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Kamloops - Calgary Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Kamloops to Calgary. Traveling by bus from Kamloops to Calgary usually takes around 8 hours and 15 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance274 mi (441 km)
Shortest duration8h 15m
Cheapest price$110.23
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceRider Express
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Kamloops to Calgary?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Kamloops to Calgary. Rider Express is the only company to provides bus transportation available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Rider Express18h 15m$110.23
  • Rider Express

    Rider Express

    Book Rider Express from Kamloops to Calgary from $110. There are 1 Rider Express schedules from Kamloops to Calgary and you can expect on average to pay for a Rider Express ticket to Calgary. In Kamloops, Rider Express departs to Calgary from 1522 Versatile Dr and no other station. In Calgary, Rider Express arrives at Westbrook Mall between exits 5-6 and no other station.

    An average trip on Rider Express from Kamloops to Calgary takes 8 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Rider Express offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Calgary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Kamloops to Calgary 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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?

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 441 kilometers from Kamloops to Calgary. 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?

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Kamloops?

There is usually only one bus per day from Kamloops to Calgary. It leaves the station in Kamloops at 1:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many bus trips to Calgary are there per day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Kamloops to Calgary. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Kamloops

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Kamloops is an exciting, family-friendly city set against a backdrop of jaw-dropping natural beauty in the mountains of British Columbia. A temperate climate, rugged hills, and translucent bodies of water provide the perfect setting for such outdoor activities as mountain biking, hiking, boating, fishing, or simply relaxing on one of the many beaches that line the South Thompson River. Visitors can step back in time at the Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park, which features the remains of a 2,000-year-old indigenous village, or view stunning landscapes that have remained unchanged for millennia at one of Kamloops' provincial parks. The British Columbia Wildlife Park to the east of the city is home to 65 different animal species, including cougars and bears.

The city boasts four first-rate wineries that offer tours and tastings within beautiful green spaces. Kamloops also features an eclectic food scene comprising luxury restaurants, health-conscious eateries, hearty pub meals, and several mobile food trucks.

Kamloops has a vast network of transport links that allow visitors to travel efficiently. VIA Rail service runs from the central train station while buses take advantage of scenic mountain routes to carry passengers throughout the region.

Calgary

Originally an outpost for the mounted police, Calgary has recently transformed into a commercial powerhouse and a top-tier destination for visitors of Canada. That said, the city’s rural traces are still quite prominent, making it a great spot for everyone. One of the most iconic destinations in the city is the WinSport Canada Olympic Park, which is a tribute to the 1988 Winter Olympics. Interested travelers could take up ski lessons here, or they can simply stroll around Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, which houses the largest collection in the competition’s history. Another great destination you should check out is the Glenbow Museum, which features amazing collections on the First Nations as well as military memorabilia. If you simply want to stroll around and enjoy a good view, Prince's Island Park, with tree-lined trails, will also be a great choice.

Its nickname Cowtown is true: Alberta beef is the staple local specialty. If you are looking for a bite of this amazing delicacy, head over to Silver Inn Restaurant. Another great local favorite is cheese buns from Glamorgan Bakery, which sells out quite quickly.

The main bus station in Calgary is the Downtown Greyhound Station located at 850 16 St SW. It is served by several leading bus carriers, including Greyhound, Cold Shot, Ebus, Rider Express and Red Arrow. The city currently does not have a dedicated intercity rail service. The city’s main airport is the Calgary International Airport, which is located northeast of the city itself.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Kamloops?

Departure stations

Most buses depart from the main station in Kamloops.

All bus stations in Kamloops:

  • 1522 Versatile Dr

Where does the bus arrive in Calgary?

Arrival stations

All buses from Kamloops arrive at one main station in Calgary.

Bus stations in Calgary:

  • Westbrook Mall between exits 5-6

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