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Closest Airport

The closest airport to Fairmont Banff Springs is Calgary International Airport (YYC).

Calgary International Airport (YYC) is located approximately 80 miles (130 km) East of the resort. Most major airline carriers fly into Calgary.

  • Air Canada 1 (888) 247-2262
  • WestJet 1 (888) 937-8538
  • American Airlines 1 (800) 433-7300
  • Delta Airlines 1 (800) 221-1212
  • United Airlines 1 (800) 538-2929
  • British Airways 1 (800) 247 9297
  • KLM Airlines 1 (866) 434 0321

Airport Shuttle

  • Airport shuttles are available via Banff Airporter and Pursuit from the Calgary International Airport to Fairmont Banff Springs with regularly scheduled service. Reservations are required at least 1 hour in advance.
  • Schedules and rates are subject to change without notice.

Please email the Concierge for current schedules and pricing. 

Taxi and Limousine

  • Our Concierge will be pleased to assist you with reservations for limousine services.
  • Taxi rate from Calgary International Airport start at approximately $231 (plus taxes and gratuity one way).
  • Rates from Calgary International Airport start at $360 Sedan (one way including taxes and gratuity)
  • Contact (403) 762-6895 for Hotel Concierge
    • Banff Sedan
    • Alpine Limousine
    • Highland Executive Chauffeur 
  • Local taxi service is readily available in the town of Banff
    • Banff Taxi
    • Taxi Taxi

*Rates and schedule are subject to change without notice.

Bus Service in Banff

  • There is a bus service run by the town which runs approximately every 40 minutes into Banff.
  • Fare is $2.00 per person.
  • The bus operates daily from 6:35am until 11:15pm. See the concierge desk for a town bus schedules which are subject to change without notice.

Rental Car

All major car rental agencies are represented at the Calgary International Airport, and some are in the Banff town site.
Reservations are required.
There is a Hertz office located in Fairmont Banff Springs.

AVISCanada/U.S.Toll Free 1 (800) 879-2847
 International(918) 664-4600
BudgetWorldwide1 (800) 268-8900
DollarWorldwide1 (800) 800-4000
HertzCanada/U.S.Toll Free 1 (800) 263-0600
 U.K. Reservations(181) 679-1799
ThriftyCanada/U.S.Toll Free 1(800) 367-2277
 U.K. Reservations(494) 422-1100
TildenCanada/U.S.Toll Free 1 (800) 387-4747
 U.K. ReservationsCall Euro Car

Driving Directions

 From Calgary International Airport
(about 1 hour 45 minutes)

  • The Calgary International Airport is in the north eastern quarter of the city of Calgary. All directions to Banff will require travel westward.
  • Take Airport Exit road to the first set of lights.
  • Turn left at the first set of lights (Barlow Trail)
  • Turn left at the next set of lights (Airport Road)
  • Take Deerfoot Trail/Highway #2 South to 16th Avenue/TransCanada Highway #1. You will exit from the right onto this exit ramp.
  • Continue on Highway#1 for approximately 1-hour until you reach the Banff National Park entrance gates. The gates are open 24-hours as all visitors to the park are required to obtain a Park Pass. These can be obtained in advance through Banff Lake Louise Tourism.
  • Once you have passed through the park gates, continue driving West for approximately 15 minutes until you reach the first exit to Banff (noted as Banff/ Minnewanka Loop).
  • Once you have taken the Banff exit, turn left at the stop sign onto Banff Avenue and continue straight. You will drive through the town of Banff until you reach the Bow River Bridge. Cross the bridge and at its end turn left onto Spray Avenue and stay to the left on this road until you reach its end at which Fairmont Banff Springs is located.

Parks Canada Pass

A National Park Pass is required when entering a national park. Banff National Park entry and service fees help support visitor services and facilities. This means that every time you visit, you are investing in the park — and in a legacy for future generations. Your park pass must be printed and displayed on the left side of vehicle dashboard. When printed online, you are able to use the Park Pass Holders drive through lane at the Park Gates when entering Banff National Park westbound.

Purchase National Park Pass Online


The hotel's parking is located beside the Convention Center. It is a three-level roofed parkade with 415 parking spaces:

  • Self-parking: $29 CAD/night, with unlimited access
  • Valet service: $43 CAD/night, with unlimited access
  • Complimentary charging available for electric vehicles 

Fairmont Banff Springs along with Sun Country Highway Ltd, a manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations has installed Banff's first electric vehicle charging station, in the hotel's parkade. Fairmont Banff Springs is pleased to offer complimentary charging for all electric vehicles of our guests.

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