Getting to Banff Lake Louise

Banff is 144 km (90 miles) and around 1 hour 30 minutes by road from Calagary International Airport. From Banff to Mt. Norquay 10km (6 miles), Sunshine 17km (11 miles) and Lake Louise 55km (34 miles) and around 10 minutes, 20 minute and 45 minutes by free shuttle bus or car.

Nearest Airports to Banff Lake Louise

Banff Lake Louise in southern Alberta is surrounded by the Canadian Rockies are between 144km (90 miles) and 200km (125 miles) west of Calgary, the nearest international airport.

Chicago 4 hours
Denver 2 hours
Los Angeles 3 hours
Montreal / Ottowa 4 hours 30 minutes
Toronto 4 hours
Vancouver 1 hour
Sydney, Australia 18 hours
London / Manchester, England 8 hours 30 minutes
Tokyo, Japan 12 hours

Airport Transfers to Banff Lake Louise

The trip from Calgary to Banff takes one hour and 30 minutes on a 4-lane highway plus another 45 minutes from Banff to Lake Louise. Despite its railroad heritage there are, sadly, no passenger train services to Banff. Banff Airporter offer multiple scheduled departures daily from Calgary International Airport to both Banff and Lake Louise and if your plane is late and you miss your bus you will automatically get put on the next one. Coach style buses are spacious and clean with a plasma TV and free chilled bottled water.

Banff Airporter
Tel: +1 888 449 2901
Email: [email protected]

Driving to Banff Lake Louise

Canadian skiers coming from Calagary (1½ hours), Edmonton (8 hours) and Victoria (12 hours) will often choose to drive to Banff Lake Louise. There’s mostly ample parking at Banff Lake Louise ski area base station, an efficient ski shuttle bus means there’s no real need for a car in resort except for travelling late at night between Banff and Lake Louise or Sunshine.

Calgary to Banff 126 km (78 miles)
Edmonton to Banff 415 km (258 miles)
Vancouver to Banff 850 km (528 miles)
Banff to Lake Louise 56 km (35 miles)
Banff to Jasper 292 km (181 miles)

Local Bus Services in Banff Lake Louise 

All three Banff Lake Louise resorts are linked by municipal bus services and there are shuttle buses between hotels and each of the three ski areas. Banff Mount Norquay (formerly called Mystic Ridge) and Sunshine Village are just six miles (9 km) and 11 miles (17km) respectively from Banff, but from Banff to Lake Louise is 34 miles (55km) and a 45-minutes drive so take that into consideration each way if you are thinking of “commuting”.

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