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About 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

The station located on 11204 119 St in Edmonton is a popular intercity bus station, where commuters can catch buses in and out of the city. The station is served by various bus companies, including Rider Express, Ebus, Red Arrow, Cold Shot, and more. The most popular destinations for buses leaving this station are Calgary, Red Deer, and Fort McMurray. The station does not come with a waiting lounge, and there are very few amenities. However, travelers can stop by a pharmacy, a Tim Hortons doughnut shop, and a coffee shop in the surrounding area.

Popular bus stations in Edmonton:

  • Southgate LRT 2217

  • Downtown - 10180 105 St NW

  • 10014 104 St

  • Ramada Edmonton South

  • Cold Shot Terminal - 154 Street NW

  • 9850 34 Ave NW

  • Rosslyn Hotel

  • Edmonton International Airport

  • Edmonton Southgate LRT - #2217

  • University of Alberta - Lister Hall

What bus companies travel to Edmonton, Alberta?

Located in Alberta, Canada, Edmonton is accessible by bus from 33 other cities. You can choose from 221 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Edmonton on Wanderu. Rider Express usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Edmonton are also available.

Bus companies serving Edmonton

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Rider Express508h 35m$70.25
Cold Shot Bus244h 1m$54.54
Ebus165h 22m$63.28
Red Arrow Motorcoach135h 33m$77.40
The Canada Bus126h 18m$55.10
Thompson Valley Charters116h 10m$96.46
  • 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.

  • 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. You can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach.

  • 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.

  • The Canada Bus has destinations including Edmonton, Red Deer, Canmore, and Banff. It also runs an airport drop-off service to Calgary and Edmonton international airports. Vehicle amenities reclining seats, USB charging ports, onboard restrooms, and free WiFi.

  • Thompson Valley Charters is a family-owned bus company operating from Kamloops, British Columbia. They offer reliable and secure transportation services to various destinations, including Edmonton, Blue River, Jasper, and Hinton. Their team of experienced professionals guarantees safe travel for passengers.

Which bus carrier has the best service to Edmonton?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Edmonton by bus with KCTI Passenger Bus Service giving them a 5 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that The Canada Bus had the most comfortable bus service to Edmonton taking into account the seats and amenities that The Canada Bus offers. They rate The Canada Bus a 4.5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Edmonton punctually, travelers suggest that Red Arrow Motorcoach has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Edmonton, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$4.70 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Edmonton, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Edmonton. In the last month, buses from Boyle to Edmonton had the lowest average price at $4.71.

The busiest bus station in Edmonton is Southgate LRT 2217. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Edmonton are:

  • Southgate LRT 2217
  • Downtown - 10180 105 St NW
  • 10014 104 St
Edmonton ranks number 8 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 31 in Canada. Edmonton has the most bus connections in the region. There are 189 bus schedules arriving in Edmonton each day.
The population of Edmonton is 712391. Edmonton ranks number 8 in terms of population in Alberta and number 34 in all of Canada.
Bus tickets to Edmonton range from $28 for a short trip to Edmonton, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Edmonton starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Edmonton can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $55.
Solo travelers choose to travel by bus to Edmonton for its affordable fares and because of the safe and convenient experience that they note in their reviews.
The closest bus station to the city center of Edmonton is Downtown - 10180 105 St NW, located just 0.4 miles away. Select Downtown - 10180 105 St NW as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Edmonton. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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