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There are 4 intercity buses per day from Calgary to Kelowna. Traveling by bus from Calgary to Kelowna usually takes around 9 hours and 48 minutes, but the fastest Rider Express bus can make the trip in 9 hours and 15 minutes.
|Distance||252 mi (405 km)|
|Shortest duration||9h 15m|
|Trips per day||4|
|Most frequent service||Rider Express|
What bus companies travel from Calgary to Kelowna?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Calgary to Kelowna. Rider Express connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Rider Express||4||9h 48m||€93.52|
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The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 48 minutes to cover the 405 kilometers from Calgary to Kelowna. However, the fastest bus only takes 9 hours and 15 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.
The first bus leaves at 07:00 and the last bus leaves at 08:00. To see the times for all buses from Calgary to Kelowna, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
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.
Nestled by the water in Okanagan Valley, Kelowna is a must-see destination for lovers of the outdoors, and it offers enticing culinary delights to enjoy, too. Hike or bike your way through the stunning mountain trails sitting above the city. About 24km from downtown Kelowna, Myra Canyon offers breathtaking vistas that you will not soon forget. If watersports are more your thing, Lake Okanagan is a dreamy setting for boating, scuba diving, or simply relaxing by the beach.
Once you've worked up a sweat, there are plenty of opportunities to indulge and unwind. Kelowna lays claim to over 40 authentic Okanagan vineyards that open their doors for tours (and tasting, of course!) while its various breweries and cideries allow visitors to taste the local, hand-crafted flavors of Kelowna.
Kelowna is home to one of Canada's busiest airports, Kelowna International Airport, which runs daily flights across North America. If you opt to drive or take the bus, the wide and well-maintained highways give travelers a chance to marvel at the surrounding mountainscapes when en route to nearby Vancouver and Calgary.
Where does the bus leave from in Calgary?
Main departure station: Westbrook Mall between exits 5-6
Calgary has two bus stations with service to Kelowna.
All bus stations in Calgary:
Westbrook Mall between exits 5-6
Calgary - Marlborough Mall
Where does the bus arrive in Kelowna?
Main arrival station: Kelowna Downtown
These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Kelowna.
Bus stations in Kelowna:
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