Red Deer to Whitecourt bus

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Red Deer - Whitecourt Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Red Deer to Whitecourt. Traveling by bus from Red Deer to Whitecourt usually takes around 5 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Cold Shot Bus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance151 mi (243 km)
Shortest duration4h 25m
Cheapest price$71.74
Most frequent serviceCold Shot Bus
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Red Deer to Whitecourt?

Bus tickets for a trip from Red Deer to Whitecourt cost $72.54 on average. Consider it a bargain when you can snag tickets for less than $72.54. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date


If you're planning to travel by bus from Red Deer to Whitecourt in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $98 to $123. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on June 10, 2023.

If you’re looking to travel to Whitecourt this week, bus tickets are available starting at $98.

Monthly average prices


Taking the bus from Red Deer to Whitecourt is usually cheapest in December, when the average ticket price is only$78,

If you're planning to take the bus from Red Deer to Whitecourt during August, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $87. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

What bus companies travel from Red Deer to Whitecourt?

There are 3 bus lines from Red Deer to Whitecourt available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. Cold Shot Bus offers the most choice in regards to departure times, with a couple of different times on its daily bus schedule.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Cold Shot Bus24h 42m$73.93
Ebus19h 0m$88.42
Red Arrow Motorcoach16h 16m$91.88
  • 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 2 daily trips on average from Red Deer to Whitecourt, 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 Red Deer to Whitecourt, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 1 daily trips from Red Deer to Whitecourt, the journey usually takes about 9 hours and 0 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 1 trips each day from Red Deer to Whitecourt, and tickets on this route usually cost about .

Frequently Asked Questions

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 151 miles from Red Deer to Whitecourt. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 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.

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 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Red Deer to Whitecourt, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Red Deer to Whitecourt 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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Red Deer?

Main departure station: 6607 67 St

Red Deer has two bus stations with service to Whitecourt.

All bus stations in Red Deer:

  • 6607 67 St

  • Red Deer Quality Inn

Where does the bus arrive in Whitecourt?

Main arrival station: 3711 Caxton Street

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Whitecourt.

All bus stations in Whitecourt:

  • 3711 Caxton Street

  • 5123 Kepler St W

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