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Journey Information

There are 40 intercity buses per day from Edmonton to Calgary. Traveling by bus from Edmonton to Calgary usually takes around 3 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest Red Arrow Motorcoach bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance174 mi (280 km)
Shortest duration2h 50m
Cheapest price€27.32
Trips per day40
Most frequent serviceRed Arrow Motorcoach
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Edmonton to Calgary

(Based on 61 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

NIKUL

9 May 2022- Solo travel

The Canada Bus

Pros: Facility. Cons: Nothing.

Pros: Facility. Cons: Nothing.

5.0

Holly

6 May 2022- Regular commuter

Cold Shot Bus

Pros: Very punctual and friendly staff, very straightforward and easy. Was α great experience. Cons: It would be nice if you could book two seats together, so I could sit with my girlfriend. We had to sit in separate seats next to strangers.

Pros: Very punctual and friendly staff, very straightforward and easy. Was α great experience. Cons: It would be nice if you could book two seats together, so I could sit with my girlfriend. We had to sit in separate seats next to strangers.

5.0

Tirath

30 April 2022- Visiting family

The Canada Bus

On time

On time

4.0

Michelle

21 April 2022- Visiting family

Ebus

Pros: The driver made the trip worthy and the wifi connection is very good. Cons: The seats could be improve.

Pros: The driver made the trip worthy and the wifi connection is very good. Cons: The seats could be improve.

5.0

ARUNDHATI

17 April 2022- Visiting friends

Ebus

on time

on time

How much is a bus ticket from Edmonton to Calgary?

€31.76 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

€70€47€23MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Edmonton to Calgary is expected to range from €52 to €59. If you are looking to travel to Calgary within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €52. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €52 and can be found on 24 May 2022.

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 €41 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 5 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €4.62 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Edmonton to Calgary?

There are 4 bus lines from Edmonton to Calgary available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 17 daily trips, Red Arrow Motorcoach 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 29m€30.17
Ebus114h 28m€40.61
Red Arrow Motorcoach173h 26m€55.74
The Canada Bus63h 41m€34.25
  • Cold Shot Bus

    Cold Shot Bus

    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 Edmonton to Calgary, with prices at an average of .

  • Ebus

    Ebus

    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 Edmonton to Calgary, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 11 daily trips from Edmonton to Calgary, the journey usually takes about 4 hours and 28 minutes.

  • Red Arrow Motorcoach

    Red Arrow Motorcoach

    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 17 trips each day from Edmonton to Calgary, and tickets on this route usually cost about .

  • The Canada Bus

    The Canada Bus

    Book The Canada Bus from Edmonton to Calgary from €27. There are 6 The Canada Bus schedules from Edmonton to Calgary and you can expect on average to pay for a The Canada Bus ticket to Calgary. In Edmonton, The Canada Bus departs to Calgary from Edmonton Southgate LRT - #2217 and no other station. In Calgary, The Canada Bus arrives at Whitehorn LRT Station and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on The Canada Bus from Edmonton to Calgary takes 3 hours and 41 minutes , while the fastest available The Canada Bus trip will get you to Calgary in 2 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, The Canada Bus offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Calgary.

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Edmonton from Calgary?

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.

What buses go between Edmonton and Calgary?

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.

What is the best way to get from Edmonton to Calgary?

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.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Edmonton to Calgary during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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 bus 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 bus.

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 bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 44 minutes to cover the 280 kilometers from Edmonton to Calgary. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 50 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.

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

Buses departing from Edmonton to Calgary tend to have the most passengers on Tuesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Tuesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap bus tickets or just want an emptier bus you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Edmonton?

The first bus leaves at 00:00 and the last bus leaves at 17:00. To see the times for all buses from Edmonton to Calgary, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 40 scheduled buses 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 buses 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 bus leave from in Edmonton?

Departure stations

Buses to Calgary leave from 7 stations in Edmonton.

All bus stations in Edmonton:

  • 10014 104 St

  • Ramada Edmonton South

  • Edmonton Southgate LRT - #2217

  • Southgate LRT 2217

  • Kingsway Transit Stop 1109

  • 9850 34 Ave NW

  • 11204 119 St

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