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Vancouver - Kelowna Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Vancouver to Kelowna. Traveling by bus from Vancouver to Kelowna usually takes around 7 hours and 8 minutes, but the fastest Ebus bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance168 mi (270 km)
Shortest duration5h 25m
Cheapest price$47.25
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceEbus
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Vancouver to Kelowna

(Based on 23 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Johanna

May 18, 2024- Visiting family

Ebus

Pros: Big windows and comfy seats. Cons: asking other guests to respect personal space more regularly being able to keep a backpack etc by ones feet instead of overhead would be nice.

5.0

Albina

January 19, 2024- Solo travel

Ebus

I really liked the bus. It was clean, warm, spacious, the Internet worked, and there was a toilet. The driver is polite and attentive.

5.0

Harris

September 11, 2023- Business

Ebus

Pros: Timing. Cons: Seats.

5.0

Arsenia

August 8, 2023- Visiting friends

Ebus

Comfy seat

5.0

Leanne

December 22, 2022- Solo travel

Ebus

Pros: The bus driver was very nice and informative. The weather was bad so he made everyone wear their seat belts and store their bags in the over head compartments. Cons: The holders on the seats to store items were too small.

How much is a bus ticket from Vancouver to Kelowna?

$47.41 is the average price of a bus ticket from Vancouver to Kelowna. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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

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Bus tickets from Vancouver to Kelowna are expected to cost between $101 and $130 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Kelowna within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $101. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Vancouver to Kelowna are usually around $107 and prices do not fluctuate very much throughout the year.

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 16 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$32.80 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Vancouver to Kelowna?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Vancouver to Kelowna that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Ebus usually offers more choice, with 5 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Ebus56h 37m$94.78
Rider Express28h 46m$47.60
  • 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 Vancouver to Kelowna, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 5 daily trips from Vancouver to Kelowna, the journey usually takes about 6 hours and 37 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 7 hours and 8 minutes to cover the 270 kilometers from Vancouver to Kelowna. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 25 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.

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.

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Vancouver to Kelowna, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Vancouver to Kelowna every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Vancouver?

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Main departure 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.

All bus stations in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station

  • Pacific Central Station - Rider Express Booth

Where does the bus arrive in Kelowna?

Main arrival station: 516 Lawrence Ave

Buses arrive in Kelowna at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Kelowna:

  • 516 Lawrence Ave

  • Kelowna Airport

  • Kelowna Airport

  • Kelowna Downtown

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