User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from Vancouver to Banff
Ratings and Reviews (30)
We are very satisfied with the bus ride. The seating was very comfortable, the ride was very smooth. However in addition to bathroom hygiene the bus could take us to better eating establishments, where clean bathrooms are made available.
We waited another 1 hour for a passenger who was late to his stop. The company wouldn’t leave until he boarded the bus. I ended up getting to Banff at 11:00pm. Not happy with that decision to wait till he arrived, nor were the other passengers
The staff were friendly and helpful. The only reason I have given 4 rather than 5 stars is that the bus was 20 minutes late into Vancouver and we had to wait in the rain. This meant that the advice to turn up 45 minutes to half an hour early meant we were waiting around for quite a while. In total I was an hour late to Banff but this was mainly because of road works which the driver's could not have helped.
There was no sign indicating where to board the bus in Vancouver, nor was there a queue or any order for boarding the bus. But the bus company rep came 30 minutes in advance to register all passengers. The bus itself is modern and exceptionally clean with huge windows--truly impressive. It is not crowded so plenty of seats to choose. Two stops on the way to Banff which was nice. The drivers were polite and drive professionally without much jerking. Overall a pleasant experience.
Was fine but I wasn't aware that the main meal stop wasn't until Revelstoke or golden.. maybe tell people that so they can bring sandwiches for lunch because I only had a packets of chips from the gas stations and it isn't very sustainable
It was disappointing the bus did not leave Vancouver on time, putting us behind schedule all day. However the bus drivers did their best to make up time by only stopping in towns requested rather than every possible stop. I was also impressed their was ample opportunity to stop for breaks/food/toilets - especially toilets considering the toilet on the bus was clogged and had the most disgusting smell. Thankfully the second bus driver made an additional stop in the afternoon to deal with the toilet and help reduce some of the smell
Staff were very rude and disinterested.
I even heard the staff scold customers for standing outside for some air
The bus had no WiFi at all as there was an error code
The bus smelled bad and the aircon was too high so everyone was wearing coats and towels as a blanket.
The driver told us to grab our bags and move at the end of the 14 hour journey
I had a lot of space for my legs. However I would wish the headrests of the seats would offer more support. Seatbelts would be nice as well and two out of three bus drivers did not really reveal how long it would take to get to the next stop and so on. However all of them were friendly and my journey was completed without any problems.
I didn't see so much stop while I booked the ticket.
this ticket should transfer in golden station before go to Banff, and I missed it, I have to wait over 9 hours.
I searched internet that someone said that's ok to go to the next bus, but when I asked the Greyhound service, she just want me buy a brand new ticket. I know It might be my responsibility for not waiting the bus outside, BUT the attitude of service still makes me really upset.
Bus drivers were great. However, the online booking information was inaccurate and on-site staff not very helpful. Ticket said leave time was 6:30 am, didn't leave until 7:30, no explanation as to the difference. Likewise, was delayed an hour at one stop and when asked, no explanation. Just seemed this was the norm and travellers should be okay with sitting around waiting for hour-long delays without explanation. Also, online arrival time in Banff was incorrect, but I figured that out - they didn't allow in Vancouver for the time change in Banff, although normally the arrival time when I travel is listed in the local time, not the time from which I depart.
All good re: transport but some passengers need to know courtesy & respect of fellow passengers- we boarded bus in Vancouver but after lunch in Kamloops went to our seats to find other passengers had taken them despite leaving a jacket & 2 water bottles to mark ‘occupied’. Only single seats left. Maybe staff need to remind passengers boarding of expectations!
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How much does a bus ticket from Vancouver to Banff cost?
The average bus ticket price from Vancouver to Banff is $137. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Vancouver 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 Vancouver to Banff?
The average travel time between Vancouver and Banff is around 12h 30m, although the fastest bus will take about 12h 30m.This is the time it takes to travel the 359 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Vancouver and Banff?
The number of buses from Vancouver to Banff can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 1 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Vancouver to Banff by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
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When taking the bus from Vancouver to Banff, you can travel comfortably and safely with Rider Express.
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Buddy tip: The best time to book this trip is usually 60 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Vancouver to Banff costs around $129 for departures 60 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Vancouver to Banff vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around $130 while at other times, you can expect to pay around $127.
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