There are 6 ways to get from Vancouver to Alberta by plane, tram, bus or car

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Fly to Calgary  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Calgary (YYC) YVR - YYC

$113 - $334

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Bus  •  15 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB 5000 / ...

$50 - $130

4 alternative options

Fly to Lethbridge  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Lethbridge (YQL) YVR - YQL

$158 - $496

Fly to Red Deer  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Red Deer (YQF) YVR - YQF

$145 - $434

Fly to Edmonton, tram  •  4 h 12 min

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

$119 - $476

Drive  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Calgary 610.6 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Alberta is to bus which costs $65 - $170 and takes 15 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Alberta is to fly which costs $140 - $440 and takes 3 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vancouver, BC and arriving at Calgary, AB. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h 25 min.

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The distance between Vancouver and Alberta is 845 km. The road distance is 976.9 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Alberta without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 25 min and costs $65 - $170.

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It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to get from Vancouver to Alberta, including transfers.

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Vancouver to Alberta bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Vancouver, BC station.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Alberta is to fly which takes 3 h 33 min and costs $140 - $440. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $170 and takes 15 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Calgary Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 23 min.

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Vancouver to Alberta bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Calgary, AB station.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Alberta.
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  • Distance: 528.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 33 min

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Alberta, Canada?

WestJet, Air Canada and two other airlines fly from Vancouver to Calgary hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound Canada operates a bus from Vancouver to Calgary twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $130 and the journey takes 15 h 25 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Lethbridge via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Lethbridge via Kamloops, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Lethbridge via Edmonton, Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Red Deer via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Vancouver to Red Deer via Cranbrook, Calgary
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Vancouver to Red Deer via Edmonton, Calgary
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Vancouver to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Lethbridge via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Vancouver to Lethbridge via Victoria, Calgary
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Vancouver to Lethbridge via Edmonton, Calgary
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vancouver to Lethbridge via Kelowna, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Vancouver to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flair Airlines
Website
flairair.ca
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Vancouver to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Sunwing Airlines
Website
sunwing.ca
Flights from Vancouver to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Train operators
Edmonton Transit
Website
edmonton.ca
Tram from Century Park Station to Stadium Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
edmonton.ca
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$50 - $80
Online Fare
$70 - $110
Standard Fare
$90 - $130
Refundable
$95 - $140

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Alberta is 1 h ahead of Vancouver. It is currently 2:23 PM in Vancouver and 3:23 PM in Alberta.

Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Alberta is 977 km. It takes approximately 11 h 40 min to drive from Vancouver to Alberta.

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Flair Airlines, Air Transat, Air Canada and WestJet offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Calgary Airport.

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Book your Vancouver to Alberta bus tickets online with Busbud.

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

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