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About Cold Shot Bus

Cold Shot Bus is a network of buses that primarily operates in the Canadian province of Alberta. Cold Shot Bus provides service to 25 different city destinations, mainly connecting Edmonton with other towns in Alberta. In total, Cold Shot runs 537 routes, and its most popular is the Edmonton to Calgary route.

Using smaller 20-passenger shuttle buses, Cold Shot aims to keep prices low by filling every seat on every journey. These Cold Shot buses usually do not have onboard Wi-Fi or power outlets, allowing riders to absorb the incredible landscapes of Alberta instead. Passengers on longer journeys may find an onboard restroom, although this is not guaranteed.

Cold Shot Bus has been a Wanderu partner since 2019, so you can search and book cheap Cold Shot Bus tickets right on Wanderu. Plus, with zero Wanderu fees, you can be sure you're getting the best deal.

* #3 Best On-Time Performance   
 * #5 Best Ground Travel Provider in Canada
  • #3 Best On-Time Performance
    • #5 Best Ground Travel Provider in Canada

Cold Shot Bus Amenities

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Cold Shot Bus bus coverage

Daily Trips489
stations31
cities25
countries1

What travelers are saying about Cold Shot Bus

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Cold Shot Bus had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 94 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 115 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 137 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 159 reviews
“The bus got there on time.”
based on 170 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 121 reviews
“The bus was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 156 reviews

Cold Shot Bus reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Cold Shot Bus

(Based on 183 reviews)

4.1
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

3.7

Timeliness

4.8

Staff

4.3

Value

3.7

Condition

4.2

Cold Shot Bus passenger reviews

1.0

Kevin

5 January 2023- Business

Fort McMurray to Calgary

Pros: Nothing. Cons: The bus because was very small seats and very high heater in my legs. Tips: No.

Pros: Nothing. Cons: The bus because was very small seats and very high heater in my legs. Tips: No.

4.0

Cheryl

4 January 2023- Visiting family

Grande Prairie to Edmonton

Pros: It was a good trip. Cons: The seats should recline a little. It would be more comfortable. Tips: Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Pros: It was a good trip. Cons: The seats should recline a little. It would be more comfortable. Tips: Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

3.0

Mario

31 December 2022- Visiting family

Red Deer to Edmonton

Pros: It was on time , organized ,Driver was friendly but drive a bit too fast for the conditions . Cons: May be more struck about your mask policy , no one was wearing one and two guys were coughing often , also I noticed 90% of the passengers did not wear the seat be...

Pros: It was on time , organized ,Driver was friendly but drive a bit too fast for the conditions . Cons: May be more struck about your mask policy , no one was wearing one and two guys were coughing often , also I noticed 90% of the passengers did not wear the seat belts. Tips: Wear your masks if you are on board , wear your sit belts , price is great and friendly drivers .

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4.0

Cheryl

30 December 2022- Visiting family

Edmonton to Grande Prairie

Pros: The ride was a bit ruff. They need new shocks. I was a little sore when I got off the bus. But the drive was so nice and helpful. Cons: Just to put new shocks in. But I was told they were getting new buses soon. Tips: No.

Pros: The ride was a bit ruff. They need new shocks. I was a little sore when I got off the bus. But the drive was so nice and helpful. Cons: Just to put new shocks in. But I was told they were getting new buses soon. Tips: No.

4.0

Shirley

19 December 2022- Visiting family

Edmonton to Grande Prairie

Pros: The driver from the main terminal to Grande Prairie was very nice ad efficient Helpful and a safe driver . the stops were frequent but not to long. Got me to my destination. Cons: The driver that picked up at Tim Hortons on 34 Ave Edmonton to main terminal was...

Pros: The driver from the main terminal to Grande Prairie was very nice ad efficient Helpful and a safe driver . the stops were frequent but not to long. Got me to my destination. Cons: The driver that picked up at Tim Hortons on 34 Ave Edmonton to main terminal was not helpful. This trip was on the December 19 and the weather was terrible. Cold and road conditions in city were terrible. He was in a rush. I was told by three different people where the pick up spot was and the driver went to a different area, Due to cold weather conditions -35 people were waiting inside the building. He could have come into the building to announce his arrival. The wifi chargers were not working on most seats but could connect to wifi.

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Cold Shot Bus Routes & Network

Cold Shot Bus’s bus network features 537 bus routes that connect 25 cities serving 31 stations. On average, Cold Shot Bus performs about 489 bus trips every day. The top cities to which Cold Shot Bus offers the highest number of daily bus service include Fort St John and Edmonton.

Top Cities Served by Cold Shot Bus

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
Edmonton111:45 pm6:45 am
Calgary107:10 am6:45 am
Fort McMurray117:55 am4:55 am
Grande Prairie118:30 am6:30 am
Red Deer107:10 am6:45 am
Airdrie107:10 am6:45 am
Fort St John118:30 am6:30 am
Peace River117:15 am4:45 am

Most popular Cold Shot Bus routes

The bus from Fort St John to Edmonton is Cold Shot Bus’s most popular route. Trips from Edmonton to Airdrie and Calgary to Grande Prairie are also highly popular.

Top Cold Shot Bus routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Fort St John to Edmonton28h 25m€135
Edmonton to Airdrie32h 51m€32
Calgary to Grande Prairie49h 57m€103
Calgary to Red Deer41h 53m€29
Edmonton to Red Deer31h 36m€29
Calgary to Fort McMurray910h 22m€95
Grande Prairie to Edmonton45h 52m€72
Edmonton to Fort McMurray96h 11m€64
Edmonton to Calgary73h 30m€18

Cold Shot Bus Bus Guide & FAQs

Do Cold Shot Bus buses have WiFi?

No, unfortunately Cold Shot Bus does not offer WiFi aboard its buses at this time. However, we find that a good book makes the time fly by and streaming services like Netflix allow you download TV shows and movies that you can then watch during your trip. Plan ahead and you will stay entertained during the entire bus ride.

Are there power points or USB points on the bus?

Cold Shot Bus does not offer power outlets on their buses at this time. We suggest you charge up your laptop ahead of time and bring a power bank for your phone to extend its battery life for the duration of the trip. And remember - a good book doesn’t require any power.

What is Cold Shot Bus's schedule?

On a typical day, Cold Shot Bus has 489 scheduled bus trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Cold Shot Bus does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the bus?

Yes, Cold Shot Bus requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the bus. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

What are Cold Shot Bus’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Cold Shot Bus’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there toilets on Cold Shot Bus buses?

No, there are no bathrooms available on Cold Shot Bus buses. Though there are no bathrooms onboard, typically breaks are scheduled in the itinerary to allow passengers to use bathroom facilities along the way.

Are meals or beverages available?

Cold Shot Bus does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most buses do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Do you have to print your Cold Shot Bus ticket?

Cold Shot Bus does not require a printed ticket to board the bus. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

Does Cold Shot Bus offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Cold Shot Bus focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

Cheap Cold Shot Bus tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 489 Cold Shot Bus trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Cold Shot Bus tickets start at just €9.07. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Cold Shot Bus tickets?

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