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Buses from Calgary to Red Deer

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Journey Information

There are 18 intercity buses per day from Calgary to Red Deer. Traveling by bus from Calgary to Red Deer usually takes around 2 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest Red Arrow Motorcoach bus can make the trip in just one hour and 30 minutes.

Distance85 mi (137 km)
Shortest duration1h 30m
Cheapest price$25.81
Trips per day17
Most frequent serviceEbus
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Calgary, AB to Red Deer, AB

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Carolune

August 3, 2019- Visiting family

Cold Shot Bus

Pros: The driver is very helpful and friendly. Cons: Other people won't care about their fellow passenger. As if they paid the entire seats of the bus. Tips: People shouldn't act as they owed the bus, Give room or space to other passenger.

Pros: The driver is very helpful and friendly. Cons: Other people won't care about their fellow passenger. As if they paid the entire seats of the bus. Tips: People shouldn't act as they owed the bus, Give room or space to other passenger.

3.0

Jolene

June 12, 2019- Visiting family

Cold Shot Bus

Pros: Lots of room, not that many people on the bus. Cons: Cost of trip was more than what wanderu quoted. Bus driver played the music too loud. Tips: Book e-bus instead.

Pros: Lots of room, not that many people on the bus. Cons: Cost of trip was more than what wanderu quoted. Bus driver played the music too loud. Tips: Book e-bus instead.

How much is a bus ticket from Calgary to Red Deer?

The average price for a bus ticket to Red Deer is $30.99, Traveling by bus on this route is one of the most affordable ways to hit the road from Calgary. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

$77$51$26NovDec

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Calgary to Red Deer is expected to range from C$47 to C$64. If you are looking to travel to Red Deer within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$47. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$47 and can be found on November 23, 2021.

Monthly average prices

$64$51$38$26$13DJFMAMJJASON

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$40 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Calgary to Red Deer in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$47 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 6 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$15.53 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Calgary to Red Deer?

There are 4 bus lines from Calgary to Red Deer available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 8 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 Bus31h 53m$30.67
Ebus82h 1m$45.37
Red Arrow Motorcoach63h 16m$64.61
The Canada Bus22h 0m$25.84
  • Cold Shot Bus

    Cold Shot Bus

    Book Cold Shot Bus from Calgary to Red Deer from $30. There are 3 Cold Shot Bus schedules from Calgary to Red Deer and you can expect on average to pay for a Cold Shot Bus ticket to Red Deer. In Calgary, Cold Shot Bus departs to Red Deer from 11511 40 Street S.E. and 1 other station. In Red Deer, Cold Shot Bus arrives at 6607 67 St and no other station.

    An average trip on Cold Shot Bus from Calgary to Red Deer takes 1 hours and 53 minutes , while the fastest available Cold Shot Bus trip will get you to Red Deer in 1 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Cold Shot Bus offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Red Deer.

  • Ebus

    Ebus

    Book Ebus from Calgary to Red Deer from $45. There are 8 Ebus schedules from Calgary to Red Deer and you can expect on average to pay for a Ebus ticket to Red Deer. In Calgary, Ebus departs to Red Deer from 205 9 Ave SE and 1 other station. In Red Deer, Ebus arrives at Red Deer Quality Inn and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Ebus from Calgary to Red Deer takes 2 hours and 1 minutes , while the fastest available Ebus trip will get you to Red Deer in 1 hours and 30 minutes .

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

  • Red Arrow Motorcoach

    Red Arrow Motorcoach

    Book Red Arrow Motorcoach from Calgary to Red Deer from $49. There are 6 Red Arrow Motorcoach schedules from Calgary to Red Deer and you can expect on average to pay for a Red Arrow Motorcoach ticket to Red Deer. In Calgary, Red Arrow Motorcoach departs to Red Deer from 205 9 Ave SE and 2 other stations. In Red Deer, Red Arrow Motorcoach arrives at Red Deer Quality Inn and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Red Arrow Motorcoach from Calgary to Red Deer takes 3 hours and 16 minutes , while the fastest available Red Arrow Motorcoach trip will get you to Red Deer in 1 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Red Arrow Motorcoach offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Red Deer.

  • The Canada Bus

    The Canada Bus

    Book The Canada Bus from Calgary to Red Deer from $26. There are 2 The Canada Bus schedules from Calgary to Red Deer and you can expect on average to pay for a The Canada Bus ticket to Red Deer. In Calgary, The Canada Bus departs to Red Deer from Whitehorn LRT Station and 1 other station. In Red Deer, The Canada Bus arrives at and no other station.

    An average trip on The Canada Bus from Calgary to Red Deer takes 2 hours and 0 minutes , while the fastest available The Canada Bus trip will get you to Red Deer in 1 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, The Canada Bus offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Red Deer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Calgary to Red Deer 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 2 hours and 18 minutes to cover the 137 kilometers from Calgary to Red Deer. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 30 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?

"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Red Deer. 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, 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 Red Deer, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Red Deer are there per day?

There are 18 scheduled buses that travel from Calgary to Red Deer every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 17 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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Calgary?

Departure stations

Buses to Red Deer 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 Red Deer?

Arrival stations

Buses arrive in Red Deer at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Red Deer:

  • Red Deer Quality Inn

  • Sorenson Transit Station

  • 6607 67 St

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