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There are 2 ways to get from San Francisco Bay Area to Banff National Park by 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.

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Train, bus  •  41 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Martinez Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station
  2. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Bellingham Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Bellingham, Wa to Coquitlam, Bc
  4. Take the bus from Coquitlam, BC to Banff, AB

$380 - $756

1 alternative option

Drive  •  24 h 16 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco Bay Area to Banff National Park 1233.1 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Bay Area to Banff National Park is to drive which costs $160 - $240 and takes 24 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Bay Area to Banff National Park is to drive which costs $160 - $240 and takes 24 h 16 min.

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The distance between San Francisco Bay Area and Banff National Park is 988 miles. The road distance is 1233.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Bay Area to Banff National Park without a car is to train and bus which takes 41 h 44 min and costs $380 - $800.

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It takes approximately 41 h 44 min to get from San Francisco Bay Area to Banff National Park, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco Bay Area to Banff National Park is 1233 miles. It takes approximately 24 h 16 min to drive from San Francisco Bay Area to Banff National Park.

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There are 121+ hotels available in Banff National Park. Prices start at $114 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco Bay Area to Banff National Park.
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  • Distance: 988.4 miles
  • Duration: 41 h 44 min

What companies run services between San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA and Banff National Park, AB, Canada?

There is no direct connection from San Francisco Bay Area to Banff National Park. However, you can take the taxi to Martinez Amtrak, take the train to Seattle King Street Station, take the train to Bellingham Amtrak, take the walk to Bellingham, Wa, take the bus to Coquitlam, Bc, take the walk to Coquitlam, BC, take the bus to Banff, AB, then take the walk to Banff National Park. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Banff National Park.

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Martinez Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Room
$470 - $700
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Bellingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Bellingham, Wa to Coquitlam, Bc
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Coquitlam, BC to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$75 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130

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