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

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Fly Vancouver to Calgary  •  3 h 35 min

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

$111 - $342

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 42 min

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

$110 - $136

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

  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  •  5 h 10 min

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

$151 - $507

Fly Vancouver to Medicine Hat  •  4 h 44 min

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

$176 - $620

Fly Vancouver to Edmonton, tram  •  4 h 26 min

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

$123 - $484

Bus to Abbotsford, fly to Edmonton  •  5 h 11 min

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

$118 - $280

Drive  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Calgary 610.7 miles

$80 - $120

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

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Alberta is to fly which costs $140 - $450 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vancouver to Alberta. However, there are services departing from Vancouver, BC and arriving at Eb 5 Av Sw @ 9 St Sw via Wb 32 Av Ne @ 26 St Ne and EB Northmount DR @ 14 ST NW. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 42 min.

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The distance between Vancouver and Alberta is 842 km. The road distance is 977.1 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Alberta without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 42 min and costs $140 - $180.

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Vancouver to Alberta, including transfers.

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Vancouver to Alberta bus services, operated by Rider Express, 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 35 min and costs $140 - $450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $180 and takes 11 h 42 min.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Calgary Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 21 min.

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Vancouver to Alberta bus services, operated by Rider Express, arrive at Calgary, AB station.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Alberta.
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  • Distance: 526.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

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

WestJet, Air Transat and two other airlines fly from Vancouver to Calgary hourly. Alternatively, Rider Express operates a bus from Vancouver to Calgary twice daily. Tickets cost $100 - $130 and the journey takes 11 h.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Abbotsford to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vancouver to Lethbridge via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Vancouver to Lethbridge via Victoria, Calgary
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Vancouver to Lethbridge via Kelowna, Calgary
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Vancouver to Lethbridge via Edmonton, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vancouver to Medicine Hat via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Medicine Hat via Kelowna, Calgary
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Medicine Hat via Victoria, Calgary
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Medicine Hat via Edmonton, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Edmonton via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Edmonton via Victoria
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Abbotsford to Edmonton via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Lethbridge via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Lethbridge via Nanaimo, Calgary
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Lethbridge via Seattle, Calgary
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Lethbridge via Edmonton, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Medicine Hat via Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Medicine Hat via Cranbrook, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Medicine Hat via Edmonton, Calgary
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Vancouver to Medicine Hat via Kelowna, Calgary
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Medicine Hat via Seattle, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
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 Vancouver to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Abbotsford to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Sunwing Airlines
Website
sunwing.ca
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $210
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
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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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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Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, Air Canada and WestJet offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Calgary Airport.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 25 min and costs $3 - $5.

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