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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 24 different city destinations, mainly connecting Edmonton with other towns in Alberta. In total, Cold Shot runs 488 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 easily search and book cheap Cold Shot Bus tickets right on Wanderu knowing you got the best deal.

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

Cold Shot Bus Amenities


Cold Shot Bus bus coverage

Daily Trips425

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 144 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 152 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 191 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 213 reviews
“The bus got there on time.”
based on 228 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 172 reviews
“The bus was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 214 reviews

Cold Shot Bus reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Cold Shot Bus

(Based on 244 reviews)

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Cold Shot Bus passenger reviews



November 13, 2023- Visiting family

Edmonton to Calgary

Pros: It was fun. Cons: Trying being on time. Like i know i waited for like 20 minutes for my bus and it was really cold outside. Tips: It was good.



October 16, 2023- Solo travel

Calgary to Edmonton

Pros: i like everything, was so fast and comfy. Cons: i think everything is fine. Tips: take water with u and good mood.



October 5, 2023- Visiting friends

Edmonton to Grande Prairie

Pros: The trip was very quick and relaxing. The driver was friendly and polite and had a good sense of humour. Cons: It would be nice if the bus was a little bit bigger. Tips: Settle your grievances before hand and let the bus leave on time.



September 29, 2023- Solo travel

Edmonton to Calgary

Pros: The trip was good. The driver was nice and polite and very respectful. Cons: Just keep on increasing the standard. Tips: Yes I will recommend your company to my other friends.



September 29, 2023- Visiting friends

Edmonton to Calgary

Good Timings

Cold Shot Bus Routes & Network

Cold Shot Bus’s bus network features 488 bus routes that connect 24 cities serving 30 stations. On average, Cold Shot Bus performs about 425 bus trips every day. The top cities to which Cold Shot Bus offers the highest number of daily bus service include Edmonton and Calgary.

Top Cities Served by Cold Shot Bus

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
Edmonton111:45 pm6:45 am
Calgary117:25 am6:45 am
Fort McMurray107:55 am4:45 am
Grande Prairie108:30 am6:30 am
Red Deer107:25 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 Edmonton to Calgary is Cold Shot Bus’s most popular route. Trips from Calgary to Red Deer and Edmonton to Fort McMurray are also highly popular.

Top Cold Shot Bus routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Edmonton to Calgary73h 26m$35
Calgary to Red Deer41h 48m$32
Edmonton to Fort McMurray96h 11m$55
Grande Prairie to Edmonton45h 54m$79
Calgary to Fort McMurray910h 20m$90
Edmonton to Peace River15h 45m$109
Fort St John to Edmonton28h 30m$162
Calgary to Grande Prairie49h 57m$114
Edmonton to Red Deer31h 37m$32

Cold Shot Bus Bus Guide & FAQs

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.

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.

On a typical day, Cold Shot Bus has 425 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 425 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 $9.52. 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?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Cold Shot Bus tickets with the lowest available fares every day. Plus, you can compare Cold Shot Bus prices with trips offered by other bus companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

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