Getting To Banff


Banff has exceptional road and public transport links. The TransCanada Highway is open year-round and is a well maintained and well-travelled road that winds through the Canadian Rockies and along the Banff National Park.

The closest international airport is Calgary and most major airline carriers fly into Calgary.

There are scheduled bus services from Calgary International Airport and downtown Calgary to Banff & Lake Louise, as well as from various long haul bus services.

Exit the airport parking and car rental lot and follow signs for Barlow Trail and City Centre.

Follow Barlow Trail South to 16th Avenue. Turn right (west) on 16th Avenue. 16th Avenue becomes Trans-Canada HWY-1, which takes you directly to Banff. After approximately 120 km (72 miles), stop at the National Park Gates to obtain your Park Pass. 15 minutes past the park gate, exit Highway 1 at the Banff/Lake Minnewanka exit, turn left at the exit ramp stop sign onto Banff Ave arriving in Banff.