Getting from Calgary to Banff
September 14, 2008
Filed under Suggested Itineraries
Banff is located just 135km from the city of Calgary, and approximately 1.5 hours from Calgary Airport.
Airport shuttles are reliable, comfortable and frequent and the main two operators are Brewster and Banff Airporter.
Car rental companies are also well represented at Calgary Airport, and renting a car can offer more independence, especially if you plan to tour around during your stay.
Driving to Banff is straightforward - almost the whole journey is west on Highway 1, also known as the Trans Canada Highway, and the route from Calgary to Banff is usually fairly quiet, especially compared to driving in Europe. However in winter the road can be covered in snow and ice and extra care should be taken, especially if you are not used to winter driving.
If you have extra time before or after your visit to Banff, you should consider spending some time in Calgary, a modern city with interesting attractions, and a good selection of restaurants and shopping. To find out more, visit the online guide to Calgary at www.calgaryalberta.com.