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Journey Information

There are 15 intercity buses per day from Fort McMurray to Edmonton. Traveling by bus from Fort McMurray to Edmonton usually takes around 5 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest Cold Shot Bus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance235 mi (378 km)
Shortest duration4h 40m
Cheapest price€49.25
Trips per day11
Most frequent serviceCold Shot Bus
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Fort McMurray to Edmonton

(Based on 12 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Donnie

12 August 2022- Solo travel

Red Arrow Motorcoach

Pros: Everything was up to par! Cons: Everything was up to par. Tips: Download movies or music.

Pros: Everything was up to par! Cons: Everything was up to par. Tips: Download movies or music.

5.0

VIRA

5 May 2022- Visiting family

Red Arrow Motorcoach

Mask should be free of charge

Mask should be free of charge

5.0

Sunday

21 March 2022- Visiting friends

Ebus

Pros: Comfortable, amazing trip Nd friendly driver. Cons: Nothing for now. Tips: E bus is amazing.

Pros: Comfortable, amazing trip Nd friendly driver. Cons: Nothing for now. Tips: E bus is amazing.

5.0

mohamed

24 December 2021- Regular commuter

Cold Shot Bus

fast and easy

fast and easy

5.0

Leopoldo Jr

13 December 2021- Visiting friends

Cold Shot Bus

Pros: The trip itself is smooth sailing, the staff are nice and approachable. Keep up the good work! Cons: So far so good.

Pros: The trip itself is smooth sailing, the staff are nice and approachable. Keep up the good work! Cons: So far so good.

How much is a bus ticket from Fort McMurray to Edmonton?

€49.25 is the average price of a bus ticket from Fort McMurray to Edmonton. Any tickets cheaper than €49.25 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in November. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €56 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Fort McMurray to Edmonton in June, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €63 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 20 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €8.14 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Fort McMurray to Edmonton?

There are 3 bus lines from Fort McMurray to Edmonton available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 10 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 Bus105h 36m€55.17
Ebus75h 20m€62.25
Red Arrow Motorcoach65h 6m€66.49
  • 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 10 daily trips on average from Fort McMurray to Edmonton, 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 Edmonton, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 7 daily trips from Fort McMurray to Edmonton, the journey usually takes about 5 hours and 20 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 6 trips each day from Fort McMurray to Edmonton, and tickets on this route usually cost about .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Fort McMurray to Edmonton 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 Fort McMurray to Edmonton?

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 27 minutes to cover the 378 kilometers from Fort McMurray to Edmonton. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 40 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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Edmonton, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Fort McMurray?

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

How many bus departures serve Edmonton each day?

There are 15 scheduled buses that travel from Fort McMurray to Edmonton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 11 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

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.

Edmonton

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Fort McMurray?

Main departure station: Shell Gas Station

Buses to Edmonton leave from 5 stations in Fort McMurray.

All bus stations in Fort McMurray:

  • Shell Gas Station

  • Shell Gas Station

  • 10016 Marshall St

  • Quality Inn

  • 10013 Macdonald Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Edmonton?

Main arrival station: Cold Shot Terminal - 154 Street NW

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.

Bus stations in Edmonton:

  • Cold Shot Terminal - 154 Street NW

  • 9850 34 Ave NW

  • 10014 104 St

  • Rosslyn Hotel

  • Kingsway Transit Stop 1109

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