How to Get From the Calgary Airport to Banff

by ampmlimo, on Aug 22, 2015 8:20:22 AM

The Canadian Rockies are a beautiful, majestic sight that travellers come from all over the world to see. One of the more popular spots is Banff National Park, just west of Calgary, this mountain town

Have you ever needed to get to Banff without a car from the city of Calgary? Here we will give you the four best options to travel from the Calgary Airport to Banff.

Blue Expedition parked on Main Street in Banff Alberta

Drive Time

With a distance of 143 km, the travel time is approximately 1.5 hours to drive from the Calgary International Airport to Banff National Park.

Extra time may be needed with winter road conditions or any other weather-related situations.

Options For Getting From Banff to Calgary and Vice Versa


1) Shuttle Service from Calgary Airport

Please go to The Banff Airporter is the most economical if you are travelling alone. The cost is about $68.99 CAD for a one-way ticket for an adult. They have discounted rates for seniors and children.

As per usual with bus services, you will have to wait for the scheduled bus times to catch this ride. Please confirm on their website for the most updated pricing.


2) A Cab/Uber from The Airport

The cost for this is approximately $225 CAD for a regular sedan that can seat three adults. For a larger vehicle, seating up to five passengers, the rate is about $307 CAD. Contact Uber or a cab company directly as prices vary from day to day.


3) Rent a car from the Calgary Airport

Please note that you must get to the rental companies before midnight as that is when they close. So if your flight is landing close to midnight or arriving after hours, you will have to stay in Calgary overnight or chose another method of transportation to the town of Banff.


4) Book a Sedan Limo

With AMPM Limo, booking a sedan limo is easy, affordable and the best way to travel in luxury. A four passengers Sedan Limo can Accommodate 1 - 4 passengers with luggage.

The rate for this is $280 CAD and worth every penny. This is more than a ride to Banff. The professional chauffeur will have your flight number and be there whenever your flight arrives, whether it's early, on time or even late. The driver will be waiting for you with a sign bearing your name at the baggage carousel for domestic flights, and outside of Customs for international flights.

This option is available 24/7 so it is perfect for late-night flights or for those who do not want to wait for a bus or try to find a cab. It is prebooked and waiting for you, whenever you arrive!



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