Redefining Motorcoach Travel with Red Arrow


Passengers © Courtesy of Red Arrow Express

“Traffic congestion, harsh driving conditions, escalating gas prices, delayed flights…sounds familiar? Your time is valuable; work needs to get done. Be productive, be smart. Don’t drive; be driven. Enjoy the luxuries of travelling Business Class; ample legroom, single seats, complimentary refreshments, complimentary WiFi, private washroom, onboard attendant. Welcome Aboard on the Red Arrow. Red Arrow – Not All Buses Are The Same”

R.B. Colborne, founder of Pacific Western Transportation, had a dream to create a unique travel experience unparalleled to anything elsewhere in the industry. A business-class style of seating, one would typically find onboard an airline, to be featured on a bus using a two-to-one seating configuration, giving passengers ample personal space and a true feeling of luxury.

Red Arrow would go on to pioneer passenger transportation by road, which opened the doors to many bus operators around the world, replicating what Red Arrow had begun. It would help change the perception that all buses are the same and demonstrate that one can enjoy the luxuries of business class travel for less than the price of an economy airline ticket travelling a similar distance.

Almost 45 years later, Red Arrow continues the legacy Mr. Colborne envisioned and has now arrived in Ontario.

With only 36 seats—standard motorcoaches come with 56 seats—each passenger benefits from lots of legroom, as well as the option to have a seat all on its own. A washroom is located in the rear for convenience, along with a galley offering complimentary beverages and snacks. Superior free WiFi is offered too, along with three-point belts on all seats, foot rests, and topped off with the services and care of your Onboard Customer Service Attendant.

Red Arrow Bus © Courtesy of Red Arrow Express
© Courtesy of Red Arrow Express

Red Arrow Motorcoach offers daily scheduled transfers from Union Station, Toronto to and from Ottawa via Kingston from as little as $69 per person. Additional routes from Toronto are coming soon.

On December 14th, down at Yonge & Dundas Square, Red Arrow will be commemorating our first year anniversary operating in Ontario with a brand new facelift and public party—all are welcome, as we will feature an actual Red Arrow motorcoach on the Square where folks can take a sneak preview onboard the bus as well as receive travel vouchers and lots of festive cheer!

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