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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray. Traveling by bus from Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray usually takes around 12 hours and 36 minutes, but the fastest Cold Shot Bus bus can make the trip in 12 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance306 mi (493 km)
Shortest duration12h 15m
Cheapest price€93.55
Most frequent serviceCold Shot Bus
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Joanne

11 January 2023- Regular commuter

Cold Shot Bus

Pros: It was fast and good. Cons: Going from Edmonton to fort mcmurrey we could have had more time for bathroom break. Tips: I tell them it’s great aways on time.

How much is a bus ticket from Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray?

€94.79 is the average price of a bus ticket from Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray. Bus tickets on this route can be more expensive due to the length of the trip. However, taking the bus can still be a good alternative to flying. 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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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray, mark your calendar for November. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just €104. However, taking the bus from Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray during April is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of €106. The best way to find deals on a trip in April is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

What bus companies travel from Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Cold Shot Bus usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Cold Shot Bus212h 20m€94.90
Ebus213h 3m€131.85
  • 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 Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray, with prices at an average of .

  • 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 Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 2 daily trips from Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray, the journey usually takes about 13 hours and 3 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 12 hours and 36 minutes to cover the 493 kilometers from Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray. However, the fastest bus only takes 12 hours and 15 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.

"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."

The first bus leaves at 09:00 and the last bus leaves at 09:00. To see the times for all buses from Grande Prairie to Fort McMurray, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Grande Prairie 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

Grande Prairie

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One of the biggest cities in Northern Alberta, Grande Prairie offers outdoor adventure and urban comfort in equal measure. Muskoseepi Park, the city’s top attraction, spans the city's length and provides a range of family-friendly activities, insights into local heritage at the Grande Prairie Museum, and photo opportunities at the monumental millennium sundial.

Surrounded by dense woodland, the city is a haven for nature lovers who will love Saskatoon Island Provincial Park. Here, explorers can camp, canoe, hike, bike, or explore trails aboard a snowmobile if visiting during the winter months.

Grande Prairie is home to a wide variety of delicious global cuisines, but the year-round farmers' market on the main avenue is the best way to get an authentic flavor of the city. Thirsty visitors can also seek out Grande Prairie's many artisanal coffee shops and microbreweries to delve even deeper into the city's thriving food and drink scene.

Most bus and rail travel routes from Grande Prairie go through the Albertan capital of Edmonton, from which connections across Canada are available. Grande Prairie Airport also provides convenient transport with daily flights to Edmonton as well as Calgary.

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 Grande Prairie?

Main departure station: 9501 113 St

Cold Shot Bus service in Grande Prairie departs from 9501 113 St, west of the city’s center. The area around the station is somewhat industrial, but within a short drive, there are still some hotels and fast food options to fuel up or rest up before or after a long day of travel. Buses board outside of the small Cold Shot office in a multi-use building, and there is an indoor waiting area in the office. Upon arriving in Grande Prairie, you can find the Eastlink Centre, Muskoseepi Park, and the Grande Prairie Museum within easy reach.

All bus stations in Grande Prairie:

  • 9501 113 St

  • 10612 99 Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Fort McMurray?

Main arrival station: Shell Gas Station

Buses arrive in Fort McMurray at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Fort McMurray:

  • Shell Gas Station

  • 10016 Marshall St

  • Quality Inn

  • 10013 Macdonald Ave

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