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Only $20 Calgary > Banff/Canmore
The most affordable way to get from Calgary Airport to the mountains!

Cheapest Way to Get From Calgary Airport (YYC) to Banff/Canmore?

At $20 per seat, Poparide is the cheapest way to get from Calgary to Banff, Canmore or Lake Louise. Other options include the Banff Exporter, Brewster Express, Uber and taking a taxi.

Here are your travel options from cheapest to most expensive…


Poparide

$15 – $20, 1h30 travel time

Poparide between Calgary and Canmore
Poparide between Calgary and Canmore

You can get a carpool on Poparide with someone who is already driving from Calgary to Banff, Canmore or Lake Louise. Because you’re sharing the cost of the gas with the driver, this option is very affordable.

You can also view a list of all rides from Calgary, going all the way to Golden, Revelstoke and Vancouver.


Banff Airporter

$67.99 per seat, 2 hours travel time

Photo from the Banff Airporter Facebook page

Banff Airporter offers the most extensive schedule between Calgary International Airport and Canmore/Banff, starting as early as 3am from Banff and departing as late as midnight from Calgary International Airport.

Click here for rates


Brewster Express

Rates start at $72 per seat, 2 hour travel time

Photo from the Jasper Banff Connection Website

Brewster Express offer 9 return trips daily between Calgary International Airport and Banff/Canmore/Lake Louise. They’ve even got one daily service that goes all the way to Jasper!

Click here to see rates


Uber

$130 – $400 fare, 1h30 travel time

Uber fare estimate between Calgary and Banff

Uber is another option to get a ride from the Calgary airport into the Bow Valley, but it’s a little more pricey than a carpool or the bus, and could cost you upwards of $400.

Also, look out for surge pricing if you’re travelling during the Winter as rates can be a lot higher during a snow storm!

Click here to book an Uber


Taxi

$250 fare, 1h30 travel time

Abbotsford taxi

A taxi will cost you around $250 from Abbotsford International Airport to Banff/Canmore. You can hail a taxi directly as you exit the terminal.


FAQ for Calgary, Canmore & Banff

What’s the cheapest way to get from Calgary Airport to Canmore or Banff

At $20 per seat, Poparide is the cheapest option to travel to Banff from Calgary airport.

Is there a shuttle from Calgary to Banff?

Several services do the Calgary – Banff connection, including Poparide for about $20 per seat, and private bus companies Banff Exporter and Brewster Express for around $70 per seat.

How long does it take to get from Calgary to Banff?

It takes 1h30min to get from Calgary to Banff by road, and it might take a bit longer with traffic getting out of Calgary and depending on the weather.

How far is Calgary from Banff and Canmore?

Calgary is 130km from Banff and Canmore, or 80 miles. This is a 90 minutes drive.

How much is Uber from Calgary to Banff?

Uber will cost you anywhere from $130 to $400, depending on the demand for its service.

How much does a taxi cost from Calgary to Banff?

The 140km ride from Calgary to Banff will cost you somewhere around $250 for a 90 minute drive, compared to $70 for the bus and $20 for a carpool.


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