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Bus Trip Information: Vancouver to Kelowna

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Vancouver to Kelowna. Traveling by bus from Vancouver to Kelowna usually takes around 7 hours and 11 minutes, but the fastest Ebus bus can make the trip in 5 hours,

Distance168 mi (270 km)
Shortest duration5h 0m
Cheapest price$83.38
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceEbus
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Vancouver to Kelowna

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Amanda

June 1, 2022- Visiting family

Ebus

Pros: it was a nice ride. Cons: the toilet cleanliness, it was warm and condensed. Tips: not really.

Pros: it was a nice ride. Cons: the toilet cleanliness, it was warm and condensed. Tips: not really.

5.0

NAEUN

September 30, 2021- Visiting friends

Ebus

Pros: There were one time when the truck driver made a very dangerous lane change infront of the bus, but the driver handled it very well without any damage or injury. He made sure everyone inside the bus was safe after the incident. He was very professional, friendly,...

Pros: There were one time when the truck driver made a very dangerous lane change infront of the bus, but the driver handled it very well without any damage or injury. He made sure everyone inside the bus was safe after the incident. He was very professional, friendly, and helpful. I really want to thank him for driving safely in such a dangerous weather. Cons: The wifi worked for about half of the trip and the other half, it didn't. It didn't really matter to me since I was watching downloaded videos.

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4.0

Rosa

November 25, 2019- Visiting friends

Ebus

Give yourself PLENTY of time in the winter for unexpected stops

Give yourself PLENTY of time in the winter for unexpected stops

5.0

Luis Alberto

November 24, 2019- Vacation

Ebus

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.

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.

5.0

Emily

September 21, 2019- Visiting family

Ebus

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!

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!

How much is a bus ticket from Vancouver to Kelowna?

Typically $100.59 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Kelowna. Any tickets cheaper than $100.59 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

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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 $92 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Vancouver to Kelowna in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $118 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

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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 13 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$4.98 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Vancouver to Kelowna?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Vancouver to Kelowna. Ebus connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Ebus77h 11m$103.97
  • 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 Vancouver to Kelowna, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 7 daily trips from Vancouver to Kelowna, the journey usually takes about 7 hours and 11 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 11 minutes to cover the 270 kilometers from Vancouver to Kelowna. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours. 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Vancouver to Kelowna 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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Vancouver?

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.

How many bus trips to Kelowna are there per day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Vancouver to Kelowna 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

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

Where does the bus arrive in Kelowna?

Main arrival station: 516 Lawrence Ave

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Kelowna.

Bus stations in Kelowna:

  • 516 Lawrence Ave

  • Kelowna Airport

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