Thredbo is located within the Kosciuszko National Park in the NSW Snowy Mountains and is open 365 days a year.
Most of our guests find it easiest to drive here. We’re located roughly 5.5 hours’ drive from either Sydney or Melbourne, and 2.5 hours’ drive from Canberra.
As we’re located in a national park, all vehicles are required to purchase a vehicle pass to enter Kosciuszko National Park. Day and multiday park entry passes can be purchased at the NPWS vehicle entry stations and the Thredbo Visitor Centre.
Plan ahead and buy your NPWS Annual All Parks Pass online at nswparkspass.info before arriving. The new digital passes are valid instantly from purchase. For discounted and concession annual passes please apply 3 days before entry to allow for eligibility checks.
Thredbo has a variety of car parks close to the village and mountain for both day visitors and overnight stays. For the best access we recommend parking at Friday Flat (P4), Thredbo’s main parking zone.
From the car park, Thredbo runs a free shuttle bus to take you around the village. During summer months, the shuttle bus only runs during school holidays.
Check out our parking map and tips for securing parking during peak periods.
Snowy Mountains Bus Service - Winter Only
Let public transport take you to the slopes.
The return bus runs every 30 minutes during peak and is the most affordable and stress-free way to get to and from Jindabyne.
Return tickets include your entry into the national park. Book your seat online and find out more information at transportnsw.info
Private Bus, Coach & Transfers
Sit back, relax and start your trip to the snow with less stress thanks to the wide range of shuttles, coach and private transfer services that run all year round to Thredbo.
Spend less time on the road and fly!
Canberra Airport is located 2.5 hours away from Thredbo, rent a car or catch a private transfer for the rest of the journey.
Fly from Brisbane with Qantas, conveniently located 1 hour away from Thredbo. A variety of options are available to passengers arriving at or departing from the Snowy Mountains Airport. Airport shuttle, private transfers, rental cars and taxis service the airport.
Tips for Driving in the Snow
Road Conditions and Snow Chains
The Snowy Mountains region is one of the most beautiful places to drive in Australia, but it can also be hazardous.
Weather conditions in the mountains can change rapidly so it is important to be prepared for any situation and check the weather before starting your journey.
Here are some of our tips to make sure you’re prepared to arrive safely and on time:
- Is your car ready?
- Do you need snow chains?
- Check live traffic updates before leaving
- Be patient and wait for a safe opportunity to pass heavy and slow vehicles.
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Thredbo sits on the traditional land of the Monero – Ngarigo people who have looked after this land, water and community for over 60,000 years. We thank them for all they have done and continue to do to look after their country, a special place which we all love and respect.