Canberra – Festival Bus Service

NEW FOR 2018!! CANBERRA – FESTIVAL BUS SERVICE – only $35 one way!


Thursday 7 June 2018
Departs Canberra Airport 7:00pm

Friday 8 June 2018
Departs Bus Interchange, Jolimont Centre Canberra 2:30pm
then Canberra Airport 2:45pm


Monday 11 June
Departs Smiggins 2:00pm

Tuesday 12 June 2018
Departs Smiggins 10:00am

Note these tickets are $35 each way and MUST be purchased via this link only:


Travelling by Car

Most people travel to the region by car as this is the most flexible and rewarding way of exploring the mountains. If you’re looking for a ride, or can offer one, make sure you check out the Travel tips on the right hand side of this page.

The Festival is located in Perisher, approximately 17km from Jindabyne.

There is a fee for vehicles using Kosciuszko National Park, with entry stations on three of the main roads entering the park. The winter surcharge daily passes are $29 from 9th June 2018 (NSW Pensioner Card-holders are exempt from this cost).

Overnight parking is not permitted at Perisher Resort and all vehicles (except 4WD) must carry chains and must display a valid NPWS permit.

Free overnight parking is permitted in the top section of the Smiggin Holes carpark on June long weekend only for Festival ticket holders with a valid National Park permit displayed note: this is subject to snow conditions.

REX Airlines

For visitors travelling from afar, there are daily plane services into Canberra with car hire available. REX Airlines has now also commenced daily round trips between Sydney and Snowy Mountains (Cooma Airport). Reservations can be made on the web via, by phoning 13 17 13 or through your local travel agent.


A great alternative is to drive to Skitube, approximately 10km from Jindabyne on the Alpine Way. The Skitube is a safer option in regard to not needing chains, antifreeze for your car and delivers you directly to the Skitube Terminal building where the Festival Office and the Transport Team are located.

Click here for detailed Skitube Timetable and Information.

Jindabyne to Festival Shuttle

FREE Jindabyne – Smiggins Bus Shuttles!

Departing from Bus Shelter in Old Town Centre

Friday 8 June 2018
5:30pm, 7:00pm

Saturday 9 June 2018

Midday, 5:30pm, 7:00pm

Sunday 10 June 2018

Midday, 5:30pm, 7:00pm

Departing from Bus Shelter Smiggin Holes Carpark

Friday 8 June 2018
11:00pm, 12:45am

Saturday 9 June 2018
6:15pm, 9:30pm, 11:00pm, 12:45am

Sunday 10 June 2018
6:15pm, 9:30pm, 11:00pm, 12:30am

Travel Tips

See details on left.

There’s a great alternative ways to catch a lift to the Festival.

Check out the Jindabyne, To or From facebook page where you can post your travel requests to hook up with fellow Festival goers.

Facebook link: “Jindabyne, To or From

The Skitube is conveniently located a short drive from Jindabyne and provides free parking and the added benefit of avoiding the cost of hiring snow chains. Your Kosciuszko Park entry fee is also covered and the train delivers you right to the Festival Office where our Transport Team can shuttle you to your venue or accommodation.

Travelling in snow and cold weather can present some challlenges. If it’s your first time, we advise you to visit Snow Safe Australia website for how to prepare yourself and your car.