Getting to the Banff Springs Hotel

Author: Dan Brewer

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Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest and most visited national park, but it may surprise you to know there is no airport in Banff. But don’t worry, Calgary is a city of 1 million people just a short drive from Banff. Getting to the Banff Springs Hotel from Calgary is easy with a wide variety of transportation options to suit every style and budget.

How to get to Banff National Park.

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Where is the Banff Springs Hotel?

The historic Banff Springs Hotel is located in one of the most scenic spots in Banff National Park. Located at the southern end of the Town of Banff, the Banff Springs Hotel rests at the base of Sulphur Mountain near the confluence of the Bow River and Spray River.

How to get to the Banff Springs Hotel, Banff Springs Golf Course, Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain and the Bow River.

Banff Springs Hotel Address: 405 Spray Ave, Banff, Alberta, Canada

What is the Closest Airport to Banff National Park?

Despite being Canada’s most visited national park, there is no airport in Banff. The closest airport to the Banff Springs Hotel is in Calgary, Alberta. The lucky 1.3 million residents of Calgary love the short & scenic 90 minute drive to Banff.

The closest airport to Banff is in Calgary, Canada.

The Calgary International Airport (YYC) is served by most major Canadian, American and international airlines including:

  • Air Canada
  • Westjet
  • American Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Delta
  • Alaska Airlines
  • British Airways
  • KLM
Air Canada offers direct flights to Calgary from Canada, the United States, Asia and Europe.

3 Easy Ways to Get to the Banff Springs Hotel

The Banff Springs Hotel is a world-renowned Fairmont hotel in the best national park in Canada. Accordingly, there are many options for you to get to the Banff Springs Hotel.

1. Rental Car

With 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 square miles) of rugged mountain wilderness to explore, Banff National Park is massive. While it’s easy to get to Banff without a car, if you plan on exploring many areas within the national park, the best way to get to the Banff Springs Hotel is with a rental car.

A rental car is one of the best ways to get to Banff National Park.

Driving Directions from Calgary Airport to the Banff Springs Hotel

It’s a 90 minute drive from Calgary to Banff. Once you are at the Banff Springs Hotel, some of the top Banff attractions are still a healthy distance away. For example, it’s a 45 minute drive from Banff to the renowned Lake Louise area. Having a rental car allows you to enjoy the best of Banff at your own schedule.

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2. A Private Transfer

When I travel, one of my favorite luxuries is getting to my destination with a private transfer. My driver meets me at the airport, I don’t need to wait for a shuttle to fill up, and best of all, I can sit back and enjoy the scenery without the stress of driving somewhere new.

Due to the convenience, taking a private transfer from the Calgary Airport to Banff is a popular option. And don’t worry about not having a car in Banff, as you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to get around Banff without a car. You can even enjoy a large number of Banff hikes without a car.

Getting to the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel from Calgary and Vancouver

3. Airport Shuttle

A Calgary airport shuttle to Banff is an easy and relaxing way to get to the Banff Springs Hotel. As with a private transfer, taking an airport shuttle from Calgary to Banff allows you to sit back, relax and enjoy the world-class mountain scenery on your way to the best hotel in Banff.

The following Calgary airport shuttle services will drop you off at the doorstep of the Banff Springs Hotel:

Banff Springs Hotel Car Rental

If you choose to get to the Banff Springs Hotel via a private transfer or public transportation, you can easily get around by renting a car in Banff. For maximum convenience, there is a Hertz car rental at the Banff Springs Hotel.

Don’t Forget Your Banff Park Pass

Every visitor to Banff National Park needs to purchase a park pass.

If you get a Calgary rental car, you can easily purchase your Banff park pass at the Banff National Park gates.

If you arrive at the Banff Springs Hotel by private transfer or a Calgary airport shuttle, the easiest way to get a Banff park pass is to buy one online before your visit. Alternatively, you must buy one in person at the Banff Visitor Centre shortly after you arrive.

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Still have questions? Don’t worry – we have a full post with everything you need to know about the Banff Pass.

Can Non-Guests Visit the Banff Springs Hotel?

Yes, the Banff Springs Hotel welcomes non-guests to visit the public areas of their magnificent hotel. Visitors will marvel at the luxury of the Banff Springs Hotel while enjoying one of the excellent restaurants or shopping for souvenirs at one of the shops.

How to get to the Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Canada.

If you would like to see the grandeur of the Banff Springs Hotel from a distance, an excellent vantage point is the Surprise Corner Viewpoint.

Book Your Stay at the Banff Springs Hotel

Getting to the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.

Staying at the Banff Springs Hotel is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It’s time to treat yourself to a luxurious stay at the Banff Springs Hotel.

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Standing at Aylmer Lookout Banff National Park

Dan Brewer, a life-long Alberta resident, calls Canmore home along with his wife and two kids. He is the co-owner of Travel Banff Canada, where he gets to share his passion for the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Dan, along with his family, love being outdoors doing one of the many activities they enjoy in the mountains: hiking, mountain biking, paddleboarding, skiing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

When he's not in Canmore enjoying one of his favourite local hikes, you can find him hoping on a plane to explore a new country with his family or working on one of their other two travel sites: Family Can Travel and Baby Can Travel.

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