Canada in detail

Bus

Greyhound Canada has cut service dramatically, offering only a handful of connections, primarily in the east and to Vancouver. Regional carriers pick up the slack.

Buses are generally clean, comfortable and reliable. Amenities may include onboard toilets, air-conditioning (bring a sweater), reclining seats, free wi-fi and onboard movies. Smoking is not permitted. On long journeys, buses make meal stops every few hours, usually at highway service stations.

Autobus Maheux Service from Montréal to Québec's northwest regions.

Coach Canada Scheduled service within Ontario and from Toronto to Montréal.

DRL Coachlines Service throughout Newfoundland.

Ebus (http://myebus.ca) Connects Vancouver, Kamloops and Kelowna.

Intercar Connects Québec City, Montréal and Tadoussac, among other towns in Québec.

Limocar Regional service in Québec.

Maritime Bus For New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.

Megabus (www.megabus.com) Service between Toronto and Montréal via Kingston; tickets can only be purchased online.

Ontario Northland Operates bus and train routes that service northern Ontario from Toronto.

Orléans Express Service to eastern Québec.

Parkbus Runs from Toronto to Algonquin, Killarney and other Ontario parks.

Red Arrow Serves all the major cities in Alberta, with free wi-fi, snacks, drinks and plug-ins.

Skylynx (www.yvrskylynx.com) Several daily buses between Vancouver and Whistler.

Tofino Bus Connects all main population centers on Vancouver Island and also offers connections (via ferry) to Vancouver.

Long-Distance Bus Fares

RouteFareDuration (hr)
Vancouver–Calgary$11813-15
Montréal–Toronto$719

Reservations

Tickets can be bought online or at bus terminals for Greyhound. Some companies, such as Megabus, take reservations online only. The earlier you buy a ticket online, the cheaper your fare.

Show up at least 30 to 45 minutes prior to departure.

Costs

Bus travel is cheaper than other means of transport. The earlier you buy a ticket online, the cheaper your fare.