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Kamloops - Vancouver Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Kamloops to Vancouver. Traveling by bus from Kamloops to Vancouver usually takes around 6 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest Ebus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance157 mi (253 km)
Shortest duration4h 25m
Cheapest price$76.38
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceEbus
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Kamloops to Vancouver

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Ernest

April 20, 2022- Visiting family

Ebus

Pros: It was all amazing. Cons: All was great. Tips: E bus is reliable, comfy and the staffs are so friendly and helpful.

Pros: It was all amazing. Cons: All was great. Tips: E bus is reliable, comfy and the staffs are so friendly and helpful.

5.0

Nancy

April 9, 2022- Visiting family

Ebus

The driver was friendly and courteous and kept us informed of road conditions.

The driver was friendly and courteous and kept us informed of road conditions.

5.0

Eshana

September 17, 2021- Visiting family

Ebus

Pros: COMFY AND SPACIOUS. Cons: ALL GOOD. Tips: JUST CARRY BASICS.

Pros: COMFY AND SPACIOUS. Cons: ALL GOOD. Tips: JUST CARRY BASICS.

5.0

Maureen

October 15, 2019

Rider Express

Pros: Not having to worry about traffic as was raining. Cons: Seats quite narrow. Waiting for bus in rain with nit even a rent over us was not cool. Being dumped at a curb near bus station at night with no cover - not cool.

Pros: Not having to worry about traffic as was raining. Cons: Seats quite narrow. Waiting for bus in rain with nit even a rent over us was not cool. Being dumped at a curb near bus station at night with no cover - not cool.

5.0

Jody

October 14, 2019- Solo travel

Rider Express

Pros: Friendly staff and nice facilities. Cons: Internet wouldn’t connect on this trip.

Pros: Friendly staff and nice facilities. Cons: Internet wouldn’t connect on this trip.

Price trends for buses from Kamloops to Vancouver

Average prices by travel date

$137$91$46MayMay

Monthly average prices

$130$104$78$52$26JJASONDJFMAM

Prices as travel date approaches

$130$104$78$52$263020100

What bus companies travel from Kamloops to Vancouver?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Kamloops to Vancouver. Ebus is the only company that connects the two cities by bus available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Ebus66h 12m$97.94
  • Ebus

    Ebus

    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 Kamloops to Vancouver, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 6 daily trips from Kamloops to Vancouver, the journey usually takes about 6 hours and 12 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Kamloops to Vancouver 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 6 hours and 12 minutes to cover the 253 kilometers from Kamloops to Vancouver. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 25 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, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Kamloops?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Kamloops to Vancouver, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Kamloops to Vancouver every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Kamloops to Vancouver; ticket prices start at $76.63.

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.

Vancouver

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Kamloops?

Departure stations

Kamloops' primary bus station is located near the rear entrance to the Sahali Mall. Ebus has a ticket office and waiting room inside the mall, but buses board outside in the parking lot. Sahali Mall is a little outside of downtown Kamloops, but luckily there are a few BC Transit bus stops around the mall where you can connect to the rest of the city. If you need a restroom or a snack before your bus trip, pop inside the mall to take advantage of the restaurants, pharmacies, and grocery stores available.

All bus stations in Kamloops:

  • Kamloops Sahali Mall

Where does the bus arrive in Vancouver?

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Arrival stations

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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