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Journey Information

Edmonton to Calgary bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$39.86
Fastest time2h 50m
Trips per day26
Bus lines3

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.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Edmonton to Calgary 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 Edmonton to Calgary?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $50.52 was the low point for bus fares from Edmonton to Calgary. Buses from Calgary to Edmonton are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $50.52 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 17 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $9.53 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 41 minutes to cover the 174 miles (280 kilometers) from Edmonton, AB to Calgary, AB. 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Edmonton to Calgary at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Calgary, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Edmonton?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Edmonton to Calgary, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 26 scheduled buses that travel from Edmonton to Calgary 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 Edmonton to Calgary?

There are 3 bus lines from Edmonton, Alberta to Calgary, Alberta. With 13 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 Bus63h 29m$40.54
Ebus133h 48m$56.41
Red Arrow Motorcoach143h 30m$71.51

Where does the bus leave from in Edmonton?

Buses to Calgary leave from multiple locations in Edmonton, Alberta. These are the 6 most popular bus stations:

  • 10014 104 St
  • Ramada Edmonton South
  • Edmonton International Airport
  • 9850 34 Ave NW
  • 11204 119 St
  • Kingsway Transit Stop 1109

Where does the bus arrive in Calgary?

Buses arrive in Calgary at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Calgary, Alberta:

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

Price trends for buses from Edmonton to Calgary

Monthly average prices

$67$53$40$27$13DJFMAMJJASON

Prices as travel date approaches

$67$53$40$27$133020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Edmonton, AB to Calgary, AB
4.9
Based on 22 ratings and 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.

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