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

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

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Bus, Banff Airport shuttle  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Edmonton - Downtown Office to Calgary International Airport Edmonton Departure
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB Westbound / ...

$98 - $132

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Edmonton, AB to Calgary, AB 5211
  2. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Banff, AB 5155 / ...

$34 - $87

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Bus Red Arrow  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Edmonton - Downtown Office to Calgary Downtown Office Edmonton Departure
  2. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Banff, AB 5155 / ...

$65 - $101

Drive  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Edmonton to Banff 260.1 miles

$30 - $50

Tram to Edmonton, fly  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the tram from Stadium Station to Century Park Station
  2. Fly from Edmonton (YEG) to Calgary (YYC) YEG - YYC

$79 - $266

Bus to Red Deer, fly  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Edmonton, AB to Red Deer, AB
  2. Fly from Red Deer (YQF) to Calgary (YYC) YQF - YYC

$174 - $557

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The cheapest way to get from Edmonton to Banff is to drive which costs $45 - $65 and takes 4 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edmonton to Banff is to drive which costs $45 - $65 and takes 4 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edmonton to Banff. However, there are services departing from Edmonton, AB and arriving at Banff, AB via Calgary, AB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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The distance between Edmonton and Banff is 300 km. The road distance is 416.2 km.

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The best way to get from Edmonton to Banff without a car is to bus and Banff Airport shuttle which takes 6 h 20 min and costs $120 - $180.

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It takes approximately 6 h 20 min to get from Edmonton to Banff, including transfers.

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Edmonton to Banff bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Edmonton, AB station.

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

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Map of how to get from Edmonton to Banff.
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  • Distance: 187.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 20 min

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

You can take a bus from Edmonton to Banff via Calgary Downtown Office, WB 1 Street SW CTrain Station, WB Sunalta CTrain Station, and Calgary, AB in around 6 h 57 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Edmonton to Calgary
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Red Deer to Calgary
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Edmonton to Calgary
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Air North
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Edmonton to Calgary
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $260
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Edmonton to Calgary
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Edmonton to Calgary
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Sunwing Airlines
Website
sunwing.ca
Flights from Edmonton to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Train operators
Edmonton Transit
Website
edmonton.ca
Tram from Stadium Station to Century Park Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
edmonton.ca
Bus operators
Red Arrow
Phone
1-800-232-1958
Email
info@redarrow.ca
Website
redarrow.ca
Bus from Edmonton - Downtown Office to Calgary International Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
redarrow.ca
Bus from Edmonton - Downtown Office to Calgary Downtown Office
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
redarrow.ca
Brewster Express
Phone
1-866-606-6700
Website
banffjaspercollection.com
Shuttle from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
banffjaspercollection.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Calgary, AB to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$13 - $19
Online Fare
$14 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$26 - $40
Bus from Edmonton, AB to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$21 - $30
Online Fare
$26 - $45
Standard Fare
$35 - $55
Refundable
$40 - $60
Bus from Edmonton, AB to Red Deer, AB
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$14 - $21
Online Fare
$16 - $35
Standard Fare
$25 - $40
Refundable
$29 - $45

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