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Calgary to Edmonton bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$22.44
Shortest Duration2h 50m
Trips per day43
bus carriers3
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Overall score for Calgary to Edmonton
4.8
Based on 6 reviews
Ebus
5.0
Based on 4 reviews
Based on 4 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Ebus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.8
Value
3.8
Condition
4.7
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Hector Roland
5.0
August 15, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Smooth nice Ride
Cons
None
Tips
Silence
Manashi
5.0
July 31, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Had WiFi onboard
Red Arrow Motorcoach
4.5
Based on 2 reviews
Based on 2 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Red Arrow Motorcoach report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.5
Condition
5.0
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Ron
4.0
July 24, 2019Visiting family
Pros
No hassle.
Carol Anne
5.0
June 12, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Ease of ticket purchase; clean coach and friendly staff.
Cons
Nothing I can think of now

How far is Edmonton from Calgary?

A one-way economy flight from Calgary to Edmonton generally costs an average of $111. A last-minute ticket on the weekend will likely cost $200 or more. One-way bus tickets from Calgary to Edmonton are much cheaper, usually available for CAD$39, even for a last-minute weekend trip.

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

A bus ticket is the cheapest option to get from Calgary to Edmonton, with tickets usually starting at just CAD$30. Buses run frequently throughout the day, and direct trips are available. There is no VIA Rail train between Calgary and Edmonton.

How far apart are Calgary and Edmonton?

Calgary and Edmonton are the two largest cities in the Canadian province of Alberta. Edmonton, the northernmost city in North American with a population over one million, is in the Canadian Prairies. Calgary is about 299 km (186 miles) to the south, closer to the U.S. border and in the zone between the foothills of the Canadian Rockies and the Canadian Prairies.

How to book cheap Calgary to Edmonton bus tickets?

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Calgary to Edmonton is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Calgary to Edmonton were $31.60. By booking 1 days out, tickets are on average $0.14 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Calgary to Edmonton?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Calgary to Edmonton by bus is usually on Tuesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Monday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

Ebus from Calgary to Edmonton has the most daily schedules

On average there are 43 scheduled bus trips per day. Ebus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Calgary to Edmonton, with an average of 21 trips per day and 364 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers serve the route from Calgary to Edmonton. Of the 43 trips there are 42 trips that are direct connections to Edmonton.

3 carriers offer Calgary to Edmonton bus trips

Cold Shot Bus

Book Cold Shot Bus from Calgary to Edmonton from $22.44. There are 9 trips per day offered by Cold Shot Bus from Calgary to Edmonton and you can expect on average to pay $29.54 for a Cold Shot Bus ticket to Edmonton. In Calgary, Cold Shot Bus departs to Edmonton from Memorial Drive - 12 4 St NE and one other station. In Edmonton, Cold Shot Bus arrives at Super 8 Hotel and one other station.

An average trip on Cold Shot Bus from Calgary to Edmonton takes 3 hours and 44 minutes, while the fastest available Cold Shot Bus trip will get you to Edmonton in 2 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, Cold Shot Bus offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $30.52 for a weekend trip to Edmonton.

Avg. Time
3h 44m
Avg. Price
$29.54

Ebus

Book Ebus from Calgary to Edmonton from $32.97. There are 21 trips per day offered by Ebus from Calgary to Edmonton and you can expect on average to pay $34.37 for a Ebus ticket to Edmonton. In Calgary, Ebus departs to Edmonton from 205 9 Ave SE and one other station. In Edmonton, Ebus arrives at 10014 104 St and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Ebus from Calgary to Edmonton takes 3 hours and 35 minutes, while the fastest available Ebus trip will get you to Edmonton in 2 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, Ebus offers 19 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $34.37 for a weekend trip to Edmonton.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Avg. Time
3h 35m
Avg. Price
$34.37

Red Arrow Motorcoach

Book Red Arrow Motorcoach from Calgary to Edmonton from $54.17. There are 18 trips per day offered by Red Arrow Motorcoach from Calgary to Edmonton and you can expect on average to pay $55.30 for a Red Arrow Motorcoach ticket to Edmonton. In Calgary, Red Arrow Motorcoach departs to Edmonton from North Ticket Office - 304 35 Ave NE and 2 other stations. In Edmonton, Red Arrow Motorcoach arrives at 10014 104 St and one other station.

An average trip on Red Arrow Motorcoach from Calgary to Edmonton takes 3 hours and 24 minutes, while the fastest available Red Arrow Motorcoach trip will get you to Edmonton in 2 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, Red Arrow Motorcoach offers 13 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $55.20 for a weekend trip to Edmonton.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Snacks
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Free water
Avg. Time
3h 24m
Avg. Price
$55.30

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 5 stations that have bus departures from Calgary. Most bus trips to Edmonton will depart from North Ticket Office - 304 35 Ave NE, 205 9 Ave SE, Memorial Drive - 12 4 St NE, 11511 40 Street S.E., Calgary International Airport.
  • North Ticket Office - 304 35 Ave NE
  • 205 9 Ave SE
  • Memorial Drive - 12 4 St NE
  • 11511 40 Street S.E.
  • Calgary International Airport
Bus trips arrive in Edmonton at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. 10014 104 St, Ramada Edmonton South, Edmonton International Airport, Super 8 Hotel, 11204 119 St, Univ of Alberta - Lister Hall are the main bus stations in Edmonton for trips arriving from Calgary.
  • 10014 104 St
  • Ramada Edmonton South
  • Edmonton International Airport
  • Super 8 Hotel
  • 11204 119 St
  • Univ of Alberta - Lister Hall