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Journey Information

There are 40 intercity buses per day from Calgary to Edmonton. Traveling by bus from Calgary to Edmonton usually takes around 3 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest Red Arrow Motorcoach bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance174 mi (280 km)
Shortest duration2h 50m
Cheapest price$37.82
Trips per day39
Most frequent serviceRed Arrow Motorcoach
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Calgary to Edmonton

(Based on 49 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Trish

May 28, 2022- Regular commuter

Cold Shot Bus

Having the charging ports functional

Having the charging ports functional

4.0

Hassan

May 21, 2022- Business

Cold Shot Bus

Pros: Good driving ; véhicule correct. Cons: Véhicule suspension.

Pros: Good driving ; véhicule correct. Cons: Véhicule suspension.

4.0

Michelle

April 22, 2022- Visiting family

The Canada Bus

Pros: Comfort of the seat. Cons: Wifi connection very poor.

Pros: Comfort of the seat. Cons: Wifi connection very poor.

5.0

Anna Sophia

April 22, 2022- Visiting friends

The Canada Bus

Pros: always felt safe and drivers would ensure temperature was good, enough water was provided, and travelers knew where they were going. Cons: it would be nice for the drivers to announce how long the bus will stay at each stop. Tips: arrive on time and bring snacks ...

Pros: always felt safe and drivers would ensure temperature was good, enough water was provided, and travelers knew where they were going. Cons: it would be nice for the drivers to announce how long the bus will stay at each stop. Tips: arrive on time and bring snacks on the trip.

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5.0

Kristy

April 17, 2022- Visiting friends

Ebus

Pros: The driver is very calm and very safe while driving. He follow the rules. Cons: If you could highlight the rules that needs to be followed. Ex. Bringing/ drinking alcohol while on board. Tips: Be on time.

Pros: The driver is very calm and very safe while driving. He follow the rules. Cons: If you could highlight the rules that needs to be followed. Ex. Bringing/ drinking alcohol while on board. Tips: Be on time.

How much is a bus ticket from Calgary to Edmonton?

$42.60 is the average price of a bus ticket from Calgary to Edmonton. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$117$78$39JunJul

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Calgary to Edmonton is expected to range from C$70 to C$104. If you are looking to travel to Edmonton within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$70. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$70 and can be found on June 21, 2022.

Monthly average prices

$65$52$39$26$13JASONDJFMAMJ

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in November. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$51 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Calgary to Edmonton in September, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$60 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$97$78$58$39$193020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 6 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$23.36 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Calgary to Edmonton?

There are 4 bus lines from Calgary to Edmonton available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 15 daily trips, Red Arrow Motorcoach 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 Bus73h 26m$40.58
Ebus124h 47m$63.45
Red Arrow Motorcoach154h 0m$86.24
The Canada Bus83h 28m$49.26
  • Cold Shot Bus

    Cold Shot Bus

    Cold Shot Bus has been operating in the Canadian province of Alberta since 2005. The regional bus company runs smaller shuttle buses with a maximum capacity of around 20 passengers. Because Cold Shot keeps prices low, passengers should expect a more basic experience without onboard Wi-Fi or power outlets. Cold Shot offers 7 daily trips on average from Calgary to Edmonton, with prices at an average of .

  • Ebus

    Ebus

    ebus is a family-owned bus carrier that serves Alberta and British Columbia. ebus service offers passengers a comfortable yet budget-friendly way to travel. On your trip from Calgary to Edmonton, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 12 daily trips from Calgary to Edmonton, the journey usually takes about 4 hours and 47 minutes.

  • Red Arrow Motorcoach

    Red Arrow Motorcoach

    Red Arrow buses connect popular destinations throughout Alberta in luxurious buses with the best amenities. Passengers enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, movies, power outlets, and extra legroom. Free water and snacks available for purchase round out the high-end vehicle's offerings. Red Arrow runs 15 trips each day from Calgary to Edmonton, and tickets on this route usually cost about .

  • The Canada Bus

    The Canada Bus

    Book The Canada Bus from Calgary to Edmonton from $38. There are 8 The Canada Bus schedules from Calgary to Edmonton and you can expect on average to pay for a The Canada Bus ticket to Edmonton. In Calgary, The Canada Bus departs to Edmonton from Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown and 1 other station. In Edmonton, The Canada Bus arrives at Edmonton International Airport and 1 other station.

    An average trip on The Canada Bus from Calgary to Edmonton takes 3 hours and 28 minutes , while the fastest available The Canada Bus trip will get you to Edmonton in 2 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, The Canada Bus offers 8 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Edmonton.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to fly to 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 during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Calgary to Edmonton?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 280 kilometers 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. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

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

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Calgary to Edmonton for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

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 bus departures serve Edmonton each day?

There are 40 scheduled buses that travel from Calgary to Edmonton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 39 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Calgary

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.

Edmonton

An urban center coexisting peacefully with nature, Edmonton offers plenty of exciting outdoor activities that will keep you engaged. One of the city’s most notable trails is the North Saskatchewan River Trail, which features 150 km of trails. Adventure-seekers can explore the trail on bikes or on foot, and the scenery will certainly amaze you. If you wish to explore the city’s art scene or cultural life, head over to Downtown Spark, which is an immersive art program made by local artists. For those who just want to lay back and enjoy the sun, the perfect spot would be Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park.

If you are looking for a unique pub experience, head over to Central Social Hall, which offers amazing local dishes. For those who are simply looking for a cup of coffee, Nook Cafe considers itself to be the coziest hangout spot around.

The city’s primary railway station is the Edmonton Train Station, which is served by VIA Rail. The city’s principal airport is the Edmonton International Airport, which is located 14 miles south-southwest of the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Calgary?

Main departure station: 205 9 Ave SE

Buses to Edmonton leave from 8 stations in Calgary.

All bus stations in Calgary:

  • 205 9 Ave SE

  • 304 35 Ave NE

  • Calgary Whitehorn LRT

  • Whitehorn LRT Station

  • Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown

  • Memorial Drive - 12 4 St NE

  • 11511 40 Street S.E.

  • Calgary Airport

Where does the bus arrive in Edmonton?

Main arrival station: 10014 104 St

Buses arrive in Edmonton at 9 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Edmonton:

  • 10014 104 St

  • Ramada Edmonton South

  • Kingsway Transit Stop 1109

  • Edmonton International Airport

  • Edmonton Southgate LRT - #2217

  • Southgate LRT 2217

  • 9850 34 Ave NW

  • 11204 119 St

  • Rosslyn Hotel

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