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About Cold Shot Bus

Cold Shot Bus is a network of coaches that primarily operates in the Canadian province of Alberta. Cold Shot Bus provides service to 10 different city destinations, mainly connecting Edmonton with other towns in Alberta. In total, Cold Shot runs 48 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 coaches 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 coach coverage

Daily Trips17
stations16
cities10
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 75 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 96 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 116 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 132 reviews
“The coach got there on time.”
based on 139 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 103 reviews
“The coach was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 129 reviews

Cold Shot Bus reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Cold Shot Bus

(Based on 149 reviews)

4.2
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

3.7

Timeliness

4.8

Staff

4.4

Value

3.7

Condition

4.2

Cold Shot Bus passenger reviews

5.0

Elfi

12 September 2022- Visiting friends

Edmonton to Calgary

Relaxing

Relaxing

3.0

jakobet

12 September 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

23 August 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

19 August 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.

1.0

Shelley

12 August 2022- Visiting family

Fort McMurray to Edmonton

People were drinking, smoking and doing drugs on the bus. I felt very unsafe.

People were drinking, smoking and doing drugs on the bus. I felt very unsafe.

Cold Shot Bus Routes & Network

Cold Shot Bus’s coach network features 48 coach routes that connect 10 cities serving 16 stations. On average, Cold Shot Bus performs about 17 coach trips every day. The top cities to which Cold Shot Bus offers the highest number of daily coach service include Red Deer and Fort McMurray.

Top Cities Served by Cold Shot Bus

CityRouteEarliest coachLatest coach
Edmonton112:45 pm1:55 am
Calgary26:10 am5:45 am
Fort McMurray16:55 am4:55 am
Grande Prairie212:45 pm1:55 am

Most popular Cold Shot Bus routes

The coach from Red Deer to Fort McMurray is Cold Shot Bus’s most popular route. Trips from Bonnyville to Edmonton and Slave Lake to Edmonton are also highly popular.

Top Cold Shot Bus routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Red Deer to Fort McMurray38h 23m£95
Bonnyville to Edmonton23h 30m£60
Slave Lake to Edmonton12h 45m£65
Calgary to Grande Prairie39h 46m£106
Calgary to Fort McMurray610h 18m£98
Grande Prairie to Edmonton25h 10m£70
Edmonton to Fort McMurray35h 30m£62
Edmonton to Calgary33h 15m£36
Cold Lake to Edmonton24h 22m£67

Cold Shot Bus Coach Guide & FAQs

Do Cold Shot Bus coaches have WiFi?

No, unfortunately Cold Shot Bus does not offer WiFi aboard its coaches 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 coach ride.

Are there power points or USB points on the coach?

Cold Shot Bus does not offer power outlets on their coaches 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 17 scheduled coach 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 coach?

Yes, Cold Shot Bus requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the coach. 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 toilets on Cold Shot Bus coaches?

No, there are no bathrooms available on Cold Shot Bus coaches. 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 drinks offered during the trip?

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 coaches 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 coach. 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 17 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 £8.89. 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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