Grande Prairie to Red Deer bus
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There are 3 intercity buses per day from Grande Prairie to Red Deer. Traveling by bus from Grande Prairie to Red Deer usually takes around 8 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest Cold Shot Bus bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 50 minutes.
|Distance||286 mi (460 km)|
|Shortest duration||7h 50m|
|Most frequent service||Cold Shot Bus|
How much is a bus ticket from Grande Prairie to Red Deer?
Typically $109.95 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Red Deer. Considering the long haul nature of the trip to Red Deer and taking into account ease of bus travel tickets this price is a great deal 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 November. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $109 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Grande Prairie to Red Deer in July, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $127 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 Grande Prairie to Red Deer?
There are two bus lines that have daily service from Grande Prairie to Red Deer that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Cold Shot Bus usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Cold Shot Bus||2||8h 5m||$110.23|
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 2 daily trips on average from Grande Prairie 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 Grande Prairie to Red Deer, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 3 daily trips from Grande Prairie to Red Deer, the journey usually takes about 9 hours and 32 minutes.
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The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 460 kilometers from Grande Prairie to Red Deer. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 50 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.
Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.
The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00am. To see the times for all buses from Grande Prairie to Red Deer, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
One of the biggest cities in Northern Alberta, Grande Prairie offers outdoor adventure and urban comfort in equal measure. Muskoseepi Park, the city’s top attraction, spans the city's length and provides a range of family-friendly activities, insights into local heritage at the Grande Prairie Museum, and photo opportunities at the monumental millennium sundial.
Surrounded by dense woodland, the city is a haven for nature lovers who will love Saskatoon Island Provincial Park. Here, explorers can camp, canoe, hike, bike, or explore trails aboard a snowmobile if visiting during the winter months.
Grande Prairie is home to a wide variety of delicious global cuisines, but the year-round farmers' market on the main avenue is the best way to get an authentic flavor of the city. Thirsty visitors can also seek out Grande Prairie's many artisanal coffee shops and microbreweries to delve even deeper into the city's thriving food and drink scene.
Most bus and rail travel routes from Grande Prairie go through the Albertan capital of Edmonton, from which connections across Canada are available. Grande Prairie Airport also provides convenient transport with daily flights to Edmonton as well as Calgary.
Where does the bus leave from in Grande Prairie?
Main departure station: 9501 113 St
Cold Shot Bus service in Grande Prairie departs from 9501 113 St, west of the city’s center. The area around the station is somewhat industrial, but within a short drive, there are still some hotels and fast food options to fuel up or rest up before or after a long day of travel. Buses board outside of the small Cold Shot office in a multi-use building, and there is an indoor waiting area in the office. Upon arriving in Grande Prairie, you can find the Eastlink Centre, Muskoseepi Park, and the Grande Prairie Museum within easy reach.
All bus stations in Grande Prairie:
9501 113 St
10612 99 Ave
Where does the bus arrive in Red Deer?
Main arrival station: 6607 67 St
These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Red Deer.
Bus stations in Red Deer:
6607 67 St
Red Deer Quality Inn
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