No matter how you decide to travel here, there is some great scenery to take in, whether it’s by road or air.
If you’re driving from Sydney we suggest leaving between five and six hours to get here. Through the winter months the roads are busier so we recommend leaving some extra time to get here safely.
If you’re coming from Melbourne it’s usually around a six hour drive. If you’re driving to Perisher from Jindabyne it’s an easy half hour drive in good weather but do keep in mind that you're legally required to carry properly fitting chains in any vehicle other than 4WD's within the National Park. All details about entering the National Parks can be found here.
No matter which direction you’re coming from, there are a few things you need to be aware of when driving in the Snowy Mountains. Kangaroos and other wildlife are frequently seen by the roads, which is an amazing sight to see, but you don’t want to hit anything. Remember to drive carefully, don’t drive tired and slow down when driving at night.
Here’s some quick tips for driving in the snow:
Murrays Sydney Snow Express
Coach Travel departing Sydney to NSW Snowfields every Saturday during July & August. One Day Snow Trips & Packages from Sydney every Saturday during July & August.
Day Return Coach travel ex Sydney to Bullock's Flat from $146. Day Return Ski/Snowboard Packages (includes return coach travel from Sydney, lift ticket & Ski or Snowboard) from $260.
Snobus Snowscene Express
The Snowscene Express connects you to Perisher on Sunday & Fridays from five convenient locations in Canberra including the city and airport. Extra luggage allowance included for snow equipment & gear with a guaranteed seat, including National park fees. From $160 per adult, $120 per child.
Snoexpress is the leading coach service between Canberra and Perisher, and one of the only coach service that stops right in the heart of Perisher Valley. Perisher drop-off and pick-up locations include Ski Rider, Smiggins and Perisher Valley. Snoexpress is able to be booked online with no credit card fees.
Canberra Airport is just a 2.5 hour drive from Perisher and a 40 minute flight from Sydney. Canberra International Airport is located approx. 7 kilometres (10 mins) from the city centre. Regular connections are available to and from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth by both Qantas and Virgin.