There are 4 ways to get from Banff to Emerald Lake by bus, car, plane or taxi

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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Bus, drive  •  12 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Banff, AB to Kamloops, BC
  2. Take the bus from Kamloops to 70 Mile House, BC
  3. Drive from 70 Mile House, BC to Emerald Lake

$55 - $126

3 alternative options

Drive  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Banff to Emerald Lake 489.9 miles

$65 - $95

Fly to Williams Lake, taxi  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Calgary (YYC) to Williams Lake (YWL) YYC - YWL
  2. Take a taxi from Williams Lake to Emerald Lake

$442 - $1,087

Fly to Kamloops, bus  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Calgary (YYC) to Kamloops (YKA) YYC - YKA
  2. Take the bus from Kamloops to Lac La Hache, BC

$321 - $701

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Banff to Emerald Lake is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 9 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Banff to Emerald Lake is to fly and taxi which takes 7 h 55 min and costs $550 - $1,500.

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The distance between Banff and Emerald Lake is 445 km. The road distance is 784 km.

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It takes approximately 12 h 19 min to get from Banff to Emerald Lake, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Banff, AB, Canada and Emerald Lake, BC, Canada?

There is no direct connection from Banff to Emerald Lake. However, you can take the bus to Kamloops, BC, take the walk to Kamloops, take the bus to 70 Mile House, BC, then take the drive to Emerald Lake. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Emerald Lake.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Calgary to Williams Lake via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Calgary to Williams Lake via Kelowna, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Calgary to Williams Lake via Comox, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Calgary to Williams Lake via Cranbrook, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Calgary to Kamloops
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Calgary to Kamloops via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Calgary to Williams Lake via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Calgary to Kamloops
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Calgary to Williams Lake via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Banff, AB to Kamloops, BC
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$30 - $45
Online Fare
$35 - $60
Standard Fare
$50 - $75
Refundable
$55 - $85
Bus from Kamloops to 70 Mile House, BC
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$13 - $20
Online Fare
$15 - $30
Standard Fare
$24 - $35
Refundable
$28 - $40
Bus from Kamloops to Lac La Hache, BC
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $24
Online Fare
$19 - $35
Standard Fare
$29 - $45
Refundable
$30 - $50
Other operators
Taxi from Williams Lake to Emerald Lake
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170

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