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Journey Information

There are 10 intercity buses per day from Kelowna to Vancouver. Traveling by bus from Kelowna to Vancouver usually takes around 7 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest Ebus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance168 mi (270 km)
Shortest duration4h 50m
Cheapest price$82.81
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceEbus
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Kelowna, BC to Vancouver, BC

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Ken

December 22, 2019- Visiting family

Ebus

Pros: Friendly driver, not worried about driving the coquahalla at that time of year. Tips: pack some snacks!

Pros: Friendly driver, not worried about driving the coquahalla at that time of year. Tips: pack some snacks!

5.0

Emily

September 24, 2019- Visiting family

Ebus

Pros: Comfortable and spacious. Cons: Can get cold on the bus at night. Wish there was a break later in the trip instead of 2 hours in. Tips: Bring snacks! You only get one 15 min break which is enough to get food but sometimes it falls in between meal times.

Pros: Comfortable and spacious. Cons: Can get cold on the bus at night. Wish there was a break later in the trip instead of 2 hours in. Tips: Bring snacks! You only get one 15 min break which is enough to get food but sometimes it falls in between meal times.

5.0

Margaret

September 22, 2019- Vacation

Ebus

Pros: Great, super friendly , chatty and safety concious driver Chris, from kelowna to Merritt. Cant remember the drivers name that took over to Vancouver . As have 2 broken toes, thanks for the request ( via email and quick response too) re priority seat , and my f...

Pros: Great, super friendly , chatty and safety concious driver Chris, from kelowna to Merritt. Cant remember the drivers name that took over to Vancouver . As have 2 broken toes, thanks for the request ( via email and quick response too) re priority seat , and my front seat was waiting for me to be able to raise my foot without getting bumped to keep swelling down. Very much appreciated ...thank you so much. Cons: Will highly recommend , camt think of anything. Tips: Hope ebus continues it's great service for many yrs to come.

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4.0

Bernice

August 10, 2019- Vacation

Ebus

Pros: Chilcot was a mess, toilets being cleaned and only one available and it stunk, rubbish smells. Cons: Dont stop at chilco.

Pros: Chilcot was a mess, toilets being cleaned and only one available and it stunk, rubbish smells. Cons: Dont stop at chilco.

How much is a bus ticket from Kelowna to Vancouver?

$84.65 is the average price of a bus ticket from Kelowna to Vancouver. Any tickets cheaper than $84.65 can be considered a good deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in July. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$94 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Kelowna to Vancouver in September, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$102 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$19.02 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Kelowna to Vancouver?

There is one intercity bus company that operates from Kelowna to Vancouver. Ebus is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Ebus107h 10m$102.24

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Kelowna 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 7 hours and 10 minutes to cover the 270 kilometers from Kelowna to Vancouver. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 50 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 Kelowna?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Kelowna to Vancouver, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Kelowna to Vancouver every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 7 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Kelowna

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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.

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 Kelowna?

Departure stations

Kelowna has two bus stations with service to Vancouver.

Bus stations in Kelowna:

  • Kelowna Airport

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 (Curbside)

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