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How to get to Calgary by bus

Routes39
Trips per day246
bus lines4
Stations10
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Originally an outpost for the mounted police, Calgary has recently transformed into a commercial powerhouse and a top-tier destination for visitors of Canada. That said, the city’s rural traces are still quite prominent, making it a great spot for everyone. One of the most iconic destinations in the city is the WinSport Canada Olympic Park, which is a tribute to the 1988 Winter Olympics. Interested travelers could take up ski lessons here, or they can simply stroll around Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, which houses the largest collection in the competition’s history. Another great destination you should check out is the Glenbow Museum, which features amazing collections on the First Nations as well as military memorabilia. If you simply want to stroll around and enjoy a good view, Prince's Island Park, with tree-lined trails, will also be a great choice.

Its nickname Cowtown is true: Alberta beef is the staple local specialty. If you are looking for a bite of this amazing delicacy, head over to Silver Inn Restaurant. Another great local favorite is cheese buns from Glamorgan Bakery, which sells out quite quickly.

The main bus station in Calgary is the Downtown Greyhound Station located at 850 16 St SW. It is served by several leading bus carriers, including Greyhound, Cold Shot, Ebus, Rider Express and Red Arrow. The city currently does not have a dedicated intercity rail service. The city’s main airport is the Calgary International Airport, which is located northeast of the city itself.

What bus companies travel to Calgary, Alberta?

Located in Alberta, Canada, Calgary is accessible by bus from 39 other cities. You can choose from 246 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Calgary on Wanderu. Cold Shot Bus usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Calgary are also available..

Bus companies serving Calgary

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Cold Shot Bus276h 34m$97.24
Ebus165h 48m$83.07
Red Arrow Motorcoach135h 17m$98.04
The Canada Bus612h 15m$43.87

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a bus ticket to Calgary?

$14.26 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Calgary, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Calgary. In the last month, buses from Airdrie to Calgary had the lowest average price at $15.73.

Where is the bus station in Calgary, AB?

The busiest bus station in Calgary is Memorial Drive - 12 4 St NE. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Calgary are:

  • Memorial Drive - 12 4 St NE
  • 205 9 Ave SE
  • 11511 40 Street S.E.

Which bus service has the best service to Calgary?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Calgary by bus with The Canada Bus giving them a 5 rating out of 5. Travelers also mentioned that The Canada Bus had the most comfortable bus service to Calgary taking into account the seats and amenities that The Canada Bus offers. They rate The Canada Bus a 4.8 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard. If you are looking to arrive to Calgary punctually travelers suggest that Ebus has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Calgary, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

What is the closest airport to Calgary, AB?

The closest airport to Calgary is Calgary Intl Airport (YYC), it is located 5.1 miles from the city center of Calgary.

Is Calgary a popular bus travel destination?

Calgary ranks number 15 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 132 in Canada. Calgary has the second most number of destinations in Alberta that are connected to Calgary by bus service. Each day 110 direct bus schedules arrive in the Calgary.

What is the population of Calgary?

The population of Calgary is 1019942. Calgary ranks number 11 in terms of population in Alberta and number 136 in all of Canada.

How much do bus tickets to Calgary cost?

Bus tickets to Calgary range from $14 for a short trip to Calgary, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Calgary starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Calgary can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $29 .

What type of traveler does Calgary attract?

People who take the bus to Calgary are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Calgary easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What bus station is located closest to the city center of Calgary?

The closest bus station to the city center of Calgary is Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown, located just 0.5 miles away. Select Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Calgary. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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