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There are 5 ways to get from Vancouver to Edmonton by plane, tram, bus, train or car

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Fly from Vancouver, line 501 tram  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Edmonton (YEG) YVR - YEG
  2. Take the line 501 tram from Century Park Station to Central Station

$121 - $482

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Bus to Abbotsford, fly  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station to Abbotsford Airport
  2. Fly from Abbotsford (YXX) to Edmonton (YEG) YXX - YEG

$116 - $278

3 alternative options

Bus  •  16 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB Vancouver
  2. Take the bus from Calgary Downtown Office to Edmonton - Downtown Office Calgary Departure

$155 - $201

Train  •  26 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Vancouver to Edmonton VIA Rail

$152 - $253

Drive  •  14 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Edmonton 726.4 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Edmonton is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 14 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Edmonton is to fly and line 501 tram which costs $150 - $650 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vancouver to Edmonton. However, there are services departing from Vancouver, BC and arriving at Edmonton - Downtown Office via Wb 32 Av Ne @ 26 St Ne, Sb 4 St Nw @ 40 Av Nw and Calgary Downtown Office. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 50 min.

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The distance between Vancouver and Edmonton is 822 km. The road distance is 1162.3 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Edmonton without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 50 min and costs $200 - $270.

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It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from Vancouver to Edmonton, including transfers.

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Vancouver to Edmonton bus services, operated by Rider Express, depart from Vancouver, BC station.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Edmonton is to bus which takes 16 h 50 min and costs $200 - $270. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $190 - $340 and takes 26 h 57 min.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Edmonton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Vancouver to Edmonton bus services, operated by Red Arrow, arrive at Edmonton - Downtown Office station.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Edmonton.
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  • Distance: 513.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 3 min

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Edmonton, AB, Canada?

You can take a bus from Vancouver to Edmonton via Wb 32 Av Ne @ 26 St Ne, Wb 40 Av Nw @ 4 St Nw, Sb 4 St Nw @ 40 Av Nw, Wb 6 Av Sw @ 1 St Sw, and Calgary Downtown Office in around 16 h 50 min. Alternatively, VIA Rail operates a train from Vancouver to Edmonton 3 times a week. Tickets cost $130 - $240 and the journey takes 26 h 50 min.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Edmonton via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Edmonton via Victoria
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Abbotsford to Edmonton via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flair Airlines
Website
flairair.ca
Flights from Abbotsford to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Train operators
Edmonton Transit
Website
edmonton.ca
Tram from Century Park Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
edmonton.ca
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Vancouver to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
26 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $240
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$110 - $130
Economy
$130 - $190
EconomyPlus
$170 - $240
Business
$240 - $340
Bus operators
EBus Canada
Phone
1-877-769-3287
Email
info@myebus.ca
Website
myebus.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station to Abbotsford Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
myebus.ca
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca

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Edmonton is 1 h ahead of Vancouver. It is currently 5:01 PM in Vancouver and 6:01 PM in Edmonton.

Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Edmonton is 1162 km. It takes approximately 14 h 16 min to drive from Vancouver to Edmonton.

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Air Canada and WestJet offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Edmonton Airport.

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There are 197+ hotels available in Edmonton. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 18 min and costs $3 - $5.

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