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Journey Information

There are 33 intercity buses per day from Calgary to Edmonton. Traveling by bus from Calgary to Edmonton usually takes around 3 hours and 42 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$37.08
Trips per day33
Most frequent serviceEbus
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Calgary, AB to Edmonton, AB

(Based on 27 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Katja

November 25, 2021- Solo travel

Cold Shot Bus

The driver is very nice, as were the other passengers.

The driver is very nice, as were the other passengers.

5.0

Alveiro

October 24, 2021- Business

The Canada Bus

Pros: I really recommend it. Cons: Everything was ok. Tips: Not at the moment.

Pros: I really recommend it. Cons: Everything was ok. Tips: Not at the moment.

5.0

Edith

October 22, 2021- Visiting family

Ebus

Pros: Driver friendly and courteous. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Yes eventually will travel back to Calgary.

Pros: Driver friendly and courteous. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Yes eventually will travel back to Calgary.

4.0

Larissa

September 8, 2021- Visiting family

Cold Shot Bus

Pros: There was barely any stops which made it go by very quickly. Cons: The seating arrangement wasn’t clear about the front selection. But was otherwise good. Tips: Make sure you have music or light baggage.

Pros: There was barely any stops which made it go by very quickly. Cons: The seating arrangement wasn’t clear about the front selection. But was otherwise good. Tips: Make sure you have music or light baggage.

4.0

Lyda

August 27, 2021- Visiting friends

Cold Shot Bus

Pros: it was cheap and confortable. Cons: AC was not working.

Pros: it was cheap and confortable. Cons: AC was not working.

How much is a bus ticket from Calgary to Edmonton?

Typically $43.67 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Edmonton. At this price a bus trip is a cheap way to travel from Calgary to Edmonton. 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

$77$51$26NovDec

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Calgary to Edmonton is expected to range from C$63 to C$77. If you are looking to travel to Edmonton within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$63. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$63 and can be found on November 30, 2021.

Monthly average prices

$64$51$38$26$13JFMAMJJASOND

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in October. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$54 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Calgary to Edmonton in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$62 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

$64$51$38$26$133020100

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 5 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$12.35 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 13 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 Bus73h 26m$37.75
Ebus134h 20m$56.65
Red Arrow Motorcoach123h 26m$77.13
The Canada Bus43h 24m$49.31
  • Cold Shot Bus

    Cold Shot Bus

    Book Cold Shot Bus from Calgary to Edmonton from $37. There are 7 Cold Shot Bus schedules from Calgary to Edmonton and you can expect on average to pay for a Cold Shot Bus ticket to Edmonton. In Calgary, Cold Shot Bus departs to Edmonton from 11511 40 Street S.E. and 1 other station. In Edmonton, Cold Shot Bus arrives at 9850 34 Ave NW and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Cold Shot Bus from Calgary to Edmonton takes 3 hours and 26 minutes , while the fastest available Cold Shot Bus trip will get you to Edmonton in 2 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, Cold Shot Bus offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Edmonton.

  • Ebus

    Ebus

    Book Ebus from Calgary to Edmonton from $56. There are 13 Ebus schedules from Calgary to Edmonton and you can expect on average to pay for a Ebus ticket to Edmonton. In Calgary, Ebus departs to Edmonton from 205 9 Ave SE and 1 other station. In Edmonton, Ebus arrives at 10014 104 St and 3 other stations.

    An average trip on Ebus from Calgary to Edmonton takes 4 hours and 20 minutes , while the fastest available Ebus trip will get you to Edmonton in 2 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, Ebus offers 15 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Edmonton.

  • Red Arrow Motorcoach

    Red Arrow Motorcoach

    Book Red Arrow Motorcoach from Calgary to Edmonton from $74. There are 12 Red Arrow Motorcoach schedules from Calgary to Edmonton and you can expect on average to pay for a Red Arrow Motorcoach ticket to Edmonton. In Calgary, Red Arrow Motorcoach departs to Edmonton from 304 35 Ave NE and 2 other stations. In Edmonton, Red Arrow Motorcoach arrives at Ramada Edmonton South and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on Red Arrow Motorcoach from Calgary to Edmonton takes 3 hours and 26 minutes , while the fastest available Red Arrow Motorcoach trip will get you to Edmonton in 2 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, Red Arrow Motorcoach offers 10 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Edmonton.

  • The Canada Bus

    The Canada Bus

    Book The Canada Bus from Calgary to Edmonton from $39. There are 4 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 24 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 4 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?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 42 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?

"Because many passengers travel from Calgary to Edmonton at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 bus trips to Edmonton are there per day?

There are 33 scheduled buses that travel from Calgary to Edmonton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Alberta to Alberta without transferring.

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?

Departure stations

Buses to Edmonton leave from 8 stations in Calgary.

All bus stations in Calgary:

  • 205 9 Ave SE

  • Calgary Whitehorn LRT

  • 304 35 Ave NE

  • Memorial Drive - 12 4 St NE

  • 11511 40 Street S.E.

  • Calgary Airport

  • Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown

  • Whitehorn LRT Station

Where does the bus arrive in Edmonton?

Arrival stations

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

  • 9850 34 Ave NW

  • 11204 119 St

  • Southgate LRT 2217

  • Edmonton International Airport

  • Edmonton Southgate LRT - #2217

  • University of Alberta - Lister Hall

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