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Journey Information

There are 25 intercity coaches per day from Red Deer to Calgary. Traveling by coach from Red Deer to Calgary usually takes around 3 hours and 49 minutes, but the fastest Red Arrow Motorcoach coach can make the trip in just one hour and 30 minutes.

Distance85 mi (137 km)
Shortest duration1h 30m
Cheapest price£23.53
Trips per day17
Most frequent serviceEbus
Coach lines3

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Red Deer to Calgary

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Roger

26 April 2022- Business

Cold Shot Bus

Pros: The timing of the drive made my trip efficient and financially beneficial. The driver drove consistent and was alert to traffic. Cons: have to travel more to find out.

Pros: The timing of the drive made my trip efficient and financially beneficial. The driver drove consistent and was alert to traffic. Cons: have to travel more to find out.

4.0

Morris

4 November 2019- Regular commuter

Red Arrow Motorcoach

Pros: The bus was on time. I was dropped off where I easily connected to taxi. Cons: Cleanliness of the bus and seat comfort. Tips: I may travel again using your transportation.

Pros: The bus was on time. I was dropped off where I easily connected to taxi. Cons: Cleanliness of the bus and seat comfort. Tips: I may travel again using your transportation.

5.0

Skylar

8 June 2019- Visiting friends

Ebus

Pros: Free snacks & drinks and the neat radio on the chairs. Cons: More communication for first timers, I got off the wrong bus stop that causes me to miss the next bus because I didn’t know where I was suppose to go, because I got off the wrong stop. Had to pay twice ...

Pros: Free snacks & drinks and the neat radio on the chairs. Cons: More communication for first timers, I got off the wrong bus stop that causes me to miss the next bus because I didn’t know where I was suppose to go, because I got off the wrong stop. Had to pay twice because of it. Confusing wifi method. Tips: Bring headphones or you will be bored. Some travelers believe their name is on the seat and demand you move.

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How much is a coach ticket from Red Deer to Calgary?

The average price for a coach ticket to Calgary is £26.01, Traveling by coach on this route is one of the most affordable ways to hit the road from Red Deer. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on coach tickets everytime, we search all of the best coach options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

£61£41£20MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a coach from Red Deer to Calgary is expected to range from £52 to £61. If you are looking to travel to Calgary within the next week, you can find coach tickets starting from £52. The cheapest coach tickets in the next month are £52 and can be found on 12 May 2022.

Monthly average prices

£41£33£25£16£8JJASONDJFMAM

The lowest coach ticket prices on this route can usually be found in October. That’s when the average price of a coach ticket is expected to be just £28 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Red Deer to Calgary in April, expect to spend more on your coach trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £38 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 coach companies travel from Red Deer to Calgary?

There are 3 coach lines from Red Deer to Calgary available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 13 daily trips, Ebus usually has the most coaches running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Cold Shot Bus31h 47m£26.20
Ebus134h 36m£45.99
Red Arrow Motorcoach113h 57m£50.69
  • Cold Shot Bus

    Cold Shot Bus

    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 3 daily trips on average from Red Deer to Calgary, with prices at an average of .

  • Ebus

    Ebus

    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 Red Deer to Calgary, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 13 daily trips from Red Deer to Calgary, the journey usually takes about 4 hours and 36 minutes.

  • Red Arrow Motorcoach

    Red Arrow Motorcoach

    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 11 trips each day from Red Deer to Calgary, and tickets on this route usually cost about .

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is closer to Red Deer, Alberta: Edmonton or Calgary?

Calgary is closer to Red Deer than Edmonton. The distance between Red Deer and Edmonton is 153.6 kilometers (95 miles), whereas the distance between Red Deer and Calgary is only 149.8 kilometers (93 miles). The distance between Edmonton and Calgary is 299.6 kilometers (186 miles), and Red Deer lies midway between the two.

What is the bus schedule from Red Deer to Calgary?

The earliest available bus from Red Deer to Calgary departs at 1:20 a.m. MST, and the latest bus departs Red Deer at 8:00 p.m. MST. The cheapest ticket between the two starts at CA$20.

What buses go from Red Deer to Calgary?

There are 3 different bus companies that travel between Red Deer and Calgary, providing 20 trips per day (19 of which are direct).

On Cold Shot Bus, the average price for a ticket from Red Deer to Calgary is roughly CA$33, with 4 trips offered per day. The average travel time is 2 hours and 2 minutes.

On Ebus, the average price for a bus ride from Red Deer to Calgary is roughly CA$33, with 8 trips offered per day. The average travel time is 1 hour and 53 minutes.

On Red Arrow Motorcoach, the average price for a bus ride from Red Deer to Calgary is roughly CA$50, with 9 trips offered per day. The average travel time is 1 hour and 48 minutes.

Is it safe to travel by coach from Red Deer to Calgary during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach 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, coach 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.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

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 coach ride?

The coach takes an average of 3 hours and 49 minutes to cover the 85 miles from Red Deer to Calgary. However, the fastest coach only takes an hour and 30 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

"Travelers prefer riding the coach on Saturday 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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for coach 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 coaches leave Red Deer?

The first coach leaves at 01:00 and the last coach leaves at 18:00. To see the times for all coaches from Red Deer to Calgary, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach departures serve Calgary each day?

There are 25 scheduled coaches that travel from Red Deer to Calgary every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 17 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

City Information

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 Red Deer?

Departure stations

Coaches to Calgary leave from 3 stations in Red Deer.

All coach stations in Red Deer:

  • Red Deer Quality Inn

  • Sorenson Transit Station

  • 6607 67 St

Where does the coach arrive in Calgary?

Arrival stations

Coaches arrive in Calgary at 6 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Calgary:

  • 205 9 Ave SE

  • 304 35 Ave NE

  • Calgary Whitehorn LRT

  • Calgary Airport

  • Memorial Drive - 12 4 St NE

  • 11511 40 Street S.E.

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