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About Rider Express

Rider Express is a bus carrier based in Canada, providing passenger bus service to and from 65 locations across Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Currently, the company runs 915 trips every day with prices ranging from $29.81 to $1,657.81, depending on the route.

Launched in 2016, Rider Express is privately owned and operated. Over the past few years, the company has been expanding its services and the territories it covers on an ongoing basis. In the near future, Rider Express plans to expand its coverage to include destinations across Manitoba, including the city of Winnipeg.

Rider Express Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning


Rider Express bus coverage

Daily Trips915

What travelers are saying about Rider Express

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Rider Express had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 74 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 73 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 104 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 107 reviews
“The bus got there on time.”
based on 105 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 106 reviews
“The bus was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 112 reviews

Rider Express reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Rider Express

(Based on 120 reviews)

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Rider Express passenger reviews



September 12, 2023- Business

Toronto to Ottawa

needed the USB plug



September 4, 2023- Visiting family

Kamloops to Vancouver

Pros: I liked that it was only 4 hours to go visit my daughter. Cons: A little more leg room. Being able to have a alcohol beverage on bus. Tips: Enjoy the ride not so bad.



August 26, 2023- Solo travel

Calgary to Edmonton

Pros: 1st time taking bus. Cons: it was way too hot 🥵. Tips: take lots of water & food.



August 15, 2023- Visiting family

Calgary to Edmonton

Pros: No wifi. Cons: Wifi.



July 31, 2023- Business

Calgary to Edmonton

What an incredible bus trip to Calgary! The journey was smooth, But the real gem of the trip was our fantastic and friendly driver, Adrian. His warm smile and great sense of humor made the ride even more enjoyable. Thank you Adrian for making this adventure unforgettable!

Rider Express Routes & Network

Rider Express’s bus network features 2378 bus routes that connect 65 cities serving 76 stations. On average, Rider Express performs about 915 bus trips every day. The top cities to which Rider Express offers the highest number of daily bus service include Edmonton and Lloydminster.

Top Cities Served by Rider Express

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
Calgary66:15 am4:55 am
Edmonton76:15 am4:55 am
Vancouver76:15 am4:55 am
Toronto712:50 pm2:05 am
Kamloops76:15 am4:55 am
Ottawa812:00 pm11:35 pm
Banff66:15 am4:55 am
Saskatoon76:15 am4:55 am
Surrey76:15 am4:55 am

Most popular Rider Express routes

The bus from Edmonton to Lloydminster is Rider Express’s most popular route. Trips from Edmonton to Calgary and Ottawa to Toronto are also highly popular.

Top Rider Express routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Edmonton to Lloydminster23h 5m$51
Edmonton to Calgary193h 36m$51
Ottawa to Toronto104h 48m$54
Vancouver to Kamloops14h 50m$90
Vancouver to Calgary314h 32m$218
Vancouver to Banff212h 49m$218
Surrey to Kamloops14h 9m$90
Kingston to Toronto52h 45m$42
Edmonton to Saskatoon26h 24m$90

Rider Express Bus Guide & FAQs

No, unfortunately Rider Express does not offer WiFi aboard its buses at this time. However, we find that a good book makes the time fly by and streaming services like Netflix allow you download TV shows and movies that you can then watch during your trip. Plan ahead and you will stay entertained during the entire bus ride.

Rider Express has a very generous luggage policy. In addition to one carry-on item, each passenger is allowed to check in two pieces of luggage for free. You can also check three additional bags at $20 per piece.

The total maximum weight for all checked baggage must not exceed 200 lbs (90 kg). You can also check in sports equipment but you have to make sure it is properly packed.

On a typical day, Rider Express has 915 scheduled bus trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Rider Express offers daily passenger bus service that connects numerous cities across three Canadian provinces – Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. The carrier’s main hubs include some of the biggest cities in Canada, such as Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Regina.

Yes, Rider Express requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the bus. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Rider Express’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

No, there are no bathrooms available on Rider Express buses. Though there are no bathrooms onboard, typically breaks are scheduled in the itinerary to allow passengers to use bathroom facilities along the way.

Rider Express tickets are not refundable or transferable.

If you would like to reschedule your ticket for a different trip, please contact the carrier at the number listed above. Please keep in mind that you need to reach out at least 24 hours ahead of the originally scheduled departure time and you will be charged a $20 fee for rescheduling.

Yes, Rider Express requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the bus. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most buses.

Rider Express allows only trained and registered service animals on board. Please make sure you have the proper paperwork with you or you may not be allowed to board the bus. The carrier does not accept emotional support animals as service animals.

Cheap Rider Express tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 915 Rider Express trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Rider Express tickets start at just $29.81. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Rider Express tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Rider Express tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Rider Express prices with trips offered by other bus companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

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