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Calgary - Grande Prairie Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Calgary to Grande Prairie. Traveling by bus from Calgary to Grande Prairie usually takes around 10 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest Cold Shot Bus bus can make the trip in 9 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance346 mi (556 km)
Shortest duration9h 25m
Cheapest price$82.48
Most frequent serviceCold Shot Bus
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Calgary to Grande Prairie

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Glenda

February 17, 2023- Solo travel

Cold Shot Bus

Pros: I was told that if I continued to sing karaoke I would be asked to leave the bus. Cons: I dunoo. Tips: Be the best you can be.

4.0

Melissa

January 7, 2022- Visiting family

Cold Shot Bus

Pros: Arrived safely. Cons: The terminals.

Price trends for buses from Calgary to Grande Prairie

Average prices by travel date

$165$110$55AprApr

Monthly avg. prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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What bus companies travel from Calgary to Grande Prairie?

There are 3 bus lines from Calgary to Grande Prairie available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 4 daily trips, Cold Shot Bus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Cold Shot Bus49h 58m$85.01
Ebus214h 11m$103.79
Red Arrow Motorcoach411h 9m$128.98
  • 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. Cold Shot offers 4 daily trips on average from Calgary to Grande Prairie, with prices at an average of .

  • 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 Calgary to Grande Prairie, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 2 daily trips from Calgary to Grande Prairie, the journey usually takes about 14 hours and 11 minutes.

  • 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. Red Arrow runs 4 trips each day from Calgary to Grande Prairie, and tickets on this route usually cost about .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 53 minutes to cover the 346 miles from Calgary to Grande Prairie. However, the fastest bus only takes 9 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, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Calgary to Grande Prairie, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Calgary to Grande Prairie every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

City Information

Calgary

Originally an outpost for the mounted police, Calgary has recently transformed into a commercial powerhouse and a top-tier destination for visitors of Canada. That said, the city’s rural traces are still quite prominent, making it a great spot for everyone. One of the most iconic destinations in the city is the WinSport Canada Olympic Park, which is a tribute to the 1988 Winter Olympics. Interested travelers could take up ski lessons here, or they can simply stroll around Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, which houses the largest collection in the competition’s history. Another great destination you should check out is the Glenbow Museum, which features amazing collections on the First Nations as well as military memorabilia. If you simply want to stroll around and enjoy a good view, Prince's Island Park, with tree-lined trails, will also be a great choice.

Its nickname Cowtown is true: Alberta beef is the staple local specialty. If you are looking for a bite of this amazing delicacy, head over to Silver Inn Restaurant. Another great local favorite is cheese buns from Glamorgan Bakery, which sells out quite quickly.

The main bus station in Calgary is the Downtown Greyhound Station located at 850 16 St SW. It is served by several leading bus carriers, including Greyhound, Cold Shot, Ebus, Rider Express and Red Arrow. The city currently does not have a dedicated intercity rail service. The city’s main airport is the Calgary International Airport, which is located northeast of the city itself.

Grande Prairie

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One of the biggest cities in Northern Alberta, Grande Prairie offers outdoor adventure and urban comfort in equal measure. Muskoseepi Park, the city’s top attraction, spans the city's length and provides a range of family-friendly activities, insights into local heritage at the Grande Prairie Museum, and photo opportunities at the monumental millennium sundial.

Surrounded by dense woodland, the city is a haven for nature lovers who will love Saskatoon Island Provincial Park. Here, explorers can camp, canoe, hike, bike, or explore trails aboard a snowmobile if visiting during the winter months.

Grande Prairie is home to a wide variety of delicious global cuisines, but the year-round farmers' market on the main avenue is the best way to get an authentic flavor of the city. Thirsty visitors can also seek out Grande Prairie's many artisanal coffee shops and microbreweries to delve even deeper into the city's thriving food and drink scene.

Most bus and rail travel routes from Grande Prairie go through the Albertan capital of Edmonton, from which connections across Canada are available. Grande Prairie Airport also provides convenient transport with daily flights to Edmonton as well as Calgary.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Calgary?

Main departure station: Memorial Drive - 12 4 St NE

Buses to Grande Prairie leave from 5 stations in Calgary.

All bus stations in Calgary:

  • Memorial Drive - 12 4 St NE

  • 1313 44 Ave NE

  • Calgary Downtown Ticket Office

  • 304 35 Ave NE

  • Calgary Airport

Where does the bus arrive in Grande Prairie?

Main arrival station: 9501 113 St

Cold Shot Bus service in Grande Prairie departs from 9501 113 St, west of the city’s center. The area around the station is somewhat industrial, but within a short drive, there are still some hotels and fast food options to fuel up or rest up before or after a long day of travel. Buses board outside of the small Cold Shot office in a multi-use building, and there is an indoor waiting area in the office. Upon arriving in Grande Prairie, you can find the Eastlink Centre, Muskoseepi Park, and the Grande Prairie Museum within easy reach.

All bus stations in Grande Prairie:

  • 9501 113 St

  • 10612 99 Ave

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