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There are 4 ways to get from Minneapolis–Saint Paul to Banff National Park by plane, bus, train or car

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, bus  •  8h 26m

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Calgary (YYC) MSP - YYC
  2. Take the bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB

$269 - $676

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Train, bus  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Everett Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Everett Amtrak Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
  3. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Banff, AB

$344 - $851

Bus  •  2 days 7h

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Missoula, MT 933
  2. Take the bus from Missoula, Mt to Seattle, Wa
  3. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Vancouver, Bc
  4. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Banff, AB

$372 - $603

Drive  •  22h 33m

  1. Drive from Minneapolis–Saint Paul to Banff National Park 1373.8 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis–Saint Paul to Banff National Park is to drive which costs $180 - $270 and takes 22h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis–Saint Paul to Banff National Park is to fly and bus which costs $260 - $700 and takes 8h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis–Saint Paul to Banff National Park. However, there are services departing from 42nd Ave S & 34th St E and arriving at Banff, AB via Minneapolis, MN, Missoula, Mt, Seattle, Wa and Vancouver, BC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 7h.

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The distance between Minneapolis–Saint Paul and Banff National Park is 1120 miles. The road distance is 1373.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis–Saint Paul to Banff National Park without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 5h and costs $340 - $850.

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It takes approximately 8h 26m to get from Minneapolis–Saint Paul to Banff National Park, including transfers.

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Minneapolis–Saint Paul to Banff National Park bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Minneapolis, MN station.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Calgary Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 8m.

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Minneapolis–Saint Paul to Banff National Park bus services, operated by Rider Express, arrive at Banff, AB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis–Saint Paul to Banff National Park is 1374 miles. It takes approximately 22h 33m to drive from Minneapolis–Saint Paul to Banff National Park.

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  • Distance: 1119.9 miles
  • Duration: 8h 26m

What companies run services between Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN, USA and Banff National Park, AB, Canada?

You can take a bus from Minneapolis–Saint Paul to Banff National Park via Glenwood Ave & 12th St N, Minneapolis, MN, Missoula, MT, Missoula, Mt, Seattle, Wa, Vancouver, Bc, Vancouver, BC, and Banff, AB in around 2 days 7h.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Calgary
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,500
Flights from Minneapolis to Calgary via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from Minneapolis to Calgary via Saskatoon
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Calgary
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Calgary via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
Flights from Minneapolis to Calgary via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Calgary via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Calgary via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Everett Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
36h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$390 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$470 - $650
Room
$800 - $1,200
Train from Everett Amtrak Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
Bus operators
Brewster Express
Phone
1-866-606-6700
Website
banffjaspercollection.com
Bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Book at
bookings.banffjaspercollection.com
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Missoula, MT
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Book at
jeffersonlines.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Missoula, Mt to Seattle, Wa
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Bus from Seattle, Wa to Vancouver, Bc
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50

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Frontier Airlines, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines offer flights from Minneapolis Airport to Calgary Airport.

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

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