Getting to BanffBy Air | By Shuttle | By Car | Other | Maps
Banff is located in a UNESCO World Heritage site but is easily accessible from the Calgary International Airport, a hub for world-wide connections.
Transportation to and from Banff is easy on Canada's National Highway #1 - an approximate 1 hr and 45 minute drive from the Calgary International Airport. Be advised that in order to get into the Park by car, you will need to purchase a pass at the Park gate. Rates are $9 per day per person, or $18 per day for a car with 2-7 people.
Calgary International Airport is a hub for world-wide connections. Direct flights are available to Calgary from all corners of the globe, for example:
Flights within Canada:
Flights from the United States:
|Chicago, IL||Air Canada,|
|Denver, CO||, Air Canada, Frontier|
|Houston, TX||, Continental, Air Canada|
|Los Angeles, CA||, WestJet, Air Canada|
|New York, NY||Air Canada,|
|Seattle, WA||Alaska Airlines|
Flights from Europe:
|FrankFurt, GER||Lufthansa, Air Canada|
|London, UK||Air Canada, BMI,|
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By Private Limo, Sedan or Taxi
Another splendid and convenient way to travel! If you are a registered delegate, you may proceed to the delegates area (have your username and PIN handy!) for additional information on how to book these services with Banff Airporter.
Budget Rent a Car of Calgary is the preferred rental car supplier of the Banff World Television Festival. Budget Rent a Car of Calgary has a rental desk at the Calgary International Airport and there is a Budget location in Banff as well. Reservations are required.
If you are a registered delegate, you may proceed to the delegates area (have your username and PIN handy!) to view the preferred rates and to book your transportation on-line.
The airport Rental Car Centre is located on the departures level across the roadway from the main terminal building. It can also be accessed by the elevator lobby arrivals roadway.
From Calgary International Airport (about 1 hour 45 minutes):
- Exit the on-site airport parking & car rental lot and follow the signs for Barlow Trail and City Centre
- Follow Barlow Trail South to 16th Avenue
- Turn right (west) on 16th Avenue
- 16th Avenue becomes Trans-Canada Highway 1, which takes you right to Banff
- You must stop at the National Park Gates to obtain your Park Pass
- 15 minutes past the park gate, exit at the Banff/Lake Minnewanka exit
- Turn left at the stop sign onto Banff Ave
- Follow Banff Ave through town and cross the bridge, getting in the left-hand lane
- Make a left turn at the end of the bridge onto Spray Avenue; stay in the left-hand lane
- This road will take you directly to the front doors of the hotel
The speed limit in Banff town site, unless otherwise signed, is 40km/hour
Bus Service within Banff
There is a bus service which runs approximately every forty minutes in the town of Banff. One route runs between The Fairmont Banff Springs and down Banff Avenue to the northern end of town allowing delegates to easily get to other hotels located within town. Fare is $2.00 per person. The bus operates in the summer 7:00 a.m. to Midnight and in the winter 12:00 p.m. to Midnight every 30 minutes. For more information visit the Town of Banff website.
General Information and Online Maps
For general information about activities, tour operators, sights and events in the Banff/Lake Louise area visit www.banfflakelouise.com.
To download a map that outlines the location of Banff World Television Festival affiliated accommodation providers, major attractions in Banff, and street re-routings, please click on the map to download a PDF version.
For additional information on booking transportation, please contact .