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Journey Information

Red Deer to Calgary coach - cost & duration

Cheapest priceUS$27.19
Shortest Duration1h 30m
Trips per day9
Coach lines3

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 right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most coach companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, coach companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, US$33.17 was the low point for coach fares from Red Deer to Calgary. Coaches from Calgary to Red Deer are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than US$33.17 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 8 days in advance. By doing so, you could save US$3.10 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 1 hour 48 minutes to cover the 85 miles (137 kilometers) from Red Deer, AB to Calgary, AB. However, the fastest coach only takes 1 hour 30 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short trip.

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

Friday is the busiest travel day for coaches as people head from Red Deer to Calgary 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 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.

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 coaches are there each day?

There are 9 scheduled coaches that travel from Red Deer 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 Alberta to Alberta without transferring.

What coach companies travel from Red Deer to Calgary?

There are 3 coach lines from Red Deer, Alberta to Calgary, Alberta. With 4 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 48mUS$27.49
Ebus41h 48mUS$34.81
Red Arrow Motorcoach31h 50mUS$38.39

Where does the coach leave from in Red Deer?

Red Deer, Alberta has two coach stations with service to Calgary, Alberta:

  • 7150 50 Ave
  • 6607 67 St

Where does the coach arrive in Calgary?

Coaches arrive in Calgary at 5 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with. These are the main coach stations in Calgary, Alberta:

  • 205 9 Ave SE
  • North Ticket Office - 304 35 Ave NE
  • Memorial Drive - 12 4 St NE
  • 11511 40 Street S.E.
  • Calgary International Airport

Price trends for coaches from Red Deer to Calgary

Monthly average prices

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Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Red Deer, AB to Calgary, AB
4.8
Based on 4 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Ebus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
2.5
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0
Skylar
5.0
8 June 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Free snacks & drinks and the neat radio on the chairsFree 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.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.Bring headphones or you will be bored. Some travelers believe their name is on the seat and demand you move.

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.5
Staff
4.5
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Morris
4.0
4 November 2019Regular commuter
Pros
The bus was on time. I was dropped off where I easily connected to taxi The bus was on time. I was dropped off where I easily connected to taxi
Cons
Cleanliness of the bus and seat comfort Cleanliness of the bus and seat comfort
Tips
I may travel again using your transportation I may travel again using your transportation

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