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Transit And Shuttles

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Banff National Park’s many transit and shuttle options will take you out of your vehicle and quickly into nature – without missing a thing. Leave the car behind, relax and enjoy the incredible views as you travel by comfortable coach to the park, then on to your chosen adventure using one of Banff’s many transit options.

Download the full Banff National Park Transit Guide or explore below to find information about transit and shuttle options.

Banff National Park Transit Guide

Between the Town of Banff and Lake Louise Area

The Parks Canada Shuttle makes it easy to move between Banff National Park’s two popular hubs, Banff and Lake Louise. From each hub, you can continue to popular attractions within the park or stay to eat or shop. 

BETWEEN BANFF TRAIN STATION AND LAKE LOUISE

FARES AND FREQUENCY

Departing from the Banff Train Station, service directly to Lake Louise's lakeshore with a quick stop at Samson Mall in the Village of Lake Louise. Daily May 18 to October 8, 2018

Return Price:

  • Adults (18+): $10
  • Child (17 and under): Free

Tickets may be purchased from Parks Canada staff at the Banff Train Station. Travel from Lake Louise to Banff without a ticket will be based on the availability of seats. All tickets are first come, first served. 

Banff to Johnston Canyon

FARES AND FREQUENCY

Service departs from the Banff Train Station and travels along the Bow Valley Parkway (Highway 1A) to Johnston Canyon. Daily May 18 to October 8, 2018.

Return Prices:

  • Adults (18+): $5
  • Child (17 and under): Free

Tickets may be purchased from Parks Canada staff at the Banff train station. All tickets are first come, first served.

Banff to Moraine Lake

FARES AND FREQUENCY

Shuttle service from the Banff Train Station to Moraine Lake, September 10 to October 8, 2018. Daily shuttles from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Return Price:

  • $10

SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Parks Canada

Find shuttle schedules at pc.gc.ca/banff-transit

Banff Visitor Centre 403-762-1550

Lake Louise Visitor Centre 403-522-3833

Lake Louise Transit

Parks Canada Shuttles make it easy to branch out from the village of Lake Louise to explore either Upper Lake Louise or Moraine Lake. 

THE VILLAGE OF LAKE LOUISE AND UPPER LAKE LOUISE


FARES AND FREQUENCY

Shuttle service from Lake Louise overflow parking area (5.5 km to the east of the exit to Lake Louise on the Trans-Canada Highway 1) to Upper Lake Louise or to the Village of Lake Louise. Daily May 18 to October 8, 2018. 

Price: Free


SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Parks Canada

pc.gc.ca/banff-transit

Lake Louise Visitor Centre 403-522-3833


THE VILLAGE OF LAKE LOUISE AND MORAINE LAKE


FARES AND FREQUENCY

Shuttle service from Lake Louise overflow parking area (5.5 km to the east of the exit to Lake Louise on the Trans-Canada Highway 1) to Moraine Lake, September 10 to October 8, 2018. Daily shuttles from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Price: Free

First come, first served from the Lake Louise overflow parking area.


SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Hop On Banff

www.hoponbanff.com
 

Between Calgary and Banff National Park

Relax and enjoy the scenery even before you reach the park using several transit options. 

CALGARY (DOWNTOWN OR CROWFOOT LRT) AND BANFF

FARES AND FREQUENCY

Ten departures from Calgary and ten departures from Banff per day on Saturdays, Sundays, and long weekends May 19 to September 3.

One-way prices:

  • Adults (6+): $10
  • Child (2-5): free

*Children ages 2-5 must register for a free ticket to reserve a seat on the bus. Infants under the age of 2 ride on the lap of a passenger 15 years or older, no need to register. Reserve seats and purchase e-tickets in advance online. Travellers can buy tickets on the bus if seats are available, using credit or debit card.

ROAM offers On-it ticket holders free transfers all day. Simply show your valid ticket to the Roam driver.

SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

On-It Regional Transit

Book 403-938-3966

BETWEEN CALGARY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND BANFF/CANMORE

FARES AND FREQUENCY

Ten daily departures from Banff and Calgary International Airport.

One-way prices:

  • Adult (13+): $66.99
  • Senior (65+): $60.29
  • Child (3-12): $33.49
  • Infants (0-2): free

Return prices:

  • Adult (13+): $133.98
  • Senior (65+): $120.58
  • Child (3-12): $66.98
  • Infants (0-2): free
SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

BANFF AIRPORTER

Visitors can request a drop-off or pickup at home addresses or hotels in Banff, or the Coast Canmore Hotel.

Book  1-888-449-2901


CALGARY (DOWNTOWN AND AIRPORT), KANANASKIS, CANMORE, BANFF, LAKE LOUISE, AND JASPER

FARES AND FREQUENCY

Eight daily departures from Calgary International Airport and Banff. 

One-way from Calgary:

  • Adult (16+): from $71
  • Child (6-15): from $36
  • Infant (under 6): free

Return prices:

  • Adults (16+): from $121
  • Child (6-15): from $62
  • Infant (under 6): free
SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Brewster Express

Book 1-877-625-4372


CALGARY, BANFF, CANMORE, AND LAKE LOUISE

FARES AND FREQUENCY

Four daily departures from Calgary and Banff (subject to change).

Prices vary. Tickets purchased by phone must be paid with a Canadian credit card. 

SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Greyhound

Book 1-800-661-8747

 

Around the Town of Banff

Roam Public Transit service allows you to get conveniently around Banff, Canmore, and Banff National Park destinations like Lake Minnewanka. You can use Roam Transit throughout your trip with single fares or multi-ride passes.

SIX BUS ROUTES WITH SERVICE THROUGH BANFF, CANMORE, AND AREA ATTRACTIONS

FARES AND FREQUENCY

Frequency and fares vary by route number, please see the section below for specific times and prices.

REGULAR FARES:
Unlimited day pass:

  • Adults (19+): $5
  • Senior (65+) or child (6-18): $2.50
  • Children (under 6): free

One-way prices:

  • Adult (19+): $2
  • Senior (65+) or child (6-18): $1
  • Children (under 6): free

REGIONAL FARES:

  • Adult (19+): $6
  • Senior (65+) or child (6-18): $3
  • Children under 6: free

Purchase fares or passes and redeem vouchers at the Roam Transit customer service centre, participating partners, or on the bus with exact change. New in 2018, use your Token Transit app to pay by credit or debit. 

Where to purchase Roam Transit passes and redeem change vouchers:

  • Bow Valley Regional Transit Customer Service Centre
  • Banff Town Hall
  • Rundle Gift Shop
  • Wild Rose
  • Elk & Avenue Hotel
  • Canmore Civic Centre
  • Shoppers Drug Mart Canmore
  • Rusticana Grocery
  • The Market Bistro
  • Trail Sports Inc.
  • Fergies Bakery & Convenience
SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Roam Transit

Find schedules, fares, maps, a trip planner, and live bus tracker at parkandroam.ca.

403-762-0606

Get current arrival times for any Roam stop at nextbus.com, or download the Nextbus app for iOS or Android devices.

BANFF AVENUE TO SULPHUR MOUNTAIN / BANFF UPPER HOT SPRINGS: ROAM ROUTE #1


FARES AND FREQUENCY

Every 20 minutes daily. Runs from Banff Avenue up Sulphur Mountain to the historic Banff Upper Hot Springs, Rimrock Resort Hotel, and Banff Gondola.

See above for regular fares.

TUNNEL MOUNTAIN TO BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL: ROAM ROUTE #2

FARES AND FREQUENCY

Every 30 minutes daily. Runs from Tunnel Mountain Village 1 and Village 2 campgrounds to town centre and Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Tunnel Mountain Village 2 operates year-round.

Free from campgrounds to town while campgrounds are open. Regular fares apply from town to campgrounds.

REGIONAL SERVICE TO CANMORE: ROAM ROUTE #3

FARES AND FREQUENCY

Every 30 minutes from Monday to Friday. Every 60 minutes on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. Connects the towns of Banff and Canmore, from downtown to downtown.

See above for regional fares.

CAVE AND BASIN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE: ROAM ROUTE #4

FARES AND FREQUENCY

Every 30 minutes from Friday to Sunday and holidays from May 18 to June 14. Daily every 30 minutes from June 15 to September 16. Runs from the Banff Train Station to Cave and Basin National Historic Site, with stops at Luxton Museum and Banff Recreation Grounds .

See above for regular fares.

CANMORE LOCAL SERVICE: ROAM ROUTE #5

FARES AND FREQUENCY

Every 33 to 60 minutes from Monday to Friday. Every 37 minutes on Saturday. Every 75 minutes on Sunday and holidays. Provides service throughout the Town of Canmore, including downtown, Three Sisters, and Cougar Creek.

See above for regular fares.

MINNEWANKA ROAD: ROAM ROUTE #6

FARES AND FREQUENCY

Every hour from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., then every 30 minutes from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. departing from Banff High School daily. Connects Lake Minnewanka, Two Jack Lake campgrounds, Cascade Ponds and Lower Bankhead day use areas with Town of Banff, and links to all other Roam routes. 

MINNEWANKA PARK-AND-RIDE: FREE EXPRESS BUS

Leave your car at the Minnewanka Park & Ride and catch a free Roam bus every 15 minutes into town. The bus departs Banff on the 15 and 45. First departure is at 10:15 a.m. and the last departure is at 5:15 p.m. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Express Bus will pick up and drop off from the Banff Train Station only.

See regular fares above. Free from campgrounds for registered campers to town while campgrounds are open. Regular fares apply from town to campgrounds.

To and From Gondolas and Chairlifts

Visit one of the four gondolas and chairlifts and explore Banff National Park from above.

BANFF GONDOLA SHUTTLE

FARES AND FREQUENCY

To Gondola

  • Departs Elk + Avenue Hotel (333 Banff Avenue) every 20-30 minutes from 9 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. daily from May 19 to October 8
  • Departs Fairmont Banff Springs  (405 Spray Avenue)  every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays from May 19 to June 30. Daily shuttles run from July 1 to September 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

From Gondola

  • Departs Banff Gondola to return to Elk + Avenue Hotel every 20 to 30 minutes daily from 9:20 a.m. to 5:55 p.m.
  • Departs Banff Gondola to return to Fairmont Banff Springs every 30 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (see dates above)

Free with admission to the Banff Gondola

SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Banff Jasper Collection

MORE INFORMATION 1-866-756-1904

LAKE LOUISE SIGHTSEEING GONDOLA

This complimentary bus service transfers guests between Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Samson Mall, and the Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola.    

FARES AND FREQUENCY

Multiple daily departures from and return trips to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Samson Mall between 8:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.

Free for guests going to the Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola.

SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Lake Louise Ski Resort

MORE INFORMATION 1-877-956-8473


MOUNT NORQUAY

This shuttle service offers transportation between downtown Banff (Banff Train Station, Banff Avenue at Elk Street, and Banff Park Lodge), the Juniper Hotel, and Mount Norquay. From Mount Norquay, guests can explore the Sightseeing Chairlift, Via Ferrata, Cliffhouse Bistro, and hiking adventures.

FARES AND FREQUENCY

Summer Schedule

  • 11 shuttles daily from June 9 to September 9
  • Shuttles depart hourly from Banff Train Station from 7:55 a.m. to 5:50 p.m.
  • Additional shuttles run between Juniper Hotel and Banff Train Station between 6:27 p.m. and 7:35 p.m.

Fall Schedule 

  • 10 shuttles daily from September 10 to October 8
  • Shuttles depart hourly from Banff Train Station from 7:55 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
  • Additional shuttles run between Juniper Hotel and Banff Train Station between 5:27 p.m. and 7:35 p.m.

Reservations are not required. Free.

SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Mt Norquay

MORE INFORMATION 1-844-667-7829

BANFF SUNSHINE SIGHTSEEING GONDOLA & LIFT

The Sunshine Village shuttle bus operates between Banff and Sunshine Village Resort. There are pickup points convenient to all Banff hotels. The shuttle offers return trips to Banff throughout the day.  

FARES AND FREQUENCY
  • Six shuttles run daily from 7 a.m. to 5:20 p.m. from June 29 to September 23

No reservations required. Free.

SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Sunshine Mountain Lodge

MORE INFORMATION 1-877-542-2633

**All schedules are subject to change.