Getting Here

Getting Here

Travelling to Banff and Lake Louise

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET TO THE CANADIAN ROCKIES?

CALGARY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – GET TO THE ROCKIES SOONER!

If you want to fly to Banff, the closest airport is located in Calgary, Alberta. Frequent direct flights connect Calgary International Airport (YYC) to many cities cross Canada, the US, UK, and the rest of the world. From there, the town of Banff is an easy 90 minute drive along the all-weather, four-lane Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy #1). Lake Louise is a scenic 45 minutes further west.

Frequent airport transfer services are available between Calgary International Airport and Banff-Lake Louise hotels – this can be booked with your package with our reservations specialists.

DRIVING TIMES

From Calgary, the town of Banff is an easy 90 minute drive along the all-weather, four-lane Trans-Canada Hwy (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.

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)

FLYING TIMES

The cities below offer direct flights to Calgary/Banff (YYC)

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

GROUND TRANSFER OPTIONS

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.

Hire a Car

Calgary International Airport has many car rental services available so you can explore 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.

Within the National Park

Free ski shuttle service is included with every SkiBig3 Lift Ticket, so you can get from your hotel to all ski resorts with ease.

Learn more about your air transfer options.

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 Public Transit

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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