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

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Bus  •  8 h 50 min

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

$85 - $120

5 alternative options

Drive  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Lake Louise 498.6 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Vancouver to Calgary, bus  •  7 h 31 min

  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

$193 - $504

Fly Vancouver to Kamloops, bus  •  8 h 11 min

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

$193 - $604

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

  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

$198 - $520

Fly Vancouver to Cranbrook, Greyhound Connector, bus  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Cranbrook (YXC) YVR - YXC
  2. Take the Greyhound Connector from Kimberley, BC Canada to Golden, BC Canada
  3. Take the bus from Golden, BC to Lake Louise, AB

$232 - $443

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

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Lake Louise is to fly and bus which costs $250 - $700 and takes 7 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vancouver, BC and arriving at Lake Louise, AB. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 50 min.

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The distance between Vancouver and Lake Louise is 547 km. The road distance is 797.7 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Lake Louise without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 50 min and costs $110 - $150.

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The bus from Vancouver, BC to Lake Louise, AB takes 8 h 50 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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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 1 h 21 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Lake Louise.
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  • Distance: 341.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 50 min

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

Rider Express operates a bus from Vancouver to Lake Louise twice daily. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 8 h 50 min.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Abbotsford to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vancouver to Cranbrook via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Kamloops
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to Cranbrook
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Vancouver to Cranbrook via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Vancouver to Cranbrook
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
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
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Vancouver to Kamloops
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $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
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Bus from Kamloops, BC to Lake Louise, AB
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Bus from Golden, BC to Lake Louise, AB
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Book at
bookings.banffjaspercollection.com
Bus from Banff, AB to Lake Louise, AB
Ave. Duration
1 h
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
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
sundogtours.com
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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
myebus.ca
Sun City Coachlines
Phone
250-417-3117
Email
john@suncity.bc.ca
Website
suncity.bc.ca
Bus from Kimberley, BC Canada to Golden, BC Canada
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$54
Schedules at
suncity.bc.ca
Book at
suncity.bc.ca

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Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, Air Canada and WestJet offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Calgary Airport.

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There are nine+ 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 25 min and costs $3 - $5.

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