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Grande Prairie - Calgary Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Grande Prairie to Calgary. Traveling by bus from Grande Prairie to Calgary usually takes around 10 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest Cold Shot Bus bus can make the trip in 9 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance346 mi (556 km)
Shortest duration9h 40m
Cheapest price$83.27
Most frequent serviceEbus
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Grande Prairie to Calgary

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Victoria

September 28, 2023- Visiting friends

Cold Shot Bus

Pros: Very time cautious, friendly staff. Cons: Don’t know what could be improved as my trip was beautiful, looking forward to another. Tips: They should give it a try and experience it themselves.

How much is a bus ticket from Grande Prairie to Calgary?

Bus tickets for a trip from Grande Prairie to Calgary cost $85.56 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Grande Prairie to Calgary are usually around $95 and prices do not fluctuate very much throughout the year.

What bus companies travel from Grande Prairie to Calgary?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Grande Prairie to Calgary 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
Cold Shot Bus49h 59m$85.61
Ebus611h 3m$117.98
  • 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 Grande Prairie to Calgary, 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 Grande Prairie to Calgary, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 6 daily trips from Grande Prairie to Calgary, the journey usually takes about 11 hours and 3 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 27 minutes to cover the 346 miles from Grande Prairie to Calgary. However, the fastest bus only takes 9 hours and 40 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.

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00am. To see the times for all buses from Grande Prairie to Calgary, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Grande Prairie to Calgary 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

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Grande Prairie?

Main departure station: 10612 99 Ave

Grande Prairie has two bus stations with service to Calgary.

All bus stations in Grande Prairie:

  • 10612 99 Ave

  • 9501 113 St

Where does the bus arrive in Calgary?

Main arrival station: Calgary Downtown Ticket Office

Buses arrive in Calgary at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Calgary:

  • Calgary Downtown Ticket Office

  • 304 35 Ave NE

  • 1313 44 Ave NE

  • Memorial Drive - 12 4 St NE

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