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Journey Information

There are 22 intercity buses per day from Fort McMurray to Calgary. Traveling by bus from Fort McMurray to Calgary usually takes around 10 hours and 4 minutes, but the fastest Cold Shot Bus bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance407 mi (655 km)
Shortest duration8h 35m
Cheapest price€80.37
Most frequent serviceCold Shot Bus
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Fort McMurray to Calgary

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Oleg

18 February 2022- Visiting family

Cold Shot Bus

Pros: Polite and helpful driver and passangers. Cons: I was expecting a full size bus with comfortable sits, instead we got that “minibus”. So would be good to set the right expectations and maybe have a picture of the bus. Tips: Make sure you know this is not a full s...

Pros: Polite and helpful driver and passangers. Cons: I was expecting a full size bus with comfortable sits, instead we got that “minibus”. So would be good to set the right expectations and maybe have a picture of the bus. Tips: Make sure you know this is not a full size bus.

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Price trends for buses from Fort McMurray to Calgary

Monthly average prices

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What bus companies travel from Fort McMurray to Calgary?

There are 3 bus lines from Fort McMurray to Calgary available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 12 daily trips, Cold Shot Bus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Cold Shot Bus129h 27m€85.02
Ebus911h 41m€103.34
Red Arrow Motorcoach911h 4m€117.31
  • 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 12 daily trips on average from Fort McMurray to Calgary, with prices at an average of .

  • Ebus

    Ebus

    ebus is a family-owned bus carrier that serves Alberta and British Columbia. ebus service offers passengers a comfortable yet budget-friendly way to travel. On your trip from Fort McMurray to Calgary, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 9 daily trips from Fort McMurray to Calgary, the journey usually takes about 11 hours and 41 minutes.

  • Red Arrow Motorcoach

    Red Arrow Motorcoach

    Red Arrow buses connect popular destinations throughout Alberta in luxurious buses with the best amenities. Passengers enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, movies, power outlets, and extra legroom. Free water and snacks available for purchase round out the high-end vehicle's offerings. Red Arrow runs 9 trips each day from Fort McMurray to Calgary, and tickets on this route usually cost about .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Fort McMurray to Calgary 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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?

The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 4 minutes to cover the 655 kilometers from Fort McMurray to Calgary. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 35 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.

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

"Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses 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, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Fort McMurray?

The first bus leaves at 08:00 and the last bus leaves at 17:00. To see the times for all buses from Fort McMurray to Calgary, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 22 scheduled buses that travel from Fort McMurray to Calgary 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.

Calgary

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Fort McMurray?

Departure stations

Buses to Calgary leave from 5 stations in Fort McMurray.

All bus stations in Fort McMurray:

  • 10013 Macdonald Ave

  • Quality Inn

  • Shell Gas Station

  • Shell Gas Station

  • 21-8102 Fraser Ave (Parking Lot)

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