Red Deer to Grande Prairie bus
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There are 4 intercity buses per day from Red Deer to Grande Prairie. Traveling by bus from Red Deer to Grande Prairie usually takes around 8 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest Cold Shot Bus bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 40 minutes.
|Distance||286 mi (460 km)|
|Shortest duration||7h 40m|
|Most frequent service||Cold Shot Bus|
Buses from Red Deer to Grande Prairie
- Cold Shot Bus: 2 daily buses from C$110
- Ebus: 2 daily buses from C$130
- Red Arrow Motorcoach: 1 daily buses from C$134
How much is a bus ticket from Red Deer to Grande Prairie?
The average price for a bus ticket to Grande Prairie is $111.47, Considering the long distance nature of this route, the pricier average ticket price is still a great deal to get from Red Deer to Grande Prairie. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Red Deer to Grande Prairie is expected to range from $152 to $185. If you are looking to travel to Grande Prairie within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $152. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $152 and can be found on March 14, 2023.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $117 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Red Deer to Grande Prairie in July, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $133 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 Red Deer to Grande Prairie?
There are 3 bus lines from Red Deer to Grande Prairie available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. Cold Shot Bus offers the most choice in regards to departure times, with a couple of different times on its daily bus schedule.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Cold Shot Bus||2||8h 0m||$111.64|
|Red Arrow Motorcoach||1||9h 24m||$136.89|
Cold Shot Bus
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 Red Deer to Grande Prairie, 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 Red Deer to Grande Prairie, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 2 daily trips from Red Deer to Grande Prairie, the journey usually takes about 12 hours and 2 minutes.
Red Arrow Motorcoach
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 1 trips each day from Red Deer to Grande Prairie, and tickets on this route usually cost about .
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Red Deer to Grande Prairie during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the bus ride from Red Deer to Grande Prairie?
The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 460 kilometers from Red Deer to Grande Prairie. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 40 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.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
"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, 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."
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Red Deer?
The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Red Deer to Grande Prairie, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many bus trips to Grande Prairie are there per day?
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 Red Deer?
Main departure station: Red Deer Quality Inn
Red Deer has two bus stations with service to Grande Prairie.
All bus stations in Red Deer:
Red Deer Quality Inn
6607 67 St
Where does the bus arrive in Grande Prairie?
Main arrival station: 10612 99 Ave
These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Grande Prairie.
Bus stations in Grande Prairie:
10612 99 Ave
9501 113 St
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