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Journey Information

Vancouver to Kelowna bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$84.99
Fastest time5h 40m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Vancouver to Kelowna right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Vancouver to Kelowna?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $85.64 was the low point for bus fares from Vancouver to Kelowna. Buses from Kelowna to Vancouver are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $85.64 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 26 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $9.83 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 35 minutes to cover the 168 miles (270 kilometers) from Vancouver, BC to Kelowna, BC. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 40 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Vancouver to Kelowna 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Vancouver?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Vancouver to Kelowna, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Vancouver to Kelowna. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

What bus companies travel from Vancouver to Kelowna?

There is one bus company that operates from Vancouver to Kelowna. Ebus is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Ebus26h 36m$95.84

Where does the bus leave from in Vancouver?

Most buses depart from the main station in Vancouver, British Columbia:

  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St

Where does the bus arrive in Kelowna?

All buses from Vancouver arrive at one main station in Kelowna, British Columbia:

  • Kelowna Intl Airport

Price trends for buses from Vancouver to Kelowna

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Vancouver, BC to Kelowna, BC
4.6
Based on 10 ratings and reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Ebus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.1
Value
3.8
Condition
4.6
Rosa
4.0
November 25, 2019Visiting friends
Tips
Give yourself PLENTY of time in the winter for unexpected stops
Luis Alberto
5.0
November 24, 2019Vacation
Cons
The page indicated that the cost of the ticket was 53 CAD and I ended up paying 74 CAD, I didn’t appreciate that at all.
Tips
You should be there 15 or 20 minutes before the departure.
Emily
5.0
September 21, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Drivers were personable and nice, seating had good amenities and was comfortable.
Cons
Cost
Tips
Bring layers as bus temperature can fluctuate. And please!! Don’t stream video on the bus, it makes everyone else’s wifi so slow!
Margaret
5.0
September 15, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Mark/Mike, driver... very polite, great sense of humour, and thorough re safety. A great , safe and on time experience. He was awesome
Cons
Great experience all the way. Wish could /hope to reserve seat. I have just broken 2 toes , xrays show it clearly and hope to be able to have/reserve the FRONT seat for my return trip kelowna to Vancouver on Sunday morning 22nd sept
Lieselotte
4.0
August 9, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
It was a good way to get to Kelowna, but a bit long, on account of 2 long stops, one in Surrey because of some disagreement between a new guest and river (no reservation?) and on way back with the change of drivers, it took 45 min. to wait in Merrit, until we left again...More

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