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 Air - Brindabella Airlines from Sydney to Snowy Mountains are now on sale. From just $125 one way!
By Coach - During the winter months there are several bus companies that travel to and from the Snowy Mountains.
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.
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.
|National Parks Entry Fee|
Vehicle per day $27 (Winter)
Annual Pass $190
NSW Pension Concession Card Holders are FOC
You can purchase your National Parks Annual Pass online by clicking here.
Car Parking in Thredbo
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 arestaying overnight or parking for the day. (You will still need to pay the National Parks entry fee).
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.
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).
Jindabyne Taxi Service 131 008
It's Easy to Get Here....
Go to the snow with Europcar.........
Hit the slopes without a hitch this ski season. Foreget 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......
· FREE Snow Chains for rentals of 5 days or more
· 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.
Countrylink, Greyhound and Murray's 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.
Transborder Express one day ski & snowboard packages from Canberra to the Snowy Mountains. Packages to either Perisher or Thredbo start from just $141 per person.
- Luxury coach travel (return trip)
- Ski Tube pass (Perisher only)
- 1 day ticket with unlimited use of lifts
- Hire or either skis or snowboard equipment
- National park entry fees
For up to date timetables for Transborder Express and package prices please feel free to contact one of our friendly consultants at Absolute Alpine on 1300 278 483.
The Brindabella Air service to the Snowy Mountains Airport will commence on the 28th of June, with return from Sydney to the Snowy Mountains throughout the winter snow season. The timetable below is current, but may change without notice. For up to date timetables and prices please contact our consultants at Absolute Alpine 1300 278 483.