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Buses from Edmonton to Slave Lake

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Edmonton - Slave Lake Bus Schedule

Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Edmonton to Slave Lake. Traveling by bus from Edmonton to Slave Lake usually takes around 3 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest Cold Shot Bus bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance131 mi (211 km)
Shortest duration2h 50m
Cheapest price$58.02
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceCold Shot Bus
Bus lines1

Price trends for buses from Edmonton to Slave Lake

Monthly average prices


What bus companies travel from Edmonton to Slave Lake?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Edmonton to Slave Lake. 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 53m$66.99
  • Cold Shot Bus

    Cold Shot Bus

    Book Cold Shot Bus from Edmonton to Slave Lake from $58. There are 2 Cold Shot Bus schedules from Edmonton to Slave Lake and you can expect on average to pay for a Cold Shot Bus ticket to Slave Lake. In Edmonton, Cold Shot Bus departs to Slave Lake from 11204 119 St and 1 other station. In Slave Lake, Cold Shot Bus arrives at 600 Hwy 88 Connector and no other station.

    An average trip on Cold Shot Bus from Edmonton to Slave Lake takes 3 hours and 53 minutes , while the fastest available Cold Shot Bus trip will get you to Slave Lake in 2 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, Cold Shot Bus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Slave Lake.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Edmonton to Slave Lake 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 53 minutes to cover the 211 kilometers from Edmonton to Slave Lake. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours 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?

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

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning 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 Slave Lake, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Slave Lake are there per day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Edmonton to Slave Lake. 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


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?

Departure stations

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:

  • 11204 119 St

  • 9850 34 Ave NW

Where does the bus arrive in Slave Lake?

Arrival stations

All buses from Edmonton arrive at one main station in Slave Lake.

Bus stations in Slave Lake:

  • 600 Hwy 88 Connector

Need a return trip from Slave Lake to Edmonton?

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