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Journey Information

Fort McMurray to Edmonton bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$64.92
Fastest time4h 40m
Trips per day15
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $73.26 was the low point for bus fares from Fort McMurray to Edmonton. Buses from Edmonton to Fort McMurray are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $73.26 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 16 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $15.33 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 235 miles (378 kilometers) from Fort McMurray, AB to Edmonton, AB. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 40 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 Fort McMurray to Edmonton 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 Edmonton, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Fort McMurray?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00am. To see the times for all buses from Fort McMurray to Edmonton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 15 scheduled buses that travel from Fort McMurray to Edmonton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 12 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 Fort McMurray to Edmonton?

There are 3 bus lines from Fort McMurray, Alberta to Edmonton, 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 Bus85h 27m$70.26
Ebus76h 1m$88.81
Red Arrow Motorcoach45h 6m$86.95

Where does the bus leave from in Fort McMurray?

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

  • Quality Inn and Conference Center
  • 8217 Franklin Ave
  • Flying J
  • Shell Gas Station
  • Shell Gas Station

Where does the bus arrive in Edmonton?

Buses arrive in Edmonton at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Edmonton, Alberta:

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

Price trends for buses from Fort McMurray to Edmonton

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Fort McMurray, AB to Edmonton, AB
4.5
Based on 4 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 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
4.0
Staff
3.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Obinna
5.0
January 4, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Arrived on time.

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Ebus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Reglindis
4.0
August 5, 2019Visiting family
Pros
I didn't have to focus on the road and could rest.
Cons
Can't think of anything right now except that I am a large woman and found the seats hard and narrow. Others seemed to be fine.

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
1.0
Staff
1.0
Value
2.0
Condition
5.0

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