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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Kelowna to Vancouver. Traveling by bus from Kelowna to Vancouver usually takes around 7 hours and 2 minutes, but the fastest Ebus bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance168 mi (270 km)
Shortest duration5h 15m
Cheapest price$34.45
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceEbus
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Kelowna to Vancouver

(Based on 19 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Laventer

November 7, 2023- Vacation

Ebus

Pros: The stop overs were good and the ride felt safe all through. Cons: May be ventilation at times bad smells came from nowhere. Tips: Using this E bus is the best ride one can ever have.

4.0

Emilio

July 14, 2023- Solo travel

Ebus

The washroom was too hot. Very hot air was coming from the toilet.

4.0

Gregory Mark

July 5, 2023- Visiting family

Ebus

Pros: It was a smooth sailin. Cons: Nothing needs to improve. Tips: Just in joy the ride.

4.0

Jeanette

October 3, 2022- Visiting friends

Ebus

Pros: Bus drivers very friendly and professional. There was an incident on the bus with a passenger. Driver handled situation and person courteously and professionally. For safely of other passengers driver stopped at Abbotsford airport stop, called security and passenger removed by police. Good decision by driver! Cons: Adjustable Foot rests for passengers with shorter legs.

5.0

Martine

August 14, 2022- Visiting friends

Ebus

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How much is a bus ticket from Kelowna to Vancouver?

Bus tickets for a trip from Kelowna to Vancouver cost $44.19 on average. Tickets cheaper than $44.19 are an excellent bargain. 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

$105$70$35AprApr

If you're planning to travel by bus from Kelowna to Vancouver in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $83 to $100. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on April 26, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Vancouver this week, bus tickets are available starting at $83.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from Kelowna to Vancouver are at their cheapest average price in April. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $74. On the other hand, traveling on this route during August might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for August trips cost $79, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 11 days in advance to save up to $28.49.

What bus companies travel from Kelowna to Vancouver?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Kelowna to Vancouver that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Ebus usually offers more choice, with 7 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Ebus76h 57m$68.93
Rider Express28h 32m$34.58
  • 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 Kelowna to Vancouver, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 7 daily trips from Kelowna to Vancouver, the journey usually takes about 6 hours and 57 minutes.

  • Rider Express is a bus company with services across several provinces in Canada with daily stops at major cities like Regina, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver. Rider Express is known for their friendly customer service, the cleanliness of vehicles, and the onboard WiFi.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 2 minutes to cover the 168 miles from Kelowna to Vancouver. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 15 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.

Because many passengers travel from Kelowna to Vancouver at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Kelowna to Vancouver, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Kelowna to Vancouver every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Kelowna

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Nestled by the water in Okanagan Valley, Kelowna is a must-see destination for lovers of the outdoors, and it offers enticing culinary delights to enjoy, too. Hike or bike your way through the stunning mountain trails sitting above the city. About 24km from downtown Kelowna, Myra Canyon offers breathtaking vistas that you will not soon forget. If watersports are more your thing, Lake Okanagan is a dreamy setting for boating, scuba diving, or simply relaxing by the beach.

Once you've worked up a sweat, there are plenty of opportunities to indulge and unwind. Kelowna lays claim to over 40 authentic Okanagan vineyards that open their doors for tours (and tasting, of course!) while its various breweries and cideries allow visitors to taste the local, hand-crafted flavors of Kelowna.

Kelowna is home to one of Canada's busiest airports, Kelowna International Airport, which runs daily flights across North America. If you opt to drive or take the bus, the wide and well-maintained highways give travelers a chance to marvel at the surrounding mountainscapes when en route to nearby Vancouver and Calgary.

Vancouver

Vancouver is a trendy diverse city in British Columbia, known for its eclectic shopping, fresh seafood, and unique scenic setting between snow-capped mountains and urban beaches. Vancouver is sometimes called "Hollywood North" due to the amount of movies and TV shows filmed in the area. If you're lucky, you may even stumble upon a movie set as you're walking around town!

If you're looking for the best restaurants, shops and nightlife, cobblestoned Gastown is the perfect neighborhood to explore. Biking around the gorgeous Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver is rivaled only by hiking and skiing on nearby Grouse Mountain, which offers stunning views of the city on clear days.

Vancouver International Airport is conveniently close to downtown, and also one of the biggest gateways for international travel on the West Coast of North America. From Vancouver, it's easy to travel into the U.S. to Seattle by bus or train, or to other B.C. destinations like Kamloops and Kelowna to experience more of the province's natural beauty.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Kelowna?

Main departure station: Kelowna Airport

Buses to Vancouver leave from 4 stations in Kelowna.

All bus stations in Kelowna:

  • Kelowna Airport

  • 516 Lawrence Ave

  • Kelowna Airport

  • Kelowna Downtown

Where does the bus arrive in Vancouver?

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Main arrival station: Pacific Central Station

The historic Pacific Central Station is Vancouver’s primary train station for Amtrak and VIA Rail service, as well as a bus station for numerous carriers. The impressive Beaux-Arts style station opened in 1919, and is within walking distance of Science World, Strathcona Park, and the lively Gastown neighborhood. Plus, walking just across the street from Pacific Central Station gives you access to Vancouver's SkyTrain public transit system at the Main Street–Science World station. With free WiFi, restrooms, and several restaurants and shops on the premises, Pacific Central Station is a convenient place to start or end your trip.

All bus stations in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station

  • Pacific Central Station - Rider Express Booth

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