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

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Fly from Ottawa, Banff Airport shuttle  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Calgary (YYC) YOW - YYC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB

$243 - $723

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Train to Montreal, fly, Banff Airport shuttle  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Calgary (YYC) YUL - YYC
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB

$271 - $805

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

$247 - $515

Train, bus  •  3 days 1 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

$290 - $1,035

Drive  •  42 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Banff 2575.7 miles

$340 - $500

Questions & Answers

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.

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

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Banff without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 9 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 29 min to get from Ottawa to Banff, including transfers.

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Ottawa to Banff bus services, operated by Ontario Northland, depart from Ottawa station.

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The quickest flight from Ottawa Airport to Calgary Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 25 min.

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

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Banff is 2 h behind Ottawa. It is currently 4:41 PM in Ottawa and 2:41 PM in Banff.

Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Banff is 4121 km. It takes approximately 42 h 52 min to drive from Ottawa to Banff.

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WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Ottawa Airport to Calgary Airport.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Banff.
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  • Distance: 1862.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 29 min

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

You can take a bus from Ottawa to Banff via Sudbury, Cambrian Ford, Transit Terminal, 764 Notre Dame, 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 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Ottawa to Calgary via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Ottawa to Calgary via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Montreal to Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Montreal to Calgary via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Montreal to Calgary via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
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 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Ottawa to Calgary via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 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
Flights from Montreal to Calgary via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
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
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
$28 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $140
Train from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $65
Economy
$70 - $100
Economy Plus
$100 - $150
Business
$100 - $150
Business Plus/Sleeper
$190 - $270
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 - $550
Economy Plus
$550 - $800
Business
$600 - $850
Business Plus/Sleeper
$1,000 - $1,500
Bus operators
Brewster Express
Phone
1-866-606-6700
Website
banffjaspercollection.com
Shuttle from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Book at
bookings.banffjaspercollection.com
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 - $90
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
$90 - $220
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$90 - $130
Online Fare
$120 - $170
Standard Fare
$150 - $220
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 - $110
Online Fare
$95 - $140
Standard Fare
$120 - $170
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
$22 - $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
$26 - $45
Standard Fare
$35 - $55
Refundable
$40 - $60

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There are 124+ hotels available in Banff. Prices start at $142 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Ottawa Airport is to line 97 bus which takes 19 min and costs .

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