There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Banff National Park by plane, train, bus, shuttle or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Calgary (YYC) ORD - YYC

$252 - $515

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Yorkdale
  2. Take the bus from Yorkdale, ON to Winnipeg, MB
  3. Take the bus from Winnipeg, MB to Calgary, AB
  4. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Banff, AB

$229 - $576

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 days 13 h

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

$329 - $954

Bus, train, shuttle  •  3 days 16 h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Toronto, On
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Jasper
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Jasper, AB to Banff, AB

$367 - $1,095

Drive  •  29 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Banff National Park 1777.3 miles

$230 - $340

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Banff National Park is to drive which costs $230 - $340 and takes 29 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Banff National Park is to fly which costs $250 - $550 and takes 9 h 15 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Banff National Park is 1472 miles. The road distance is 1777.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 9 h 15 min to get from Chicago to Banff National Park, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Banff National Park. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Banff, AB via Yorkdale, ON, Winnipeg, MB and Calgary, AB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 20 h.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Banff National Park without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 13 h and costs $320 - $1,000.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Banff National Park.
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  • Distance: 1472.2 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 15 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Banff National Park, AB, Canada?

American Airlines, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Chicago to Banff National Park hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Banff National Park via Yorkdale, Yorkdale, ON, Winnipeg, MB, Calgary, AB, and Banff, AB in around 2 days 20 h.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Everett Amtrak
Ave. Duration
44 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$260 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$470 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $800
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Jasper
Ave. Duration
2 days 20 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$230 - $330
Economy
$450 - $650
Economy Plus
$600 - $850
Business
$650 - $950
Business Plus/Sleeper
$1,100 - $1,700
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Everett, Wa to Coquitlam, Bc
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Coquitlam, BC to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 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
Bus from Chicago, IL to Yorkdale
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$75 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130
Bus from Yorkdale, ON to Winnipeg, MB
Ave. Duration
30 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$100 - $160
Online Fare
$140 - $200
Standard Fare
$170 - $260
Refundable
$190 - $280
Bus from Winnipeg, MB to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$70 - $110
Online Fare
$95 - $140
Standard Fare
$120 - $170
Refundable
$130 - $190
Bus from Calgary, AB to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $19
Online Fare
$14 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$26 - $40
Brewster Express
Phone
1-866-606-6700
Website
banffjaspercollection.com
Shuttle from Jasper, AB to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
banffjaspercollection.com

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