City Flight Time
Chicago, IL 3h 25m
Dallas, TX 3h 40m
Denver, CO 2h 30m
Los Angeles, CA 3 h 15m
New York, NY 4h 45m
Seattle, WA 1h 50m
Orlando, FL 5h
Montreal, QC 4h 40m
Ottawa, ON 4h 25m

All the cities above offer direct flights to Calgary/Banff (YYC)

City Flight Time
Toronto, ON 3h 40m
Vancouver, BC 1h 25m
Winnipeg, MB 2h 5m
Sydney, Australia 17h 30m
London, England 9h 5m
Manchester, England 11h 20m
Tokyo, Japan 9h 10m
Mexico City, Mexico 5h 30m
Beijing, China 10h 30m

All the cities above offer direct flights to Calgary/Banff (YYC)

Your Transportation Options

1. Take an airport shuttle – Frequent airport transfer services are available between Calgary International Airport and Banff and Lake Louise hotels – this can be easily booked with your online-package or directly through our reservations team.

Please note that free ski shuttle service is included with every SkiBig3 Lift Ticket, so you can get to and from all the ski resorts with ease.

2. Hire a car – Calgary International Airport has many car rental services available so you can explore the destination on your own terms. Enjoy free parking throughout Banff and Lake Louise, but don’t forget to purchase your Park Pass when entering Banff National Park.

Learn more about your transportation choices.


Getting around Banff and Lake Louise


Banff and Lake Louise are extremely easy to get around. The main shopping and dining district of the town of Banff is within easy walking distance of many hotels.  In addition, several Banff lodging properties include a complimentary pass for their guests on the ROAM regional bus service.

Included in every SkiBig3 Lift Ticket is complimentary ski shuttle service that runs regularly to all three ski resorts. This makes getting to and from the ski areas easier than ever. Leave the driving to us!

Roam Bus Service

While Banff can easily be experienced on foot, there is also the Roam bus service, Canada’s first all-hybrid electric community bus service, to expedite your movement around town. Bus tickets are sometimes included with your accommodation, and Roam now features a bus route to the neighbouring town of Canmore. Taxis are also easily found throughout town.

For more public transit information, schedules and maps, visit the Roam Public Transit website.


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