Snowy Mountains Backpackers

Getting to the Snowy Mountains

Coach & Train
Via TrainLink

By Air:
Fly to the Snowy Mountains from Sydney with REX and take the airport shuttle to Jindabyne.

By Car:
All seasons road access is via Canberra and Cooma. Other roads indicated on the map from Albury and Gundagai are mountainous (but beautiful!) and can be closed by snow in winter. The Barry Way due south of Jindabyne towards Victoria is partly unsealed. See for car rental.

By Bicycle:
Heading south from Canberra we recommend you take the road (partly unsealed) through the Namadgi National Park in the south of the ACT to Adaminaby rather than the Snowy Mountains Highway to Cooma. The Namadgi road is longer and is much hillier but more scenic, less trafficked, shadier and less exposed to the wind. Note that it isn't indicated on the map below. Most roads and tracks in the Snowies are great for cycling.

Bookings 1800 333 468

Snowy Backpackers area map

In Summer on schooldays Snowliner have a service between Cooma Jindabyne.

In Winter Most leading bus companies travel to Jindabyne and beyond everyday.

Bus company Numbers & Websites
(timetables & prices are on websites)

Alpine Express:
(02) 6241 0033

Greyhound Coaches:
13 20 30

Snowliner Coaches:
(02) 6452 1584

Summit Coaches:
1800 608 008

136 196

Bookings 1800 333 468