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Grande Prairie - Fort McMurray Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity coaches per day from Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray. Traveling by coach from Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray usually takes around 12 hours and 34 minutes, but the fastest Cold Shot Bus coach can make the trip in 12 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance306 mi (493 km)
Shortest duration12h 15m
Cheapest price£80.23
Most frequent serviceCold Shot Bus
Coach lines2

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Joanne

11 January 2023- Regular commuter

Cold Shot Bus

Pros: It was fast and good. Cons: Going from Edmonton to fort mcmurrey we could have had more time for bathroom break. Tips: I tell them it’s great aways on time.

Price trends for coaches from Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray

Monthly average prices

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What coach companies travel from Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Cold Shot Bus usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Cold Shot Bus212h 20m£80.76
Ebus213h 3m£109.24
  • Cold Shot Bus has been operating in the Canadian province of Alberta since 2005. The regional coach 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 Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray, with prices at an average of .

  • ebus is a family-owned coach carrier that serves Alberta and British Columbia. ebus service offers passengers a comfortable yet budget-friendly way to travel. On your trip from Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 2 daily trips from Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray, the journey usually takes about 13 hours and 3 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 12 hours and 34 minutes to cover the 306 miles from Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray. However, the fastest coach only takes 12 hours and 15 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Tuesday is usually the day of the week when coaches 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 coach travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your coach travel for the beginning of the week."

The first coach leaves at 09:00 and the last coach leaves at 09:00. To see the times for all coaches from Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled coaches that travel from Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which coach you take, you will have to transfer coaches at least once during your journey.

City Information

Grande Prairie

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One of the biggest cities in Northern Alberta, Grande Prairie offers outdoor adventure and urban comfort in equal measure. Muskoseepi Park, the city’s top attraction, spans the city's length and provides a range of family-friendly activities, insights into local heritage at the Grande Prairie Museum, and photo opportunities at the monumental millennium sundial.

Surrounded by dense woodland, the city is a haven for nature lovers who will love Saskatoon Island Provincial Park. Here, explorers can camp, canoe, hike, bike, or explore trails aboard a snowmobile if visiting during the winter months.

Grande Prairie is home to a wide variety of delicious global cuisines, but the year-round farmers' market on the main avenue is the best way to get an authentic flavor of the city. Thirsty visitors can also seek out Grande Prairie's many artisanal coffee shops and microbreweries to delve even deeper into the city's thriving food and drink scene.

Most bus and rail travel routes from Grande Prairie go through the Albertan capital of Edmonton, from which connections across Canada are available. Grande Prairie Airport also provides convenient transport with daily flights to Edmonton as well as Calgary.

Fort McMurray

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Fort McMurray is a must-see destination for outdoor enthusiasts, but it also possesses a rich array of entertainment that is sure to entice all types of travelers. During the winter months, the Northern Lights produce dazzling displays of natural light that provide a magical backdrop to all of your nights in town. Surrounded by boreal woodland, it's also easy to embrace nature with birchwood hikes or forest snowmobiling expeditions, depending on when you visit. With its complex river system and vast spread of picturesque green space, Fort McMurray is a popular retreat for fishing trips and golf getaways. Helicopter tours are the best way to take in all of this natural beauty from above.

Visitors can get a flavor of Fort McMurray's vibrant cultural community with locally produced live performances at the Keyano Theatre and Norm Weiss Centre for the Visual and Performing Arts. Mouth-watering eateries serving up a range of cuisines populate both sides of the river, while the popular Boomtown Casino is worth a trip for those feeling lucky.

Bus travel on Cold Shot Bus along scenic highways connects Fort McMurray with Edmonton to the south and, from there, the rest of urbanized Canada. Efficient air travel across the country is available from the Fort McMurray International Airport, while boats running up and down the Athabasca River offer a more leisurely mode of transport.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Grande Prairie?

Main departure station: 9501 113 St

Cold Shot Bus service in Grande Prairie departs from 9501 113 St, west of the city’s center. The area around the station is somewhat industrial, but within a short drive, there are still some hotels and fast food options to fuel up or rest up before or after a long day of travel. Buses board outside of the small Cold Shot office in a multi-use building, and there is an indoor waiting area in the office. Upon arriving in Grande Prairie, you can find the Eastlink Centre, Muskoseepi Park, and the Grande Prairie Museum within easy reach.

All coach stations in Grande Prairie:

  • 9501 113 St

  • 10612 99 Ave

Where does the coach arrive in Fort McMurray?

Main arrival station: 10016 Marshall St

Cold Shot bus services depart from the parking lot at 21-8102 Fraser Ave, surrounded by a hotel, restaurants, and other services. Passengers can easily park their vehicles in the lot before boarding the bus. The most popular destinations for buses from Fort McMurray are Edmonton, Calgary, and Grande Prairie. Although the parking lot has few amenities, it is located quite close to a coffee shop with air conditioning and a waiting area, along with restrooms.

Coach stations in Fort McMurray:

  • 10016 Marshall St

  • Shell Gas Station

  • 10013 Macdonald Ave

  • Quality Inn

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