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Salmon Arm - Vancouver Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Salmon Arm to Vancouver. Traveling by bus from Salmon Arm to Vancouver usually takes around 6 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest Rider Express bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance197 mi (316 km)
Shortest duration6h 10m
Cheapest price$40.11
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceEbus
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Salmon Arm to Vancouver

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Cathy

December 3, 2023- Visiting family

Rider Express

Pros: Bus driver on Salmon Arm run was very accomodating. Because the bus was late due to a highway closure (accident) we were kept updated by email. As our 5th communication said 6:00 pm pickup was probable, we went home. Soon after arriving there we got another email about 5:00 pm that the road was open now near Canoe and the bus was on its way. We barreled down to the pickup (other end of town, just as the bus was about to pull out. Driver saw us, stopped, loaded my luggage and we were off! Phew! He was very friendly and accomodating. Thanks! Tips: Keep frequent checks on your emails if the bus has been held up.

How much is a bus ticket from Salmon Arm to Vancouver?

$95.78 is the average price of a bus ticket from Salmon Arm to Vancouver. Any tickets cheaper than $95.78 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.

Average prices by travel date

$163$108$54FebMar

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Salmon Arm to Vancouver is expected to be between $137 and $148. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is February 29, 2024, when tickets are available for February 29, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $137.

Monthly average prices

$136$108$81$54$27MAMJJASONDJF
Bus tickets from Salmon Arm to Vancouver are usually around $113 and prices do not fluctuate very much throughout the year.

What bus companies travel from Salmon Arm to Vancouver?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Salmon Arm to Vancouver that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Ebus usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Ebus36h 55m$108.86
Rider Express16h 13m$95.82
  • 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 Salmon Arm to Vancouver, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 3 daily trips from Salmon Arm to Vancouver, the journey usually takes about 6 hours and 55 minutes.

  • Rider Express is a bus company with services across several provinces in Canada with daily stops at major cities like Regina, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver. Rider Express is known for their friendly customer service, the cleanliness of vehicles, and the onboard WiFi.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 41 minutes to cover the 316 kilometers from Salmon Arm to Vancouver. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 10 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Salmon Arm to Vancouver for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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.

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Salmon Arm to Vancouver, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Salmon Arm to Vancouver every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

City Information

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 Salmon Arm?

Main departure station: Centenoka Park Mall - NW Parking Lot

Salmon Arm has two bus stations with service to Vancouver.

All bus stations in Salmon Arm:

  • Centenoka Park Mall - NW Parking Lot

  • Westgate Public Market

Where does the bus arrive in Vancouver?

Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station - CAVACAMT-0

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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

  • Pacific Central Station - Rider Express Booth

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