Canberra – Festival Bus Service

CANBERRA – FESTIVAL BUS SERVICE – only $35 one way!

CANBERRA TO FESTIVAL:

Thursday 6 June 2019
Departs Canberra Airport 7:00pm

Friday 7 June 2019
Departs Canberra Airport 2pm

nb: Bus Interchange, Jolimont Centre pick up prior to airport by arrangement

FESTIVAL TO CANBERRA:

Monday 10 June 2019
Departs Smiggins Hotel 11:00am

Tuesday 11 June 2019
Departs Smiggins Hotel 9:00am

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

PERISHER PEAK eSTORE

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).

***2019 UPDATE***
PEAK Festival has been advised (4.6.2019) that there will be NO OVERNIGHT parking at Smiggins AND Perisher due to the snow conditions. We are now advising anyone staying on-mountain during the festival, to travel via skitube.

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 www.rex.com.au, by phoning 13 17 13 or through your local travel agent.

Skitube

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

Jindabyne – Smiggins Bus Shuttles!
$10 each way including Park Entry – pay the driver.

JINDABYNE-SMIGGINS:
Departing from Bus Shelter in Old Town Centre

Friday 7 June 2019
5:30pm, 7:00pm

Saturday 8 June 2019

Midday, 5:30pm, 7:00pm

Sunday 9 June 2019

Midday, 5:30pm, 7:00pm

SMIGGINS-JINDABYNE:
Departing from Bus Shelter Smiggin Holes Carpark

Friday 7 June 2019
11:00pm, 12:45am

Saturday 8 June 2019
6:15pm, 9:30pm, 11:00pm, 12:45am

Sunday 9 June 2019
6:15pm, 9:30pm, 11:00pm, 12:30am

Travel Tips

BACK IN 2019! CANBERRA – FESTIVAL BUS SERVICE
See details on left.

SHARE A RIDE
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

SKITUBE
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 in your skitube ticket and the train delivers you right to the Festival Office where our Transport Team can shuttle you to your venue or accommodation.

FIRST TIMERS
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.