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Journey Information

Edmonton to Fort McMurray bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$64.92
Fastest time4h 45m
Trips per day13
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the drive time from Edmonton to Fort McMurray?

The drive time from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada is approximately 4 hours and 25 minutes by car, or a little more than 5 hours by bus. The drive is a straight shot northeast up highway AB-63.

What bus services run from Edmonton to Fort McMurray?

There are 3 bus companies that offer travel in Alberta from Edmonton to Fort McMurray:

  • On Cold Shot Bus, the average price for a ticket from Edmonton to Fort McMurray is $55.77 CA, with 13 trips offered per day.
  • On Ebus, the average price for a ticket from Edmonton to Fort McMurray is $70.79 CA, with 2 trips offered per day.
  • On Red Arrow Motorcoach, the average price for a ticket from Edmonton to Fort McMurray is $89.83 CA, with 5 trips offered per day.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Edmonton to Fort McMurray right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Edmonton to Fort McMurray?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $66.72 was the low point for bus fares from Edmonton to Fort McMurray. Buses from Fort McMurray to Edmonton are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $66.72 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 25 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $27.03 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 235 miles (378 kilometers) from Edmonton, AB to Fort McMurray, AB. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 45 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Edmonton to Fort McMurray for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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 Fort McMurray, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

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 Fort McMurray, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from Edmonton to Fort McMurray every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 10 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

What bus companies travel from Edmonton to Fort McMurray?

There are 3 bus lines from Edmonton, Alberta to Fort McMurray, Alberta. With 8 daily trips, Cold Shot Bus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Cold Shot Bus86h 24m$70.99
Ebus86h 15m$95.39
Red Arrow Motorcoach35h 10m$86.52

Where does the bus leave from in Edmonton?

Buses to Fort McMurray leave from multiple locations in Edmonton, Alberta. These are the 5 most popular bus stations:

  • 11204 119 St
  • 10014 104 St
  • 9850 34 Ave NW
  • Edmonton International Airport
  • Kingsway Transit Stop 1109

Where does the bus arrive in Fort McMurray?

Buses arrive in Fort McMurray at 7 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Fort McMurray, Alberta:

  • Flying J
  • Shell Gas Station
  • Shell Gas Station
  • Quality Inn and Conference Center
  • 8217 Franklin Ave
  • 9601 Franklin Ave
  • Peter Pond Mall

Price trends for buses from Edmonton to Fort McMurray

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Edmonton, AB to Fort McMurray, AB
4.8
Based on 5 ratings and reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Cold Shot Bus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
5.0
Value
4.7
Condition
5.0
Hillary
5.0
December 24, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The staff were are a joy!
Cons
My charging station seemed to be broken.
Haile
5.0
August 6, 2019Business
Pros
On time. The driver (wish I know his name) high customer service. He Carry my bag on both terminals. I feel I am a king.
Cons
I wish you have late run from Fort McMurray to Edmonton for shift workers especially Tuesdays after 8: PM
Tips
The best ride ever

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Red Arrow Motorcoach report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
3.5
Value
3.5
Condition
3.5
Fadumo
5.0
December 21, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Visiting family
Cons
Enjoy
Tips
Soon

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