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There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles to Banff by plane, bus, car or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Los Angeles to Calgary, bus  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Calgary (YYC) LAX - YYC
  2. Take the bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB

$174 - $396

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Fly Los Angeles to Kalispell, drive  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Kalispell (FCA) LAX - FCA
  2. Drive from Kalispell to Banff

$152 - $663

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Bus to Indio/Palm Springs, fly to Calgary, bus  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Fullerton, CA to Palm Springs, CA - Airport
  2. Fly from Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) to Calgary (YYC) PSP - YYC
  3. Take the bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB

Bus  •  43 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Vancouver, Bc 1420 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Banff, AB Vancouver

$214 - $428

Train, bus  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Seattle King Street Station
  2. Take the bus from Seattle, WA - Amtrak to Surrey, BC
  3. Take the bus from Surrey, BC - Fraser Heights Recreation Centre to Hope, BC
  4. Take the bus from Hope, BC to Banff, AB

$341 - $744

Drive  •  26 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Banff 1656.3 miles

$210 - $320

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Banff is to fly and drive which costs $150 - $700 and takes 11 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Banff is to fly and bus which costs $170 - $400 and takes 8 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Banff. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Banff, AB via Vancouver, BC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 45 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Banff is 1198 miles. The road distance is 1656.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Banff without a car is to bus which takes 43 h 45 min and costs $210 - $430.

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It takes approximately 8 h 21 min to get from Los Angeles to Banff, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Banff bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Calgary Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 6 min.

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Los Angeles to Banff bus services, operated by Rider Express, arrive at Banff, AB station.

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Banff is 1 h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 12:52 AM in Los Angeles and 1:52 AM in Banff.

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  • Distance: 1197.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 21 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Banff, AB, Canada?

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Banff via Vancouver, Bc and Vancouver, BC in around 43 h 45 min.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Calgary via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Calgary via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Calgary via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Calgary via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Calgary via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Calgary via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,400
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Calgary via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,900
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Calgary via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Calgary via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Calgary via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Calgary via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $2,700
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,500
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $3,000
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
33 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$170 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$310 - $450
Business Coach Seat
$370 - $550
Room
$650 - $950
Bus operators
Brewster Express
Phone
1-866-606-6700
Website
banffjaspercollection.com
Bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Book at
bookings.banffjaspercollection.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Fullerton, CA to Palm Springs, CA - Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Vancouver, Bc
Ave. Duration
32 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $310
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Bus from Hope, BC to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Amtrak Thruway

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Seattle, WA - Amtrak to Surrey, BC
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
EBus Canada
Phone
1-877-769-3287
Email
info@myebus.ca
Website
myebus.ca
Bus from Surrey, BC - Fraser Heights Recreation Centre to Hope, BC
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
myebus.ca

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Banff is 1656 miles. It takes approximately 26 h 56 min to drive from Los Angeles to Banff.

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Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Calgary Airport.

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There are 141+ hotels available in Banff. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs .

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