There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Banff National Park by plane, bus, train 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 12 min

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

$252 - $515

Cheapest option

Bus  •  44 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Grand Forks, ND 927
  3. Take the bus from Grand Forks, ND to Winnipeg Airport
  4. Take the bus from Winnipeg, MB to Calgary, AB
  5. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Banff, AB

$220 - $467

3 alternative options

Bus via Madison, WI University  •  47 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - Amtrak to Madison, WI University
  2. Take the bus from Madison to Minneapolis, MN 966
  3. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Grand Forks, ND 927
  4. Take the bus from Grand Forks, ND to Winnipeg Airport
  5. Take the bus from Winnipeg, MB to Calgary, AB
  6. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Banff, AB

$258 - $465

Train, bus  •  2 days 14 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

Drive  •  29 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Banff National Park 1777.3 miles

$230 - $340

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

American Airlines, WestJet and four other airlines fly from Chicago to Banff National Park hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Banff National Park via Minneapolis, Mn, Hennepin Ave & Maple St, Hennepin Ave & 9th St S, Minneapolis, MN, Grand Forks, ND, Winnipeg Airport, Winnipeg, MB, Calgary, AB, and Banff, AB in around 44 h 50 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak
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
Once 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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
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
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Grand Forks, ND
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Grand Forks, ND to Winnipeg Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Madison to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Winnipeg, MB to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$70 - $110
Online Fare
$95 - $140
Standard Fare
$120 - $180
Refundable
$130 - $190
Bus from Calgary, AB to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$13 - $20
Online Fare
$15 - $30
Standard Fare
$23 - $35
Refundable
$27 - $40
Bus from Coquitlam, BC to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
13 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $95
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$90 - $130
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - Amtrak to Madison, WI University
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chicago to Banff National Park?

The distance between Chicago and Banff National Park is 2355 km. The road distance is 2844 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chicago to Banff National Park?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Chicago to Banff National Park?

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Banff National Park is to fly which takes 9 h 12 min and costs $250 - $550.

Is there a direct bus between Chicago and Banff National Park?

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 Hennepin Ave & Maple St, Minneapolis, MN, Grand Forks, ND, Winnipeg, MB and Calgary, AB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 50 min.

How long does it take to get from Chicago to Banff National Park?

It takes approximately 9 h 12 min to get from Chicago to Banff National Park, including transfers.