Calgary to Whitecourt bus
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There are 7 intercity buses per day from Calgary to Whitecourt. Traveling by bus from Calgary to Whitecourt usually takes around 7 hours and 34 minutes, but the fastest Cold Shot Bus bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 10 minutes.
|Distance||224 mi (361 km)|
|Shortest duration||6h 10m|
|Most frequent service||Cold Shot Bus|
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What bus companies travel from Calgary to Whitecourt?
There are 3 bus lines from Calgary to Whitecourt available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 4 daily trips, Cold Shot Bus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Cold Shot Bus||4||6h 35m||$100.05|
|Red Arrow Motorcoach||3||8h 2m||$150.52|
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 4 daily trips on average from Calgary to Whitecourt, with prices at an average of .
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 Whitecourt, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 3 daily trips from Calgary to Whitecourt, the journey usually takes about 11 hours and 7 minutes.
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 3 trips each day from Calgary to Whitecourt, and tickets on this route usually cost about .
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The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 34 minutes to cover the 361 kilometers from Calgary to Whitecourt. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 10 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.
"Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, 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."
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 Whitecourt, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
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.
Where does the bus leave from in Calgary?
Main departure station: 11511 40 Street S.E.
Buses to Whitecourt leave from 6 stations in Calgary.
All bus stations in Calgary:
11511 40 Street S.E.
Memorial Drive - 12 4 St NE
205 9 Ave SE
304 35 Ave NE
Calgary Whitehorn LRT
Where does the bus arrive in Whitecourt?
Main arrival station: 3711 Caxton Street
These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Whitecourt.
Bus stations in Whitecourt:
3711 Caxton Street
5123 Kepler St W
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