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How to get from Calgary Airport to Canmore

Canmore is a picturesque town located in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. Known for its craggy summits, stunning Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park, torque lakes and waterfalls and world-class cross country skiing, Canmore is every outdoor lover’s dream destination.

There are two ways to get from Calgary Airport to Canmore, a taxi or bus. Taking a Calgary Airport taxi is the fastest option as it will take around 1 hour 20 minutes to reach Canmore, and it costs approximately €125 (CAD 170). A budget transfer option is to take the Busbud bus, which costs around €30 (CAD 43) one-way and takes 1 hour and 40 minutes.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €125 80min 24/7
Bus €60 100min 08:30–21:00

How to get from Calgary airport to Canmore by taxi

Taking a taxi is the quickest and most convenient way to get from Calgary airport to Canmore. The total journey time in a Calgary Airport taxi is just 1 hour and 20 minutes and the cost is approximately €125 (CAD 170).

Cost of a shuttle from Calgary airport to Canmore

The local taxi drivers at Calgary airport don’t offer a set fare for the journey into Canmore, they will calculate it depending on the time of day and the length of your journey. The average cost for a taxi from Calgary airport to Canmore is €125 (CAD 170), but these prices may increase dramatically during the winter months and heavy snowstorms.

Cost

€125 (CAD 170)

Trip Duration

1 Hr 20 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Calgary Airport.

Where do I find a taxi from Calgary airport to Canmore?

Taxis are readily available outside both the Domestic and International Terminals at Calgary airport. Simply follow the signs for “Ground Transportation” and you will see the long line of cabs waiting at the rank.

Convenience

Taking a taxi shuttle from Calgary airport to Canmore is the quickest, comfiest and most convenient way to travel. You won’t need to wait in the cold for public transport and you can enjoy your scenic journey, knowing your loved ones and personal belongings are safe and secure.

Editor’s Note

Although taking a taxi or private shuttle from Calgary Airport to Canmore is a more expensive transfer option, if you're travelling in a group of 4 people, you can split the fare and save money, while still enjoying the convenience of a door-to-door service.

Useful Tips

During the winter months, fares will be much higher than in the summer.
You can bring and transport luggage that fits in the trunk of the taxi for free.
The journey from Calgary Airport to Canmore is long, be sure to bring water along and perhaps a light snack.

How to get from Calgary Airport to Canmore by bus

There’s one bus company called Busbud that provides buses from Calgary airport to Canmore under different names every day. There’s a long wait time between buses, but the cost is low, at around €30 (CAD 43) per passenger, one-way.

How much is the bus from Calgary Airport to Canmore?

The cost of a ticket on the Busbud bus from Calgary airport to Canmore depends on the time of day you’re travelling and how far in advance you book. However, the average cost is €30 (CAD 43) one-way.

Cost

€30 (CAD 43)

Trip Duration

1 Hr 40 Min.

*There's a waiting time of up to 7 hours for the bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

On weekdays, the Budbus buses are available from 08:30 to 21:00 and from 07:25 to 03:55 on the weekend.

Where do I find the bus from Calgary airport to Canmore?

The buses leave from both the Domestic Terminal and the International Terminal at Calgary airport. For the Domestic Terminal, you will exit door 2 and walk to Pillar 7. For the International Terminal, you will exit door 15 and walk to Pillar 32.

Convenience

Unfortunately, the buses from Calgary airport to Canmore aren’t very frequent. You will have up to a 7-hour wait for the bus, which will leave you waiting out in the cold or the airport arrivals hall. Plus, once you reach Canmore, you will need to take a taxi from the bus station to your hotel, adding time and cost to your journey.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

During the winter months or snowstorms, the buses may become less frequent or stop running altogether. In this case, your only transfer option would be to take a taxi or private transfer.

Useful Tips

Purchase your tickets online in advance to save money.
Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before your bus departs to ensure you don't miss it.
There's limited storage space on the bus, so be sure to travel light.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Calgary airport to Canmore?

There are two different transfer options from Calgary airport to Canmore; taxi or bus. Taking a Calgary Airport taxi takes just 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach Canmore and costs around €125 (CAD 170). Whereas, the Budbud bus costs just €30 (CAD 43), but takes 1 hour and 40 minutes, excluding wait times.

Is there a Calgary airport to Canmore bus available?

Yes, although there aren’t many daily trips, the Busbud bus from Calgary Airport to Canmore runs 7 days a week. The cost is around €30 (CAD 43) one-way, depending on the time of day you’re travelling and the total journey time is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.

How much does a taxi from Calgary airport to Canmore cost?

The local taxis at Calgary Airport don’t offer a set fare for the journey into Canmore. You will be charged using a taximeter based on the time of day you’re travelling and the total journey time. The average cost is around €125 (CAD 170), but this could increase dramatically during the winter months. To enjoy a set-rate fare you can rely on, we recommend pre-booking your Calgary airport taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups.

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