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There are 2 intercity buses per day from Kelowna to Golden. Traveling by bus from Kelowna to Golden usually takes around 5 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest Rider Express bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 30 minutes.
|Distance||148 mi (238 km)|
|Shortest duration||5h 30m|
|Trips per day||2|
|Most frequent service||Rider Express|
What bus companies travel from Kelowna to Golden?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Kelowna to Golden. Rider Express is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Rider Express||2||5h 43m||$108.83|
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The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 43 minutes to cover the 238 kilometers from Kelowna to Golden. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 30 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.
Because many passengers travel from Kelowna to Golden at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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.
The first bus leaves at 12:00pm and the last bus leaves at 12:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Kelowna to Golden, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
Nestled by the water in Okanagan Valley, Kelowna is a must-see destination for lovers of the outdoors, and it offers enticing culinary delights to enjoy, too. Hike or bike your way through the stunning mountain trails sitting above the city. About 24km from downtown Kelowna, Myra Canyon offers breathtaking vistas that you will not soon forget. If watersports are more your thing, Lake Okanagan is a dreamy setting for boating, scuba diving, or simply relaxing by the beach.
Once you've worked up a sweat, there are plenty of opportunities to indulge and unwind. Kelowna lays claim to over 40 authentic Okanagan vineyards that open their doors for tours (and tasting, of course!) while its various breweries and cideries allow visitors to taste the local, hand-crafted flavors of Kelowna.
Kelowna is home to one of Canada's busiest airports, Kelowna International Airport, which runs daily flights across North America. If you opt to drive or take the bus, the wide and well-maintained highways give travelers a chance to marvel at the surrounding mountainscapes when en route to nearby Vancouver and Calgary.
Where does the bus leave from in Kelowna?
Main departure station: Kelowna Airport
Kelowna has two bus stations with service to Golden.
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Where does the bus arrive in Golden?
Main arrival station: 1050 Trans Canada Hwy
All buses from Kelowna arrive at one main station in Golden.
Bus stations in Golden:
1050 Trans Canada Hwy
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