Getting to Thredbo & the Snowy Mountains


Thredbo is an ideal winter location. With the mountain on one side and the village on the other, nothing is far. 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 Car Driving to the Snowy Mountains is one of the most satisfying ways to get there. Either Hire or Drive.

By Air  Qantas and Virgin Blue service Canberra Airport from major Australian cities.  

By Coach During the winter months there are several bus companies that travel to and from the Snowy Mountains.

Thredbo Village Map


By Road

Current Road Conditions

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
  • If in the local area tune your radio to 2XL (FM 96.3 or AM 918) or 97.7 Snow FM for regular updates.
  • For up to date road conditions please call the RTA traffic information line on 132 701.
  • Where you can avoid arriving and departing during the busiest times, Friday evenings and Sunday mornings.

Driving to Thredbo

Your ticket to the divine alpine is only a 6 hour drive from both Sydney and Melbourne.  Travelling by car is the most convenient way to travel to the Snowy Mountains.  However you do need to be prepared for ALL conditions.

From Time Kms
Sydney 5.5-6hrs 500kms
Melbourne 6-6.5hrs 550kms
Canberra 2.5hrs 200kms

Driving from Sydney & Canberra

Follow the Hume Highway from Sydney then just south of Goulburn take the Federal Highway and travel south to Canberra. This section of the trip is mainly on a divided road. In Canberra follow the signs to the Monaro Highway to Cooma. This road then joins the Kosciuszko Rd that you follow through the town of Berridale and onto Jindabyne. Just past Jindabyne Town Centre take a left onto the Alpine Way to Thredbo. You will go through the National Park Entrance Station, and from there it is only 13km to Thredbo and snow riding bliss.

Driving from Melbourne

Follow the Hume Highway from Melbourne to Wodonga. Take the Murray Valley Highway's Wodonga/Tallangatta exit. After passing Wodonga follow the signs to Tallangatta, again on the Murray Valley Highway. You pass through the village of Koetong onto Corryong. Drive through Corryong and take the "Khancoban" turn-off on your right. Once in Khancoban you are only 76kms from Thredbo. From here the drive is truly spectacular as you take in awesome views of the Main Range and discover the beauty of the Kosciuszko National Park. The roads are clear for most of the year but when a big snowfall hits, chains are required for 2-wheel drive vehicles.

An alternate route.........from Melbourne is the Kosciuszko Alpine Way, which lets you experience the wonder of the Snowy Mountains as you wind along the great Murray River. Your journey will take you through quaint country towns dotted with historic huts, homesteads and buildings. You can marvel at the power of the Snowy Scheme, take in views of the Main Range, Wymah Punt over Lake Hume, lakes Eucumbene and Jindabyne, and even freshen up with a dip in the Murray itself. The diverse wildlife of the Kosciuszko National Park makes this experience truly memorable.

Resort Parking & Koscuiszko National Park Entry

Convenience is what staying in Thredbo is all about and car parking is just that, convenient.

Thredbo has over 2,500 car park spaces with both day and overnight parking available. It is free to park your car in Thredbo whether you are staying overnight or parking for the day. A valid National Parks Entry sticker MUST be displayed at all times whilst within the National Park.

For skiers and boarders just driving in for the day, it is only a short stroll from the car park to the slopes of Friday Flat and the Gunbarrel Express that gives you access to the whole mountain. If staying overnight many lodges, apartments and chalets have on-site parking, so check when booking in, if not, there are designated overnight car parks.

In NSW all 2WD vehicles are legally required to carry chains within the Kosciuszko National Park during the ski season, for 4WD/AWD vehicles it is recommended to carry chains. We recommend that chains be carried in 2WD vehicles  even when it is not mandatory as condition can change quickly in the mountains. Snow Chains can be hired from Alpine Sports

National Parks Entry Fee

Vehicle per day $29 (Winter)

Annual Pass $190

NSW Pension Concession Card Holders are FOC

Entry into the Koscuiszko National is for each 24hr period that you are within the park. Permits can be purchased from the Snowy Mountains Visitors Centre in Jindabyne or at the park gate.

Save time.....  Purchase your Annual Pass Online

Village Transport

Shuttle bus - this FREE service operates around the village and to Friday Flat. In the evening the shuttle service operates until 9pm Sunday to Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights in busy times.

In the summertime there is no shuttle service but stacks of close by parking (the weather is so gorgeous it makes a nice stroll).


Taxi Numbers

Jindabyne Taxi Service 131 008


Hire Car


It's Easy to Get Here....
Go to the snow with Europcar.........

Hit the slopes without a hitch this ski season. Forget messing with anti-freeze for your radiator, searching for snow chains or wondering wether or not your car will make it up the mountain. Rent with Europcar and you're set to go!

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

Countrylink, Greyhound and Murrays 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.

By Air

Qantas and Virgin Blue service Canberra Airport from major Australian cities.
Canberra Airport is a 2.5 hour drive from Thredbo. Bookings can be made at:

Qantas:  |  13 13 13
Virgin Blue:  |  13 67 89