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Banff and Lake Louise Roam Transit

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GETTING AROUND THE NATIONAL PARK 

Banff National Park’s many transit and shuttle options operate to most key attractions in Banff National Park (including Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Johnston Canyon and Lake Minnewanka). As parking is limited at most attractions, taking transit or hopping on a shuttle is your best option to get to your destination. 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 transit options. Start planning your worry-free adventure now! 

COVID-19 TRANSIT UPDATE  

The health and safety of visitors and our community is our top priority. To help limit exposure to COVID-19, transit providers within Banff National Park are operating at reduced capacity and have implemented precautions to keep passengers safe. Please contact the individual operator for further details on COVID-19 protocols and see our Travel Information for up-to-date considerations while planning your visit. 

Calgary to Banff National Park

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

CALGARY TO BANFF

On-It Regional Transit 

Operating from June until the end of September, On-It Regional Transit invites you to travel from Calgary to Banff or Canmore on Fridays through Sundays and statutory holidays, with several departures available. Once you have arrived in Banff, show your valid On-It ticket to a Roam Transit driver to transfer for free on local services around the town of Banff.  

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Banff Express

Choose one of two daily departures to travel from Eau Claire Market, HI Calgary City Centre Hostel or Foothills Hospital to Canmore or Banff on Tuesday through Saturdays.

Prices vary, booking required. 

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CALGARY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO BANFF, LAKE LOUISE, CANMORE, JASPER

Banff Airporter

Banff Airporter offers reliable transportation from Calgary to Canmore and Banff. Request a drop-off or pickup through its private car service.  

Prices vary, booking required. 

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Brewster Express

The Brewster Express connects Calgary to Banff, Canmore, Kananaskis, Lake Louise, and Jasper. Operating from April, 2021. 

Prices vary, booking required. 

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Discover Banff Tours

Discover Banff Tours offers transfers between Calgary Airport and Canmore, Banff, and Lake Louise. Operating from April, 2021. 

Prices vary, booking required. 

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Banff Chauffeur

Banff Chauffeur is a professional private transportation company that offers courteous Calgary International Airport transfers, in addition to private sightseeing tours for travellers that wish to delve into the rich history of the beautiful Bow Valley and Canadian Rockies. 

Prices vary, booking required. 

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Town of Banff Area

Getting around the town of Banff and vicinity is easy to do with Roam Transit. Go to Sulphur Mountain, Tunnel Mountain, the Banff Gondola, and more. 

ROAM TRANSIT ROUTES

Roam Transit operates several bus routes to many top attractions in Banff and Lake Louise. If you're visiting the sights, take a ride on one of the Roam Transit environment-friendly hybrid buses for a fun, convenient, and inexpensive way to get around and enjoy the views. 

COVID-19 update: Roam is operating at a reduced capacity and requires all passengers to wear a face mask or covering. 

Route 1: Banff Avenue to Sulphur Mountain

This daily, year-round service runs from Banff Avenue and up Sulphur Mountain to the historic Banff Upper Hot Springs, Rimrock Resort Hotel, and Banff Gondola.

Schedule and Route Map

Route 2: Tunnel Mountain to Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

This daily, year-round service runs from Tunnel Mountain Village 1 and Village 2 campgrounds to the town centre, and then on to Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.

Registered campers enjoy free departure from the campgrounds from May 21 - September 19, 2021.

Schedule and Route Map

Route 3: Banff to Canmore

This daily, year-round service departs every 30 to 60 minutes from Monday to Friday, and every 60 minutes on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. 

Schedule and Route Map

Route 4: Cave and Basin

This daily service from May 21 to September 19 runs along Banff Avenue to the Banff Park Museum and the Cave and Basin national historic sites.

Roam Transit's 2021 Cave and Basin service details coming soon.

Route 6: Lake Minnewanka

This daily service from May 21 to September 19 runs between the town of Banff and Lake Minnewanka, Johnson Lake, as well as campgrounds and day-use areas on Lake Minnewanka Road.

Registered campers enjoy free departure from the campgrounds from May 21 - September 19, 2021.

Roam Transit's 2021 Lake Minnewanka service details coming soon.

ROAM TRANSIT FARES

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

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The easiest way to pay is to use the Token Transit app which you can use to purchase any of the Roam transit fares. Using the app, you can purchase passes using credit or debit cards and board the bus by showing the driver the unique pass displayed on your phone. 

You can also purchase fares or passes and redeem vouchers at the Roam Transit customer service centre, participating partners, or on the bus with exact change. 

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
  • Rx Drug Mart Banff
  • Canmore Civic Centre
  • Shoppers Drug Mart Canmore
  • Rusticana Grocery, Canmore
  • Oh! My Gift Shop, Canmore
  • Fergies Bakery & Convenience, Canmore
  • Experience Lake Louise (Samson Mall, Lake Louise)

Find schedules, fares, maps, a trip planner, and live bus tracker at Roam Transit.

**All schedules are subject to change.

Banff to Lake Louise

Roam Transit makes it easy and safe 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.

ROAM TRANSIT ROUTES

Route 8X: Lake Louise Express

Departing year-round, daily from downtown Banff, this service travels directly to Lake Louise's lakefront with a quick stop at Samson Mall in the village of Lake Louise. 

Schedule and Route Map

COVID-19 update: Roam is operating at a reduced capacity and requires all passengers to wear a face mask or covering. 

Ski Shuttles

Leave the car behind, enjoy the ride, and hit the slopes with ski shuttle services that run regularly to all three ski resorts. 

Mount Norquay Shuttle

The Mt. Norquay shuttle is not running until further notice. Please check the Mt. Norquay website for updates.

Banff Sunshine Ski Resort

Banff Sunshine Village offers daily bus service to and from Banff to Sunshine. The Banff Shuttle Buses are FREE with any Sunshine Village or Ski Big 3 season pass or lift ticket.

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Lake Louise Ski Resort

Enjoy free and comfortable return transportation between Banff and the Lake Louise Ski Resort. Buses run daily from a variety of convenient locations in Banff and Lake Louise

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Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

Reserve a shuttle to Lake Louise or Moraine Lake from the Lake Louise Park and Ride.

New in 2021: Parks Canada is offering daily shuttles from the Lake Louise Park and Ride (6km east of Lake Louise village) to the Lake Louise Lakeshore and Moraine Lake. Available from May 21 – October 11, 2021. Shuttles must be reserved ahead of time to guarantee a seat. Walk up seats are not available. 

Sign up to our mailing list to be the first to know when reservations open and for information on how best to explore Banff National Park car-free. 

Find out more on how to reserve your shuttle with our helpful How To Book guide


Traffic management will be in place in Lake Louise, including daily traffic flaggers to help maintain the flow of traffic, ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists, and to ensure parking lot capacity is maintained.

Visitation to the Lake Louise area remains high with regional visitors and Canadians. Visitors should anticipate wait times for parking during peak times, including weekends, and good weather conditions.

Paid parking will be in effect at the Lake Louise Lakeshore from mid-May to mid-October, 2021. Visit the Parks Canada website for further details.

Banff to Johnston Canyon

Use Roam Transit's Service for easy access from Banff and Johnston Canyon.

Route 9: Johnston Canyon

Departing daily from May 21 to Septermber 19 from the Banff High School Transit Hub, this service travels directly to Johnston Canyon.

Roam Transit's Banff to Johnston Canyon summer 2021 service details coming soon.

COVID-19 update: Roam is operating at a reduced capacity and requires all passengers to wear a face mask or covering. 

Banff to Moraine Lake

Use Roam Transit's fall service for easy access from Banff and Moraine Lake during larch season.

ROAM TRANSIT ROUTES

Route 10: Moraine Lake Express

Departing daily from September 20 and October 11 from the Banff High School Transit Hub, this service travels directly to Moraine Lake.

Roam Transit's Banff to Moraine Lake 2021 fall service details coming soon.

COVID-19 update: Roam is operating at a reduced capacity and requires all passengers to wear a face mask or covering. 

Sightseeing Tours

Guided tours are a great option if you would like to explore Banff National Park without having to make the bookings and arrangements yourself. 

BREWSTER SIGHTSEEING 

Brewster Sightseeing offers an array of tours that operate in Banff, along the Icefield’s Parkway, and in Jasper. World-renowned guides, complimented by onboard tour hosts, can teach you the natural and human history of Banff National Park.  

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DISCOVER BANFF TOURS 

Discover Banff Tours offers a variety of daily interpretive sightseeing tours as well as adventure tours throughout Banff National Park.  

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GREAT DIVIDE NATURE INTERPRETATION 

Take a guided hike with Great Divide Nature Interpretation and discover the story behind the scenery. 

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HOPONBANFF 

From June 15 – September 19, 2021, experience the highlights of Banff National Park at your own pace with HopOnBanff. Book your spot ahead of time and get everywhere you want to go easily within Banff National Park. Stops include Banff, Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise Summer Gondola, Lake Louise village, Lake Louise lakeshore, and Moraine Lake.  

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OPEN TOP TOURING 

Explore the people, places and moments that have made Banff into what it is today on a vintage tour operated by Pursuit. Its vintage-inspired coaches have the look and feel of the 1930s—including a fully-open roof and a guide in period costume. 

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WHITE MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES 

Explore Banff National Park on a guided hike or custom tour with White Mountain Adventures.  

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Plan Your Stay

Browse and book accommodation and lodging packages with our trip planning tool. To learn about the different types of accommodation available in Banff and Lake Louise, visit our Places to Stay page or Contact Us to speak to a local expert.