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

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Fly  •  4 h 14 min

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

$120 - $586

1 alternative option

Drive  •  22 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife 1053.4 miles

$140 - $210

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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 4 h 14 min 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 5 h 34 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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There are 30+ hotels available in Yellowknife. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Fort McMurray to Fort McMurray Airport is to taxi which takes 13 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife.
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  • Distance: 411.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 14 min

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

WestJet, Air Canada and two other airlines fly from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife every 3 hours.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Northwestern Air
Website
nwal.ca
Flights from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife via Edmonton, Fort Smith
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550

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