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Vancouver - Kamloops Bus Timetable

Bus
Ebus
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Tue,
  4. Wed,
  5. Thu,
  6. Fri,
  7. Sat
6:30 AM
VancouverPacific Central Station
3:50 PM
KamloopsKamloops Sahali Mall
from €87.82
Bus
Ebus
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Tue,
  4. Wed,
  5. Thu,
  6. Fri,
  7. Sat
6:30 AM
VancouverPacific Central Station
12:35 PM
KamloopsKamloops Sahali Mall
from €46.73
Bus
Ebus
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Tue,
  4. Wed,
  5. Thu,
  6. Fri,
  7. Sat
8:00 AM
VancouverPacific Central Station
12:35 PM
KamloopsKamloops Sahali Mall
from €13.60
Bus
Rider Express
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Tue,
  4. Wed,
  5. Thu,
  6. Fri,
  7. Sat
8:15 AM
VancouverPacific Central Station - Rider Express Booth
1:05 PM
KamloopsEsso Gas Station
from €44.87
Bus
Ebus
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Tue,
  4. Wed,
  5. Thu,
  6. Fri,
  7. Sat
2:15 PM
VancouverPacific Central Station
10:00 PM
KamloopsKamloops Sahali Mall
from €87.82

Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Vancouver to Kamloops. Traveling by bus from Vancouver to Kamloops usually takes around 5 hours and 59 minutes, but the fastest Ebus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance157 mi (253 km)
Shortest duration4h 35m
Cheapest price€32.62
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceEbus
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Vancouver to Kamloops

(Based on 18 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Mary

9 March 2024- Visiting family

Rider Express

It was very comfortable. Internet was available. Good value for money.

5.0

Surinder

5 November 2023- Visiting friends

Ebus

Pros: It was nice and comfortable. Cons: Everything was perfect. Tips: Must try ebus.

4.0

Mahendrasinh

24 February 2023- Visiting family

Ebus

Driver want my small wallet money to it wallet in my neck

5.0

Munopiwa

4 December 2022- Visiting family

Ebus

Pros: Driver driving skills and customer care. Cons: Soft seats .

5.0

Allyssa

18 November 2022- Visiting family

Ebus

We were 40 minutes late getting to Kamloops but that was in no way the staffs fault. It was just Vancouver rush hour traffic when we departed.

How much is a bus ticket from Vancouver to Kamloops?

€37.42 is the average price of a bus ticket from Vancouver to Kamloops. Any tickets cheaper than €37.42 can be considered a great deal. 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

€97€65€32MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Vancouver to Kamloops is expected to range from €67 to €89. If you are looking to travel to Kamloops within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €67. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €67 and can be found on 13 May 2024.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Vancouver to Kamloops 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 €63 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 9 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €2.13 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Vancouver to Kamloops?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Vancouver to Kamloops that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Ebus usually offers more choice, with 6 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Ebus66h 19m€64.77
Rider Express24h 55m€36.98
  • 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 Vancouver to Kamloops, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 6 daily trips from Vancouver to Kamloops, the journey usually takes about 6 hours and 19 minutes.

  • 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 5 hours and 59 minutes to cover the 253 kilometers from Vancouver to Kamloops. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 35 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.

"Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Vancouver to Kamloops 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 15:00. To see the times for all buses from Vancouver to Kamloops, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Vancouver to Kamloops every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Vancouver to Kamloops; ticket prices start at €61.11.

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.

Kamloops

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Kamloops is an exciting, family-friendly city set against a backdrop of jaw-dropping natural beauty in the mountains of British Columbia. A temperate climate, rugged hills, and translucent bodies of water provide the perfect setting for such outdoor activities as mountain biking, hiking, boating, fishing, or simply relaxing on one of the many beaches that line the South Thompson River. Visitors can step back in time at the Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park, which features the remains of a 2,000-year-old indigenous village, or view stunning landscapes that have remained unchanged for millennia at one of Kamloops' provincial parks. The British Columbia Wildlife Park to the east of the city is home to 65 different animal species, including cougars and bears.

The city boasts four first-rate wineries that offer tours and tastings within beautiful green spaces. Kamloops also features an eclectic food scene comprising luxury restaurants, health-conscious eateries, hearty pub meals, and several mobile food trucks.

Kamloops has a vast network of transport links that allow visitors to travel efficiently. VIA Rail service runs from the central train station while buses take advantage of scenic mountain routes to carry passengers throughout the region.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Vancouver?

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Main departure station: Pacific Central Station

The historic Pacific Central Station is Vancouver’s primary train station for Amtrak and VIA Rail service, as well as a bus station for numerous carriers. The impressive Beaux-Arts style station opened in 1919, and is within walking distance of Science World, Strathcona Park, and the lively Gastown neighborhood. Plus, walking just across the street from Pacific Central Station gives you access to Vancouver's SkyTrain public transit system at the Main Street–Science World station. With free WiFi, restrooms, and several restaurants and shops on the premises, Pacific Central Station is a convenient place to start or end your trip.

All bus stations in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station

  • Pacific Central Station - Rider Express Booth

Where does the bus arrive in Kamloops?

Main arrival station: Kamloops Sahali Mall

Kamloops' primary bus station is located near the rear entrance to the Sahali Mall. Ebus has a ticket office and waiting room inside the mall, but buses board outside in the parking lot. Sahali Mall is a little outside of downtown Kamloops, but luckily there are a few BC Transit bus stops around the mall where you can connect to the rest of the city. If you need a restroom or a snack before your bus trip, pop inside the mall to take advantage of the restaurants, pharmacies, and grocery stores available.

Bus stations in Kamloops:

  • Kamloops Sahali Mall

  • Esso Gas Station

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