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There are 2 intercity buses per day from Edmonton to Athabasca. Traveling by bus from Edmonton to Athabasca usually takes around 3 hours and 20 minutes, but the fastest Cold Shot Bus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 50 minutes.
|Distance||82 mi (132 km)|
|Shortest duration||1h 50m|
|Trips per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Cold Shot Bus|
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What bus companies travel from Edmonton to Athabasca?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Edmonton to Athabasca. 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||3h 20m||€38.14|
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 2 daily trips on average from Edmonton to Athabasca, with prices at an average of .
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Edmonton to Athabasca 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 Edmonton to Athabasca?
The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 20 minutes to cover the 132 kilometers from Edmonton to Athabasca. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 50 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go."
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Edmonton?
The first bus leaves at 00:00 and the last bus leaves at 00:00. To see the times for all buses from Edmonton to Athabasca, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many bus departures serve Athabasca each day?
An urban center coexisting peacefully with nature, Edmonton offers plenty of exciting outdoor activities that will keep you engaged. One of the city’s most notable trails is the North Saskatchewan River Trail, which features 150 km of trails. Adventure-seekers can explore the trail on bikes or on foot, and the scenery will certainly amaze you. If you wish to explore the city’s art scene or cultural life, head over to Downtown Spark, which is an immersive art program made by local artists. For those who just want to lay back and enjoy the sun, the perfect spot would be Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park.
If you are looking for a unique pub experience, head over to Central Social Hall, which offers amazing local dishes. For those who are simply looking for a cup of coffee, Nook Cafe considers itself to be the coziest hangout spot around.
The city’s primary railway station is the Edmonton Train Station, which is served by VIA Rail. The city’s principal airport is the Edmonton International Airport, which is located 14 miles south-southwest of the city.
Where does the bus leave from in Edmonton?
Main departure station: 11204 119 St
The station located on 11204 119 St in Edmonton is a popular intercity bus station, where commuters can catch buses in and out of the city. The station is served by various bus companies, including Rider Express, Ebus, Red Arrow, Cold Shot, and more. The most popular destinations for buses leaving this station are Calgary, Red Deer, and Fort McMurray. The station does not come with a waiting lounge, and there are very few amenities. However, travelers can stop by a pharmacy, a Tim Hortons doughnut shop, and a coffee shop in the surrounding area.
All bus stations in Edmonton:
11204 119 St
9850 34 Ave NW
Where does the bus arrive in Athabasca?
Main arrival station: 5003 50 Ave
All buses from Edmonton arrive at one main station in Athabasca.
Bus stations in Athabasca:
5003 50 Ave
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