How to get to Banff

Many international and North American airlines fly directly to the Calgary International Airport. 

From the airport, it is a scenic 90 minute (140 kilometre or 87 mile) drive to Banff & Lake Louise. There are regular shuttle bus connections from the airport to Banff & Lake Louise or you could rent a car from the airport or in Calgary city.  

There are scheduled bus services from Calgary International Airport and downtown Calgary to Banff & Lake Louise, as well as from various long haul bus services. One of the more popular with regular services is the Banff Airporter Phone +1 (888) 449-2901

Banff National Park is located along the TransCanada Highway. Open year-round, the TransCanada is a well maintained road that winds its way through the Canadian Rockies. 

If you are coming from the east, Banff & Lake Louise is a 90 minute (140 kilometre or 87 mile) drive west of Calgary, Alberta. If you are coming from the west, Banff & Lake Louise is a scenic day’s drive (850 kilometres or 530 miles) from Vancouver, travelling through the Coast Mountains, wine country of British Columbia and then the spectacular Canadian Rockies. 
If you’re driving, you will need to purchase a Parks Pass to enter Banff National Park. 

The Rocky Mountaineer has regularly scheduled train services that stop at Banff. For more information, see Rocky Mountaineer’s website. 

There is a two-level undercover parking garage located just behind the Lloyd Hall building, underneath the Music and Sound building (shown in pink on the map). There is a check in desk/reception in Lloyd Hall as you walk from the parkade into the building (on the third floor entrance). Guests need to provide a form of ID and a credit card at check in to the car park.

There is also an outdoor parking area located just behind the Professional Development Centre (PDC) . The  check in desk/reception in the PDC building is close to the entrance up a shot set of stairs. Guests need to provide a form of ID and a credit card at check in to the car park.

There are loading zone parking spots at Lloyd Hall / Professional Development Centre for guests to use while they check in & take their luggage to the rooms, and then they can move their cars to the parkade after that. Anyone arriving after 9pm will need to check in at the Professional Development Centre, where they can park in the loading zone out the front, go in and check in, and then drive around to Lloyd Hall.

There are Bell Desk attendants that can help with luggage, valet cars (for a fee of $20) and shuttle guests around the campus. The Bell Desk is open 7am – 10.30pm.


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