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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.

Between Calgary and Banff National Park

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

BETWEEN CALGARY (CROWFOOT LRT STATION) AND THE TOWN OF BANFF

On-It is a weekend transit service. Two morning runs and three evening runs also stop in Okotoks, Cochrane and Canmore. At least one morning run and one afternoon run stop at Somerset-Bridlewood LRT Station.

FARES AND FREQUENCY

10 departures from Calgary and 13 departures from Banff per day on Saturdays, Sundays and long weekends from June 17 to September 4.

One-way prices:

  • General (5+): $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.

On-It ticket holders ride free on Roam Public Transit in Banff and Canmore. Simply show your valid ticket to the Roam driver.

SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

ON-IT Regional Transit

Reserve seats and purchase e-tickets in advance online at: www.on-it.ca

403-938-3966

Travellers can buy tickets on the bus if seats are available, using credit or debit card.


BETWEEN CALGARY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND BANFF/CANMORE

FARES AND FREQUENCY

10 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. www.banffairporter.com

1-888-449-2901


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


FARES AND FREQUENCY

10 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

www.brewster.ca/brewster-express/

1-888-285-0376


CALGARY, BANFF, CANMORE, AND LAKE LOUISE


FARES AND FREQUENCY

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

Prices vary.


SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Greyhound

www.greyhound.ca

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 (May 19 to September 10) and Moraine Lake (September 11 to October 9).


FARES AND FREQUENCY

The Parks Canada shuttle links with the shuttles connecting the village with Lake Louise (May 19 to September 10) and Moraine Lake (September 11 to October 9). 

  • Hourly service every day between May 19 and October 9.
  • Starting 7 a.m. from the Banff Train Station to the Samson Mall in the village of Lake Louise.
  • Starting 8 a.m. from the Samson Mall in the village of Lake Louise to the Banff Train Station.
  • Last pick up from the Banff Train Station heading to Samson Mall at 5 p.m.
  • Last pick up from the Samson Mall heading to the Banff Train Station at 6 p.m.

Free in 2017


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
  • Departs Elk + Avenue Hotel (333 Banff Avenue) every 20 minutes from 9:20 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. daily from May 19 to September 3.
  • Departs Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (405 Spray Avenue) on weekends and
  • holidays.
  • Departs Banff Gondola to return downtown every 20 to 30 minutes daily until 5:55 p.m.
  • All schedules subject to change.

Free with admission to the Banff Gondola

SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Brewster Travel Canada

https://www.brewster.ca/attractions-sightseeing/banff-gondola/getting-here/

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

Daily departures from and return trips to Chateau Lake Louise and Samson Mall every 30 to 45 minutes 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

www.skilouise.com/getting-here/lake-louise-bus.php

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
  • 10 shuttles daily from June 10 to October 9.
  • Shuttles depart hourly from Banff Train Station from 7:55 a.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.

Free in 2017

SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Mt Norquay

summer.banffnorquay.com/plan-your-visit/shuttle-service

1-844-667-7829

Reservations are not required.


SUNSHINE VILLAGE SIGHTSEEING

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

8 shuttles run daily from 7 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. from June 30 to September 24.

One-way prices:

  • Adult (16+): $10
  • Child (6-15): $10
  • Toddlers (0-5): free

Return prices:

  • Adult (16+): $12
  • Child (6-15): $12
  • Toddlers (0-5): free  
SERVICE PROVIDER/MORE INFORMATION

Sunshine Mountain Lodge

www.sunshinemountainlodge.com/sunshine-gondola-and-sightseeing/

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
  • Daily until September 10.
  • Departs the parking lot every 15 minutes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. returning every 15 minutes until 6 p.m.

Free in 2017


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
  • Daily from September 11 to October 9.
  • Departs the parking lot every 15 minutes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. returning every 15 minutes until 6 p.m.

Free in 2017


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