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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Grande Prairie to Edmonton. Traveling by bus from Grande Prairie to Edmonton usually takes around 6 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest Cold Shot Bus bus can make the trip in 5 hours,

Distance241 mi (388 km)
Shortest duration5h 0m
Cheapest price$58.23
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceCold Shot Bus
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Grande Prairie to Edmonton

(Based on 18 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Shilo

December 14, 2023- Solo travel

Cold Shot Bus

Pros: I was able easily to make a change of my travel date online when I had unexpectedly had a change of plans. Cons: Could be more information about the connections to other places and travel providers. Tips: Would recommend this business for your travel purposes.

5.0

Jason

November 3, 2023- Solo travel

Ebus

Pros: Spacious , bus stoped in Whitecourt at Circle K, awesome! Cons: N/A. Tips: Bring a pillow.

5.0

Mike

March 5, 2023- Business

Ebus

Pros: Very comfortable coach...5 hours travel time FROM G.P. to Edmonton..with 3 stops..on time and bathroom on board..great commute!! Cons: Great the way it was..very happy!! Tips: Use the ebus..all-around great experience, everytime!!

5.0

Cameron

February 1, 2023- Vacation

Cold Shot Bus

Could of drove faster in the city!

4.0

Cheryl

January 4, 2023- Visiting family

Cold Shot Bus

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.

How much is a bus ticket from Grande Prairie to Edmonton?

Bus tickets for a trip from Grande Prairie to Edmonton cost $58.62 on average. Tickets cheaper than $58.62 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

$120$80$40FebMar

If you're planning to travel by bus from Grande Prairie to Edmonton in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $79 to $114. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on March 16, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Edmonton this week, bus tickets are available starting at $87.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Grande Prairie to Edmonton is usually cheapest in April, when the average ticket price is only $65. If you're planning to take the bus from Grande Prairie to Edmonton during September, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $70. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

What bus companies travel from Grande Prairie to Edmonton?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Grande Prairie to Edmonton that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Cold Shot Bus usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Cold Shot Bus45h 52m$65.49
Ebus17h 32m$97.99
  • 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 4 daily trips on average from Grande Prairie 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 Grande Prairie to Edmonton, you can expect Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms on the ebus coach. On ebus' 1 daily trips from Grande Prairie to Edmonton, the journey usually takes about 7 hours and 32 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 7 minutes to cover the 241 miles from Grande Prairie to Edmonton. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours. 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, 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.

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

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Grande Prairie to Edmonton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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

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.

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 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 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.

All bus stations in Edmonton:

  • Cold Shot Terminal - 154 Street NW

  • 9850 34 Ave NW

  • 10014 104 St

  • Rosslyn Hotel

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