There are 4 ways to get from San Francisco to Banff by plane, bus, train 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  •  7 h 52 min

  1. SFO - YYC

$176 - $428

Cheapest option

Bus  •  39 h 52 min

$145 - $374

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  43 h 30 min

$203 - $559

Drive  •  24 h 21 min

  1. 1236.6 miles

$160 - $240

Questions & Answers

The distance between San Francisco and Banff is 1585 km. The road distance is 1979 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Banff is to drive which costs $160 - $240 and takes 24 h 21 min.

The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Banff is to fly which takes 7 h 52 min and costs $170 - $430.

No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Banff. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Banff, AB via Sacramento, Ca and Coquitlam, BC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 52 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 52 min to get from San Francisco to Banff, including transfers.

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Banff, AB, Canada?

Air Canada, WestJet and four other airlines fly from San Francisco to Banff hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Banff via Sacramento, Ca, Coquitlam, Bc, and Coquitlam, BC in around 39 h 52 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Seattle King Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
22 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
Train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Coquitlam, Bc
Ave. Duration
23 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $220
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 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $95
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
13 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $95
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$90 - $130

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