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There are 7 ways to get from Spokane to Banff by train, bus, car 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.

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Train, bus  •  22 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Spokane Amtrak Station to Everett Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Everett Amtrak Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
  3. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Banff, AB

$172 - $327

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Bus  •  22 h 25 min

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

$142 - $246

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Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  22 h 35 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Spokane, WA to Everett, WA 736
  2. Take the bus from Everett, Wa to Vancouver, Bc
  3. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Banff, AB

$148 - $234

Drive  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Spokane to Banff 361.5 miles

$45 - $70

Fly from Spokane, bus  •  8 h 47 min

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

$266 - $922

Drive to Cranbrook, fly, bus  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Spokane to Cranbrook
  2. Fly from Cranbrook (YXC) to Calgary (YYC) YXC - YYC
  3. Take the bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB

$231 - $617

Bus, drive to Castlegar, fly  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Spokane Intermodal, WA to Kettle Falls, WA
  2. Drive from Kettle Falls, WA to Cedar at Spokane St
  3. Fly from Castlegar (YCG) to Calgary (YYC) YCG - YYC
  4. Take the bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB

$179 - $648

Questions & Answers

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 and fly and bus which costs $230 - $650 and takes 7 h 47 min.

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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 Vancouver, BC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 25 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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The best way to get from Spokane to Banff without a car is to train and bus which takes 22 h 1 min and costs $170 - $330.

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It takes approximately 22 h 1 min to get from Spokane to Banff, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Spokane Airport to Calgary Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 46 min and has one stopover.

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

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Banff is 1 h ahead of Spokane. It is currently 10:53 AM in Spokane and 11:53 AM in Banff.

Map of how to get from Spokane to Banff.
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  • Distance: 258.5 miles
  • Duration: 22 h 1 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, Vancouver, Bc, and Vancouver, BC in around 22 h 25 min.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Spokane to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Cranbrook to Calgary
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Cranbrook to Calgary
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Castlegar to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Spokane to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Spokane to Calgary via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Spokane to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Spokane to Calgary via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Spokane to Calgary via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
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 Spokane Amtrak Station to Everett Amtrak Station
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
Train from Everett Amtrak Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
Bus operators
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
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 Spokane, Wa to Seattle, Wa
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $80
Bus from Seattle, Wa to Vancouver, Bc
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Everett, Wa to Vancouver, Bc
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
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 Spokane, WA to Everett, WA
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Spokane, WA to Kettle Falls, WA
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
amtrak.com
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
Gold Line
Website
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

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Spokane to Banff is 361 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 8 min to drive from Spokane to Banff.

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United Airlines, Delta and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from Spokane Airport to Calgary Airport.

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There are 128+ hotels available in Banff. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Spokane to Spokane Airport is to line 60 bus which takes 16 min and costs $2.

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