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Journey Information

There are 83 intercity buses per day from Calgary to Edmonton. Traveling by bus from Calgary to Edmonton usually takes around 3 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest The Canada Bus bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance174 mi (280 km)
Shortest duration2h 40m
Cheapest price€13.34
Trips per day80
Most frequent serviceRider Express
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Calgary to Edmonton

(Based on 145 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Isaias

6 July 2024- Solo travel

Cold Shot Bus

Pros: Rather than the sound of the Air conditioner every thing was good. Cons: The sound of rhe AC needs to be improved, it disturbs alot. Tips: Your choice should be Cold Shot.

5.0

Nicki

1 July 2024- Visiting family

Red Arrow Motorcoach

Pros: It was good both ways. But coming back from Calgary to Edmonton, i didn’t like the seat I was in 12C, which they should get rid of it’s next to the washroom and you have no where to place your water. Anyways… when I got to red deer I asked the lady that was doing the count if I could move & she was so sweet and accommodated me and I did move thank god. So thank you to the older lady that helped me in red deer. Overall it was a good ride. Cons: Make it more roomy, bigger seats especially if your sitting next to a big person.

5.0

Eric

28 June 2024- Visiting family

Rider Express

Pros: We leave on time but bus had breakdown forc2 hours. Cons: Just to have maintenance come faster. Tips: Not talking on the phone fir longtime, it’s disturbing other travelers.

5.0

Chetanbir

23 June 2024- Business

Rider Express

Pros: Excellent staff and silent trips. Cons: Bottle of water can be provided during summers. Tips: Great bus.

5.0

Janice

27 March 2024- Visiting family

Rider Express

Pros: Very relaxing staff was great. Cons: Discounts on fares on certain days or frequent travelers discounts, senior discounts. Tips: Take the bus it is so relaxing.

How much is a bus ticket from Calgary to Edmonton?

Bus tickets for a trip from Calgary to Edmonton cost €13.45 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

€69€46€23JulAug

If you're planning to travel by bus from Calgary to Edmonton in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from €28 to €56. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on 29 July 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Edmonton this week, bus tickets are available starting at €28.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Calgary to Edmonton by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around €39 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 25 days in advance. This way, you can save up to €20.76 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Calgary to Edmonton?

There are 5 bus lines from Calgary to Edmonton 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:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Cold Shot Bus73h 19m€23.50
Ebus94h 36m€38.74
Red Arrow Motorcoach244h 0m€60.01
Rider Express243h 49m€23.82
The Canada Bus283h 15m€39.43
  • Cold Shot Bus has been operating in the Canadian province of Alberta since 2005. The regional bus 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 Calgary to Edmonton, with prices at an average of .

  • 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 Calgary to Edmonton, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 9 daily trips from Calgary to Edmonton, the journey usually takes about 4 hours and 36 minutes.

  • Red Arrow buses connect popular destinations throughout Alberta in luxurious buses 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 24 trips each day from Calgary to Edmonton, 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

A one-way economy flight from Calgary to Edmonton generally costs an average of $111. A last-minute ticket on the weekend will likely cost $200 or more. One-way bus tickets from Calgary to Edmonton are much cheaper, usually available for CAD$39, even for a last-minute weekend trip.
A bus ticket is the cheapest option to get from Calgary to Edmonton, with tickets usually starting at just CAD$30. Buses run frequently throughout the day, and direct trips are available. There is no VIA Rail train between Calgary and Edmonton.
Calgary and Edmonton are the two largest cities in the Canadian province of Alberta. Edmonton, the northernmost city in North America with a population over one million, is in the Canadian Prairies. Calgary is about 299 km (186 miles) to the south, closer to the U.S. border and in the zone between the foothills of the Canadian Rockies and the Canadian Prairies.

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 44 minutes to cover the 280 kilometers from Calgary to Edmonton. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 40 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 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 Calgary to Edmonton 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, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

The first bus leaves at 06:00 and the last bus leaves at 18:00. To see the times for all buses from Calgary to Edmonton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 83 scheduled buses that travel from Calgary to Edmonton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 80 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus 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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Calgary?

Main departure station: Calgary Downtown Ticket Office

Buses to Edmonton leave from 11 stations in Calgary.

All bus stations in Calgary:

  • Calgary Downtown Ticket Office

  • 304 35 Ave NE

  • Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown

  • Calgary International Airport

  • Whitehorn LRT Station

  • Westbrook Mall between exits 5-6

  • Calgary - Marlborough Mall

  • Behind Tim Horton's (curbside)

  • Calgary Airport

  • Memorial Drive - 12 4 St NE

  • 1313 44 Ave NE

Where does the bus arrive in Edmonton?

Main arrival station: 10014 104 St

Buses arrive in Edmonton at 9 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Edmonton:

  • 10014 104 St

  • Ramada Edmonton South

  • Southgate LRT 2217

  • Downtown - 10180 105 St NW

  • Edmonton International Airport

  • Edmonton Southgate LRT - #2217

  • 9850 34 Ave NW

  • Cold Shot Terminal - 154 Street NW

  • Rosslyn Hotel

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