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There are 8 ways to get from Vancouver to Alberta by plane, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly Vancouver to Calgary  •  3h 29m

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

$111 - $342

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13h

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

$110 - $136

6 alternative options

Bus to Abbotsford, fly to Calgary  •  4h 9m

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

$116 - $358

Fly Vancouver to Lethbridge  •  5h 3m

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

$151 - $507

Fly Vancouver to Medicine Hat  •  4h 41m

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Medicine Hat (YXH) YVR - YXH

$176 - $620

Fly Vancouver to Edmonton, line 120 bus  •  4h 51m

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Edmonton (YEG) YVR - YEG
  2. Take the line 120 bus from 105 Street & Jasper Avenue to 90 Street & Jasper Avenue

$137 - $506

Bus to Abbotsford, fly to Edmonton  •  5h 35m

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

$132 - $302

Drive  •  11h 40m

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Calgary 610.6 miles

$80 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Alberta is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 11h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Alberta is to fly which costs $140 - $450 and takes 3h 29m.

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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 13h and costs $140 - $180.

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It takes approximately 3h 29m to get from Vancouver to Alberta, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Alberta is to fly which takes 3h 29m and costs $140 - $450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $180 and takes 13h.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Calgary Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 22m.

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Alberta is 1h ahead of Vancouver. It is currently 12:19 PM in Vancouver and 1:19 PM in Alberta.

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

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Air Transat, Flair Airlines, Sunwing Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Calgary Airport.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Alberta.
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  • Distance: 528.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 29m

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

Air Canada, WestJet and four other airlines fly from Vancouver to Calgary every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Rider Express operates a bus from Vancouver to Calgary once a week. Tickets cost $100 - $130 and the journey takes 12h 15m.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Abbotsford to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vancouver to Lethbridge via Calgary
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Vancouver to Lethbridge via Victoria, Calgary
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Vancouver to Lethbridge via Kelowna, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Vancouver to Lethbridge via Edmonton, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vancouver to Medicine Hat via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Medicine Hat via Kelowna, Calgary
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Medicine Hat via Victoria, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Medicine Hat via Edmonton, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Edmonton via Victoria
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Edmonton via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Abbotsford to Edmonton via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Lethbridge via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Lethbridge via Nanaimo, Calgary
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Lethbridge via Seattle, Calgary
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Lethbridge via Edmonton, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Medicine Hat via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Medicine Hat via Cranbrook, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Medicine Hat via Edmonton, Calgary
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Vancouver to Medicine Hat via Kelowna, Calgary
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Medicine Hat via Seattle, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flair Airlines
Website
flairair.ca
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Abbotsford to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Vancouver to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Abbotsford to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Swoop
Website
flyswoop.com
Flights from Abbotsford to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Sunwing Airlines
Website
sunwing.ca
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $210
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
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
myebus.ca
Edmonton Transit
Website
edmonton.ca
Bus from 105 Street & Jasper Avenue to 90 Street & Jasper Avenue
Ave. Duration
11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
edmonton.ca
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca

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

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