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About Rider Express

Rider Express is a bus carrier based in Canada, providing passenger bus service to and from 59 locations across Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Currently, the company runs 1063 trips every day with prices ranging from $8.57 to $452.37, depending on the route.

Launched in 2016, Rider Express is privately owned and operated. Over the past few years, the company has been expanding its services and the territories it covers on an ongoing basis. In the near future, Rider Express plans to expand its coverage to include destinations across Manitoba, including the city of Winnipeg.

Rider Express Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning


Rider Express bus coverage

Daily Trips1,063

What travelers are saying about Rider Express

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

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 105 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 95 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 136 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 143 reviews
“The bus got there on time.”
based on 141 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 137 reviews
“The bus was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 147 reviews

Rider Express reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Rider Express

(Based on 156 reviews)

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Rider Express passenger reviews



February 8, 2024- Vacation

Surrey to Kamloops

Pros: On time m reached. Cons: All ok. Tips: It was wonderful.i reached on time.



January 25, 2024- Visiting family

Edmonton to Calgary

Pros: The journey back home to Edmonton was quick, and the bus drivers were very nice and helpful. Cons: The wifi the ride to Calgary was not working at all…more spacious seats would be awesome I felt too claustrophobic because the seats were super cramped together there wasn’t any leg room at all… also better air quality maybe start adding incense the bus stinks like the smelly passengers the whole time, this should definitely be considered. Tips: Take a shower, wear clean clothes, put on a good smelling body spray or perfume and deodorant…don’t take the bus if you stink. It’s not fair for everyone else around you to have to deal with a bad pungent smell the whole bus ride.



January 7, 2024- Business

Calgary to Edmonton

Pros: Feeling like you're part of a big family. Cons: The driver explained everything nicely.



January 2, 2024- Solo travel

Edmonton to Calgary

It was very nice, didn’t even feel I travelled for three hours



December 5, 2023- Visiting friends

Toronto to Ottawa

driver was rude and didnt wait for me to gather my things at my stop. then he left early and i wasnt able to get off at my stop

Rider Express Routes & Network

Rider Express’s bus network features 2367 bus routes that connect 59 cities serving 70 stations. On average, Rider Express performs about 1063 bus trips every day. The top cities to which Rider Express offers the highest number of daily bus service include Vancouver and Banff.

Top Cities Served by Rider Express

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
Calgary77:10 am5:50 am
Edmonton77:10 am5:50 am
Toronto812:50 pm2:55 am
Vancouver86:10 am6:40 am
Ottawa712:00 pm2:00 am
Kamloops87:10 am6:40 am
Saskatoon57:10 am5:50 am
Banff89:50 am6:40 am
Kingston712:00 pm11:35 pm

Most popular Rider Express routes

The bus from Vancouver to Banff is Rider Express’s most popular route. Trips from Edmonton to Saskatoon and Surrey to Kamloops are also highly popular.

Top Rider Express routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Vancouver to Banff112h 17m$162
Edmonton to Saskatoon116h 5m$19
Surrey to Kamloops14h 9m$38
London to Mississauga41h 54m$22
Kingston to Toronto62h 54m$15
Edmonton to Calgary193h 34m$29
Ottawa to Toronto125h 2m$19
Vancouver to Kamloops14h 51m$38
Vancouver to Calgary213h 56m$162

Rider Express Bus Guide & FAQs

No, unfortunately Rider Express does not offer WiFi aboard its buses at this time. However, we find that a good book makes the time fly by and streaming services like Netflix allow you download TV shows and movies that you can then watch during your trip. Plan ahead and you will stay entertained during the entire bus ride.

Rider Express has a very generous luggage policy. In addition to one carry-on item, each passenger is allowed to check in two pieces of luggage for free. You can also check a third piece of luggage for $30, or a fourth for $40.

Your carry-on bag can be a maximum of 15 lbs (7 kg), and the total maximum weight for all checked baggage must not exceed 50 lbs (23 kg). You can also check sports equipment for an additional charge.

On a typical day, Rider Express has 1063 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.

Rider Express offers daily passenger bus service that connects numerous cities across three Canadian provinces – Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. The carrier’s main hubs include some of the biggest cities in Canada, such as Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Regina.

Yes, Rider Express 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.

No, there are no bathrooms available on Rider Express buses. Though there are no bathrooms onboard, typically breaks are scheduled in the itinerary to allow passengers to use bathroom facilities along the way.

Rider Express tickets are not refundable or transferable.

If you would like to reschedule your ticket for a different trip, please contact the carrier at the number listed above. Please keep in mind that you need to reach out at least 24 hours ahead of the originally scheduled departure time and you will be charged a $20 fee for rescheduling.

Yes, Rider Express requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the bus. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most buses.

Rider Express allows only trained and registered service animals on board. Please make sure you have the proper paperwork with you or you may not be allowed to board the bus. The carrier does not accept emotional support animals as service animals.

Cheap Rider Express tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 1,063 Rider Express trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Rider Express tickets start at just $8.57. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Rider Express tickets?

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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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