This is a convenient and affordable service to get from Calgary to Banff. I was a little confused about where to catch the shuttle in Calgary and it was quite cold inside the shuttle. Minor things, I will use this service again.
Ref# 2428 Order#8286020. This service seems very unorganized and careless. I waited for about 2 hours as suggested by the hotel employees. After frantically asking almost every taxi, shuttle and bus, I was forced to take a $150 Uber ride. I will try to resolve this at the end of my stay in Alberta when I have time.
Another issue was that the driver failed to announce the stops we arrived at. Annoying played the radio which was not the experience I had when going to Edmonton from Calgary and back (x2 - those were good)
My experience on the RTB Shuttle was great! Tony, the company owner, was awesome! Very very helpful! I was being picked up from the airport and couldn’t make the bus on time because of the time my plane landed. Tony offered to pick me up at the airport and take me to meet the bus at it’s next stop so I could still make it to Banff that day! My experience with this company was amazing, the buses are very clean as well and accommodating!
Only problem I had was the description of the departure stop, was a little confusing due to typos. There was a bit of stress that I might not have interpreted these correctly and might be waiting in the wrong place.
The only issues we had were the lateness in bus leaving Calgary and driver didn’t appear to care about running to the schedule. we’d been told this was to be strictly adhered to by the passengers. We were told to be at the pickup place at least 30 mins before departure and we’d leave at 8pm sharp. We left Calgary at 8.45 and arrived Banff at 10.30 am
Very bad service lost my money unnecessarily due to bad management and service and no customer service and suffer whole family in cold weather. It’s was a Bad experience of our whole live in travel and still staff not accepting their poor service. I really want to complain officially to higher management
The bus was 20 minutes late arriving. By the time he’d gotten everyone and their belongings on board, we were 30 minutes late. He apologised prior to departure for being late & explained that he needed 8 hours off his last shift, which is why he was late arriving (why wasn’t another bus conductor provided then?!). After apologising, he proceeded to hold off leaving for a further 5 minutes to tell the bus load of people his jokes! Not impressed! I paid good money & we were 35 minutes late leaving in the end.
Rider Express, RTB Tours & Shuttles, The Canada Bus
Frequently asked questions on the trip Calgary - Banff
How much does a bus ticket from Calgary to Banff cost?
The average bus ticket price from Calgary to Banff is $51. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Calgary to Banff is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from Calgary to Banff?
The average travel time between Calgary and Banff is around 1h 40m, although the fastest bus will take about 1h 5m.This is the time it takes to travel the 105 km that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Calgary and Banff?
The number of buses from Calgary to Banff can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 33 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Calgary to Banff by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Calgary to Banff?
When taking the bus from Calgary to Banff, you can travel comfortably and safely with Rider Express, RTB Tours & Shuttles, The Canada Bus.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: The best time to book this trip is usually 60 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Calgary to Banff costs around CA$51 for departures 60 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Calgary to Banff vary, and during peak season, ticket prices are around CA$62 while at other times, you can expect to pay around CA$40.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Calgary to Banff, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 60 days in advance.
About Bus Travel
Bus Travel Tips
Make friends with the driver. They usually know a lot about your destination and may even recommend which side of the bus to sit on to get the best views on the road between Calgary and Banff!
Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from Calgary to Banff, get comfy and count the stars.
Buses are energy-efficient. Carrying a passenger over 100 kms by coach only takes 0.6-0.9 liters of gas. Compare that to the 2.6 liters required by high-speed train, 6.6 liters by airplane and 7.6 liters by gas-powered car, and it's clear that the bus is a more environmentally-conscious option for your bus transportation from Calgary to Banff.
Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from Calgary to Banff while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.
Did you know?
It takes 27 hours to go by bus from Lima to Cusco, one of the craziest bus trips on the world. This route is used daily by locals and backpackers.
Did you know that 80% of the buses in North America are equipped with WiFi and power outlets ? And 60% of bus travelers have used their electronic device on board during 2014.
The word 'bus' is an abbreviation of 'omnibus" which means 'for all' in Latin as buses were meant to be transportation for everybody.
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