Calgary International Airport is located 139km east of Banff (about a 1-hour 40-minute drive), so you’ll need to arrange transfers to get you to Banff and back again at the end of your trip. Popular choices include a scheduled shuttle bus, car hire, and private chauffeured transfers.Airport to Banff Shuttle Bus Scheduled transfers shuttle visitors comfortably and conveniently from the airport directly to hotels in Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper. Drivers are skilled, and the vans and coaches are well-maintained. Schedules change seasonally so check with the service provider, the Banff Airporter, for specific dates and times.
Prices also fluctuate, however at the time of posting, the Adult rate is rough $50 CDN each way, and the Child rate is rough $25 CDN each way. The ticket price includes the entry fee into the Banff National Park, making it the most economical choice.
Car Hire For those looking to explore the Banff National Park area and local attractions at their own pace, car hire is the ideal choice. Many prominent car hires companies to operate directly out of the Calgary International Airport at the Rental Car Centre – located on the departures level across the roadway from the main terminal building.
Avis Rent-A-CarBudget Rent-A-CarDollar Rent-A-Car / Thrifty Rent-A-CarEnterprise Rent-A-CarHertz Rent-A-CarNational/Alamo Rent-A-Car
Car hire companies often charge by the day, plus extra fees for insurance and mileage used, so be sure to price this out beforehand to avoid any costly surprises.
In addition, each visitor is required to pay the Banff National Park entry fee, which goes towards maintaining the park and natural habitat for future generations. The daily fee is approximate $10 CDN for Adults and $5 CDN for children, or $19.60 for a Family/Group.
Limousine Arrive in style with a premium vehicle and private chauffeur.
For visitors who don’t want the worry and hassle of driving themselves, as well as are looking for a direct transfer with no extra stops, limousine hire is the way to go. Several companies serve travelers directly from the Calgary International Airport:
Alberta Limousine and ServiceAllied Limousine and Sedan Service Ambassador Limousine Associated Cab Banff transportation Lawson’s Carey Worldwide Chauffeured Services
In addition to the limousine fee, each visitor is required to pay the Banff National Park entry fee, which goes towards maintaining the park and natural habitat for future generations. The daily fee is approximate $10 CDN for Adults and $5 CDN for children, or $19.60 for a Family/Group.
Transportation Around and Within BanffThe town of Banff is quite compact and easy to navigate, but there are many nearby attractions you’ll want to venture to, so if you’re not planning on hiring a car, check out these alternate options for getting around Banff: Walking / Cycling The town of Banff is under 4 sq.
kilometres in size, making it very easy to walk between hotels, restaurants, and shops. Cycling is also a popular mode of transport in the summer time. There are also many walking, hiking and cycling trails to explore.
Public Bus For those less physically inclined, especially during the wintertime, Banff’s public transit bus system is affordable and convenient, with stops all throughout the town.
Taxi Cab Taxis are available 24 hours a day – just telephone the company for pickup or hail a cab down on one of the main streets.
Shuttles Many hotels in Banff offer a complimentary shuttle service within Banff to their guests. Inquire with individual hotels to see which provide this service. In the winter season, ski shuttle buses are provided for those traveling between Banff and the three nearby ski resorts: Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village, and the Lake Louise Ski Area.