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Journey Information

Calgary to Edmonton bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$39.66
Fastest time2h 50m
Trips per day15
Bus lines3
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Price trends for buses from Calgary to Edmonton

Average prices by travel date

$102$68$34JunJul

Monthly average prices

$68$54$41$27$14ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$68$54$41$27$143020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Calgary to Edmonton
4.8
Based on 13 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Cold Shot Bus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.7
Staff
5.0
Value
3.7
Condition
5.0
Alice
4.0
May 19, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Fast and direct
Cons
I like the seat belts
Joseph
4.0
October 24, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I liked that the bus was small and that I had plenty of room.
Cons
There was a !ot of guess work as to where I would meet the bus. A simple sign at the location would be helpful. There was a lot of stress involved at the very beginning, wondering if the bus would come at all, or if I was in the right place.
Tips
The bus meets between the abandon gas station and the Starbucks.

Based on 8 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Ebus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
4.6
Value
3.9
Condition
4.9
Praneeth Reddy
5.0
January 25, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The trip was amazingly very comfort big boot space and better than a plane journey.!
Cons
My suggestion is to provide water bottles during journey.
Tips
NA
Kathy
5.0
October 3, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I liked first off the girl at the front desk who took my bag for me so I could go get coffee and snack for the ride. I loved the driver he was friendly and funny and helpful. I got the first seat on the bus, I loved being up nice and high and no one beside me was a bonu...More
Cons
I really don't see anything to complain about, but if you follow up on these you'll see that I responded to the trip back before filling out this one. It was a completely different experience and I would not travel again with that driver and although I don't know his n...More
Tips
It's a great inexpensive way to travel back and forth from Edmonton for sure.
Renaud
5.0
September 16, 2019Couples trip
Pros
Comfy ride, relaxing ambiance.
Hector Roland
5.0
August 15, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Smooth nice Ride
Cons
None
Tips
Silence
Manashi
5.0
July 31, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Had WiFi onboard

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Red Arrow Motorcoach report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.5
Condition
5.0
Ron
4.0
July 24, 2019Visiting family
Pros
No hassle.
Carol Anne
5.0
June 12, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Ease of ticket purchase; clean coach and friendly staff.
Cons
Nothing I can think of now

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Edmonton from Calgary?

A one-way economy flight from Calgary to Edmonton generally costs an average of $111. A last-minute ticket on the weekend will likely cost $200 or more. One-way bus tickets from Calgary to Edmonton are much cheaper, usually available for CAD$39, even for a last-minute weekend trip.

What is the cheapest way to get from Calgary to Edmonton?

A bus ticket is the cheapest option to get from Calgary to Edmonton, with tickets usually starting at just CAD$30. Buses run frequently throughout the day, and direct trips are available. There is no VIA Rail train between Calgary and Edmonton.

How far apart are Calgary and Edmonton?

Calgary and Edmonton are the two largest cities in the Canadian province of Alberta. Edmonton, the northernmost city in North America with a population over one million, is in the Canadian Prairies. Calgary is about 299 km (186 miles) to the south, closer to the U.S. border and in the zone between the foothills of the Canadian Rockies and the Canadian Prairies.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Calgary to Edmonton right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Calgary to Edmonton?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $39.80 was the low point for bus fares from Calgary to Edmonton. Buses from Edmonton to Calgary are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $39.80 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 25 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $20.75 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 42 minutes to cover the 280 kilometers (174 miles) from Calgary to Edmonton. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 50 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Edmonton. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Edmonton, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Calgary?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Calgary to Edmonton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 15 scheduled buses that travel from Calgary to Edmonton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 15 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

What bus companies travel from Calgary to Edmonton?

There are 3 bus lines from Calgary to Edmonton. With 12 daily trips, Ebus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Cold Shot Bus63h 23m$40.03
Ebus123h 46m$56.38
Red Arrow Motorcoach73h 30m$78.67

Where does the bus leave from in Calgary?

Buses to Edmonton leave from multiple locations in Calgary, Alberta. These are the 5 most popular bus stations:

  • North Ticket Office - 304 35 Ave NE
  • 205 9 Ave SE
  • Memorial Drive - 12 4 St NE
  • 11511 40 Street S.E.
  • Calgary International Airport

Where does the bus arrive in Edmonton?

Buses arrive in Edmonton at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Edmonton, Alberta:

  • 10014 104 St
  • Ramada Edmonton South
  • Edmonton International Airport
  • 11204 119 St
  • 9850 34 Ave NW

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