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Summer Transit And Shuttles

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Getting around the national park

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 transit options.

COVID-19 Transit update 

To help limit exposure to COVID-19, transit in Banff National Park is operating at a reduced capacity.  Find up-to-date COVID-19 information here.

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

The On-It Regional Transit invites you to travel from Calgary to Banff or Canmore on weekends, 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 or Foothills Hospital in Calgary to Canmore or Banff.

Prices vary, bookings 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 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, bookings required.

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Brewster Express

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

Prices vary, bookings 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, bookings required. 

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Banff Chauffeur

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

Prices vary, bookings 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 as of July 13, 2020. 

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

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

ROAM TRANSIT FARES

Frequency and fares vary by route number, please refer to Roam Transit for specific times and prices.

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
  • 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 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: Banff to Lake Louise (Express)

Departing daily 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

COVID-19 update: Roam is operating at a reduced capacity and requires all passengers to wear a face mask or covering as of July 13, 2020. 

Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

Shuttle services for Lake Louise and Moraine Lake have been cancelled for summer 2020.  

As it is not considered an essential service for commuting, shuttle services will remain suspended until appropriate physical distancing and cleaning measures can be implemented to ensure the safety of staff and visitors.

Traffic management will be in place, 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 to ensure appropriate physical distancing measures.

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.

For more information on CVOID-19 and Banff National Park, please refer to the Parks Canada website.

Sightseeing Tours

Guided tours are a great option if you would like to explore the Banff and Lake Louise area without having to make the arrangements yourself. 

Banff Walk

Embark on a walking tour of the town of Banff with Banff Walk to learn more about the history of this picture-perfect mountain town.

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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. Tours operate from August 2020.

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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 August to September, HopOnBanff lets you experience the highlights of Banff National Park at your own pace. Book your spot ahead 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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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.