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Calgary - Banff Bus Schedule

Bus
Rider Express
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Tue,
  4. Wed,
  5. Thu,
  6. Fri,
  7. Sat
7:55 AM
CalgaryCalgary - Marlborough Mall
10:10 AM
BanffBrewster Sightseeing - 100 Gopher St
from $41.94
Bus
Rider Express
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Tue,
  4. Wed,
  5. Thu,
  6. Fri,
  7. Sat
8:30 AM
CalgaryWestbrook Mall between exits 5-6
10:10 AM
BanffBrewster Sightseeing - 100 Gopher St
from $41.94
Bus
Rider Express
  1. Sun,
  2. Wed,
  3. Fri
10:30 PM
CalgaryWestbrook Mall between exits 5-6
12:10 AM
BanffBrewster Sightseeing - 100 Gopher St
from $42.05

Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Calgary to Banff. Traveling by bus from Calgary to Banff usually takes around one hour and 54 minutes, but the fastest Rider Express bus can make the trip in just one hour and 40 minutes.

Distance66 mi (106 km)
Shortest duration1h 40m
Cheapest price$41.35
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceRider Express
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Calgary to Banff?

Bus tickets for a trip from Calgary to Banff cost $41.81 on average. Tickets cheaper than $41.81 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20AprMay

If you're planning to travel by bus from Calgary to Banff in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $57 to $57. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on April 22, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Banff this week, bus tickets are available starting at $57.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Calgary to Banff is usually cheapest in December, when the average ticket price is only $39. If you're planning to take the bus from Calgary to Banff during July, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $45. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

What bus companies travel from Calgary to Banff?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Calgary to Banff. Rider Express is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Rider Express21h 55m$41.86
  • Rider Express is a bus company with services across several provinces in Canada with daily stops at major cities like Regina, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver. Rider Express is known for their friendly customer service, the cleanliness of vehicles, and the onboard WiFi.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 54 minutes to cover the 66 miles from Calgary to Banff. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 40 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Banff, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00am. To see the times for all buses from Calgary to Banff, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Calgary to Banff. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

City Information

Calgary

Originally an outpost for the mounted police, Calgary has recently transformed into a commercial powerhouse and a top-tier destination for visitors of Canada. That said, the city’s rural traces are still quite prominent, making it a great spot for everyone. One of the most iconic destinations in the city is the WinSport Canada Olympic Park, which is a tribute to the 1988 Winter Olympics. Interested travelers could take up ski lessons here, or they can simply stroll around Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, which houses the largest collection in the competition’s history. Another great destination you should check out is the Glenbow Museum, which features amazing collections on the First Nations as well as military memorabilia. If you simply want to stroll around and enjoy a good view, Prince's Island Park, with tree-lined trails, will also be a great choice.

Its nickname Cowtown is true: Alberta beef is the staple local specialty. If you are looking for a bite of this amazing delicacy, head over to Silver Inn Restaurant. Another great local favorite is cheese buns from Glamorgan Bakery, which sells out quite quickly.

The main bus station in Calgary is the Downtown Greyhound Station located at 850 16 St SW. It is served by several leading bus carriers, including Greyhound, Cold Shot, Ebus, Rider Express and Red Arrow. The city currently does not have a dedicated intercity rail service. The city’s main airport is the Calgary International Airport, which is located northeast of the city itself.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Calgary?

Main departure station: Westbrook Mall between exits 5-6

Calgary has two bus stations with service to Banff.

All bus stations in Calgary:

  • Westbrook Mall between exits 5-6

  • Calgary - Marlborough Mall

Where does the bus arrive in Banff?

Main arrival station: Brewster Sightseeing - 100 Gopher St

All buses from Calgary arrive at one main station in Banff.

All bus stations in Banff:

  • Brewster Sightseeing - 100 Gopher St

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