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There are 6 ways to get from Cranbrook to Banff by bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  11h 1m

  1. Take the bus from College of the Rockies to Elk Valley Hospital
  2. Take the bus from Fernie, BC - 1701 9 Ave to Calgary, AB - 11488, 24 Street SE
  3. Take the bus from Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall to Banff, AB

$133 - $177

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Bus #2  •  12h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Cranbrook, BC - 513 Cranbrook St North to Calgary, AB - 11488, 24 Street SE Kaslo
  2. Take the bus from Somerset-Bridlewood LRT to Onit Banff Stop - Banff High School Field On-It

$91 - $121

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Bus via Claresholm  •  11h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Cranbrook, BC - 513 Cranbrook St North to Claresholm, AB
  2. Take the bus from Claresholm, AB to Calgary International Airport
  3. Take the bus from Calgary International Airport to Banff, AB

$162 - $232

Drive  •  4h 16m

  1. Drive from Cranbrook to Banff 282 km

$30 - $50

Fly, shuttle  •  3h 12m

  1. Fly from Cranbrook (YXC) to Calgary (YYC) YXC - YYC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Calgary Airport to Banff, AB

$469 - $956

Bus, shuttle  •  9h 7m

  1. Take the bus from College of the Rockies to Fernie, BC - Fernie Community Centre
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Fernie, BC to Calgary Airport
  3. Take the bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB

$213 - $313

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The cheapest way to get from Cranbrook to Banff is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 4h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Cranbrook to Banff is to fly and shuttle which costs $460 - $1,000 and takes 3h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cranbrook to Banff. However, there are services departing from 12th Ave N at Baker St and arriving at Banff, AB via Cranbrook, BC - 513 Cranbrook St North, Claresholm, AB and Calgary International Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 23m.

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The distance between Cranbrook and Banff is 187 km. The road distance is 282 km.

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The best way to get from Cranbrook to Banff without a car is to bus which takes 11h 1m and costs $130 - $180.

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It takes approximately 11h 1m to get from Cranbrook to Banff, including transfers.

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Cranbrook to Banff bus services, operated by Mountain Man Mikes Bus Service, depart from Cranbrook, BC - 513 Cranbrook St North station.

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The quickest flight from Cranbrook Airport to Calgary Airport is the direct flight which takes 52 min.

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Cranbrook to Banff bus services, operated by Banff Airporter, arrive at Banff, AB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cranbrook to Banff is 282 km. It takes approximately 4h 16m to drive from Cranbrook to Banff.

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  • Distance: 187.1 km
  • Duration: 11h 1m

What companies run services between Cranbrook, BC, Canada and Banff, AB, Canada?

You can take a bus from Cranbrook to Banff via College Way, College of the Rockies, Elk Valley Hospital, Fernie, BC - 1701 9 Ave, Calgary, AB - 11488, 24 Street SE, Chinook LRT Station SB, Nb 37 St Sw @ 13 Av Sw, and Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall in around 11h 1m.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Cranbrook to Calgary
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $440
Bus operators
BC Transit - Elk Valley
Phone
1-855-417-4636
Website
bctransit.com
Bus from College of the Rockies to Elk Valley Hospital
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
bctransit.com
Bus from College of the Rockies to Fernie, BC - Fernie Community Centre
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
bctransit.com
Mountain Man Mikes Bus Service
Email
info@mountainmanmikes.ca
Website
mountainmanmikes.ca
Bus from Fernie, BC - 1701 9 Ave to Calgary, AB - 11488, 24 Street SE
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
mountainmanmikes.ca
Bus from Cranbrook, BC - 513 Cranbrook St North to Claresholm, AB
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
mountainmanmikes.ca
Bus from Cranbrook, BC - 513 Cranbrook St North to Calgary, AB - 11488, 24 Street SE
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
mountainmanmikes.ca
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Red Arrow
Phone
1-800-232-1958
Email
info@redarrow.ca
Website
redarrow.ca
Bus from Claresholm, AB to Calgary International Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Book at
redarrow.ca
Banff Airporter
Phone
1-888-449-2901
Email
info@banffairporter.com
Website
banffairporter.com
Bus from Calgary International Airport to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
banffairporter.com
Book at
banffairporter.zaui.net
Regular one-way
$69
3am one-way
$84
On-It Transit
Phone
+1 403-851-2509
Email
ONIT@calgaryregion.ca
Website
onitregionaltransit.ca
Bus from Somerset-Bridlewood LRT to Onit Banff Stop - Banff High School Field
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16
Website
On-It Transit
Banff Transportation Group
Phone
+1 403 762 0000
Email
INFO@BANFFTRANSPORTATION.COM
Website
banfftransportation.com
Shuttle from Calgary Airport to Banff, AB
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 High Shuttle
Phone
+1 2504235008
Email
info@mountainhighshuttle.com
Website
mountainhighshuttle.com
Shuttle from Fernie, BC to Calgary Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$139
Schedules at
mountainhighshuttle.com
Brewster Express
Phone
1-866-606-6700
Website
banffjaspercollection.com
Bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Book at
bookings.banffjaspercollection.com

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WestJet offers flights from Cranbrook Airport to Calgary Airport.

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There are 162+ hotels available in Banff. Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

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The best way to get from Cranbrook to Cranbrook Airport is to taxi which takes 20 min and costs $35 - $50.

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