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There are 3 ways to get from Red Deer to Golden by bus or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Red Deer, AB - 6620 Orr Drive to Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall
  2. Take the bus from Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall to Golden, BC

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Bus via Banff

  1. Take the bus from Red Deer AB - Travelodge to Calgary Airport
  2. Take the bus from Calgary International Airport to Banff, AB
  3. Take the bus from Banff, AB to Golden, BC

Drive

  1. Drive from Red Deer to Golden

Red Deer to Golden by bus

The bus journey time between Red Deer and Golden is around 9h 28m and covers a distance of around 417 km. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 50m. The fastest bus normally takes 5h 45m. Operated by Rider Express, the Red Deer to Golden bus service departs from Red Deer, AB - 6620 Orr Drive and arrives in Golden, BC. Typically three buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
4h 38m
Layover time:
4h 50m
Total time:
9h 28m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
5h 45m
Bus distance:
417 km
Buses per week:
3
Cheapest price:
$81
Carbon emissions:
52 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
19:30
Last bus departs at:
19:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Red Deer to Golden bus schedules

Red Deer → Golden
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Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
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COVID-19 help in Canada

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1-833-784-4397

Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within Canada.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Golden is 1-833-784-4397.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Golden is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Golden is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1-833-784-4397.

Last updated: 12 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Red Deer to Golden is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 4h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Red Deer to Golden is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 4h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Red Deer to Golden. However, there are services departing from Red Deer, AB - 6620 Orr Drive and arriving at Golden, BC via Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 25m.

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The distance between Red Deer and Golden is 243 km. The road distance is 399.4 km.

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The best way to get from Red Deer to Golden without a car is to bus which takes 5h 25m and costs $80 - $120.

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It takes approximately 5h 25m to get from Red Deer to Golden, including transfers.

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Red Deer to Golden bus services, operated by Rider Express, depart from Red Deer, AB - 6620 Orr Drive station.

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Red Deer to Golden bus services, operated by Rider Express, arrive at Golden, BC station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Red Deer to Golden is 399 km. It takes approximately 4h 29m to drive from Red Deer to Golden.

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Map of how to get from Red Deer to Golden.
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  • Distance: 242.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 25m

What companies run services between Red Deer, AB, Canada and Golden, BC, Canada?

You can take a bus from Red Deer to Golden via Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall in around 5h 25m.

Bus operators
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Red Deer, AB - 6620 Orr Drive to Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Bus from Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall to Golden, BC
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Bus from Banff, AB to Golden, BC
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
The Canada Bus
Phone
+14036689600
Email
info@thecanadabus.com
Website
thecanadabus.com
Bus from Red Deer AB - Travelodge to Calgary Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
thecanadabus.com
Book at
thecanadabus.betterez.com
Banff Airporter
Phone
1-888-449-2901
Email
info@banffairporter.com
Website
banffairporter.com
Bus from Calgary International Airport to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
banffairporter.com
Book at
banffairporter.zaui.net
Regular one-way
$69
3am one-way
$84

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