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There are 3 intercity buses per day from Edmonton to Vancouver. Traveling by bus from Edmonton to Vancouver usually takes around 19 hours and 57 minutes, but the fastest Rider Express bus can make the trip in 18 hours and 55 minutes.
|Distance||508 mi (818 km)|
|Shortest duration||18h 55m|
|Trips per day||3|
|Most frequent service||Rider Express|
How much is a bus ticket from Edmonton to Vancouver?
$197.11 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.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $188 – 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 $298 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 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.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Rider Express||3||19h 57m||$197.48|
Frequently Asked Questions
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The bus takes an average of 19 hours and 57 minutes to cover the 818 kilometers from Edmonton to Vancouver. However, the fastest bus only takes 18 hours and 55 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.
Because many passengers travel from Edmonton to Vancouver 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.
The first bus leaves at 2:00pm and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Edmonton to Vancouver, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
There are 3 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 $213.97.
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 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.
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
The historic Pacific Central Station is Vancouver’s primary train station for Amtrak and VIA Rail service, as well as a bus station for numerous carriers. The impressive Beaux-Arts style station opened in 1919, and is within walking distance of Science World, Strathcona Park, and the lively Gastown neighborhood. Plus, walking just across the street from Pacific Central Station gives you access to Vancouver's SkyTrain public transit system at the Main Street–Science World station. With free WiFi, restrooms, and several restaurants and shops on the premises, Pacific Central Station is a convenient place to start or end your trip.
Bus stations in Vancouver:
Pacific Central Station
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