Fort St John to Red Deer bus

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Fort St John - Red Deer Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Fort St John to Red Deer. Traveling by bus from Fort St John to Red Deer usually takes around 11 hours and 11 minutes, but the fastest Cold Shot Bus bus can make the trip in 10 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance395 mi (636 km)
Shortest duration10h 35m
Cheapest price$179.11
Most frequent serviceCold Shot Bus
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Fort St John to Red Deer

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




March 21, 2022- Vacation

Cold Shot Bus

Pros: Smooth and safe. Cons: Wifi. Tips: One of the best.

Pros: Smooth and safe. Cons: Wifi. Tips: One of the best.

How much is a bus ticket from Fort St John to Red Deer?

$181.22 is the average price of a bus ticket from Fort St John to Red Deer. Bus tickets on this route can be more expensive due to the length of the trip. However, taking the bus can still be a good alternative to flying. 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


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $177 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Fort St John to Red Deer in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $199 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Fort St John to Red Deer?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Fort St John to Red Deer. 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 Bus211h 11m$181.71
  • 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 Fort St John to Red Deer, with prices at an average of .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Fort St John to Red Deer 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 Fort St John to Red Deer?

The bus takes an average of 11 hours and 11 minutes to cover the 636 kilometers from Fort St John to Red Deer. However, the fastest bus only takes 10 hours and 35 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, 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 Fort St John?

The first bus leaves at 12:00pm and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Fort St John to Red Deer, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Red Deer are there per day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Fort St John to Red Deer. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Fort St John?

Main departure station: 10421 100 St

Most buses depart from the main station in Fort St John.

All bus stations in Fort St John:

  • 10421 100 St

Where does the bus arrive in Red Deer?

Main arrival station: 6607 67 St

All buses from Fort St John arrive at one main station in Red Deer.

Bus stations in Red Deer:

  • 6607 67 St

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