Banff National Park is located along the Trans Canada Highway. Open year-round, the Trans Canada is a well maintained road that winds its way through the Canadian Rockies.
If you are coming from the east, Banff is a 90 minute (140 kilometre or 87 mile) drive west of Calgary, Alberta. If you are coming from the west, Banffis a scenic day’s drive (850 kilometers or 530 miles) from Vancouver, traveling through the Coast Mountains, wine country of British Columbia and then the spectacular Canadian Rockies.
You can find out more information about parking in Banff here.
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.There are regular shuttle bus connections from the airport to Banff or you could rent a car from the airport.
If you would like to make a proper road trip, Vancouver International Airport is 850 kilometers (530 miles) to the west of Banff.
There are scheduled bus services from Calgary International Airport and downtownCalgary to Banff, as well as from various long haul bus services.