There are 6 ways to get from Spokane to Banff by bus, car, train or plane

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

Bus, drive  •  21 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Spokane STA Plaza, WA to Kettle Falls, WA
  2. Drive from Kettle Falls, WA to Christina Lake, BC
  3. Take the bus from Christina Lake, BC to Calgary, AB
  4. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Banff, AB

$86 - $238

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  23 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Spokane Amtrak to Everett Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Everett, Wa to Coquitlam, Bc
  3. Take the bus from Coquitlam, BC to Banff, AB

$113 - $292

Bus  •  23 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Spokane, Wa to Seattle, Wa
  2. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Coquitlam, Bc
  3. Take the bus from Coquitlam, BC to Banff, AB

$96 - $241

Drive  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Spokane to Banff 361.5 miles

$45 - $70

Fly from Spokane  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Spokane (GEG) to Calgary (YYC) GEG - YYC

$262 - $872

Bus, drive, bus to Castlegar, fly  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Spokane Intermodal, WA to Kettle Falls, WA
  2. Drive from Kettle Falls, WA to Christina Lake, BC
  3. Take the bus from Christina Lake, BC to Castlegar, BC
  4. Fly from Castlegar (YCG) to Calgary (YYC) YCG - YYC

$178 - $619

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The cheapest way to get from Spokane to Banff is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Spokane to Banff is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8 h 8 min.

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The distance between Spokane and Banff is 259 miles. The road distance is 361.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 21 h 8 min to get from Spokane to Banff, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Spokane to Banff. However, there are services departing from Spokane, Wa and arriving at Banff, AB via Seattle, Wa and Coquitlam, BC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 57 min.

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Spokane to Banff bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Seattle, Wa station.

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Map of how to get from Spokane to Banff.
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  • Distance: 258.5 miles
  • Duration: 21 h 8 min

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

You can take a bus from Spokane to Banff via Seattle, Wa, Coquitlam, Bc, and Coquitlam, BC in around 23 h 57 min. Alternatively, Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines fly from Spokane to Banff every 30 minutes.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Spokane to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Spokane to Calgary via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
Flights from Spokane to Calgary via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $2,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Spokane to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Spokane to Calgary via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Spokane to Calgary via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Flights from Spokane to Calgary via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Castlegar to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
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 Spokane Amtrak to Everett Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$230 - $330
Bus operators
Gold Line
Website
gold-line.us
Bus from Spokane STA Plaza, WA to Kettle Falls, WA
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $80
Schedules at
gold-line.us
Bus from Spokane Intermodal, WA to Kettle Falls, WA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $80
Schedules at
gold-line.us
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Christina Lake, BC to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $95
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$90 - $130
Bus from Calgary, AB to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $19
Online Fare
$14 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$26 - $40
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 Christina Lake, BC to Castlegar, BC
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $27
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$10 - $15
Online Fare
$10 - $24
Standard Fare
$18 - $27
Refundable
$21 - $35
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 Everett, Wa to Coquitlam, Bc
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Spokane, Wa to Seattle, Wa
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $80
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
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
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Spokane, WA to Kettle Falls, WA
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
amtrak.com

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