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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Vancouver to Edmonton. Traveling by bus from Vancouver to Edmonton usually takes around 21 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest Rider Express bus can make the trip in 19 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance508 mi (818 km)
Shortest duration19h 25m
Cheapest price€122.37
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceRider Express
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Vancouver to Edmonton

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Doug

29 May 2023- Solo travel

Rider Express

Pros: The bus was ok and not crowded. Cons: Provide water or something to drink. Tips: Bring a pillow.

How much is a bus ticket from Vancouver to Edmonton?

€126.20 is the average price of a bus ticket from Vancouver to Edmonton. Bus tickets on this route can be more expensive due to the length of the trip. However, taking the bus can still be a good alternative to flying. 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.

Monthly average prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Vancouver to Edmonton, mark your calendar for February. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just €135. However, taking the bus from Vancouver to Edmonton during December is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of €143. The best way to find deals on a trip in December is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

What bus companies travel from Vancouver to Edmonton?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Vancouver to Edmonton. Rider Express connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Rider Express421h 13m€135.93
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 21 hours and 12 minutes to cover the 818 kilometers from Vancouver to Edmonton. However, the fastest bus only takes 19 hours and 25 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.

"Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

The first bus leaves at 15:00 and the last bus leaves at 15:00. To see the times for all buses from Vancouver to Edmonton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Vancouver to Edmonton 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 Vancouver to Edmonton without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Vancouver to Edmonton; ticket prices start at €154.46.

City Information

Vancouver

Vancouver is a trendy diverse city in British Columbia, known for its eclectic shopping, fresh seafood, and unique scenic setting between snow-capped mountains and urban beaches. Vancouver is sometimes called "Hollywood North" due to the amount of movies and TV shows filmed in the area. If you're lucky, you may even stumble upon a movie set as you're walking around town!

If you're looking for the best restaurants, shops and nightlife, cobblestoned Gastown is the perfect neighborhood to explore. Biking around the gorgeous Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver is rivaled only by hiking and skiing on nearby Grouse Mountain, which offers stunning views of the city on clear days.

Vancouver International Airport is conveniently close to downtown, and also one of the biggest gateways for international travel on the West Coast of North America. From Vancouver, it's easy to travel into the U.S. to Seattle by bus or train, or to other B.C. destinations like Kamloops and Kelowna to experience more of the province's natural beauty.

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 Vancouver?

Main departure station: Pacific Central Station - Rider Express Booth

Most buses depart from the main station in Vancouver.

All bus stations in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station - Rider Express Booth

Where does the bus arrive in Edmonton?

Main arrival station: Downtown - 10180 105 St NW

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Edmonton.

Bus stations in Edmonton:

  • Downtown - 10180 105 St NW

  • Southgate LRT 2217

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