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About Red Arrow

Red Arrow was founded in 1979 to provide luxury bus travel to the Canadian province of Alberta. Red Arrow has a history of trailblazing in the bus industry and implemented single-row seating, seatbelts, and complimentary snacks in their buses earlier than most other bus carriers. Today, Red Arrow strives to provide the most comfortable and enjoyable bus service to passengers on each of its 566 daily trips.

Red Arrow buses connect the most popular destinations in Alberta, including Calgary, Edmonton, and Lethbridge. Red Arrow's 404 routes serve 16 cities in total. Ticket prices depend on the length of the route, but the cheapest Red Arrow tickets cost €25.85 and the most expensive cap out at €295.44.

Red Arrow's high-end vehicles have several onboard amenities to make journeys more comfortable for passengers. These include complimentary Wi-Fi, onboard movies to enjoy via a pair of headphones, and power outlets. Passengers can also take advantage of free water, extra legroom, and restrooms. Snacks are available for purchase onboard, and you can pay with cash or credit card.

A Red Arrow partner since 2016, Wanderu provides a simple way of finding the cheapest journeys to your destination. The cheapest Red Arrow bus tickets can be found and booked on Wanderu, with zero Wanderu fees, so you know you're getting the absolute best deal.

**2023**   
 #1 Best Wi-Fi   
 #4 Best Quality Vehicles

2023
#1 Best Wi-Fi
#4 Best Quality Vehicles

Red Arrow Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Free waterFree water
MoviesMovies
Power outletPower outlet
SnacksSnacks
WiFiWiFi

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Red Arrow bus coverage

Daily Trips566
stations24
cities16
countries1

What travelers are saying about Red Arrow

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Red Arrow had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 42 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 52 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 62 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 62 reviews
“The bus got there on time.”
based on 70 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 67 reviews
“The bus was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 70 reviews

Red Arrow reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Red Arrow

(Based on 73 reviews)

4.4
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.4

Timeliness

4.8

Staff

4.4

Value

3.6

Condition

4.6

Red Arrow passenger reviews

5.0

Dima

5 March 2024- Visiting family

Toronto to Ottawa

Pros: Everything was perfect. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Nothing.

5.0

Artem

4 November 2023- Solo travel

Edmonton to Fort McMurray

Pros: Yes. Cons: Good. Tips: No.

5.0

Emre

7 October 2023- Visiting family

Calgary to Lethbridge

Pros: The seats were comfortable and it was a quiet drive. Cons: The Wi-Fi was not working. Tips: Enjoy.

5.0

Abylaikhan

1 October 2023- Solo travel

Toronto to Ottawa

Pros: It was awesome. Cons: I wanted to wash my hands, but there is no sink, which is ok, I will travel with wet wipes in the future. Tips: Wet wipes and snacks.

5.0

Manpreet

29 September 2023- Solo travel

Edmonton to Calgary

Very nic

Red Arrow Routes & Network

Red Arrow’s bus network features 404 bus routes that connect 16 cities serving 24 stations. On average, Red Arrow performs about 566 bus trips every day. The top cities to which Red Arrow offers the highest number of daily bus service include Edmonton and Calgary.

Top Cities Served by Red Arrow

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
Edmonton92:00 pm4:00 am
Calgary82:00 pm2:15 am
Fort McMurray82:00 pm2:25 am
Lethbridge82:00 pm2:00 am
Red Deer82:00 pm12:50 am
Toronto82:45 pm2:45 am
Ottawa82:45 pm1:50 am
Grande Prairie82:15 pm8:15 pm
Kingston82:45 pm10:45 pm

Most popular Red Arrow routes

The bus from Edmonton to Calgary is Red Arrow’s most popular route. Trips from Calgary to Fort MacLeod and Fort McMurray to Calgary are also highly popular.

Top Red Arrow routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Edmonton to Calgary243h 29m€72
Calgary to Fort MacLeod52h 13m€60
Fort McMurray to Calgary1211h 26m€133
Toronto to Kingston42h 47m€31
Edmonton to Red Deer71h 38m€48
Ottawa to Toronto44h 57m€36
Calgary to Red Deer91h 46m€48
Calgary to Lethbridge92h 51m€60
Edmonton to Fort McMurray35h 2m€89

Red Arrow Cancellation Policy

Red Arrow tickets can be cancelled for a full refund, as long as tickets are cancelled with sufficient notice. For trips which depart in the morning (before 12:00pm), cancellations must be requested at least 30 minutes before departure. For trips which depart after noon, cancellations must be requested with at least 3 hours’ notice. To cancel your ticket, please call Red Arrow directly at 1 (800) 232-1958.

If you would like to simply reschedule your Red Arrow trip, you may do that also by calling Red Arrow. Exchanges or cancellations requested less than 3 hours before the bus’ departure time may be subject to a fee.

Wanderu also offers an affordable trip protection option by Allianz Global Assistance that you can purchase when booking your tickets. In addition to 24-hour assistance during your trip and coverage for lost or damaged baggage, trip protection can help you get your money back in case you need to cancel or change your trip at the last minute. You may be reimbursed if you do not travel due to covered reasons such as illness, extreme weather, or required work shifts. If you need to change your ticket, you may also file a claim to have any change fees reimbursed.

Red Arrow Bus Guide & FAQs

Yes, Red Arrow offers WiFi on their buses. Although most trips with Red Arrow will have WiFi as advertised, some buses might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Red Arrow WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Red Arrow buses. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Red Arrow might sometimes use replacement bus vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

On a typical day, Red Arrow has 566 scheduled bus trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

No, Red Arrow does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Yes, Red Arrow requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the bus. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

Yes, there are bathrooms on Red Arrow buses. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.


Red Arrow provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Be sure to pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Your thirst is a priority for Red Arrow, and to make sure you are never parched onboard their bus, they offer free bottles of water. Just remember - the only right thing to do at the end of your trip is to make sure every water bottle is placed in a recycle bin to reduce your impact on the environment.

Red Arrow goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.

Movies are provided during the bus trip to keep you entertained. Don’t forget to bring your favorite pair of headphones, as headphones are not always included on the bus. We recommend in-ear noise cancelling headphones due to their small size.

Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Red Arrow offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between bus lines, but getting extra is always good.

Cheap Red Arrow tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 566 Red Arrow trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Red Arrow tickets start at just €25.85. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Red Arrow tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Red Arrow tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Red Arrow prices with trips offered by other bus companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

When you’re ready to book, type your departure city and destination city in the search bar above, select your travel date, and let Wanderu work its magic to show you all of the best bus and train ticket prices available for your trip. Pick the ticket that’s best for your budget, schedule, and preferences, and complete the booking right on Wanderu to secure your great deal.

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