There are 5 ways to get from Ottawa to Banff by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Ottawa  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Calgary (YYC) YOW - YYC

$242 - $722

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 days 9 h

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

$241 - $503

3 alternative options

Train to Montreal, fly  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Calgary (YYC) YUL - YYC

$271 - $804

Train, bus  •  2 days 23 h

  1. Take the train from Ottawa 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

$289 - $983

Drive  •  42 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Banff 2575.7 miles

$340 - $500

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Banff is to fly which costs $320 - $1,000 and takes 8 h 26 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Banff is to fly which costs $320 - $1,000 and takes 8 h 26 min.

More details

The distance between Ottawa and Banff is 2980 km. The road distance is 4121.1 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 8 h 26 min to get from Ottawa to Banff, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Banff. However, there are services departing from Ottawa and arriving at Banff, AB via Cambrian Ford, Transit Terminal, Sudbury, ON, Winnipeg, MB and Calgary, AB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 9 h.

More details

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Banff, AB, Canada?

Air Canada and WestJet fly from Ottawa to Banff every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ottawa to Banff via Sudbury, Cambrian Ford, Transit Terminal, Greyhound Terminal, Sudbury, ON, Winnipeg, MB, and Calgary, AB in around 2 days 9 h.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Ottawa to Calgary via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Ottawa to Calgary via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Ottawa to Calgary via Montreal
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Montreal to Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Montreal to Calgary via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Montreal to Calgary via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Montreal to Calgary via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 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 Montreal to Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Montreal to Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$320 - $12,000
Flights from Montreal to Calgary via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$320 - $12,000
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Dorval
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$27 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
Economy Plus
$55 - $85
Business
$50 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$95 - $140
Train from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $65
Economy
$70 - $100
Economy Plus
$100 - $150
Business
$100 - $150
Business Plus/Sleeper
$180 - $260
Train from Toronto to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
2 days 10 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$210 - $300
Economy
$400 - $550
Economy Plus
$550 - $750
Business
$550 - $850
Business Plus/Sleeper
$1,000 - $1,500
Bus operators
Ontario Northland
Phone
+1 800-461-8558
Website
ontarionorthland.ca
Bus from Ottawa to Sudbury
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Book at
Ontario Northland
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Sudbury, ON to Winnipeg, MB
Ave. Duration
26 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $210
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$85 - $130
Online Fare
$110 - $170
Standard Fare
$140 - $210
Refundable
$160 - $230
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
$90 - $130
Standard Fare
$110 - $170
Refundable
$120 - $190
Bus from Calgary, AB to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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 - $30
Online Fare
$25 - $45
Standard Fare
$35 - $55
Refundable
$40 - $60

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How do I get from Sydney to Melbourne, 5 incredible day trips from Florence by train and Getting to Rome from the airport - to help you get the most out of your next trip.