Canmore to Banff bus

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Canmore - Banff Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 17 intercity buses per day from Canmore to Banff. Traveling by bus from Canmore to Banff usually takes around 28 minutes, but the fastest Banff Explorer bus can make the trip in 15 minutes.

Distance11 mi (18 km)
Shortest duration0h 15m
Cheapest price$7.99
Trips per day16
Most frequent serviceBanff Explorer
Bus lines3

Price trends for buses from Canmore to Banff

Monthly avg. prices


What bus companies travel from Canmore to Banff?

There are 3 bus lines from Canmore to Banff available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 26 daily trips, Banff Explorer usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Banff Explorer260h 29m$21.23
FlixBus US40h 25m$8.49
Rider Express20h 33m$27.84
  • Book Banff Explorer from Canmore to Banff from $21. There are 26 trips per day offered by Banff Explorer from Canmore to Banff and you can expect on average to pay for a Banff Explorer ticket to Banff. In Canmore, Banff Explorer departs to Banff from Northwinds By Basecamp . In Banff, Banff Explorer arrives at Mount Royal Hotel (Coach Bus Parking) and 3 other stations.

    An average trip on Banff Explorer from Canmore to Banff takes 0 hours and 29 minutes , while the fastest available Banff Explorer trip will get you to Banff in 0 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Banff Explorer offers 26 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Banff.

  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 4 trips per day from Canmore to Banff, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 28 minutes to cover the 11 miles from Canmore to Banff. However, the fastest bus only takes 15 minutes. It's a short trip that goes by very quickly. 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.

Because many passengers travel from Canmore to Banff at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Canmore to Banff, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 17 scheduled buses that travel from Canmore to Banff every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 16 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Canmore?

Main departure station: Northwinds By Basecamp

Buses to Banff leave from 3 stations in Canmore.

All bus stations in Canmore:

  • Northwinds By Basecamp

  • Days Inn

  • 1729 A Mountain Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Banff?

Main arrival station: Mount Royal Hotel (Coach Bus Parking)

Buses arrive in Banff at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Banff:

  • Mount Royal Hotel (Coach Bus Parking)

  • HI Banff Alpine Ctr

  • Fairmont Banff Spgs

  • Samesun Hostel | Banff International

  • Brewster Sightseeing - 100 Gopher St

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