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There are 2 ways to get from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife by plane or car

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Fly  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Fort McMurray (YMM) to Yellowknife (YZF) YMM - YZF

$119 - $585

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Drive  •  22h 55m

  1. Drive from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife 1053.4 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife is to drive which costs $180 - $270 and takes 22h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife is to fly which costs $150 - $800 and takes 5h 31m.

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The distance between Fort McMurray and Yellowknife is 659 km. The road distance is 1685.5 km.

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It takes approximately 5h 31m to get from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Fort McMurray Airport to Yellowknife Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 12m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort McMurray to Yellowknife is 1685 km. It takes approximately 22h 55m to drive from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife.

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Northwestern Air, WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Fort McMurray Airport to Yellowknife Airport.

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There are 38+ hotels available in Yellowknife. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Fort McMurray to Fort McMurray Airport is to taxi which takes 13m and costs $21 - $26.

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Map of how to get from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife.
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  • Distance: 411.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 31m

What companies run services between Fort McMurray, AB, Canada and Yellowknife, NT, Canada?

Air Canada, WestJet and two other airlines fly from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife hourly.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
8h 3m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife via Calgary, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife via Edmonton, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife via Calgary, Edmonton
Ave. Duration
10h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Northwestern Air
Website
nwal.ca
Flights from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife via Edmonton, Fort Smith
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550

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