Buses from Vancouver to Banff

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Vancouver - Banff Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Vancouver to Banff. Traveling by bus from Vancouver to Banff usually takes around 12 hours and 15 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance358 mi (577 km)
Shortest duration12h 15m
Cheapest price$93.06
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceRider Express
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Vancouver to Banff?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Vancouver to Banff. Rider Express is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Rider Express112h 15m$93.06
  • Rider Express

    Rider Express

    Book Rider Express from Vancouver to Banff from $93. Typically there is one Rider Express schedule per day from Vancouver to Banff and you can expect on average to pay for a Rider Express ticket to Banff. In Vancouver, Rider Express departs to Banff from Curbside Near Bus Terminal - 1296 Station St . In Banff, Rider Express arrives at Brewster Sightseeing - 100 Gopher St .

    An average trip on Rider Express from Vancouver to Banff takes 12 hours and 15 minutes .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Vancouver to Banff during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Vancouver to Banff?

The bus takes an average of 12 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 358 miles from Vancouver to Banff. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Travel trends tend to vary greatly for bus trips from Vancouver to Banff.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Vancouver?

There is usually only one bus per day from Vancouver to Banff. It leaves the station in Vancouver at 8:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Vancouver to Banff. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

City Information


Vancouver is a trendy diverse city in British Columbia, known for its eclectic shopping, fresh seafood, and unique scenic setting between snow-capped mountains and urban beaches. Vancouver is sometimes called "Hollywood North" due to the amount of movies and TV shows filmed in the area. If you're lucky, you may even stumble upon a movie set as you're walking around town!

If you're looking for the best restaurants, shops and nightlife, cobblestoned Gastown is the perfect neighborhood to explore. Biking around the gorgeous Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver is rivaled only by hiking and skiing on nearby Grouse Mountain, which offers stunning views of the city on clear days.

Vancouver International Airport is conveniently close to downtown, and also one of the biggest gateways for international travel on the West Coast of North America. From Vancouver, it's easy to travel into the U.S. to Seattle by bus or train, or to other B.C. destinations like Kamloops and Kelowna to experience more of the province's natural beauty.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Vancouver?

Main departure station: Pacific Central Station (Curbside)

Most buses depart from the main station in Vancouver.

All bus stations in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station (Curbside)

Where does the bus arrive in Banff?

Main arrival station: Brewster Sightseeing - 100 Gopher St

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

All bus stations in Banff:

  • Brewster Sightseeing - 100 Gopher St

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