Dawson Creek to Athabasca bus

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Dawson Creek - Athabasca Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Dawson Creek to Athabasca. Traveling by bus from Dawson Creek to Athabasca usually takes around 11 hours and 34 minutes, but the fastest Cold Shot Bus bus can make the trip in 11 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance283 mi (455 km)
Shortest duration11h 30m
Cheapest price$132.75
Most frequent serviceCold Shot Bus
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Dawson Creek to Athabasca?

$134.45 is the average price of a bus ticket from Dawson Creek to Athabasca. 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


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $132 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Dawson Creek to Athabasca in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $149 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Dawson Creek to Athabasca?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Dawson Creek to Athabasca. Cold Shot Bus is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Cold Shot Bus211h 35m$134.85
  • Cold Shot Bus

    Cold Shot Bus

    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 Dawson Creek to Athabasca, with prices at an average of .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Dawson Creek to Athabasca during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Dawson Creek to Athabasca?

The bus takes an average of 11 hours and 34 minutes to cover the 283 miles from Dawson Creek to Athabasca. However, the fastest bus only takes 11 hours and 30 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

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, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Dawson Creek?

The first bus leaves at 1:00pm and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Dawson Creek to Athabasca, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Athabasca are there per day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Dawson Creek to Athabasca. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Dawson Creek?

Main departure station: 10212 10th St

Most buses depart from the main station in Dawson Creek.

All bus stations in Dawson Creek:

  • 10212 10th St

Where does the bus arrive in Athabasca?

Main arrival station: 5003 50 Ave

All buses from Dawson Creek arrive at one main station in Athabasca.

All bus stations in Athabasca:

  • 5003 50 Ave

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