Buses from Cold Lake to Fort McMurray

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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Cold Lake to Fort McMurray. Traveling by bus from Cold Lake to Fort McMurray usually takes around 8 hours and 25 minutes, but the fastest Cold Shot Bus bus can make the trip in 8 hours,

Distance163 mi (263 km)
Shortest duration8h 0m
Cheapest price€90.98
Most frequent serviceCold Shot Bus
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Price trends for buses from Cold Lake to Fort McMurray

Monthly average prices

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What bus companies travel from Cold Lake to Fort McMurray?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Cold Lake to Fort McMurray. Cold Shot Bus connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Cold Shot Bus68h 25m€92.32
  • Cold Shot Bus

    Cold Shot Bus

    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 6 daily trips on average from Cold Lake to Fort McMurray, with prices at an average of .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Cold Lake to Fort McMurray during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Cold Lake to Fort McMurray?

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 25 minutes to cover the 263 kilometers from Cold Lake to Fort McMurray. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours. 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"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, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Cold Lake?

The first bus leaves at 07:00 and the last bus leaves at 07:00. To see the times for all buses from Cold Lake to Fort McMurray, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Fort McMurray are there per day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Cold Lake 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 bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

City Information

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 bus leave from in Cold Lake?

Main departure station: Lakeland Inn

Cold Lake has two bus stations with service to Fort McMurray.

All bus stations in Cold Lake:

  • Lakeland Inn

  • Mac's - 1414 8 Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Fort McMurray?

Main arrival station: Shell Gas Station

Buses arrive in Fort McMurray at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Fort McMurray:

  • Shell Gas Station

  • 21-8102 Fraser Ave (Parking Lot)

  • Shell Gas Station

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