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Journey Information

Calgary to Red Deer bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$29.97
Fastest time1h 30m
Trips per day10
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Calgary to Red Deer 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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 Red Deer?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $30.77 was the low point for bus fares from Calgary to Red Deer. Buses from Red Deer to Calgary are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $30.77 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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $14.93 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 1 hour 49 minutes to cover the 85 miles (137 kilometers) from Calgary, AB to Red Deer, AB. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 30 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short trip.

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 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 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Calgary to Red Deer, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Calgary to Red Deer 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.

What bus companies travel from Calgary to Red Deer?

There are 3 bus lines from Calgary, Alberta to Red Deer, Alberta. With 4 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 54m$30.63
Ebus41h 53m$44.02
Red Arrow Motorcoach51h 45m$47.89

Where does the bus leave from in Calgary?

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

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

Where does the bus arrive in Red Deer?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Red Deer, Alberta:

  • 7150 50 Ave
  • 6607 67 St

Price trends for buses from Calgary to Red Deer

Monthly average prices


Prices as travel date approaches


bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Calgary, AB to Red Deer, AB
Based on 7 ratings and reviews

Based on 3 reviews
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)
August 3, 2019Visiting family
The driver is very helpful and friendly.
Other people won't care about their fellow passenger. As if they paid the entire seats of the bus.
People shouldn't act as they owed the bus, Give room or space to other passenger.
June 12, 2019Visiting family
Lots of room, not that many people on the bus.
Cost of trip was more than what wanderu quoted. Bus driver played the music too loud.
Book e-bus instead.

Based on 3 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)

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