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There are 5 ways to get from Kelowna to Banff by car, bus, shuttle, plane or taxi

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Drive, bus  •  6h 26m

  1. Drive from Kelowna to Salmon Arm, BC
  2. Take the bus from Salmon Arm, BC to Banff, AB Vancouver

$64 - $88

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Shuttle, bus  •  8h 44m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Kelowna International Airport to Revelstoke - Sandman Airport Shuttle
  2. Take the bus from Revelstoke, BC to Banff, AB Vancouver

$125 - $145

Drive  •  6h 41m

  1. Drive from Kelowna to Banff 305.3 miles

$40 - $60

Fly from Kelowna, bus  •  4h 50m

  1. Fly from Kelowna (YLW) to Calgary (YYC) YLW - YYC
  2. Take the bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB

$148 - $378

Taxi to Penticton, fly, bus  •  4h 52m

  1. Take a taxi from Kelowna to Penticton
  2. Fly from Penticton (YYF) to Calgary (YYC) YYF - YYC
  3. Take the bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB

$270 - $905

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The cheapest way to get from Kelowna to Banff is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 6h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Kelowna to Banff is to fly and bus which costs $190 - $500 and takes 4h 50m.

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The distance between Kelowna and Banff is 312 km. The road distance is 488.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kelowna to Banff without a car is to shuttle and bus which takes 8h 44m and costs $160 - $190.

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It takes approximately 6h 26m to get from Kelowna to Banff, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kelowna Airport to Calgary Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Banff is 1h ahead of Kelowna. It is currently 6:09 PM in Kelowna and 7:09 PM in Banff.

Yes, the driving distance between Kelowna to Banff is 488 km. It takes approximately 6h 41m to drive from Kelowna to Banff.

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Sunwing Airlines, Air Canada and WestJet offer flights from Kelowna Airport to Calgary Airport.

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There are 143+ hotels available in Banff. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kelowna to Banff.
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  • Distance: 195 miles
  • Duration: 6h 26m

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

There is no direct connection from Kelowna to Banff. However, you can take the drive to Salmon Arm, BC then take the bus to Banff, AB. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kelowna to Banff via UBCO Exchange Bay D, Airport 5680 block, Kelowna International Airport, Revelstoke - Sandman, and Revelstoke, BC in around 8h 44m.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Kelowna to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Penticton to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,300
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Kelowna to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Sunwing Airlines
Website
sunwing.ca
Flights from Kelowna to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Bus operators
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Salmon Arm, BC to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Bus from Revelstoke, BC to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Revelstoke Airport Shuttle
Website
revelstokemountainresort.com
Shuttle from Kelowna International Airport to Revelstoke - Sandman
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$76
Schedules at
revelstokemountainresort.com
Brewster Express
Phone
1-866-606-6700
Website
banffjaspercollection.com
Bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Book at
bookings.banffjaspercollection.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kelowna to Penticton
Ave. Duration
1h
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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The best way to get from Kelowna to Kelowna Airport is to Big White Airport Shuttle which takes 5m and costs .

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