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There are 7 ways to get from Banff to Viking by bus, taxi, train, car, shuttle or plane

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Recommended option

Bus, taxi  •  8h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Banff, AB to Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall
  2. Take the bus from Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall to Edmonton, AB - Edmonton INN Hotel
  3. Take the bus from Edmonton, AB - Cold Shot Passenger Terminal to Vegreville, AB
  4. Take a taxi from Vegreville, AB to Viking

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Bus, train via Edmonton  •  9h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Banff, AB to Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall
  2. Take the bus from Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall to Edmonton South, AB - Southgate Transit Centre
  3. Take the train from Edmonton to Viking

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  12h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Banff, AB to Downtown Calgary
  2. Take the bus from Calgary Downtown to Edmonton, AB - Kingsway Transit Centre
  3. Take the train from Edmonton to Viking

Train  •  2 days 11h

  1. Take the train from Banff, AB to Jasper, AB Canadian Rockies Circle
  2. Take the train from Jasper to Viking VIA Rail

Drive  •  5h 13m

  1. Drive from Banff to Viking 476.6 km

Shuttle, fly to Edmonton, train  •  7h 45m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Banff, AB to Calgary Airport
  2. Fly from Calgary (YYC) to Edmonton (YEG) YYC - YEG
  3. Take the train from Edmonton to Viking

Shuttle, fly to Lloydminster, bus, taxi  •  6h 36m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Banff, AB to Calgary Airport
  2. Fly from Calgary (YYC) to Lloydminster (YLL) YYC - YLL
  3. Take the bus from Lloydminster, AB to Vegreville, AB
  4. Take a taxi from Vegreville, AB to Viking
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Viking is 1-833-784-4397.

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The cheapest way to get from Banff to Viking is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 5h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Banff to Viking is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 5h 13m.

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No, there is no direct train from Banff to Viking. However, there are services departing from Banff, AB and arriving at Viking via Jasper. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 11h.

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The distance between Banff and Viking is 335 km. The road distance is 476.6 km.

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The best way to get from Banff to Viking without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 8h 27m and costs $230 - $340.

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It takes approximately 8h 27m to get from Banff to Viking, including transfers.

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Banff to Viking train services, operated by Rocky Mountaineer, depart from Banff, AB station.

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The quickest flight from Calgary Airport to Edmonton Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Banff to Viking train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Viking station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Banff to Viking is 477 km. It takes approximately 5h 13m to drive from Banff to Viking.

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Map of how to get from Banff to Viking.
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  • Distance: 335.3 km
  • Duration: 8h 27m

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

You can take a train from Banff to Viking via Jasper in around 2 days 11h.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Calgary to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Calgary to Lloydminster
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Calgary to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Air North
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Calgary to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Edmonton to Viking
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$26 - $40
Business
$86 - $92
Economy
$52 - $54
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Train from Jasper to Viking
Ave. Duration
9h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $240
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$65 - $90
Business
$130 - $180
Economy
$100 - $120
EconomyPlus
$170 - $240
Rocky Mountaineer
Phone
1800.821.531
Email
reservations@rockymountaineer.com
Website
rockymountaineer.com
Train from Banff, AB to Jasper, AB
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$7,976
Schedules at
rockymountaineer.com
Bus operators
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Website
riderexpress.ca
Bus from Banff, AB to Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Book at
riderexpress.betterez.com
Adult
$30 - $45
Bus from Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall to Edmonton, AB - Edmonton INN Hotel
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Book at
riderexpress.betterez.com
Adult
$40 - $60
Bus from Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall to Edmonton South, AB - Southgate Transit Centre
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Book at
riderexpress.betterez.com
Adult
$40 - $60
Cold Shot
Phone
+1 587-557-7719
Email
support@coldshot.ca
Website
coldshot.ca
Bus from Edmonton, AB - Cold Shot Passenger Terminal to Vegreville, AB
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
coldshot.ca
Adult
$40 - $60
Bus from Lloydminster, AB to Vegreville, AB
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
coldshot.ca
Adult
$40 - $65
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
EBus Canada
Phone
1-877-769-3287
Email
info@myebus.ca
Website
myebus.ca
Bus from Calgary Downtown to Edmonton, AB - Kingsway Transit Centre
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
myebus.ca
Adult
$55 - $75
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 Vegreville, AB to Viking
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Vegreville Taxi
Phone
+1 587 280 8294
Central Taxi
Phone
+1 780 632 6822

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Air North, Air Canada and WestJet offer flights from Calgary Airport to Edmonton Airport.

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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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