There are 4 ways to get from Minneapolis–Saint Paul to Banff National Park by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly, bus  •  8 h 17 min

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

$269 - $676

Cheapest option

Bus  •  36 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Grand Forks, ND 927
  2. Take the bus from Grand Forks, ND to US/Canadian Border
  3. Take the bus from US/Canadian Border to Winnipeg Airport
  4. Take the bus from Winnipeg, MB to Calgary, AB
  5. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Banff, AB

$187 - $361

2 alternative options

Train, bus, drive, Greyhound Connector  •  44 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Spokane Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Spokane Intermodal, WA to Arden "1" Stop Conoco
  3. Drive from Arden "1" Stop Conoco to Salmo
  4. Take the bus from Salmo to Cranbrook, BC
  5. Take the Greyhound Connector from Cranbrook, BC Canada to Invermere, BC Canada
  6. Drive from Invermere, BC Canada to Banff National Park

Drive  •  22 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis–Saint Paul to Banff National Park 1373.8 miles

$180 - $270

Questions & Answers

The distance between Minneapolis–Saint Paul and Banff National Park is 1120 miles. The road distance is 1373.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis–Saint Paul to Banff National Park without a car is to bus which takes 36 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 17 min to get from Minneapolis–Saint Paul to Banff National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Calgary Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 59 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis–Saint Paul to Banff National Park is 1374 miles. It takes approximately 22 h 33 min to drive from Minneapolis–Saint Paul to Banff National Park.

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American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc., WestJet and two other airlines offer flights from Minneapolis Airport to Calgary Airport.

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There are 124+ hotels available in Banff National Park. Prices start at $141 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Minneapolis–Saint Paul to Banff National Park.
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  • Distance: 1119.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 17 min

What companies run services between Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN, USA and Banff National Park, AB, Canada?

You can take a bus from Minneapolis–Saint Paul to Banff National Park via Government Plaza Station, Minneapolis, MN, Grand Forks, ND, US/Canadian Border, Winnipeg Airport, Winnipeg, MB, Calgary, AB, and Banff, AB in around 36 h 42 min.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Calgary
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,500
Flights from Minneapolis to Calgary via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from Minneapolis to Calgary via Saskatoon
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Calgary
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,500
Flights from Minneapolis to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Calgary via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
Flights from Minneapolis to Calgary via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Calgary via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Spokane Amtrak
Ave. Duration
29 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$180 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$330 - $470
Business Coach Seat
$390 - $550
Room
$700 - $1,000
Bus operators
Brewster Express
Phone
1-866-606-6700
Website
banffjaspercollection.com
Bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Book at
bookings.banffjaspercollection.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Grand Forks, ND
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Grand Forks, ND to US/Canadian Border
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from US/Canadian Border to Winnipeg Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Winnipeg, MB to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$70 - $100
Online Fare
$95 - $140
Standard Fare
$110 - $170
Refundable
$130 - $190
Bus from Calgary, AB to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $19
Online Fare
$14 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$26 - $40
Bus from Salmo to Cranbrook, BC
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$15 - $23
Online Fare
$18 - $35
Standard Fare
$27 - $40
Refundable
$30 - $45
Gold Line
Website
gold-line.us
Bus from Spokane Intermodal, WA to Arden "1" Stop Conoco
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $65
Schedules at
gold-line.us
Sun City Coachlines
Phone
250-417-3117
Email
john@suncity.bc.ca
Website
suncity.bc.ca
Bus from Cranbrook, BC Canada to Invermere, BC Canada
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
suncity.bc.ca
Book at
suncity.bc.ca

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