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