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Fort McMurray to Slave Lake bus

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Fort McMurray to Slave Lake. Traveling by bus from Fort McMurray to Slave Lake usually takes around 9 hours and 37 minutes, but the fastest Cold Shot Bus bus can make the trip in 9 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance164 mi (265 km)
Shortest duration9h 25m
Cheapest price€102.40
Most frequent serviceCold Shot Bus
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Fort McMurray to Slave Lake?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Fort McMurray to Slave Lake. 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 Bus39h 37m€103.02
  • 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 3 daily trips on average from Fort McMurray to Slave Lake, with prices at an average of .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 37 minutes to cover the 265 kilometers from Fort McMurray to Slave Lake. However, the fastest bus only takes 9 hours and 25 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.

"Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, 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."

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

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Fort McMurray to Slave Lake 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 Fort McMurray?

Main departure station: 2K5, 131 Hardin St

Buses to Slave Lake leave from 3 stations in Fort McMurray.

All bus stations in Fort McMurray:

  • 2K5, 131 Hardin St

  • 10016 Marshall St

  • Shell Gas Station

Where does the bus arrive in Slave Lake?

Main arrival station: 600 Hwy 88 Connector

All buses from Fort McMurray arrive at one main station in Slave Lake.

Bus stations in Slave Lake:

  • 600 Hwy 88 Connector

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