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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 24 different city destinations, mainly connecting Edmonton with other towns in Alberta. In total, Cold Shot runs 489 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


Cold Shot Bus bus coverage

Daily Trips426

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 133 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 147 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 180 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 201 reviews
“The bus got there on time.”
based on 216 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 162 reviews
“The bus was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 202 reviews

Cold Shot Bus reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Cold Shot Bus

(Based on 230 reviews)

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Cold Shot Bus passenger reviews



August 27, 2023- Visiting friends

Edmonton to Calgary

Cons: On time. Tips: Be on time or you will be left behind.



August 21, 2023- Vacation

Edmonton to Fort McMurray

Pros: Awful. Tips: Better than nothing.



August 21, 2023- Visiting friends

Calgary to Edmonton

Pros: Helpful staff. Cons: Seats at the waiting area.



August 17, 2023- Business

Edmonton to Grande Prairie

Pros: It was quick and had many stops in the towns for washroom breaks and very helpful staff. Cons: Wider seats or bigger busses. Especially for when the bus is packed full with people. Seats are small and always touching knees or elbows with other randoms. Bigger busses would be super nice.



August 9, 2023- Visiting family

Calgary to Edmonton

Pros: It did it's job. I got home on time, I did not get harassed, and the price for the trip was very cheap. Sure, it wasn't up to Golden Arrow standards, but I was still satisfied. Bonus points for the free wifi (I didn't know it was included). They also did a halfway stop to stretch our legs and go to the washroom (they didn't have to, it was appreciated). Cons: The seating could have been more comfortable. I have long legs and it was difficult to find a comfortable spot. I often had to shift positions. There was very little leg room. If the person sitting in front of me leaned back in their seat, I had NO leg room. Tips: 1. if you are traveling with someone, ALWAYS sit together. 2. ALWAYS bring headphones/earphones.

Cold Shot Bus Routes & Network

Cold Shot Bus’s bus network features 489 bus routes that connect 24 cities serving 30 stations. On average, Cold Shot Bus performs about 426 bus trips every day. The top cities to which Cold Shot Bus offers the highest number of daily bus service include Edmonton and Calgary.

Top Cities Served by Cold Shot Bus

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
Edmonton1112:45 pm5:45 am
Calgary116:25 am5:45 am
Fort McMurray116:55 am3:45 am
Grande Prairie117:30 am5:30 am
Red Deer116:25 am5:45 am
Fort St John107:30 am5:30 am
Peace River106:15 am3:45 am

Most popular Cold Shot Bus routes

The bus from Edmonton to Calgary is Cold Shot Bus’s most popular route. Trips from Edmonton to Fort McMurray and Grande Prairie to Edmonton are also highly popular.

Top Cold Shot Bus routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Edmonton to Calgary73h 26m$47
Edmonton to Fort McMurray96h 11m$74
Grande Prairie to Edmonton45h 54m$106
Calgary to Fort McMurray910h 20m$121
Calgary to Grande Prairie49h 57m$154
Edmonton to Red Deer31h 37m$43
Calgary to Red Deer41h 48m$43
Fort St John to Edmonton29h 30m$218
Edmonton to Peace River15h 45m$147

Cold Shot Bus Bus Guide & FAQs

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.

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.

On a typical day, Cold Shot Bus has 426 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 426 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 $13.46. 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?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Cold Shot Bus tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Cold Shot Bus prices with trips offered by other bus companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

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