There are 6 ways to get from Montreal to Banff by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Montreal  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Calgary (YYC) YUL - YYC

$243 - $723

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Bus  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from Montreal to Toronto, ON
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Winnipeg, MB
  3. Take the bus from Winnipeg, MB to Calgary, AB
  4. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Banff, AB

$218 - $524

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Train to Ottawa, fly  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Ottawa
  2. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Calgary (YYC) YOW - YYC

$275 - $812

Train to Quebec, fly  •  11 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Sainte-Foy
  2. Fly from Quebec (YQB) to Calgary (YYC) YQB - YYC

$341 - $693

Train, bus  •  3 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Edmonton
  3. Take the bus from Edmonton to Calgary, AB
  4. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Banff, AB

$296 - $1,056

Drive  •  43 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Montreal to Banff 2633.3 miles

$340 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Montreal to Banff is to bus which costs $280 - $700 and takes 2 days 12 h.

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The quickest way to get from Montreal to Banff is to fly which costs $310 - $950 and takes 8 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Montreal to Banff. However, there are services departing from Montreal and arriving at Banff, AB via Toronto, ON, Winnipeg, MB and Calgary, AB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 12 h.

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The distance between Montreal and Banff is 3121 km. The road distance is 4213.3 km.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Banff without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 12 h and costs $280 - $700.

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It takes approximately 8 h 47 min to get from Montreal to Banff, including transfers.

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Montreal to Banff bus services, operated by Megabus Canada, depart from Montreal station.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Banff is to fly which takes 8 h 47 min and costs $310 - $950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $280 - $700 and takes 2 days 12 h.

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The quickest flight from Montreal Airport to Calgary Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 41 min.

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Montreal to Banff bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Banff, AB station.

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Map of how to get from Montreal to Banff.
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  • Distance: 1950.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 47 min

What companies run services between Montreal, QC, Canada and Banff, AB, Canada?

WestJet, Air Canada and Air Transat fly from Montreal to Banff hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Montreal to Banff via Toronto, ON, Winnipeg, MB, and Calgary, AB in around 2 days 12 h.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Montreal to Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Montreal to Calgary via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Montreal to Calgary via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Ottawa to Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Ottawa to Calgary via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Quebec to Calgary via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $500
Flights from Quebec to Calgary via Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $500
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Montreal to Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Montreal to Calgary via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Ottawa to Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Ottawa to Calgary via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Ottawa to Calgary via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Quebec to Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Flights from Quebec to Calgary via Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Flights from Quebec to Calgary via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Montreal to Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$320 - $12,000
Flights from Quebec to Calgary via Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Montréal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $45
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Train from Montréal to Sainte-Foy
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $110
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $50
Economy
$50 - $70
Economy Plus
$75 - $110
Business
$70 - $100
Business Plus/Sleeper
$120 - $180
Train from Montréal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$50 - $75
Economy
$85 - $120
Economy Plus
$120 - $170
Business
$120 - $170
Business Plus/Sleeper
$220 - $310
Train from Toronto to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
2 days 12 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$210 - $300
Economy
$410 - $600
Economy Plus
$550 - $800
Business
$600 - $850
Business Plus/Sleeper
$1,000 - $1,500
Bus operators
Megabus Canada
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Winnipeg, MB
Ave. Duration
30 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$100 - $160
Online Fare
$140 - $200
Standard Fare
$180 - $260
Refundable
$190 - $280
Bus from Winnipeg, MB to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$70 - $110
Online Fare
$95 - $140
Standard Fare
$120 - $180
Refundable
$130 - $190
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 - $29
Standard Fare
$23 - $35
Refundable
$26 - $40
Bus from Edmonton to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$21 - $35
Online Fare
$26 - $45
Standard Fare
$35 - $55
Refundable
$40 - $60

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Banff is 2 h behind Montreal. It is currently 6:54 PM in Montreal and 4:54 PM in Banff.

Yes, the driving distance between Montreal to Banff is 4213 km. It takes approximately 43 h 57 min to drive from Montreal to Banff.

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Air Transat, WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Montreal Airport to Calgary Airport.

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There are 119+ hotels available in Banff. Prices start at $161 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Montreal Airport is to line 747 bus which takes 21 min and costs $4.

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