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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Vancouver to Calgary. Traveling by bus from Vancouver to Calgary usually takes around 13 hours and 45 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance419 mi (674 km)
Shortest duration13h 45m
Cheapest price$116.83
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceRider Express
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Vancouver to Calgary

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Ramin

November 5, 2019- Business

Rider Express

I thought at some points driver made potential dangerous passes in very bad sever road conditions. I say safety first, it’s ok to be late

I thought at some points driver made potential dangerous passes in very bad sever road conditions. I say safety first, it’s ok to be late

What bus companies travel from Vancouver to Calgary?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Vancouver to Calgary. Rider Express is the only company to provides bus transportation available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Rider Express113h 45m$116.83
  • Rider Express

    Rider Express

    Book Rider Express from Vancouver to Calgary from $117. There are 1 Rider Express schedules from Vancouver to Calgary and you can expect on average to pay for a Rider Express ticket to Calgary. In Vancouver, Rider Express departs to Calgary from Curbside Near Bus Terminal - 1296 Station St and no other station. In Calgary, Rider Express arrives at Westbrook Mall between exits 5-6 and no other station.

    An average trip on Rider Express from Vancouver to Calgary takes 13 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Rider Express offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Calgary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Vancouver to Calgary 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 13 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 674 kilometers from Vancouver to Calgary. 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?

"Travel trends tend to vary greatly for bus trips from Vancouver to Calgary."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Vancouver?

There is usually only one bus per day from Vancouver to Calgary. It leaves the station in Vancouver at 8:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many bus departures serve Calgary each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Vancouver to Calgary. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

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.

Calgary

Originally an outpost for the mounted police, Calgary has recently transformed into a commercial powerhouse and a top-tier destination for visitors of Canada. That said, the city’s rural traces are still quite prominent, making it a great spot for everyone. One of the most iconic destinations in the city is the WinSport Canada Olympic Park, which is a tribute to the 1988 Winter Olympics. Interested travelers could take up ski lessons here, or they can simply stroll around Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, which houses the largest collection in the competition’s history. Another great destination you should check out is the Glenbow Museum, which features amazing collections on the First Nations as well as military memorabilia. If you simply want to stroll around and enjoy a good view, Prince's Island Park, with tree-lined trails, will also be a great choice.

Its nickname Cowtown is true: Alberta beef is the staple local specialty. If you are looking for a bite of this amazing delicacy, head over to Silver Inn Restaurant. Another great local favorite is cheese buns from Glamorgan Bakery, which sells out quite quickly.

The main bus station in Calgary is the Downtown Greyhound Station located at 850 16 St SW. It is served by several leading bus carriers, including Greyhound, Cold Shot, Ebus, Rider Express and Red Arrow. The city currently does not have a dedicated intercity rail service. The city’s main airport is the Calgary International Airport, which is located northeast of the city itself.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Vancouver?

Departure stations

Most buses depart from the main station in Vancouver.

All bus stations in Vancouver:

  • Curbside Near Bus Terminal - 1296 Station St

Where does the bus arrive in Calgary?

Arrival stations

All buses from Vancouver arrive at one main station in Calgary.

Bus stations in Calgary:

  • Westbrook Mall between exits 5-6

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