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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Edmonton to Vancouver. Traveling by bus from Edmonton to Vancouver usually takes around 19 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest Rider Express bus can make the trip in 17 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance508 mi (818 km)
Shortest duration17h 35m
Cheapest price$180.50
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceRider Express
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Edmonton to Vancouver?

$181.34 is the average price of a bus ticket from Edmonton to Vancouver. Bus tickets on this route can be more expensive due to the length of the trip. However, taking the bus can still be a good alternative to flying. 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

$287$191$96JunJun

Bus tickets from Edmonton to Vancouver are expected to cost between $249 and $287 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Vancouver within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $249. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

$239$191$144$96$48JASONDJFMAMJ

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in February. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $200 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Edmonton to Vancouver in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $212 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$239$191$144$96$483020100

To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 22 days in advance to save up to $24.80.

What bus companies travel from Edmonton to Vancouver?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Edmonton to Vancouver. Rider Express connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Rider Express419h 33m$197.47
  • Rider Express is a bus company with services across several provinces in Canada with daily stops at major cities like Regina, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver. Rider Express is known for their friendly customer service, the cleanliness of vehicles, and the onboard WiFi.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 19 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 818 kilometers from Edmonton to Vancouver. However, the fastest bus only takes 17 hours and 35 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Edmonton to Vancouver for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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 Vancouver, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 2:00pm and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Edmonton to Vancouver, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Edmonton to Vancouver 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 Edmonton to Vancouver without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Edmonton to Vancouver; ticket prices start at $230.98.

City Information

Edmonton

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.

Vancouver

Vancouver is a trendy diverse city in British Columbia, known for its eclectic shopping, fresh seafood, and unique scenic setting between snow-capped mountains and urban beaches. Vancouver is sometimes called "Hollywood North" due to the amount of movies and TV shows filmed in the area. If you're lucky, you may even stumble upon a movie set as you're walking around town!

If you're looking for the best restaurants, shops and nightlife, cobblestoned Gastown is the perfect neighborhood to explore. Biking around the gorgeous Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver is rivaled only by hiking and skiing on nearby Grouse Mountain, which offers stunning views of the city on clear days.

Vancouver International Airport is conveniently close to downtown, and also one of the biggest gateways for international travel on the West Coast of North America. From Vancouver, it's easy to travel into the U.S. to Seattle by bus or train, or to other B.C. destinations like Kamloops and Kelowna to experience more of the province's natural beauty.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Edmonton?

Main departure station: Southgate LRT 2217

Edmonton has two bus stations with service to Vancouver.

All bus stations in Edmonton:

  • Southgate LRT 2217

  • Downtown - 10180 105 St NW

Where does the bus arrive in Vancouver?

Main arrival station: Pacific Central Station - Rider Express Booth

All buses from Edmonton arrive at one main station in Vancouver.

Bus stations in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station - Rider Express Booth

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