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About Fort McMurray

Fort McMurray is a must-see destination for outdoor enthusiasts, but it also possesses a rich array of entertainment that is sure to entice all types of travelers. During the winter months, the Northern Lights produce dazzling displays of natural light that provide a magical backdrop to all of your nights in town. Surrounded by boreal woodland, it's also easy to embrace nature with birchwood hikes or forest snowmobiling expeditions, depending on when you visit. With its complex river system and vast spread of picturesque green space, Fort McMurray is a popular retreat for fishing trips and golf getaways. Helicopter tours are the best way to take in all of this natural beauty from above.

Visitors can get a flavor of Fort McMurray's vibrant cultural community with locally produced live performances at the Keyano Theatre and Norm Weiss Centre for the Visual and Performing Arts. Mouth-watering eateries serving up a range of cuisines populate both sides of the river, while the popular Boomtown Casino is worth a trip for those feeling lucky.

Bus travel on Cold Shot Bus along scenic highways connects Fort McMurray with Edmonton to the south and, from there, the rest of urbanized Canada. Efficient air travel across the country is available from the Fort McMurray International Airport, while boats running up and down the Athabasca River offer a more leisurely mode of transport.

Station Information

Cold Shot bus services depart from the parking lot at 21-8102 Fraser Ave, surrounded by a hotel, restaurants, and other services. Passengers can easily park their vehicles in the lot before boarding the bus. The most popular destinations for buses from Fort McMurray are Edmonton, Calgary, and Grande Prairie. Although the parking lot has few amenities, it is located quite close to a coffee shop with air conditioning and a waiting area, along with restrooms.

Popular bus stations in Fort McMurray:

  • Quality Inn

  • 10013 Macdonald Ave

  • Shell Gas Station

  • 10016 Marshall St

  • Shell Gas Station

What bus companies travel to Fort McMurray, Alberta?

Located in Alberta, Canada, Fort McMurray is accessible by bus from 8 other cities. You can choose from 59 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Fort McMurray on Wanderu. Cold Shot Bus usually has the most buses on any given day.

Bus companies serving Fort McMurray

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Ebus159h 32m$136.00
Cold Shot Bus158h 17m$101.08
Red Arrow Motorcoach128h 47m$156.93
  • ebus is a family-owned bus carrier that serves Alberta and British Columbia. ebus service offers passengers a comfortable yet budget-friendly way to travel. You can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach.

  • Cold Shot Bus has been operating in the Canadian province of Alberta since 2005. The regional bus company runs smaller shuttle buses with a maximum capacity of around 20 passengers. Because Cold Shot keeps prices low, passengers should expect a more basic experience without onboard Wi-Fi or power outlets.

  • Red Arrow buses connect popular destinations throughout Alberta in luxurious buses with the best amenities. Passengers enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, movies, power outlets, and extra legroom. Free water and snacks available for purchase round out the high-end vehicle's offerings.

Which bus carrier has the best service to Fort McMurray?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Fort McMurray by bus with Cold Shot Bus giving them a 4.6 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Red Arrow Motorcoach had the most comfortable bus service to Fort McMurray taking into account the seats and amenities that Red Arrow Motorcoach offers. They rate Red Arrow Motorcoach a 3.9 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Fort McMurray punctually, travelers suggest that Cold Shot Bus has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Fort McMurray, rating them a 4.9 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$41.59 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Fort McMurray, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Fort McMurray. In the last month, buses from Athabasca to Fort McMurray had the lowest average price at $46.49.

The busiest bus station in Fort McMurray is Quality Inn. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Fort McMurray are:

  • Quality Inn
  • 10013 Macdonald Ave
  • Shell Gas Station
The closest airport to Fort McMurray is Fort McMurray Airport (YMM), it is located 7.9 miles from the city center of Fort McMurray.
Fort McMurray ranks number 9 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 43 in Canada. Fort McMurray ranks number 3 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Fort McMurray via bus service. On average 15 direct daily bus trips serve Fort McMurray.
The population of Fort McMurray is 76000. Fort McMurray ranks number 9 in terms of population in Alberta and number 71 in all of Canada.
Bus tickets to Fort McMurray range from for a short trip to Fort McMurray, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Fort McMurray starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Fort McMurray can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as .
People who take the bus to Fort McMurray are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Fort McMurray easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest bus station to the city center of Fort McMurray is 10013 Macdonald Ave, located just 0.1 miles away. Select 10013 Macdonald Ave as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Fort McMurray. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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