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Edmonton to Calgary bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$30.48
Fastest time2h 50m
Trips per day29
bus carriers3
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Edmonton to Calgary
4.9
Based on 22 reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Cold Shot Bus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.5
Value
3.7
Condition
4.3
Peter
4.0
September 11, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Easy to book
Cons
Could use an outlet for a charger. And somebody wedged a cup between the seat and the wall that wasn’t removed before I got on.
Tips
Bring a jacket and ear plugs or noise canceling headphones.
Ivan
5.0
September 3, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was a great ride.nothing
Cons
Nothing in my view.
Tips
No

Based on 11 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Ebus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 91 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.6
Staff
4.5
Value
4.2
Condition
4.8
Nifredah
5.0
January 18, 2020
Cons
My trip was great. The price is cheap.
Tips
Try this bus. You will love it.
Betty
5.0
January 17, 2020Visiting friends
Tips
I don't know Edmonton I found the stop I wish there was a depot or a place for warmth it was extremely cold out I waited in the nearby circle k
John
5.0
October 10, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Someone else drove
Cons
All good
Christine
5.0
October 6, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Cheap quick clean and on time.
Cons
Nothing
Gayatri
5.0
June 25, 2019Business
Pros
The trip was great.
Cons
Additional stops near south Calgary would have been beneficial.
Tips
This is a pretty decent bus for the price. For regular travelers, this bus will be cost effective.

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Red Arrow Motorcoach report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 80 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.2
Value
3.8
Condition
5.0
Oyindamola
5.0
December 5, 2019Business
Pros
The comfort
Ben
5.0
September 16, 2019Business
Cons
The wifi was a inconsistent and dropped the connection quite often
Daniele
5.0
June 18, 2019Vacation
Cons
Coffee cup vs styrofoam cup.

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Edmonton from Calgary?

The distance between Edmonton and Calgary is about 299 kilometers (185.8 miles). The most direct route is via highway AB-2 South. The town of Red Deer is an approximate midway point between the two cities.

What buses go between Edmonton and Calgary?

There are three primary bus carriers that go between Edmonton and Calgary, which make up about 36 daily trips: Ebus has 20 trips per day between Edmonton and Calgary. The average duration is 3 hours and 37 minutes, and the average price of a ticket is CAD$45. Red Arrow Motorcoach has 14 trips per day between Edmonton and Calgary. The average duration is 3 hours and 30 minutes, and the average price of a ticket is CAD$72. * Cold Shot Bus has 4 trips per day between Edmonton and Calgary. The average duration is 3 hours and 36 minutes, and the average price of a ticket is CAD$38.

What is the best way to get from Edmonton to Calgary?

Traveling by bus is the cheapest way to get from Edmonton to Calgary. Tickets cost between CAD$38 and CAD$72, and the trip typically takes about 3.5 hours.

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Edmonton to Calgary. A direct flight only takes 45 minutes, but ticket prices are far more expensive than taking a bus, and start at CAD$286.

There is no direct train between Edmonton and Calgary.

How much does a bus ticket from Edmonton to Calgary cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Edmonton to Calgary were $40.95.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Edmonton to Calgary is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 26 days out, tickets are on average $6.45 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Edmonton to Calgary?

The distance between Edmonton and Calgary is approximately 174.27 miles, or 280.39 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 3 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Edmonton to Calgary?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Edmonton to Calgary by bus is on Wednesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Sunday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Edmonton to Calgary?

On average there are 29 bus trips per day. Ebus has the most options for departures from Edmonton to Calgary, with an average of 20.957 trips per day and 241 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers currently travel from Edmonton to Calgary. Of the 29 trips there are 29 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

3 carriers offer Edmonton to Calgary bus trips

Cold Shot Bus

Book Cold Shot Bus from Edmonton to Calgary from $30.48. There are 6.677966 Cold Shot Bus schedules from Edmonton to Calgary and you can expect on average to pay $40.78 for a Cold Shot Bus ticket to Calgary. In Edmonton, Cold Shot Bus departs to Calgary from 9850 34 Ave NW and 1 other station. In Calgary, Cold Shot Bus arrives at Memorial Drive - 12 4 St NE and 1 other station.

An average trip on Cold Shot Bus from Edmonton to Calgary takes 3 hours and 30 minutes, while the fastest available Cold Shot Bus trip will get you to Calgary in 2 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, Cold Shot Bus offers 5.866667 trips per day and you could expect to pay $41.08 for a weekend getaway trip to Calgary.

Avg. Time
3h 30m
Avg. Price
$40.78

Ebus

Book Ebus from Edmonton to Calgary from $42.12. There are 20.956522 Ebus schedules from Edmonton to Calgary and you can expect on average to pay $46.87 for a Ebus ticket to Calgary. In Edmonton, Ebus departs to Calgary from 10014 104 St and 3 other stations. In Calgary, Ebus arrives at 205 9 Ave SE and 1 other station.

An average trip on Ebus from Edmonton to Calgary takes 3 hours and 43 minutes, while the fastest available Ebus trip will get you to Calgary in 2 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, Ebus offers 21.333333 trips per day and you could expect to pay $46.68 for a weekend getaway trip to Calgary.

Avg. Time
3h 43m
Avg. Price
$46.87

Red Arrow Motorcoach

Book Red Arrow Motorcoach from Edmonton to Calgary from $70.36. There are 13.703704 Red Arrow Motorcoach schedules from Edmonton to Calgary and you can expect on average to pay $75.14 for a Red Arrow Motorcoach ticket to Calgary. In Edmonton, Red Arrow Motorcoach departs to Calgary from Ramada Edmonton South and 1 other station. In Calgary, Red Arrow Motorcoach arrives at 205 9 Ave SE and 2 other stations.

An average trip on Red Arrow Motorcoach from Edmonton to Calgary takes 3 hours and 33 minutes, while the fastest available Red Arrow Motorcoach trip will get you to Calgary in 2 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, Red Arrow Motorcoach offers 10.555556 trips per day and you could expect to pay $75.28 for a weekend getaway trip to Calgary.

Avg. Time
3h 33m
Avg. Price
$75.14

Plan your next adventure

There are 6 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Calgary will depart from these stations in Edmonton:
  • Ramada Edmonton South
  • 10014 104 St
  • Edmonton International Airport
  • 9850 34 Ave NW
  • 11204 119 St
  • Univ of Alberta - Lister Hall
Buses arrive in Calgary at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Calgary for trips arriving from Edmonton:
  • 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

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