Getting to Mt Buller

It is so easy to get to Mt Buller.  There are several ways to get there.  You can travel by car, by air or by coach.  No matter what your preference Absolute Alpine will help to get you here..

By Air     - Fly to Melbourne or Albury, save on travel time.

By Road - Take in the majestic scenery at your own pace. Either Hire or Drive

By Coach - During the winter months coach services travel to and from Mt Buller.


By Road


Absolute Alpine Snow Travel Tips

  • Add antifreeze to your vehicle's radiator
  • Check all tyres have good tread, including the spare.
  • Ensure your vehicle's battery is in good condition
  • Carrying snow chains is a legal requirement. Have an under-sheet handy for fitting chains.
  • Avoid sudden braking or acceleration on snow or ice.
  • Use a Windscreen scraper to de-ice your car windows
  • For up to date road reports call
  • Where you can avoid arriving and departing during the busiest times, Friday evenings and Sunday mornings.

Driving to Mt Buller

Travelling by car is the most convenient way to travel to Mt Buller. Remember to be prepared for ALL conditions.
From Time Kms
Sydney 8.5hrs 780kms
Melbourne 3.5hrs 240kms
Canberra 6.5hrs 565kms

Driving from Melbourne

Follow the Hume Highway or Maroondah Highway, and the scenery on the way is well worth the drive.
Whichever route you take from Melbourne to Mt Buller you drive through Mansfield - the closest major town to the Resort. Drive through Mansfield and follow the signs to Mt Buller.
At the base of Mt Buller (Mirimbah) you will stop at the gate entry point and pay a fee to enter the Resort. Once through the gate entry point, continue up a well-maintained road to Mt Buller.

Wheel Chains

Mt Buller's wheel chain requirements are decided on a daily basis and are determined by weather forecasts and existing road conditions. Chain requirements may vary between 2-wheel drive (2WD) and 4-wheel drive (4WD) and All-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles, as each of these types of cars react differently to snow and icy road conditions.


If you are staying in the Resort overnight you are required to carry chains at all times as weather conditions may change unexpectedly throughout the evening.


Your first stop when you reach Mt Buller is the Resort Entry point at the base of the mountain (Mirimbah), where you’ll be required to pay an entry fee that goes towards the costs of essential services on the mountains - this fee provides entry to both Mt Buller and Mt Stirling. You can purchase resort entry, car parking and oversnow taxi fares online before you arrive.

Resort Entry Fees for 2016

Car Entry - $47 per vehicle
Weeknight overnight fee (add to day entry fee) - $14.50 per vehicle per night
Weekend overnight fee (add to day entry fee) - $26.50 per vehicle per night
Want to purchase an annual permit or an all resort pass? Save time and purchase online

Village Transport

From the designated car park you can either jump on a free shuttle bus (for day visitors) that will take you up into the Village centre or take a 4WD taxi (for people staying overnight) which will take you to your accommodation. Once you're in the Village, there is a free Intra-Village Shuttle Service that features three different routes to get you around the Village during your stay.

4WD Taxi Fares

Click here for 4WD taxi fares and further information.

Hire Car


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Your advantages include......

·         Snow Protection Package

·         Competitive Rates which include Premium Location Fees (Airport fees)

·         24 hour roadside assistance

·         Unlimited kilometres

·         Latest models including AWDs, 4WDs & Minibuses

·         Earn Velocity points.


By Coach

Mt Buller Bus Lines and V/Line Snow Coach offer regular services from major capital cities and metropolitan centres. For up to date timetables and prices please contact our consultants at Absolute Alpine 1300 278 483.

Mt. Buller - Ski Express

Melburne City to Mt. Buller:
Buses depart 9.45am @ the National Gallery of Victoria (180 St. Kilda Road) on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Mt. Buller to Melburn City:
Buses depart 3.00pm @ Mt. Buller Terminal Cow Camp Plaza Village Centre on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Tullamarine Airport to Mt. Buller:
Buses depart 10.30am @ Arrival Drive between Park Royal Hotel and the International Terminal on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Mt. Buller to Tullamarine Airport:
Buses depart 3.00pm @ Mt. Buller Terminal Cow Camp Plaza Village Centre on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Please call our friendly staff at Absolute Alpine on 1300 278 483 if you wish to book!

By Helicopter

Catch a helicopter from Melbourne on the Rockstar Flight. Contact 03 9416 9999 for further details.


By Air

Mt Buller is the closest major snow resort to Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport.

Mt Buller is only 2.5 hours from Albury's Airport.