Edmonton to Athabasca buses

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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 50 minutes.

Distance82 mi (132 km)
Shortest duration1h 50m
Cheapest price$43.24
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceCold Shot Bus
Bus lines1

Price trends for buses from Edmonton to Athabasca

Monthly average prices

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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$50.69
  • Cold Shot Bus

    Cold Shot Bus

    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

Is it safe to travel by bus from Edmonton to Athabasca during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Edmonton to Athabasca?

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 50 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Edmonton?

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.

How many bus departures serve Athabasca each day?

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: 9850 34 Ave NW

Edmonton has two bus stations with service to Athabasca.

All bus stations in Edmonton:

  • 9850 34 Ave NW

  • 11204 119 St

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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