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Edmonton - Calgary Coach Timetable

Coach
Cold Shot Bus
  1. Mon,
  2. Tue,
  3. Wed,
  4. Thu,
  5. Fri,
  6. Sat
12:25 AM
Edmonton9850 34 Ave NW
3:25 AM
CalgaryMemorial Drive - 12 4 St NE
from £20.42
Coach
Cold Shot Bus
  1. Mon,
  2. Tue,
  3. Wed,
  4. Thu,
  5. Fri,
  6. Sat
12:25 AM
Edmonton9850 34 Ave NW
3:45 AM
Calgary1313 44 Ave NE
from £20.42
Coach
Red Arrow Motorcoach
  1. Mon,
  2. Tue,
  3. Wed,
  4. Thu,
  5. Fri,
  6. Sat
8:00 AM
Edmonton10014 104 St
12:00 PM
CalgaryCalgary Downtown Ticket Office
from £46.39
Coach
The Canada Bus
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Tue,
  4. Wed,
  5. Thu,
  6. Fri,
  7. Sat
8:00 AM
EdmontonEdmonton Southgate LRT - #2217
11:15 AM
CalgaryWhitehorn LRT Station
from £26.26
Coach
Red Arrow Motorcoach
  1. Mon,
  2. Tue,
  3. Wed,
  4. Thu,
  5. Fri,
  6. Sat
8:00 AM
Edmonton10014 104 St
11:40 AM
Calgary304 35 Ave NE
from £46.39

Journey Information

There are 68 intercity coaches per day from Edmonton to Calgary. Traveling by coach from Edmonton to Calgary usually takes around 3 hours and 33 minutes, but the fastest Rider Express coach can make the trip in 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance174 mi (280 km)
Shortest duration2h 45m
Cheapest price£11.55
Trips per day68
Most frequent serviceRider Express
Coach lines5

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Edmonton to Calgary

(Based on 159 ratings and reviews)

4.8

4.0

celia

12 May 2024- Visiting family

Rider Express

Was late by 15 mins and to he driver was a little aggressive on the accelerator and brake which made it very jerky, not smooth like the drive before.

5.0

yordanos

11 April 2024- Solo travel

Rider Express

Pros: The staff are friendly and trips arrive on time. Cons: As recommend need to go down the price. Tips: Highly recommend to choose express bus very comfortable, wifi is so fast and staff are friendly. I appreciate for the service.

5.0

Samsudeen

9 April 2024- Visiting family

Cold Shot Bus

Pros: All over it’s good. Cons: No thanks. Tips: Soon.

5.0

Harbans

4 April 2024- Solo travel

Ebus

Pros: Nice and good very friendly and on right time. Cons: Every thing was good keep it up. Tips: Good service.

5.0

Chad

15 March 2024- Solo travel

Rider Express

Pros: Quick and reliable. Cons: More times available to and from for travel. Wifi did not work great at all. Tips: None.

How much is a coach ticket from Edmonton to Calgary?

£19.61 is the average price of a bus ticket from Edmonton to Calgary. 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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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Edmonton to Calgary is expected to range from £37 to £50. If you are looking to travel to Calgary within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £37. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £37 and can be found on 15 May 2024.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Edmonton to Calgary by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around £31 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most coach companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your coach tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap coach tickets is to book at least 18 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £9.14 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from Edmonton to Calgary?

There are 5 bus lines from Edmonton to Calgary available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 24 daily trips, Rider Express usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Cold Shot Bus73h 24m£20.29
Ebus83h 58m£28.39
Red Arrow Motorcoach223h 31m£47.21
Rider Express243h 37m£23.62
The Canada Bus93h 14m£27.26
  • Cold Shot Bus has been operating in the Canadian province of Alberta since 2005. The regional coach company runs smaller shuttle buses with a maximum capacity of around 20 passengers. Because Cold Shot keeps prices low, passengers should expect a more basic experience without onboard Wi-Fi or power outlets. Cold Shot offers 7 daily trips on average from Edmonton to Calgary, with prices at an average of .

  • ebus is a family-owned coach carrier that serves Alberta and British Columbia. ebus service offers passengers a comfortable yet budget-friendly way to travel. On your trip from Edmonton to Calgary, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 8 daily trips from Edmonton to Calgary, the journey usually takes about 3 hours and 58 minutes.

  • Red Arrow coaches connect popular destinations throughout Alberta in luxurious coaches with the best amenities. Passengers enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, movies, power outlets, and extra legroom. Free water and snacks available for purchase round out the high-end vehicle's offerings. Red Arrow runs 22 trips each day from Edmonton to Calgary, and tickets on this route usually cost about .

  • 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.

  • The Canada Bus has destinations including Edmonton, Red Deer, Canmore, and Banff. It also runs an airport drop-off service to Calgary and Edmonton international airports. Vehicle amenities reclining seats, USB charging ports, onboard restrooms, and free WiFi.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Edmonton and Calgary is about 299 kilometers (185.8 miles). The most direct route is via highway AB-2 South. The town of Red Deer is an approximate midway point between the two cities.

There are three primary bus carriers that go between Edmonton and Calgary, which make up about 36 daily trips:
* Ebus has 20 trips per day between Edmonton and Calgary. The average duration is 3 hours and 37 minutes, and the average price of a ticket is CAD$45.
* Red Arrow Motorcoach has 14 trips per day between Edmonton and Calgary. The average duration is 3 hours and 30 minutes, and the average price of a ticket is CAD$72.
* Cold Shot Bus has 4 trips per day between Edmonton and Calgary. The average duration is 3 hours and 36 minutes, and the average price of a ticket is CAD$38.

Traveling by bus is the cheapest way to get from Edmonton to Calgary. Tickets cost between CAD$38 and CAD$72, and the trip typically takes about 3.5 hours.

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Edmonton to Calgary. A direct flight only takes 45 minutes, but ticket prices are far more expensive than taking a bus, and start at CAD$286.

There is no direct train between Edmonton and Calgary.

The coach takes an average of 3 hours and 33 minutes to cover the 174 miles from Edmonton to Calgary. However, the fastest coach only takes 2 hours and 45 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in Calgary. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 coach travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded coaches to Calgary, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 18:00. To see the times for all coaches from Edmonton to Calgary, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 68 scheduled coaches that travel from Edmonton to Calgary every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from Edmonton to Calgary without transferring.

City Information

Edmonton

An urban center coexisting peacefully with nature, Edmonton offers plenty of exciting outdoor activities that will keep you engaged. One of the city’s most notable trails is the North Saskatchewan River Trail, which features 150 km of trails. Adventure-seekers can explore the trail on bikes or on foot, and the scenery will certainly amaze you. If you wish to explore the city’s art scene or cultural life, head over to Downtown Spark, which is an immersive art program made by local artists. For those who just want to lay back and enjoy the sun, the perfect spot would be Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park.

If you are looking for a unique pub experience, head over to Central Social Hall, which offers amazing local dishes. For those who are simply looking for a cup of coffee, Nook Cafe considers itself to be the coziest hangout spot around.

The city’s primary railway station is the Edmonton Train Station, which is served by VIA Rail. The city’s principal airport is the Edmonton International Airport, which is located 14 miles south-southwest of the city.

Calgary

Originally an outpost for the mounted police, Calgary has recently transformed into a commercial powerhouse and a top-tier destination for visitors of Canada. That said, the city’s rural traces are still quite prominent, making it a great spot for everyone. One of the most iconic destinations in the city is the WinSport Canada Olympic Park, which is a tribute to the 1988 Winter Olympics. Interested travelers could take up ski lessons here, or they can simply stroll around Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, which houses the largest collection in the competition’s history. Another great destination you should check out is the Glenbow Museum, which features amazing collections on the First Nations as well as military memorabilia. If you simply want to stroll around and enjoy a good view, Prince's Island Park, with tree-lined trails, will also be a great choice.

Its nickname Cowtown is true: Alberta beef is the staple local specialty. If you are looking for a bite of this amazing delicacy, head over to Silver Inn Restaurant. Another great local favorite is cheese buns from Glamorgan Bakery, which sells out quite quickly.

The main bus station in Calgary is the Downtown Greyhound Station located at 850 16 St SW. It is served by several leading bus carriers, including Greyhound, Cold Shot, Ebus, Rider Express and Red Arrow. The city currently does not have a dedicated intercity rail service. The city’s main airport is the Calgary International Airport, which is located northeast of the city itself.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Edmonton?

Main departure station: 10014 104 St

Coaches to Calgary leave from 8 stations in Edmonton.

All coach stations in Edmonton:

  • 10014 104 St

  • Ramada Edmonton South

  • Downtown - 10180 105 St NW

  • Southgate LRT 2217

  • Edmonton Southgate LRT - #2217

  • 9850 34 Ave NW

  • Cold Shot Terminal - 154 Street NW

  • University of Alberta - Lister Hall

Where does the coach arrive in Calgary?

Main arrival station: Calgary Downtown Ticket Office

Coaches arrive in Calgary at 12 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Calgary:

  • Calgary Downtown Ticket Office

  • 304 35 Ave NE

  • Calgary (Downtown - 11 Ave SE)

  • Behind Tim Horton's (curbside)

  • Westbrook Mall between exits 5-6

  • Calgary - Marlborough Mall

  • Calgary Airport

  • Memorial Drive - 12 4 St NE

  • 1313 44 Ave NE

  • Calgary International Airport

  • Whitehorn LRT Station

  • Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown

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