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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.

Ski Hill Shuttles

All three ski hills offer a complimentary shuttle service between the town of Banff and the ski hills. A shuttle is also available from the village of Lake Louise to the Lake Louise Ski Resort.

LAKE LOUISE SKI RESORT

This complimentary bus service transfers guests between Banff, the village of Lake Louise, and the Lake Louise Ski Resort.     

FARES AND FREQUENCY

The Lake Louise Ski Resort buses are free with a Lake Louise Ski Resort season pass or a tri area lift ticket. 

From Lake Louise effective Friday, November 10, 2017.

Hotel Pickup Locations                
Mountaineer Lodge 8:25 a.m.   8:55 a.m. 9:25 a.m. 9:55 a.m 10:25 a.m. 10:55 a.m. 11:25 a.m. 11:55 a.m.
Lake Louise Inn 8:30 a.m. 9 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12 p.m.
Return Schedule                
Lake Louise Ski Resort 2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 5:40 p.m.

From Banff effective Tuesday, November 7 - Friday, December 15, 2017.

BANFF HOTEL PICKUP LOCATIONS    
Rocky Mountain Resort 8:35 a.m. 10:35 a.m.
Inns of Banff (opposite - west bound) 8:40 a.m. 10:40 a.m.
Banff Caribou Lodge 8:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Delta Royal Canadian Lodge 8:48 a.m. 10:48 a.m.
High Country Inn 8:52 a.m. 10:52 a.m.
Banff Ptarmigan Inn 8:55 a.m. 10:55 a.m.
SKIBIG3 HOTEL PICKUP LOCATIONS    
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel 8:40 a.m. 10:40 a.m.
Town Lot (behind Mount Royal) 8:50 a.m. 10:50 a.m.
Banff Park Lodge 8:55 a.m. 10:55 a.m.
RETURN SCHEDULE          
Lake Louise to Banff 9:30 a.m. 12:15 a.m. 2 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Lake Louise Ski Resort

More Information 1-403-760-1222
Reservations are not required.


MT NORQUAY

This shuttle service offers transportation between Banff hotels and Mt Norquay.

FARES AND FREQUENCY

Day Ski Bus Schedule
The Banff to Norquay buses are free with a Norquay season pass or a tri area lift ticket. 

Available from November 3 - December 15, 2017. 

BANFF HOTEL PICKUP LOCATIONS      
Banff Park Lodge 8:55 a.m. 9:55 a.m. 10:55 a.m.
Banff Springs Hotel 9 a.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m.
Mt Royal Public Car Park 9:05 a.m. 10:05 a.m. 11:05 a.m.
Inns of Banff (opposite - west bound) 9:10 a.m. 10:10 a.m. 11:10 a.m.
Banff Caribou Lodge 9:13 a.m. 10:13 a.m. 11:13 a.m.
Delta Royal Canadian Lodge 9:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
High Country Inn 9:17 a.m. 10:17 a.m. 11:17 a.m.
Ptarmigan 9:20 a.m. 10:20 a.m. 11:20 a.m.
Arrives at Norquay 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
RETURN SCHEDULE        
From Mt Norquay to Banff Hotels 1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

Night Ski Bus Schedule

Valid: Fridays only between December 8-29 and Fridays and Saturdays between January 5 and March 10

BUS 1: BANFF HOTEL PICKUP LOCATIONS      
Inns of Banff 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m.
Caribou Lodge 5:02 p.m. 6:02 p.m. 7:02 p.m.
Delta Royal Canadian 5:04 p.m. 6:04 p.m. 7:04 p.m.
High Country Inn 5:07 p.m. 6:07 p.m. 7:07 p.m.
Ptarmigan Inn 5:10 p.m. 6:10 p.m. 7:10 p.m.
Arrives at Norquay 5:20 p.m. 6:20 p.m. 7:20 p.m.
BUS 2: BANFF HOTEL PICKUP LOCATIONS      
Banff Springs Hotel 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m.
Mt Royal Public Car Park 5:05 p.m. 6:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m.
Banff Park Lodge 5:10 p.m. 6:10 p.m. 7:10 p.m.
Arrives at Norquay 5:20 p.m. 6:20 p.m. 7:20 p.m.
SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Mt Norquay

More Information 1-403-762-4421
Reservations are not required.


Banff Sunshine

This shuttle service offers transportation between Banff hotels and Banff Sunshine.

FARES AND FREQUENCY

The Banff to Sunshine buses are free with a Sunshine season pass or a tri area lift ticket. 

Available from November 8 - December 15, 2017.

BUS 1: BANFF HOTEL PICKUP LOCATIONS        
Rocky Mountain Resort 8:15 a.m. 9:20 a.m 10:15 a.m. 11:20 a.m.
Inns of Banff (opposite) 8:20 a.m. 9:25 a.m. 10:20 a.m. 11:25 a.m.
Banff Caribou Lodge 8:23 a.m. 9:28 a.m. 10:23 a.m. 11:28 a.m.
Delta Royal Canadian 8:25 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:25 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
High Country Inn 8:28 a.m. 9:33 a.m. 10:28 a.m. 11:33 a.m.
Ptarmigan Inn 8:30 a.m. 9:35 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:35 a.m.
Brewster Bus Depot (Lynx Street) 8:35 a.m. 9:40 a.m. 10:35 a.m. 11:40 a.m.
BUS 2: BANFF HOTEL PICKUP LOCATIONS        
Fairmont Banff Springs 8:20 a.m. 9:25 a.m. 10:20 a.m. 11:25 a.m.
Mt Royal Public Parking Lot 8:25 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:25 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Banff Park Lodge 8:30 a.m. 9:35 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:35 a.m.
Brewster Bus Depot (Lynx Street) 8:35 a.m. 9:40 a.m. 10:35 a.m. 11:40 a.m.
RETURN SCHEDULE              
From Sunshine to Banff 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Banff Sunshine 

More Information 1-877-542-2633
Reservations are not required.


**All schedules are subject to change.

Between Calgary and Banff National Park

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

BETWEEN CALGARY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND BANFF/CANMORE

FARES AND FREQUENCY

Ten daily departures from Banff and Calgary International Airport.

One-way prices:

  • Adult (13+): $63.99
  • Senior (65+): $57.59
  • Child (2-12): $31.99
  • Infants (0-2): free

Return prices:

  • Adult (13+): $127.98
  • Senior (65+): $115.18
  • Child (2-12): $63.99
  • 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

Ten daily departures from Calgary International Airport and Banff.

One-way from Calgary:

  • Adult (16+): from $69
  • Child (6-15): $35
  • Infant (under 6): free

Return prices:

  • Adult (16+): from $118
  • Child (6-15): $60
  • Infant (under 6): free

SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Brewster Banff Airport Express

Book 1-888-285-0376


CALGARY, BANFF, CANMORE, AND LAKE LOUISE


FARES AND FREQUENCY

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

Prices vary.


SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Greyhound

Book 1-800-661-8747

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

Between the Town of Banff and the village of Lake Louise

The free Parks Canada Shuttle makes it easy to move between Banff National Park’s two popular hubs, Banff and the village of 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 SAMSON MALL IN THE VILLAGE OF LAKE LOUISE

The Parks Canada shuttle links with the shuttles connecting the village with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.


FARES AND FREQUENCY
  • Summer shuttles are available. Check back for more details.

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

Around 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 varies by route number, please see the section below for specific times.

REGULAR FARES:
Unlimited day pass:

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

One-way prices:

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

REGIONAL FARES:

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

Purchase fares or passes and redeem vouchers at the Roam Transit customer service center, participating partners, or on the bus with exact change.


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.

Unlimited day pass can be purchased on the bus, cash only.

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
     

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


FARES AND FREQUENCY

Every 20 to 40 minutes daily.

See above for regular fares.


SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Roam Transit

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


TUNNEL MOUNTAIN TO BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL: ROAM ROUTE #2


FARES AND FREQUENCY

Every 40 minutes daily.

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


SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Roam Transit

Runs from Tunnel Mountain Village 1 and Village 2 campgrounds to town centre and Banff Springs Hotel. Tunnel Mountain Village 2 operates year round.


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.

See above for regional fares.


SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Roam Transit

Connects the towns of Banff and Canmore, from downtown to downtown.


CAVE AND BASIN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE: ROAM ROUTE #4


FARES AND FREQUENCY

Every 30 minutes from Friday to Sunday and holidays until October 28.

See above for regular fares.


SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Roam Transit

Runs from the Banff Train Station to Cave and Basin National Historic Site, with stops at Luxton Museum and Banff Recreation Grounds.


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.

See above for regular fares.


SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Roam Transit

Provides service throughout the Town of Canmore, including downtown, Three Sisters, and Cougar Creek.


MINNEWANKA ROAD: ROAM ROUTE #6*


FARES AND FREQUENCY

Every 30 minutes from Banff High School daily until September 11.

Free in 2017.


SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Roam Transit

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. The service is augmented by a Parks Canada shuttle to increase frequency.
 

Within Banff National Park for Sightseeing

Several private companies provide access to the key attractions and hidden gems throughout Banff National Park. Services may charge fares, sell passes or offer rides only in conjunction with admission to an attraction.

BANFF GONDOLA SHUTTLE

FARES AND FREQUENCY
  • Check back soon for winter fares and frequency.
SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Brewster Travel Canada

More Information 1-866-606-6700


MULTIPLE KEY ATTRACTIONS IN BANFF NATIONAL PARK

Several service providers can take you to various attractions in the park. Please see below for operators and links to their websites to book ahead.

FARES AND FREQUENCY

Varies depending on operator and service.

SERVICE PROVIDER

Banff Chauffeur
www.banffchauffeur.com/

Banff Scooter Company
www.banffscootercompany.com

Discover Banff Tours (Sightseeing tours & shuttles)
www.banfftours.com 

Explore Rockies Tours
www.brewster.ca/explore-rockies/

Hop on Banff
www.hoponbanff.com/

Panorama Mountain Transportation and Tours (must be packaged with accommodation)
1-888-427-2829

Pedicabs
www.banffpedicabs.com

White Mountain Adventures Bike and Hike Shuttle
www.bikeandhikeshuttle.com
 


LAKE LOUISE SIGHTSEEING GONDOLA

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

FARES AND FREQUENCY
  • Check back soon for winter fares and frequency.
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, Banff Park Lodge), the Juniper Hotel,and Mount Norquay. From Mount Norquay, guests can explore the Sightseeing Chairlift, Via Ferrata, and hiking adventures.

FARES AND FREQUENCY
  • Check back soon for winter fares and frequency.
SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Mt Norquay

More Information 1-844-667-7829
Reservations are not required.


Banff Sunshine

Gondola and Banff to Sunshine Shuttle

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
  • Check back soon for winter fares and frequency.
SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Sunshine Mountain Lodge

More Information 1-877-542-2633
Reservations are recommended.

**All schedules are subject to change.

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. And they’re free.

THE VILLAGE OF LAKE LOUISE AND UPPER LAKE LOUISE


FARES AND FREQUENCY
  • Summer shuttles are available. Check back for more details.

SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Parks Canada

Shuttles depart the Lake Louise overflow parking lot located on Highway 1, 5.5 km east of the exit to Lake Louise. pc.gc.ca/banff-transit

Lake Louise Visitor Centre:
403-522-3833


THE VILLAGE OF LAKE LOUISE AND MORAINE LAKE


FARES AND FREQUENCY
  • Summer shuttles are available. Check back for more details.

SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Parks Canada

Shuttles leave the Lake Louise overflow parking lot located on Highway 1, 5.5 km east of the exit to Lake Louise. pc.gc.ca/banff-transit

Lake Louise Visitor Centre:
403-522-3833