Calgary to Slave Lake bus
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There are 2 intercity buses per day from Calgary to Slave Lake. Traveling by bus from Calgary to Slave Lake usually takes around 8 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest Cold Shot Bus bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 15 minutes.
|Distance||294 mi (474 km)|
|Shortest duration||8h 15m|
|Most frequent service||Cold Shot Bus|
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What bus companies travel from Calgary to Slave Lake?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Calgary to Slave Lake. 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.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Cold Shot Bus||2||8h 30m||€81.88|
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 Calgary to Slave Lake, with prices at an average of .
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The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 474 kilometers from Calgary to Slave Lake. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 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 bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
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, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.
The first bus leaves at 18:00 and the last bus leaves at 18:00. To see the times for all buses from Calgary to Slave Lake, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
Originally an outpost for the mounted police, Calgary has recently transformed into a commercial powerhouse and a top-tier destination for visitors of Canada. That said, the city’s rural traces are still quite prominent, making it a great spot for everyone. One of the most iconic destinations in the city is the WinSport Canada Olympic Park, which is a tribute to the 1988 Winter Olympics. Interested travelers could take up ski lessons here, or they can simply stroll around Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, which houses the largest collection in the competition’s history. Another great destination you should check out is the Glenbow Museum, which features amazing collections on the First Nations as well as military memorabilia. If you simply want to stroll around and enjoy a good view, Prince's Island Park, with tree-lined trails, will also be a great choice.
Its nickname Cowtown is true: Alberta beef is the staple local specialty. If you are looking for a bite of this amazing delicacy, head over to Silver Inn Restaurant. Another great local favorite is cheese buns from Glamorgan Bakery, which sells out quite quickly.
The main bus station in Calgary is the Downtown Greyhound Station located at 850 16 St SW. It is served by several leading bus carriers, including Greyhound, Cold Shot, Ebus, Rider Express and Red Arrow. The city currently does not have a dedicated intercity rail service. The city’s main airport is the Calgary International Airport, which is located northeast of the city itself.
Where does the bus leave from in Calgary?
Main departure station: Memorial Drive - 12 4 St NE
Calgary has two bus stations with service to Slave Lake.
All bus stations in Calgary:
Memorial Drive - 12 4 St NE
11511 40 Street S.E.
Where does the bus arrive in Slave Lake?
Main arrival station: 600 Hwy 88 Connector
All buses from Calgary arrive at one main station in Slave Lake.
Bus stations in Slave Lake:
600 Hwy 88 Connector
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