There are 8 ways to get from Edmonton to Nelson by bus, car, car ferry or plane

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Bus, drive, Greyhound Connector, car ferry  •  15 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Edmonton - Downtown Office to Calgary International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Canmore, AB - Coast Canmore Hotel
  3. Drive from Canmore, AB - Coast Canmore Hotel to Fairmont, BC Canada
  4. Take the Greyhound Connector from Fairmont, BC Canada to Kimberley, BC Canada
  5. Drive from Kimberley, BC Canada to Kootenay Bay, BC
  6. Take the car ferry from Kootenay Bay, BC to Balfour, BC

Cheapest option

Bus via Calgary Downtown  •  16 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Edmonton Downtown to Calgary Downtown Edmonton
  2. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Nelson 0005 / ...

$42 - $112

6 alternative options

Bus  •  16 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Edmonton - Downtown Office to Calgary Downtown Office Edmonton Departure
  2. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Nelson 0005 / ...

$92 - $176

Bus #2  •  16 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Edmonton, AB to Calgary, AB 5211
  2. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Nelson 0005 / ...

$61 - $162

Drive  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Edmonton to Nelson 590 miles

$75 - $120

Fly to Castlegar  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Edmonton (YEG) to Castlegar (YCG) YEG - YCG

$111 - $616

Fly to Cranbrook, bus  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Edmonton (YEG) to Cranbrook (YXC) YEG - YXC
  2. Take the bus from Cranbrook, BC to Nelson

$178 - $526

Fly to Kelowna, bus  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Edmonton (YEG) to Kelowna (YLW) YEG - YLW
  2. Take the bus from Kelowna, BC to Nelson, BC

$81 - $474

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Edmonton to Nelson. However, there are services departing from Edmonton, AB and arriving at Nelson via Calgary, AB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 59 min.

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The distance between Edmonton and Nelson is 523 km. The road distance is 944.1 km.

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The best way to get from Edmonton to Nelson without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 15 h 52 min to get from Edmonton to Nelson, including transfers.

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Edmonton to Nelson bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Edmonton, AB station.

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The best way to get from Edmonton to Nelson is to bus which takes 16 h 47 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 7 h 3 min.

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There is no direct flight from Edmonton Airport to Castlegar Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 13 min and has one stopover.

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Edmonton to Nelson bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Nelson station.

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Nelson is 1 h behind Edmonton. It is currently 1:24 PM in Edmonton and 12:24 PM in Nelson.

Yes, the driving distance between Edmonton to Nelson is 944 km. It takes approximately 10 h 47 min to drive from Edmonton to Nelson.

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Map of how to get from Edmonton to Nelson.
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  • Distance: 326.6 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 52 min

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

You can take a bus from Edmonton to Nelson via Calgary Downtown, WB 1 Street SW CTrain Station, WB Sunalta CTrain Station, and Calgary, AB in around 16 h 47 min. Alternatively, Air Canada, WestJet and two other airlines fly from Edmonton to Nelson hourly.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Edmonton to Cranbrook via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Edmonton to Cranbrook via Kelowna, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Edmonton to Cranbrook via Victoria, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Edmonton to Kelowna
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Edmonton to Kelowna via Calgary
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Edmonton to Castlegar via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Edmonton to Castlegar via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Edmonton to Castlegar via Calgary, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Edmonton to Cranbrook via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Edmonton to Cranbrook via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Edmonton to Cranbrook via Kelowna, Calgary
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Edmonton to Cranbrook via Vancouver, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Edmonton to Kelowna
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flair Airlines
Website
flairair.ca
Flights from Edmonton to Kelowna
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Bus operators
Red Arrow
Phone
1-800-232-1958
Email
info@redarrow.ca
Website
redarrow.ca
Bus from Edmonton - Downtown Office to Calgary International Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
redarrow.ca
Bus from Edmonton - Downtown Office to Calgary Downtown Office
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
redarrow.ca
Brewster Express
Phone
1-866-606-6700
Website
banffjaspercollection.com
Bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Canmore, AB - Coast Canmore Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Book at
bookings.banffjaspercollection.com
Sun City Coachlines
Phone
250-417-3117
Email
john@suncity.bc.ca
Website
suncity.bc.ca
Bus from Fairmont, BC Canada to Kimberley, BC Canada
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
suncity.bc.ca
Book at
suncity.bc.ca
EBus Canada
Phone
1-877-769-3287
Email
info@myebus.ca
Website
myebus.ca
Bus from Edmonton Downtown to Calgary Downtown
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
myebus.ca
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Calgary, AB to Nelson
Ave. Duration
11 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$40 - $65
Online Fare
$55 - $85
Standard Fare
$70 - $110
Refundable
$80 - $120
Bus from Edmonton, AB to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$21 - $30
Online Fare
$26 - $45
Standard Fare
$35 - $55
Refundable
$40 - $60
Bus from Cranbrook, BC to Nelson
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$17 - $26
Online Fare
$21 - $40
Standard Fare
$30 - $45
Refundable
$35 - $50
Bus from Kelowna, BC to Nelson, BC
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$23 - $35
Online Fare
$28 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $60
Refundable
$45 - $65
Ferry operators
Western Pacific Marine - Kootenay Lake Ferry
Phone
250 229-5650
Website
www2.gov.bc.ca
Car ferry from Kootenay Bay, BC to Balfour, BC
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
www2.gov.bc.ca

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Flair Airlines, WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Edmonton Airport to Castlegar Airport.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Nelson. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edmonton to Edmonton Airport is to bus which takes 35 min and costs .

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