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

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Bus Roam Transit, taxi  •  1h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Banff High School Transit Hub to Samson Mall 8
  2. Take a taxi from Samson Mall to Emerald Lake

$57 - $71

3 alternative options

Bus Brewster Express, taxi  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Banff, AB to Lake Louise, AB Westbound / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Lake Louise, AB to Emerald Lake

$72 - $114

Taxi  •  1h 18m

  1. Take a taxi from Banff to Emerald Lake 58.5 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  1h 18m

  1. Drive from Banff to Emerald Lake 58.5 miles

$7 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Banff to Emerald Lake is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Banff to Emerald Lake is to taxi which costs $170 - $210 and takes 1h 18m.

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The distance between Banff and Emerald Lake is 73 km. The road distance is 93.6 km.

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The best way to get from Banff to Emerald Lake without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 1h 23m and costs $70 - $95.

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It takes approximately 1h 23m to get from Banff to Emerald Lake, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Banff to Emerald Lake is 94 km. It takes approximately 1h 18m to drive from Banff to Emerald Lake.

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There are 11+ hotels available in Emerald Lake. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Banff to Emerald Lake.
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  • Distance: 45.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 23m

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 Samson Mall then take the taxi to Emerald Lake. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Lake Louise, AB then take the taxi to Emerald Lake.

Bus operators
Roam Transit
Phone
+1 403-762-0606
Website
roamtransit.com
Bus from Banff High School Transit Hub to Samson Mall
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $7
Schedules at
roamtransit.com
Brewster Express
Phone
1-866-606-6700
Website
banffjaspercollection.com
Bus from Banff, AB to Lake Louise, AB
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
bookings.banffjaspercollection.com
Sundog Transportation and Tours
Phone
1-888-786-3641
Email
info@sundogtours.com
Website
sundogtours.com
Bus from Banff to Lake Louise
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
sundogtours.com
Road
$17 - $23
Other operators
Taxi from Samson Mall to Emerald Lake
Ave. Duration
36m
Estimated price
$55 - $65

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