There are 7 ways to get from Seattle to Banff by plane, shuttle, 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.

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Fly from Seattle  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Calgary (YYC) SEA - YYC

$153 - $454

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, WA to Vancouver, BC Seattle-Vancouver / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Banff, AB 5000 / ...

$58 - $166

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Shuttle to Abbotsford, fly  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Seattle, WA - Convention Center to Lynden, WA
  2. Fly from Abbotsford (YXX) to Calgary (YYC) YXX - YYC

$172 - $458

Shuttle to Vancouver, fly  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Seattle, WA - Convention Centre to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
  2. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Calgary (YYC) YVR - YYC

$193 - $459

Bus via Coquitlam, Bc  •  18 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Coquitlam, Bc 1420 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Coquitlam, BC to Banff, AB 5000 / ...

$64 - $164

Train, bus  •  18 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak Cascades
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Banff, AB 5000 / ...

$81 - $203

Drive  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Banff 603.6 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Banff is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 11 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Banff is to fly which costs $150 - $460 and takes 6 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Banff. However, there are services departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at Banff, AB via Coquitlam, BC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 15 min.

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The distance between Seattle and Banff is 394 miles. The road distance is 603.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Banff without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 15 min and costs $60 - $170.

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It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to get from Seattle to Banff, including transfers.

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Seattle to Banff bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Seattle, Wa station.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Banff is to fly which takes 6 h 52 min and costs $150 - $460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $170 and takes 18 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Calgary Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 33 min.

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

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Banff is 1 h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 12:39 AM in Seattle and 1:39 AM in Banff.

Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Banff is 604 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 37 min to drive from Seattle to Banff.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Banff.
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  • Distance: 393.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 52 min

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Banff, AB, Canada?

Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and two other airlines fly from Seattle to Banff hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Seattle to Banff via Coquitlam, Bc and Coquitlam, BC in around 18 h 15 min.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Seattle to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Seattle to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Abbotsford to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Seattle to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Seattle to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Abbotsford to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flair Airlines
Website
flairair.ca
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
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
BellAir Airporter Shuttle
Phone
+1 866-235-5247
Email
shuttle@airporter.com
Website
airporter.com
Shuttle from Seattle, WA - Convention Center to Lynden, WA
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
airporter.com
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from Seattle, WA - Convention Centre to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Seattle, Wa to Coquitlam, Bc
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$75 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 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
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