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Fort McMurray - Edmonton Bus Schedule

Bus
Cold Shot Bus
  1. Mon,
  2. Tue,
  3. Wed,
  4. Thu,
  5. Fri
7:45 AM
Fort McMurray10016 Marshall St
1:55 PM
Edmonton9850 34 Ave NW
from $62.10
Bus
Cold Shot Bus
  1. Mon,
  2. Tue,
  3. Wed,
  4. Thu,
  5. Fri,
  6. Sat
7:45 AM
Fort McMurray10016 Marshall St
1:00 PM
EdmontonCold Shot Terminal - 154 Street NW
from $51.45
Bus
Cold Shot Bus
  1. Mon,
  2. Tue,
  3. Wed,
  4. Thu,
  5. Fri,
  6. Sat
8:00 AM
Fort McMurrayShell Gas Station
1:00 PM
EdmontonCold Shot Terminal - 154 Street NW
from $51.45
Bus
Cold Shot Bus
  1. Mon,
  2. Tue,
  3. Wed,
  4. Thu,
  5. Fri
8:00 AM
Fort McMurrayShell Gas Station
1:55 PM
Edmonton9850 34 Ave NW
from $62.10
Bus
Ebus
  1. Mon,
  2. Fri,
  3. Sat
8:15 AM
Fort McMurray10013 Macdonald Ave
1:45 PM
Edmonton10014 104 St
from $57.83

Journey Information

There are 14 intercity buses per day from Fort McMurray to Edmonton. Traveling by bus from Fort McMurray to Edmonton usually takes around 5 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest Ebus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance235 mi (378 km)
Shortest duration4h 50m
Cheapest price$50.65
Trips per day10
Most frequent serviceCold Shot Bus
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Fort McMurray to Edmonton

(Based on 18 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Lin

August 18, 2023- Solo travel

Ebus

Pros: Perfect. Cons: Great.

5.0

Sandra

June 12, 2023- Solo travel

Rider Express

Pros: Good and peaceful. Cons: Seat comfort.

5.0

Helen Jacqueline

May 8, 2023- Visiting family

Rider Express

Pros: Very nice and cleab coach.Driver was very polite. Cons: Nothing I can think of. Tips: I recommend they book through here.

4.0

Donnie

August 12, 2022- Solo travel

Red Arrow Motorcoach

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

5.0

VIRA

May 5, 2022- Visiting family

Red Arrow Motorcoach

Mask should be free of charge

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Fort McMurray to Edmonton cost $57.66 on average. Tickets cheaper than $57.66 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35AprMay

If you're planning to travel by bus from Fort McMurray to Edmonton in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $81 to $98. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on April 23, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Edmonton this week, bus tickets are available starting at $81.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Fort McMurray to Edmonton by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $61 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 6 days in advance to save $4.77 or more on your 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 7 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 Bus75h 48m$56.44
Ebus65h 22m$70.72
Red Arrow Motorcoach65h 6m$72.20
  • 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 7 daily trips on average from Fort McMurray to Edmonton, 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 Fort McMurray to Edmonton, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 6 daily trips from Fort McMurray to Edmonton, the journey usually takes about 5 hours and 22 minutes.

  • 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

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 235 miles from Fort McMurray to Edmonton. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 50 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, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00am. To see the times for all buses from Fort McMurray to Edmonton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 14 scheduled buses that travel from Fort McMurray to Edmonton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 10 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: Quality Inn

Buses to Edmonton leave from 5 stations in Fort McMurray.

All bus stations in Fort McMurray:

  • Quality Inn

  • 10013 Macdonald Ave

  • 10016 Marshall St

  • Shell Gas Station

  • Shell Gas Station

Where does the bus arrive in Edmonton?

Main arrival station: 10014 104 St

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

All bus stations in Edmonton:

  • 10014 104 St

  • Rosslyn Hotel

  • Cold Shot Terminal - 154 Street NW

  • 9850 34 Ave NW

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