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Edmonton - Athabasca Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Edmonton to Athabasca. Traveling by bus from Edmonton to Athabasca usually takes around 3 hours and 20 minutes, but the fastest Cold Shot Bus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 45 minutes.

Distance82 mi (132 km)
Shortest duration1h 45m
Cheapest price$32.96
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceCold Shot Bus
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Edmonton to Athabasca?

$33.42 is the average price of a bus ticket from Edmonton to Athabasca. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Edmonton to Athabasca by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $44 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Edmonton to Athabasca?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Edmonton to Athabasca. Cold Shot Bus is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Cold Shot Bus23h 20m$40.76
  • 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. Cold Shot offers 2 daily trips on average from Edmonton to Athabasca, with prices at an average of .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 20 minutes to cover the 132 kilometers from Edmonton to Athabasca. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 45 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Athabasca. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Athabasca, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 12:00am. To see the times for all buses from Edmonton to Athabasca, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Edmonton to Athabasca. One bus is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting bus at any point.

City Information

Edmonton

An urban center coexisting peacefully with nature, Edmonton offers plenty of exciting outdoor activities that will keep you engaged. One of the city’s most notable trails is the North Saskatchewan River Trail, which features 150 km of trails. Adventure-seekers can explore the trail on bikes or on foot, and the scenery will certainly amaze you. If you wish to explore the city’s art scene or cultural life, head over to Downtown Spark, which is an immersive art program made by local artists. For those who just want to lay back and enjoy the sun, the perfect spot would be Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park.

If you are looking for a unique pub experience, head over to Central Social Hall, which offers amazing local dishes. For those who are simply looking for a cup of coffee, Nook Cafe considers itself to be the coziest hangout spot around.

The city’s primary railway station is the Edmonton Train Station, which is served by VIA Rail. The city’s principal airport is the Edmonton International Airport, which is located 14 miles south-southwest of the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Edmonton?

Main departure station: Cold Shot Terminal - 154 Street NW

The station located on 11204 119 St in Edmonton is a popular intercity bus station, where commuters can catch buses in and out of the city. The station is served by various bus companies, including Rider Express, Ebus, Red Arrow, Cold Shot, and more. The most popular destinations for buses leaving this station are Calgary, Red Deer, and Fort McMurray. The station does not come with a waiting lounge, and there are very few amenities. However, travelers can stop by a pharmacy, a Tim Hortons doughnut shop, and a coffee shop in the surrounding area.

All bus stations in Edmonton:

  • Cold Shot Terminal - 154 Street NW

  • 9850 34 Ave NW

Where does the bus arrive in Athabasca?

Main arrival station: 5003 50 Ave

All buses from Edmonton arrive at one main station in Athabasca.

Bus stations in Athabasca:

  • 5003 50 Ave

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