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

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, Amtrak Thruway, train  •  23 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Banff, AB to Kelowna, BC
  2. Take the bus from Kelowna, BC to Christina Lake, BC
  3. Drive from Christina Lake, BC to Kettle Falls, WA
  4. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Kettle Falls, WA to Spokane, WA
  5. Take the train from Spokane Amtrak to Whitefish Amtrak

$161 - $375

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  29 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Banff, AB to Coquitlam, BC
  2. Take the bus from Coquitlam, Bc to Everett, Wa
  3. Take the train from Everett Amtrak to Whitefish Amtrak

$188 - $437

Drive  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Banff to Kalispell 374.7 miles

$45 - $75

Fly to Kalispell  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Calgary (YYC) to Kalispell (FCA) YYC - FCA

$302 - $953

Fly to Lethbridge, drive  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Calgary (YYC) to Lethbridge (YQL) YYC - YQL
  2. Drive from Lethbridge to Kalispell

$179 - $458

Fly to Cranbrook, drive  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Calgary (YYC) to Cranbrook (YXC) YYC - YXC
  2. Drive from Cranbrook to Kalispell

$232 - $573

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The cheapest way to get from Banff to Kalispell is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 7 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Banff to Kalispell is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 7 h 22 min.

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The distance between Banff and Kalispell is 344 km. The road distance is 599.5 km.

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It takes approximately 23 h 21 min to get from Banff to Kalispell, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Banff to Calgary Airport is to Banff Airport shuttle which takes 2 h and costs $65 - $90.

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  • Distance: 214.8 miles
  • Duration: 23 h 21 min

What companies run services between Banff, AB, Canada and Kalispell, MT, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and three other airlines fly from Banff to Kalispell hourly.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Calgary to Lethbridge
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Calgary to Cranbrook
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Calgary to Lethbridge
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Calgary to Cranbrook
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Calgary to Kalispell via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
Flights from Calgary to Kalispell via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,100
Flights from Calgary to Kalispell via Seattle, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Calgary to Kalispell via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Calgary to Kalispell via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Spokane Amtrak to Whitefish Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Train from Everett Amtrak to Whitefish Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $470
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Banff, AB to Kelowna, BC
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Once 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 Kelowna, BC to Christina Lake, BC
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$17 - $25
Online Fare
$20 - $40
Standard Fare
$30 - $45
Refundable
$30 - $50
Bus from Banff, AB to Coquitlam, BC
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$75 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130
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
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Kettle Falls, WA to Spokane, WA
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Gold Line
Website
gold-line.us
Bus from Kettle Falls, WA to Spokane Intermodal, WA
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $75
Schedules at
gold-line.us
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 Coquitlam, Bc to Everett, Wa
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40

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