Transport to & from the Mountains
Jindabyne is the gateway to the Kosciuszko National Park and the Aussie ski fields in the Snowy Mountains of NSW. There’s a good network of roads leading to Jindabyne with the Snowy Mountain Highway, Monaro Highway and Kosciuszko Alpine Way displaying some of the best scenery in NSW.
How to get to Jindabyne
Jindabyne is easily accessible by road, air, intercity train and coach. If you’re taking a road trip it will take you through the Kosciuszko National Park and a fee is required on entry. Driving in the Snowy Mountains can be hazardous, especially in the winter months, so check the road conditions before planning your road trip to Jindabyne (and watch out for wildlife!).
Driving Distance to Jindabyne
- Melbourne to Jindabyne – 580km
- Sydney to Jindabyne – 470km
- Canberra to Jindabyne – 175km
- Cooma to Jindabyne – 73km
Alternatively, you can fly to the Snowy Mountains via Canberra Airport or Cooma Airport, the closest airport to Jindabyne, and there are a variety of coach operators serving the Snowy Mountain region of NSW.
However you plan to travel to Jindabyne, Snow Escape Holidays guest services are here to help you plan your transport to and from Jindabyne.
Travel by train or coach to the Snowy Mountains with NSW TrainLink. The service runs from Sydney via Canberra, with stops in Cooma and Jindabyne. For travel from Melbourne, take the train to Bairnsdale and continue by coach to Cooma. NSW TrainLink has a great trip planner making it easy to plan your trip to Jindabyne.
Greyhound operates daily direct services on the Snow Express to Jindabyne, Thredbo and Perisher from Canberra Airport and Sydney Central Station. You can bring your skis and snowboards for free and travel in comfort with reclining leather seats, onboard WiFi, in seat USB chargers and spectacular views on your journey to Jindabyne. Pre-book your seat online today.
Murrays Coaches run the Snow Express to the NSW fields from Canberra to Thredbo. The bus has daily departures from Canberra and a weekend service from Sydney. Due to Covid-19 Murray’s Coaches are currently not offering this service.
Snowlink Shuttles are our preferred transport provider in the mountains. They offer airport transfers from Sydney, Canberra and Cooma as well as local transportation during your stay in Jindabyne. A daily door-to-door shuttle bus takes you to the ski slopes of Thredbo and Perisher in the winter months and the hiking trails of Charlotte Pass in summer.
This is the only taxi service in the Jindabyne area! There are hot spots around town to hop in a taxi or call ahead and book a standard or maxi taxi. You can plan your night out in Jindabyne (or the nearby resorts) and rest assured you’ll get home safely.
The Snowy Mountains Airport in Cooma is the closest you’ll get to flying into Jindabyne. Rex Airlines (Regional Express) offer flights from Sydney and Canberra daily during the winter months with a reduced service in the summer. Rex is the “fastest way to the snow”!
Snowy Mountains Helicopters (formerly Heli Fun) offer an unforgettable experience in the Kosciuszko National Park. Scenic flights depart from Jindabyne year round or book a private picnic experience in the wilderness of the Snowy Mountains. A must-do when you are in Jindabyne.