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About Cold Shot Bus

Cold Shot Bus is a network of buses that primarily operates in the Canadian province of Alberta. Cold Shot Bus provides service to 11 different city destinations, mainly connecting Edmonton with other towns in Alberta. In total, Cold Shot runs 60 routes, and its most popular is the Edmonton to Calgary route.

Using smaller 20-passenger shuttle buses, Cold Shot aims to keep prices low by filling every seat on every journey. These Cold Shot buses usually do not have onboard Wi-Fi or power outlets, allowing riders to absorb the incredible landscapes of Alberta instead. Passengers on longer journeys may find an onboard restroom, although this is not guaranteed.

Cold Shot Bus has been a Wanderu partner since 2019, so you can search and book cheap Cold Shot Bus tickets right on Wanderu. Plus, with zero Wanderu fees, you can be sure you're getting the best deal.

* #3 Best On-Time Performance   
 * #5 Best Ground Travel Provider in Canada
  • #3 Best On-Time Performance
    • #5 Best Ground Travel Provider in Canada

Cold Shot Bus Amenities

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Cold Shot Bus bus coverage

Daily Trips22
stations17
cities11
countries1

What travelers are saying about Cold Shot Bus

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Cold Shot Bus had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 76 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 98 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 117 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 133 reviews
“The bus got there on time.”
based on 141 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 104 reviews
“The bus was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 130 reviews

Cold Shot Bus reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Cold Shot Bus

(Based on 151 reviews)

4.2
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

3.7

Timeliness

4.8

Staff

4.3

Value

3.7

Condition

4.2

Cold Shot Bus passenger reviews

3.0

G

September 16, 2022- Visiting family

Edmonton to Fort McMurray

Pros: Nothing really. They drive way too fast and would be very scared in the winter. Cons: The speed they drive,the maintenance on the bus. They need alot of fixing and they need wifi. Tips: There is no wifi like they say and the seats are broken so try to find one wi...

Pros: Nothing really. They drive way too fast and would be very scared in the winter. Cons: The speed they drive,the maintenance on the bus. They need alot of fixing and they need wifi. Tips: There is no wifi like they say and the seats are broken so try to find one with even the seat belt that works.

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5.0

Elfi

September 12, 2022- Visiting friends

Edmonton to Calgary

Relaxing

Relaxing

3.0

jakobet

September 12, 2022- Solo travel

Calgary to Edmonton

Pros: I was expecting a bigger but they used a smaller bus instead and it was pretty cramped. I think there was 24 passengers all in all and there was no room to move around .. the person next to me was coughing and sneezing so I kinda felt trapped because it was a sma...

Pros: I was expecting a bigger but they used a smaller bus instead and it was pretty cramped. I think there was 24 passengers all in all and there was no room to move around .. the person next to me was coughing and sneezing so I kinda felt trapped because it was a small bus with no where to move around. Thank God I did not get sick . There was no bathroom in the bus and It was an older bus so it was a bumpy ride . It says free wifi but there is no connection . Other than that it was ok . We left on time and arrived on time . And the price was good as well . Cons: Bigger bus.

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5.0

Anisa

August 23, 2022- Solo travel

Calgary to Edmonton

Pros: Great service the bus was on time and the operator was wonderful. Cons: Na. Tips: Na.

Pros: Great service the bus was on time and the operator was wonderful. Cons: Na. Tips: Na.

5.0

Najma

August 19, 2022- Visiting family

Edmonton to Fort McMurray

Pros: Very fast. Cons: Different spots will be good.

Pros: Very fast. Cons: Different spots will be good.

Cold Shot Bus Routes & Network

Cold Shot Bus’s bus network features 60 bus routes that connect 11 cities serving 17 stations. On average, Cold Shot Bus performs about 22 bus trips every day. The top cities to which Cold Shot Bus offers the highest number of daily bus service include Edmonton and Airdrie.

Top Cities Served by Cold Shot Bus

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
Edmonton212:45 pm2:20 am
Calgary36:10 am5:45 am
Fort McMurray16:55 am4:55 am
Grande Prairie212:45 pm1:55 am
Red Deer16:10 am5:45 am
Airdrie14:20 pm5:45 am

Most popular Cold Shot Bus routes

The bus from Edmonton to Airdrie is Cold Shot Bus’s most popular route. Trips from Cold Lake to Edmonton and Edmonton to Red Deer are also highly popular.

Top Cold Shot Bus routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Edmonton to Airdrie23h 5m$51
Cold Lake to Edmonton24h 22m$102
Edmonton to Red Deer21h 33m$44
Calgary to Grande Prairie29h 42m$156
Calgary to Red Deer21h 39m$44
Calgary to Fort McMurray610h 17m$143
Grande Prairie to Edmonton25h 10m$108
Edmonton to Calgary33h 19m$48
Edmonton to Fort McMurray35h 29m$96

Cold Shot Bus Bus Guide & FAQs

Do Cold Shot Bus buses have WiFi?

No, unfortunately Cold Shot Bus does not offer WiFi aboard its buses at this time. However, we find that a good book makes the time fly by and streaming services like Netflix allow you download TV shows and movies that you can then watch during your trip. Plan ahead and you will stay entertained during the entire bus ride.

Are there power outlets or USB plugs on the bus?

Cold Shot Bus does not offer power outlets on their buses at this time. We suggest you charge up your laptop ahead of time and bring a power bank for your phone to extend its battery life for the duration of the trip. And remember - a good book doesn’t require any power.

What is Cold Shot Bus's schedule?

On a typical day, Cold Shot Bus has 22 scheduled bus trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Cold Shot Bus does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the bus?

Yes, Cold Shot Bus requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the bus. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

What are Cold Shot Bus’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Cold Shot Bus’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there bathrooms on Cold Shot Bus buses?

No, there are no bathrooms available on Cold Shot Bus buses. Though there are no bathrooms onboard, typically breaks are scheduled in the itinerary to allow passengers to use bathroom facilities along the way.

Are meals or beverages available?

Cold Shot Bus does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most buses do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Do you have to print your Cold Shot Bus ticket?

Cold Shot Bus does not require a printed ticket to board the bus. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

Does Cold Shot Bus offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Cold Shot Bus focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

Cheap Cold Shot Bus tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 22 Cold Shot Bus trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Cold Shot Bus tickets start at just $13.64. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Cold Shot Bus tickets?

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