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Banff and Lake Louise Winter Spring Transit and Shuttles
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Winter and Spring Transit And Shuttles

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COVID-19 Transit Update

To help limit exposure to COVID-19, transit in Banff National Park is operating at a reduced capacity and requires all passengers to wear a face mask or covering as of July 13, 2020. For details please visit Roam Transit. Find up-to-date COVID-19 information here.

Getting around Banff National Park

Banff National Park’s transit and shuttle options will take you out of your vehicle and 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 transit options.

Calgary to Banff National Park

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

CALGARY TO BANFF

Banff Express

Choose one of two daily departures to travel from Eau Claire Market or Foothills Hospital to Canmore or Banff.

Prices vary, booking required. 

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

Banff Airporter

The Banff Airporter provides frequent and reliable transportation with several guaranteed daily departures from Calgary Airport to Canmore and Banff. You can request a drop-off or pickup at home addresses or hotels in Banff, or the Coast Canmore Hotel. 

Prices vary, booking required. 

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Brewster Express

The Brewster Express connects Calgary to Banff, Canmore, Kananaskis, Lake Louise, and Jasper. 

Prices vary, booking required. 

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Discover Banff Tours

Discover Banff Tours offers year-round transfers between Calgary Airport and Canmore, Banff, and Lake Louise. 

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 savvy 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 is now easier than ever! With Roam Transit options, find the easiest routes around Banff.

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. 

Route 1: Banff Avenue to Sulphur Mountain

This daily, year-round service runs every 40 minutes from 6:15 a.m. - 11:29 p.m. 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 every 40 minutes from 6:15 a.m. - 11:33 p.m. from Tunnel Mountain Village 1 and Village 2 campgrounds to the town centre, and then on to Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.

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 5: Canmore Local

This daily, year-round service departs every 30 to 60 minutes from Monday to Friday, every 30 minutes on Saturday, and every 60 minutes on Sunday and holidays. This route provides service throughout the town of Canmore, including downtown, Three Sisters, and Cougar Creek. 

Schedule and Route Map

Route 7: Banff Centre

This daily, year-round service departs every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and runs from Banff Avenue up to the scenic Surprise Corner, and on to the Banff Centre

Schedule and Route Map

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
  • Elk & Avenue Hotel
  • Rx Drug Mart Banff
  • Canmore Civic Centre
  • Shoppers Drug Mart Canmore
  • Rusticana Grocery, 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.

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. 

Route 8X: Banff to Lake Louise (Express)

Departing 7 times a day from downtown Banff and the Banff Train Station, 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

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

Mt. Norquay provides two convenient shuttle services from a variety of convenient locations in Banff, three times a day to the mountain and four return departures.

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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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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. 

Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit

With a tour for everyone, visit the very best of the Rockies - choose your tour to places such as the Banff Gondola, or join one of their scenic tours. 

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Banff Walk

Embark on a walking tour of the Town of Banff with Banff Walk to learn more about the history of the beautiful town of Banff.

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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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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.