My first time with eBus. It was pretty smooth and comfortable. There's just one lady passenger in front of me who was loudly taking on the phone the entire trip! The driver made an announcement about the phone noise but the lady did not hear it as she was talking on the phone. Maybe next time, it would be better to get the attention of the person.
everything was good, would ask that improved signage at the Edmonton LRT pick up really need's to be upgraded. Had to go inside and ask where it's located. Anyone running late or never having used your service will have a hard time finding.
First time booked your service and i regret it. The bus was late for more than 1 hr, the bus broke down inbetween the trip and passenger were waiting for more than 2 hr for a replacement, then obviously it arrived late. I had to call the customer support to get the update , so much disappointed 😑
Driver Brian was fantastic. Keep him 100%, pleasant, clear, lovely. The bus was a bit more run down than I expected; no shelves above for handbags and the charging outlets didn't all work. However the wifi was working and we got to our destination safely.
Driver didn’t accept my vaccination card and he didn’t let me in. QR code is not the only way to check the vaccination. Driver was missing the point. He just wanted to scan. Scanning is one of the way to check vaccination. He was not flexible at all. That was very bad experience.
After that, I asked Alberta Health to get QR code(I explained all situations) then they said I can provide my vaccinations card as a proof.
Of course. I am new in Canada means I am vaccinated.
Please let the driver know that scanning is not the purpose.
One of the staff who worked in the call centre for rider express was super helpful and very friendly her name was Shirin. Otherwise my experience with rider express was horrible and I don’t think I will be travelling with them again. I was especially disappointed because it used to be my favourite bus travelling from Edmonton to Calgary
Pickup from the Southside location was at 2pm. We got an email the day before saying arrive 30-45min prior to departure, however the bus did not show up until 2:30pm. No one was answering the phones either and no updates on email or the app. Created a lot of panic and anxiety. 5 of us traveling, including 2 seniors and 2 kids. The bus came almost full and driver was not the friendliest. Even though I requested for him to allow 2 seniors to sit upfront where there were empty seats to allow more leg room, he didn't allow it. He got 2 passengers from the back to move upfront and told us to get back! Quite disappointing 😞
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Frequently asked questions for your trip Edmonton - Calgary
How much does a bus ticket from Edmonton to Calgary cost?
The average bus ticket price from Edmonton to Calgary is $47. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Edmonton to Calgary is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from Edmonton to Calgary?
The average travel time between Edmonton and Calgary is around 3h 45m, although the fastest bus will take about 2h 50m.This is the time it takes to travel the 175 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Edmonton and Calgary?
The number of buses from Edmonton to Calgary can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 41 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Edmonton to Calgary by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Edmonton to Calgary?
When taking the bus from Edmonton to Calgary, you can travel comfortably and safely with Red Arrow, Cold Shot, Rider Express.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Edmonton to Calgary?
Buses traveling between Edmonton and Calgary leave from North VIA Rail & Greyhound Station or South Greyhound Station and arrive at Downtown Greyhound Station, Downtown Red Arrow Office, North Red Arrow Office.
What are the best sights and things to do in Calgary?
Once in Calgary, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Prince's Island Park, Fort Calgary, Studio Bell, Devonian Gardens, Glenbow Museum.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: The best time to book this trip is usually 7 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Edmonton to Calgary costs around $35 for departures 7 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Edmonton to Calgary vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around $59 while at other times, you can expect to pay around $32.
Usually Red Arrow AB will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Edmonton to Calgary, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 7 days in advance.
About Bus Travel
Bus Travel Tips
Meet and talk to locals at the bus stations while traveling from Edmonton to Calgary.There is no better way to get inside travel information while exploring a new city than to go straight to its people.
Much more than a mere vehicle taking you from Edmonton to Calgary, riding the bus will expose you to some of the most stunning panoramas while enroute to your final bus stop.
Buses have the smallest carbon footprint of all motorized transport modes. A bus going from Edmonton to Calgary will emit half the CO2 emitted by a train, and radically less than a car or an airplane.
Make a music playlist for your bus ride from Edmonton to Calgary, and enjoy the scenery to tunes from your own personal soundtrack.
Did you know?
The Superbus, created by a Dutch engineer is the world's fastest bus with 250 km/h. Too bad it's only a prototype for now.
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