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There are 6 ways to get from Vancouver to Lake Louise by bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  9h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Lake Louise, AB Vancouver

$85 - $120

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Drive  •  9h 36m

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Lake Louise 498.5 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Vancouver to Calgary, bus  •  7h 25m

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Calgary (YYC) YVR - YYC
  2. Take the bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB
  3. Take the bus from Banff, AB to Lake Louise, AB

$175 - $504

Bus to Abbotsford, fly to Calgary, bus  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station to Abbotsford Airport
  2. Fly from Abbotsford (YXX) to Calgary (YYC) YXX - YYC
  3. Take the bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB
  4. Take the bus from Banff, AB to Lake Louise, AB

$180 - $520

Fly Vancouver to Kamloops, bus  •  8h 54m

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Kamloops (YKA) YVR - YKA
  2. Take the bus from Kamloops, BC to Lake Louise, AB

$193 - $604

Fly Vancouver to Kelowna, shuttle, bus  •  9h 23m

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Kelowna (YLW) YVR - YLW
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Kelowna International Airport to Revelstoke - Sandman
  3. Take the bus from Revelstoke, BC to Lake Louise, AB

$189 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Lake Louise is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 9h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Lake Louise is to fly and bus which costs $220 - $700 and takes 7h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vancouver, BC and arriving at Lake Louise, AB. Services depart once a week, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 9h 50m.

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The distance between Vancouver and Lake Louise is 549 km. The road distance is 797.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Lake Louise without a car is to bus which takes 9h 50m and costs $110 - $150.

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The bus from Vancouver, BC to Lake Louise, AB takes 9h 50m including transfers and departs once a week.

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Vancouver to Lake Louise bus services, operated by Rider Express, depart from Vancouver, BC station.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Calgary Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 22m.

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Vancouver to Lake Louise bus services, operated by Rider Express, arrive at Lake Louise, AB station.

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Lake Louise is 1h ahead of Vancouver. It is currently 11:12 PM in Vancouver and 12:12 AM in Lake Louise.

Map of how to get from Vancouver to Lake Louise.
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  • Distance: 342.8 miles
  • Duration: 9h 50m

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Lake Louise, AB, Canada?

Rider Express operates a bus from Vancouver to Lake Louise once a week. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 9h 50m.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Abbotsford to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vancouver to Kelowna
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Kamloops
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to Kelowna
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flair Airlines
Website
flairair.ca
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Abbotsford to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Sunwing Airlines
Website
sunwing.ca
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Vancouver to Kamloops
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Air North
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Vancouver to Kelowna
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Bus operators
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Lake Louise, AB
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Bus from Kamloops, BC to Lake Louise, AB
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Bus from Revelstoke, BC to Lake Louise, AB
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Brewster Express
Phone
1-866-606-6700
Website
banffjaspercollection.com
Bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Book at
bookings.banffjaspercollection.com
Bus from Banff, AB to Lake Louise, AB
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
bookings.banffjaspercollection.com
Sundog Transportation and Tours
Phone
1-888-786-3641
Email
info@sundogtours.com
Website
sundogtours.com
Bus from Banff to Lake Louise
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
sundogtours.com
Road
$17 - $23
EBus Canada
Phone
1-877-769-3287
Email
info@myebus.ca
Website
myebus.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station to Abbotsford Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
myebus.ca
Revelstoke Airport Shuttle
Website
revelstokemountainresort.com
Shuttle from Kelowna International Airport to Revelstoke - Sandman
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$76
Schedules at
revelstokemountainresort.com

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Lake Louise is 798 km. It takes approximately 9h 36m to drive from Vancouver to Lake Louise.

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Air Transat, Flair Airlines, Sunwing Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Calgary Airport.

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There are 11+ hotels available in Lake Louise. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 18m and costs $3 - $5.

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