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

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Fly, bus  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Calgary (YYC) ORD - YYC
  2. Take the bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB

$257 - $565

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Train, bus  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Everett Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Everett Amtrak Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
  3. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Banff, AB

$388 - $989

Bus  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Missoula, MT 933
  3. Take the bus from Missoula, Mt to Seattle, Wa
  4. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Vancouver, Bc
  5. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Banff, AB

$407 - $654

Bus, train  •  3 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto - Royal York Hotel
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Jasper
  3. Take the bus from Jasper, AB to Banff, AB

$477 - $822

Drive  •  29 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Banff National Park 1777.3 miles

$230 - $340

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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 and bus which costs $250 - $600 and takes 9 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Banff National Park. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Banff, AB via Minneapolis, MN, Missoula, Mt, Seattle, Wa and Vancouver, BC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 16 h.

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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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The best way to get from Chicago to Banff National Park without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 12 h and costs $380 - $1,000.

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It takes approximately 9 h 10 min to get from Chicago to Banff National Park, including transfers.

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Chicago to Banff National Park bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Chicago station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Calgary Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 40 min.

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Chicago to Banff National Park bus services, operated by Rider Express, arrive at Banff, AB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Banff National Park is 1777 miles. It takes approximately 29 h 17 min to drive from Chicago to Banff National Park.

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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 10 min

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

You can take a bus from Chicago to Banff National Park via Minneapolis, MN, Minneapolis, MN, Missoula, MT, Missoula, Mt, Seattle, Wa, Vancouver, Bc, Vancouver, BC, and Banff, AB in around 2 days 16 h.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $800
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Everett Amtrak Station
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
Train from Everett Amtrak Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Jasper
Ave. Duration
2 days 20 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$350 - $600
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$310 - $320
Economy
$350 - $480
EconomyPlus
$410 - $600
Business
$650 - $900
Bus operators
Brewster Express
Phone
1-866-606-6700
Website
banffjaspercollection.com
Bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Book at
bookings.banffjaspercollection.com
Bus from Jasper, AB to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Book at
bookings.banffjaspercollection.com
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Missoula, MT
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Missoula, Mt to Seattle, Wa
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Bus from Seattle, Wa to Vancouver, Bc
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto - Royal York Hotel
Ave. Duration
12 h 34 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

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Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Calgary Airport.

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There are 128+ hotels available in Banff National Park. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $5.

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