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About Red Arrow

Red Arrow is a Canadian intercity bus company that conducts daily trips across the province of Alberta. The carrier provides a comfortable ground travel service to and from 13 cities, including Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, and Lethbridge.

With prices ranging from $45.62 to $228.62, Red Arrow is a popular choice among Canadian travelers because of its high-end vehicles. In addition to the traditional free Wi-Fi and power outlets, the carrier’s rich variety of onboard amenities include reclining leather seats, onboard movies, satellite radio, and complimentary snacks and refreshments.

Red Arrow is part of the Pacific Western Transportation group of companies that offers ground travel services through several provinces across Canada. Some of the other carriers that comprise the alliance include Ebus and Prairie Bus Lines.

Contact Red Arrow

Phone number: US: 1 (800) 232-1958Email: [email protected]

Red Arrow Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Free waterFree water
MoviesMovies
Power outletPower outlet
SnacksSnacks
WiFiWiFi

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Red Arrow bus coverage

Daily Trips293
stations19
cities13
countries1

What travelers are saying about Red Arrow

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Red Arrow had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 5 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 19 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 26 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 24 reviews
“The bus got there on time.”
based on 28 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 27 reviews
“The bus was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 27 reviews

Red Arrow reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Red Arrow

(Based on 30 reviews)

4.7
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.4

Timeliness

4.9

Staff

4.4

Value

3.4

Condition

4.7

Red Arrow passenger reviews

3.0

Roula

January 7, 2022- Solo travel

Calgary to Edmonton

Pros: Not too many stops. Cons: No wifi. Very disappointed/no movies paid extra for the extra and didn’t receive them. Tips: Double check if the bus has wifi before purchasing.

Pros: Not too many stops. Cons: No wifi. Very disappointed/no movies paid extra for the extra and didn’t receive them. Tips: Double check if the bus has wifi before purchasing.

5.0

Hassan

December 21, 2021- Vacation

Edmonton to Fort McMurray

Pros: Nothing.. thanks for helping people you guys. Cons: Mostly safety. Tips: No.

Pros: Nothing.. thanks for helping people you guys. Cons: Mostly safety. Tips: No.

5.0

Leroy

December 21, 2021- Visiting family

Edmonton to Fort McMurray

Professional driver smooth ride

Professional driver smooth ride

5.0

Cyrus

August 19, 2021- Visiting family

Calgary to Edmonton

Pros: Very Comfortable, I didn’t realize I’m almost on my destination. Cons: Nothing to say. Tips: Recommended.

Pros: Very Comfortable, I didn’t realize I’m almost on my destination. Cons: Nothing to say. Tips: Recommended.

4.0

Cordelia

May 24, 2021- Solo travel

Fort McMurray to Edmonton

Pros: The driver was curious, professional. And helpful. Also give us important information during the trip. Cons: Just the restroom 🚻 it was scary. Tips: It's a convenient way to travel Red Arrow.

Pros: The driver was curious, professional. And helpful. Also give us important information during the trip. Cons: Just the restroom 🚻 it was scary. Tips: It's a convenient way to travel Red Arrow.

Red Arrow Routes & Network

Red Arrow’s bus network features 337 bus routes that connect 13 cities serving 19 stations. On average, Red Arrow performs about 293 bus trips every day. The top cities to which Red Arrow offers the highest number of daily bus service include Edmonton and Calgary.

Top Cities Served by Red Arrow

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
Calgary83:00 pm3:15 am
Edmonton83:00 pm3:15 am
Fort McMurray83:00 pm3:25 am
Lethbridge85:45 pm3:00 am
Red Deer83:00 pm1:45 am
Fort MacLeod83:15 pm2:30 am
Wandering River83:00 pm2:55 am

Top States Served by Red Arrow

StateCities ServedDaily TripsTop city
Alberta14323Edmonton

Most popular Red Arrow routes

The bus from Edmonton to Calgary is Red Arrow’s most popular route. Trips from Calgary to Lethbridge and Fort McMurray to Calgary are also highly popular.

Top Red Arrow routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Edmonton to Calgary133h 26m$75
Calgary to Lethbridge102h 51m$62
Fort McMurray to Calgary811h 6m$148
Edmonton to Fort McMurray25h 2m$92
Calgary to Red Deer63h 20m$49
Calgary to Fort MacLeod52h 13m$62
Edmonton to Red Deer53h 31m$49
Calgary to Claresholm51h 43m$46
Gibbons to Fort McMurray24h 22m$92

Red Arrow Cancellation Policy

Red Arrow tickets can be cancelled for a full refund, as long as tickets are cancelled with sufficient notice. For trips which depart in the morning (before 12:00pm), cancellations must be requested at least 30 minutes before departure. For trips which depart after noon, cancellations must be requested with at least 3 hours’ notice. To cancel your ticket, please call Red Arrow directly at 1 (800) 232-1958.

If you would like to simply reschedule your Red Arrow trip, you may do that also by calling Red Arrow. Exchanges or cancellations requested less than 3 hours before the bus’ departure time may be subject to a fee.

Wanderu also offers an affordable trip protection option by Allianz Global Assistance that you can purchase when booking your tickets. In addition to 24-hour assistance during your trip and coverage for lost or damaged baggage, trip protection can help you get your money back in case you need to cancel or change your trip at the last minute. You may be reimbursed if you do not travel due to covered reasons such as illness, extreme weather, or required work shifts. If you need to change your ticket, you may also file a claim to have any change fees reimbursed.

Red Arrow Bus Guide & FAQs

Do Red Arrow buses have WiFi?

Yes, Red Arrow offers WiFi on their buses. Although most trips with Red Arrow will have WiFi as advertised, some buses might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Red Arrow WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power outlets or USB plugs on the bus?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Red Arrow buses. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Red Arrow might sometimes use replacement bus vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Red Arrow's schedule?

On a typical day, Red Arrow has 293 scheduled bus trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Red Arrow does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the bus?

Yes, Red Arrow requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the bus. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

What are Red Arrow’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Red Arrow’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there bathrooms on Red Arrow buses?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Red Arrow buses. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or beverages available?

Red Arrow provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Be sure to pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry. Your thirst is a priority for Red Arrow, and to make sure you are never parched onboard their bus, they offer free bottles of water. Just remember - the only right thing to do at the end of your trip is to make sure every water bottle is placed in a recycle bin to reduce your impact on the environment.

Does Red Arrow offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Red Arrow goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.

Movies are provided during the bus trip to keep you entertained. Don’t forget to bring your favorite pair of headphones, as headphones are not always included on the bus. We recommend in-ear noise cancelling headphones due to their small size.

Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Red Arrow offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between bus lines, but getting extra is always good.

Cheap Red Arrow tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 293 Red Arrow trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Red Arrow tickets start at just $45.62. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Red Arrow tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Red Arrow tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Red Arrow prices with trips offered by other bus companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

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