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There are 7 ways to get from Seattle to Banff by plane, bus, shuttle, train or car

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Fly from Seattle, bus  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Calgary (YYC) SEA - YYC
  2. Take the bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB

$158 - $504

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Bus  •  14 h 30 min

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

$103 - $166

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Shuttle to Abbotsford, fly, bus  •  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
  3. Take the bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB

$180 - $508

Shuttle to Vancouver, fly, bus  •  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
  3. Take the bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB

$200 - $513

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  14 h

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Seattle, WA - Amtrak to Vancouver, BC 8948
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Banff, AB Vancouver

$117 - $162

Train, bus  •  14 h 30 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 Vancouver

$126 - $203

Drive  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Banff 603.6 miles

$80 - $120

Questions & Answers

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 and bus which costs $150 - $550 and takes 6 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Banff. However, there are services departing from Seattle, WA - Amtrak and arriving at Banff, AB via Vancouver, BC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h.

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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 Amtrak Thruway and bus which takes 14 h and costs $110 - $170.

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It takes approximately 6 h 55 min to get from Seattle to Banff, including transfers.

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Seattle to Banff bus services, operated by Amtrak Thruway, depart from Seattle, WA - Amtrak station.

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Calgary Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 36 min.

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Seattle to Banff bus services, operated by Rider Express, arrive at Banff, AB station.

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Banff is 1 h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 3:50 PM in Seattle and 4:50 PM in Banff.

Map of how to get from Seattle to Banff.
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  • Distance: 393.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 55 min

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

You can take a bus from Seattle to Banff via Vancouver, BC in around 14 h.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Seattle to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Abbotsford to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 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 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Seattle to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 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 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Sunwing Airlines
Website
sunwing.ca
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $210
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
+1 215-856-7924
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
Brewster Express
Phone
1-866-606-6700
Website
banffjaspercollection.com
Bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Book at
bookings.banffjaspercollection.com
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 4 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
Amtrak Thruway

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 Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Seattle, WA - Amtrak to Vancouver, BC
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
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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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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and Air Canada offer flights from Seattle Airport to Calgary Airport.

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There are 129+ hotels available in Banff. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 34 min and costs $2 - $4.

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