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There are 5 ways to get from Banff to Cardston by bus, taxi, car, shuttle or plane

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Bus, taxi

  1. Take the bus from Banff, AB - Mount Royal Hotel to Calgary, AB - Crowfoot LRT Station
  2. Take the bus from Calgary, AB - 11488, 24 Street SE to Lethbridge, AB - 4151 4 Ave S
  3. Take a taxi from Lethbridge, AB - 4151 4 Ave S to Cardston

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Bus, taxi via Fort Macleod

  1. Take the bus from Banff, AB - Elk Street Transit Hub to Calgary, AB - Downtown
  2. Take the bus from Calgary, AB - 11488, 24 Street SE to Fort Macleod, AB
  3. Take a taxi from Fort Macleod, AB to Cardston

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Bus, taxi via Fort Macleod #2

  1. Take the bus from Banff, AB to Downtown Calgary
  2. Take the bus from Calgary, AB - 11488, 24 Street SE to Fort Macleod, AB
  3. Take a taxi from Fort Macleod, AB to Cardston

Drive

  1. Drive from Banff to Cardston

Shuttle, fly, taxi

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Banff, AB to Calgary Airport
  2. Fly from Calgary (YYC) to Lethbridge (YQL)
  3. Take a taxi from Lethbridge to Cardston
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cardston is 1-833-784-4397.

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The social distance requirement in Cardston is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Banff to Cardston is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 4h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Banff to Cardston is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 4h 11m.

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The distance between Banff and Cardston is 273 km. The road distance is 358.8 km.

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The best way to get from Banff to Cardston without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 7h 38m and costs $290 - $380.

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It takes approximately 7h 38m to get from Banff to Cardston, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Calgary Airport to Lethbridge Airport is the direct flight which takes 51 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Banff to Cardston is 359 km. It takes approximately 4h 11m to drive from Banff to Cardston.

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WestJet offers flights from Calgary Airport to Lethbridge Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Cardston. Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

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The best way to get from Banff to Calgary Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 30m and costs $65 - $360.

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Map of how to get from Banff to Cardston.
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  • Distance: 273 km
  • Duration: 7h 38m

What companies run services between Banff, AB, Canada and Cardston, AB, Canada?

There is no direct connection from Banff to Cardston. However, you can take the bus to Calgary, AB - Crowfoot LRT Station, take the walk to SB Crowfoot CTrain Station, take the line 201 tram to SB Anderson CTrain Station, take the walk to Anderson LRT Station, take the line 96 bus to WB Douglas Glen GA @ 24 ST SE, take the walk to Calgary, AB - 11488, 24 Street SE, take the bus to Lethbridge, AB - 4151 4 Ave S, then take the taxi to Cardston. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Calgary, AB - Downtown, take the walk to EB 9 AV S @ Centre ST S, take the line 10 bus to Anderson LRT Station, take the line 96 bus to WB Douglas Glen GA @ 24 ST SE, take the walk to Calgary, AB - 11488, 24 Street SE, take the bus to Fort Macleod, AB, then take the taxi to Cardston.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Calgary to Lethbridge
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Bus operators
The Canada Bus
Phone
+14036689600
Email
info@thecanadabus.com
Website
thecanadabus.com
Bus from Banff, AB - Mount Royal Hotel to Calgary, AB - Crowfoot LRT Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
thecanadabus.com
Book at
thecanadabus.betterez.com
Mountain Man Mikes Bus Service
Phone
+1 778 382 7729
Email
info@mountainmanmikes.ca
Website
mountainmanmikes.ca
Bus from Calgary, AB - 11488, 24 Street SE to Lethbridge, AB - 4151 4 Ave S
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
mountainmanmikes.ca
Bus from Calgary, AB - 11488, 24 Street SE to Fort Macleod, AB
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
mountainmanmikes.ca
On-It Transit
Phone
+1 587 534 0542
Email
onitsupport@southland.ca
Website
onitregionaltransit.ca
Bus from Banff, AB - Elk Street Transit Hub to Calgary, AB - Downtown
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Website
On-It Transit
Sundog Transportation and Tours
Phone
1-888-786-3641
Email
info@sundogtours.com
Website
sundogtours.com
Bus from Banff, AB to Downtown Calgary
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Schedules at
sundogtours.com
Child
$21 - $28
Adult
$35 - $55
Banff Transportation Group
Phone
+1 403 762 0000
Email
INFO@BANFFTRANSPORTATION.COM
Website
banfftransportation.com
Shuttle from Banff, AB to Calgary Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Schedules at
banfftransportation.com
1 Adult Calgary to Banff
$255
1 Adult Calgary to Lake Louise
$360
Mountain Park Transportation
Phone
+1-403-522-2700
Email
info@mtnparktrans.com
Website
mtnparktrans.com
Shuttle from Downtown Caribou West to Calgary Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$69
Schedules at
mtnparktrans.com
Other operators
Taxi from Lethbridge, AB - 4151 4 Ave S to Cardston
Ave. Duration
1h
Estimated price
$210 - $260
Royal Taxi
Phone
+1 403 328 5333
Website
royaltaxiltd.ca
Fifth Avenue Cabs
Phone
+1 403 381 1111
Website
5avenuecabs.com
BWR Cabs
Phone
+1 403 327 7000
Website
bwrtaxi.com
A Plus Taxi
Phone
+1 403 317 7777
Website
aplustaxi.ca
94 Cabs
Phone
+1 403 942 5694
Website
94cabs.com
5th Avenue Cabs
Phone
+1 403 381 1111
Website
5avenuecabs.com

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