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There are 4 intercity buses per day from Vancouver to Salmon Arm. Traveling by bus from Vancouver to Salmon Arm usually takes around 7 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest Ebus bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 20 minutes.
|Distance||197 mi (316 km)|
|Shortest duration||6h 20m|
|Trips per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Ebus|
How much is a bus ticket from Vancouver to Salmon Arm?
$94.21 is the average price of a bus ticket from Vancouver to Salmon Arm. Any tickets cheaper than $94.21 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
Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Vancouver to Salmon Arm is expected to range from $139 to $151. If you are looking to travel to Salmon Arm within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $139. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $139 and can be found on September 18, 2023.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in February. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $108 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Vancouver to Salmon Arm in August, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $120 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.
What bus companies travel from Vancouver to Salmon Arm?
There are two bus lines that have daily service from Vancouver to Salmon Arm that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Ebus usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.
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 Salmon Arm, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 3 daily trips from Vancouver to Salmon Arm, the journey usually takes about 7 hours and 24 minutes.
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The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 10 minutes to cover the 316 kilometers from Vancouver to Salmon Arm. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 20 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 Vancouver to Salmon Arm 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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Salmon Arm, book your ticket for the last day of the week.
The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00am. To see the times for all buses from Vancouver to Salmon Arm, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
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.
Where does the bus leave from in Vancouver?
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 Salmon Arm?
Main arrival station: Centenoka Park Mall - NW Parking Lot
These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Salmon Arm.
Bus stations in Salmon Arm:
Centenoka Park Mall - NW Parking Lot
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