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Journey Information

Red Deer to Calgary bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$34.96
Fastest time1h 30m
Trips per day10
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is closer to Red Deer, Alberta: Edmonton or Calgary?

Calgary is closer to Red Deer than Edmonton. The distance between Red Deer and Edmonton is 153.6 kilometers (95 miles), whereas the distance between Red Deer and Calgary is only 149.8 kilometers (93 miles). The distance between Edmonton and Calgary is 299.6 kilometers (186 miles), and Red Deer lies midway between the two.

What is the bus schedule from Red Deer to Calgary?

The earliest available bus from Red Deer to Calgary departs at 1:20 a.m. MST, and the latest bus departs Red Deer at 8:00 p.m. MST. The cheapest ticket between the two starts at CA$20.

What buses go from Red Deer to Calgary?

There are 3 different bus companies that travel between Red Deer and Calgary, providing 20 trips per day (19 of which are direct).

On Cold Shot Bus, the average price for a ticket from Red Deer to Calgary is roughly CA$33, with 4 trips offered per day. The average travel time is 2 hours and 2 minutes.

On Ebus, the average price for a bus ride from Red Deer to Calgary is roughly CA$33, with 8 trips offered per day. The average travel time is 1 hour and 53 minutes.

On Red Arrow Motorcoach, the average price for a bus ride from Red Deer to Calgary is roughly CA$50, with 9 trips offered per day. The average travel time is 1 hour and 48 minutes.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Red Deer 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 Red Deer to Calgary?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $42.15 was the low point for bus fares from Red Deer to Calgary. Buses from Calgary to Red Deer are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $42.15 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 8 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $4.01 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 1 hour 47 minutes to cover the 85 miles (137 kilometers) from Red Deer, AB to Calgary, AB. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 30 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short trip.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Calgary. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Red Deer?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Red Deer to Calgary, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Red Deer 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 Red Deer to Calgary?

There are 3 bus lines from Red Deer, Alberta to Calgary, Alberta. With 4 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 Bus31h 47m$35.60
Ebus41h 48m$43.82
Red Arrow Motorcoach51h 47m$47.74

Where does the bus leave from in Red Deer?

Red Deer, Alberta has two bus stations with service to Calgary, Alberta:

  • 7150 50 Ave
  • 6607 67 St

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:

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

Price trends for buses from Red Deer to Calgary

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Red Deer, AB to Calgary, AB
Based on 2 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
November 4, 2019Regular commuter
The bus was on time. I was dropped off where I easily connected to taxi
Cleanliness of the bus and seat comfort
I may travel again using your transportation

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