Banff is easily accessible from Calgary International Airport, a hub for world-wide connections. Major airlines operating regular flights to Calgary include Air Canada, Westjet, American Airlines, United Airlines, Continental Airlines, and Northwest Airlines. All major car rental agencies are represented at the Calgary International Airport.
Transportation to and from Banff is easy on Canada’s national Highway 1, the Trans-Canada Highway. Banff town site is located 120 kms from Calgary and the journey takes approximately 1.5 hours. Lake Louise is 58 km west of Banff. Because Banff is situated inside a national Park, you will need to purchase a national park pass at the Park gate. Rates are $9 per day per person, or $18 per day for a car with 2-7 people.
Lake Louise: via #1 Hwy (west), 45 minutes.
Lake Louise: via #1A Bow Valley Parkway (west), 1 hour.
Jasper: via #1 Hwy & #93 (north), 3 – 4 hours.
Columbia Icefields: via #1 Hwy & #93 (north), 2 hours.
Calgary: via #1 Hwy (east), 1.5 hours.
Vancouver: via #1 Hwy (west), 10 – 12 hours.
Edmonton: via #1 Hwy (east) & #2 Hwy (north), 4.5 hours.