Getting to the Banff Gondola

Skip the parking lot and arrive right at the front door of the Banff Gondola with our free shuttle service. With frequent departures from two convenient locations, this is the best and most eco-friendly way to visit Banff's top attraction car-free.



The free Banff Gondola shuttle picks up from Elk + Avenue Hotel and Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. The return to Downtown shuttles departs from the Banff Gondola parking lot every 20-30 minutes (depending on destination). See shuttle schedule below. 


Departs Dates Days Times Frequency Last Return Shuttle
Elk + Avenue Hotel May 19 - Sep 3 Daily  9:20 AM to 5:40 PM 20 minutes 5:55 PM
Banff Springs Hotel May 20 - Jun 30 Weekends* 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM 30 minutes 5:15 PM

  • *Weekends and statutory holidays (Includes Victoria Day- May 22)
  • Elk + Avenue Hotel is located in Downtown Banff at 333 Banff Ave.
  • Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is located at 405 Spray Ave, Banff.
  • Subject to change without notice.
  • Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel shuttle will be operated on a trial basis in May and June, and is subject to change.
  • July 1 (Canada Day) – please note that Banff Ave will be closed for the Canada Day parade from 11:00am to 12:30pm, and the shuttle service will not operate during this time. The last shuttle will depart Elk + Avenue Hotel at 11:00am and normal service will resume at 12:40pm or as soon as the road re-opens. This closure does not affect the service from the Banff Springs Hotel.