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There are 19 intercity buses per day from Edmonton to Red Deer. Traveling by bus from Edmonton to Red Deer usually takes around one hour and 42 minutes, but the fastest Cold Shot Bus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 20 minutes.
|Distance||89 mi (144 km)|
|Shortest duration||1h 20m|
|Trips per day||19|
|Most frequent service||Red Arrow Motorcoach|
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How much is a bus ticket from Edmonton to Red Deer?
$32.05 is the average price of a bus ticket from Edmonton to Red Deer. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Edmonton to Red Deer is expected to range from $54 to $60. If you are looking to travel to Red Deer within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $54. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $54 and can be found on October 2, 2023.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $39 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Edmonton to Red Deer in January, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $60 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.
What bus companies travel from Edmonton to Red Deer?
There are 5 bus lines from Edmonton to Red Deer available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 7 daily trips, Red Arrow Motorcoach 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||3||1h 38m||$32.05|
|Red Arrow Motorcoach||7||1h 39m||$50.86|
|Rider Express||5||1h 47m||$32.72|
|The Canada Bus||3||1h 24m||$39.33|
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 3 daily trips on average from Edmonton to Red Deer, 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 Edmonton to Red Deer, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 4 daily trips from Edmonton to Red Deer, the journey usually takes about 1 hours and 51 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 7 trips each day from Edmonton to Red Deer, and tickets on this route usually cost about .
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The bus takes an average of one hour and 42 minutes to cover the 144 kilometers from Edmonton to Red Deer. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 20 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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.
Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 Red Deer, book your ticket for the last day of the week.
The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Edmonton to Red Deer, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
An urban center coexisting peacefully with nature, Edmonton offers plenty of exciting outdoor activities that will keep you engaged. One of the city’s most notable trails is the North Saskatchewan River Trail, which features 150 km of trails. Adventure-seekers can explore the trail on bikes or on foot, and the scenery will certainly amaze you. If you wish to explore the city’s art scene or cultural life, head over to Downtown Spark, which is an immersive art program made by local artists. For those who just want to lay back and enjoy the sun, the perfect spot would be Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park.
If you are looking for a unique pub experience, head over to Central Social Hall, which offers amazing local dishes. For those who are simply looking for a cup of coffee, Nook Cafe considers itself to be the coziest hangout spot around.
The city’s primary railway station is the Edmonton Train Station, which is served by VIA Rail. The city’s principal airport is the Edmonton International Airport, which is located 14 miles south-southwest of the city.
Where does the bus leave from in Edmonton?
Main departure station: 10014 104 St
Buses to Red Deer leave from 8 stations in Edmonton.
All bus stations in Edmonton:
10014 104 St
Ramada Edmonton South
Downtown - 10180 105 St NW
Southgate LRT 2217
9850 34 Ave NW
Cold Shot Terminal - 154 Street NW
Edmonton Southgate LRT - #2217
University of Alberta - Lister Hall
Where does the bus arrive in Red Deer?
Main arrival station: Red Deer Quality Inn
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
Red Deer- Tim Hortons
6607 67 St
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