From Calgary to Banff, Alberta: Shuttles and Airport Transfers

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Written by Patrick J. Smith posted on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

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I love thinking about traveling in the Alberta Canadian Rockies, helping friends or family figure out where there going to go in Banff, Jasper and Canmore, what restaurants to check out, hikes to do, and sights to see.

But even when planning my own trips, I hate thinking about transportation. Friends and family are always asking, “How do I get from Calgary to Banff?” I used to always avoid the question, just saying “I don’t know. You’ll figure it out.” I always just want to focus on the vacation parts of the vacation, and not have to worry about these chores. But after many trips,  I find that it’s just best to get this issues taken care of, and I recommend a rental or a shuttle service.

Planning in advance for a rental car or shuttle services from Calgary to Banff or any other part of the Canadian Rockies take the trouble out of planning to get from point A to point B, and let you enjoy your vacation.

Transfer Shuttles

Banff, Jasper and the rest of the Canadian Rockies are all serviced well by transfers from the Calgary airport. There are a couple different options to choose from for your transfer. One is the Banff Airporter shuttle which has multiple departures every day, and takes you directly to your lodging. Jasper Vacations have long provided shuttle service between Calgary and Banff, with a reputation for very professional staff. The company also does tailor-made sightseeing tours, taking the worry out of transportation for your whole trip.

It is always a good idea to book in advance as the beauty of Banff calls to everyone around the world. The drive to Banff from Calgary is about 90 minutes, or just 20 if you’re staying in Canmore.

Car rentals in Calgary

If you plan on seeing a lot of different places on your Canadian Rockies vacation, and want the freedom to make plans on the fly, renting a vehicle is probably the choice for you. Calgary, despite being in a somewhat remote part of the world, is a big metropolitan city, with a world class international airport, which provides a number of top-notch options for your car rental needs.

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