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Journey Information

There are 68 intercity buses per day from Calgary to Edmonton. Traveling by bus from Calgary to Edmonton usually takes around 3 hours and 53 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$25.55
Trips per day66
Most frequent serviceEbus
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Calgary to Edmonton

(Based on 76 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Huijun

January 29, 2023- Business

The Canada Bus

Pros: safe. Cons: NA. Keep it.

Pros: safe. Cons: NA. Keep it.

5.0

Amber

January 29, 2023- Solo travel

Rider Express

Pros: Incredibly relaxing! Poor road conditions however I felt safe with the coach driver. Good communication and a demeanour that put me at ease. Cons: I really have no complaints.

Pros: Incredibly relaxing! Poor road conditions however I felt safe with the coach driver. Good communication and a demeanour that put me at ease. Cons: I really have no complaints.

5.0

Heather

December 24, 2022- Solo travel

The Canada Bus

Pros: Everything was good. Cons: Nothing I can think of. Tips: No.

Pros: Everything was good. Cons: Nothing I can think of. Tips: No.

5.0

Cathleen

November 12, 2022- Visiting friends

The Canada Bus

Pros: The bus driver was very accommodating. Cons: I didn’t notice seatbelts. If there was, I would have worn one. Tips: Be punctual.

Pros: The bus driver was very accommodating. Cons: I didn’t notice seatbelts. If there was, I would have worn one. Tips: Be punctual.

4.0

Naiyana

October 29, 2022- Solo travel

Cold Shot Bus

Pros: The bus is on time. The driver is very friendly and helpful. Cons: Get a bigger bus…,it can be crowded when it’s full. Tips: Try to travel light, bring only a small luggage.

Pros: The bus is on time. The driver is very friendly and helpful. Cons: Get a bigger bus…,it can be crowded when it’s full. Tips: Try to travel light, bring only a small luggage.

How much is a bus ticket from Calgary to Edmonton?

$27.60 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

$120$80$40JanFeb

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Calgary to Edmonton is expected to range from $63 to $105. If you are looking to travel to Edmonton within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $63. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $63 and can be found on February 3, 2023.

Monthly average prices

$67$53$40$27$13MAMJJASONDJF

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 $51 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Calgary to Edmonton in June, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $64 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

$67$53$40$27$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 17 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$5.80 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Calgary to Edmonton?

There are 5 bus lines from Calgary to Edmonton available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 24 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 27m$34.78
Ebus244h 39m$60.77
Red Arrow Motorcoach233h 52m$83.07
Rider Express143h 51m$28.52
The Canada Bus63h 15m$35.28
  • 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' 24 daily trips from Calgary to Edmonton, the journey usually takes about 4 hours and 39 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 23 trips each day from Calgary to Edmonton, and tickets on this route usually cost about .

  • Rider Express

    Rider Express

    Rider Express is a bus company with services across several provinces in Canada with daily stops at major cities like Regina, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver. Rider Express is known for their friendly customer service, the cleanliness of vehicles, and the onboard WiFi.

  • The Canada Bus

    The Canada Bus

    The Canada Bus has destinations including Edmonton, Red Deer, Canmore, and Banff. It also runs an airport drop-off service to Calgary and Edmonton international airports. Vehicle amenities reclining seats, USB charging ports, onboard restrooms, and free WiFi.

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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 53 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?

Buses from Calgary to Edmonton are the most crowded on Friday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your bus tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded 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 6:00pm. 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 68 scheduled buses that travel from Calgary to Edmonton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 66 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 10 stations in Calgary.

All bus stations in Calgary:

  • 205 9 Ave SE

  • Calgary Whitehorn LRT

  • 304 35 Ave NE

  • Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown

  • Westbrook Mall between exits 5-6

  • Calgary - Marlborough Mall

  • Memorial Drive - 12 4 St NE

  • 11511 40 Street S.E.

  • Calgary Airport

  • Whitehorn LRT Station

Where does the bus arrive in Edmonton?

Main arrival station: 10014 104 St

Buses arrive in Edmonton at 11 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Edmonton:

  • 10014 104 St

  • Southgate LRT 2217

  • Ramada Edmonton South

  • Kingsway Transit Stop 1109

  • Edmonton Downtown

  • Cold Shot Terminal - 154 Street NW

  • 9850 34 Ave NW

  • Edmonton Southgate LRT - #2217

  • Edmonton International Airport

  • Rosslyn Hotel

  • University of Alberta - Lister Hall

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