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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Kelowna to Vancouver. Traveling by bus from Kelowna to Vancouver usually takes around 7 hours and 6 minutes, but the fastest Ebus bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance168 mi (270 km)
Shortest duration5h 15m
Cheapest price$84.61
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceEbus
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Kelowna to Vancouver

(Based on 12 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Martine

August 14, 2022- Visiting friends

Ebus

Have a Fragrance Diffuser in the Toilet (Febreeze)

Have a Fragrance Diffuser in the Toilet (Febreeze)

4.0

Ayrelea

July 3, 2022- Solo travel

Ebus

Pros: Good, bus driver was nice. Cons: Notice before trip that the traffic would be bad. Tips: Bring something to do as you might be on the bus longer than expected.

Pros: Good, bus driver was nice. Cons: Notice before trip that the traffic would be bad. Tips: Bring something to do as you might be on the bus longer than expected.

5.0

Greta

March 8, 2022- Vacation

Ebus

Pros: Easy to find and go distance for stopping points. Bathroom on the bus is a big plus. Cons: The seats are so uncomfortable.

Pros: Easy to find and go distance for stopping points. Bathroom on the bus is a big plus. Cons: The seats are so uncomfortable.

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.

How much is a bus ticket from Kelowna to Vancouver?

Typically $105.40 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Vancouver. Any tickets cheaper than $105.40 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

$135$108$81$54$27ONDJFMAMJJAS

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in April. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$97 – 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$113 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

$135$108$81$54$273020100

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 8 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$4.14 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Kelowna to Vancouver?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Kelowna 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
Ebus67h 6m$106.98
  • 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 Kelowna to Vancouver, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 6 daily trips from Kelowna to Vancouver, the journey usually takes about 7 hours and 6 minutes.

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.

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 Kelowna to Vancouver?

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 6 minutes to cover the 270 kilometers from Kelowna to Vancouver. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 15 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?

"Because many passengers travel from Kelowna to Vancouver 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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Vancouver, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Kelowna?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am 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 6 scheduled buses that travel from Kelowna 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.

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?

Main departure station: 516 Lawrence Ave

Kelowna has two bus stations with service to Vancouver.

All bus stations in Kelowna:

  • 516 Lawrence Ave

  • Kelowna Airport

Where does the bus arrive in Vancouver?

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Main arrival station: Pacific Central Station

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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