How To Get To Mt Buller

Whether travelling by plane, helicopter, coach or car to ‘Mt Buller, or using our below snow valet service, you’ll be at ‘Mt Buller before you know it.
Only 248kms north east of Melbourne (about 3 hours), ’Mt Buller is the most accessible snow resort in Australia and the closest resort to any international airport (Melbourne, Tullamarine).
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Breathtaker exclusive below snow valet service

Breathtaker provides a service that is unsurpassed on ‘Mt Buller. One of our highest demands during winter is our very popular below-snow line valet service.

A trip to the snow can be loads of fun, but there’s a lot that can go wrong.

We offer you, your family and friends the following:

  • Meet our drivers, transfer your luggage and then lock your car securely at pinnacle valley resort (located at the base of ‘Mt Buller).
  • Be transported by our professional drivers to and from breathtaker all suite hotel.
  • You will be driven straight to the hotel... No stopping at other lodges as with a taxi.
  • No need to worry about or purchase snow chains.
  • All entry fees included — no waiting in long queues at ‘Mt Buller gate entry.
  • Your luggage will be delivered to your room by our hotel porters.
To make a booking or for further details call or email our reservation team
P: 03 5777 6377


Once you reach the upper car parks of ‘Mt Buller parking attendants will show you where to secure your vehicle. Importantly, leave your handbrake off and your car in gear (as avoids freezing the brake on).
Snow taxis will take you from your vehicle to your accommodation. Please note charges apply. Tickets are available at the mirimbah traffic control gate entry and also from the driver. All bookings and enquiries are welcome at the ‘Mt Buller transport office. During peak times please allow 1 hour for travel within village.
During the declared snow season (June - October) you must carry and fit snow chains where directed. Mt Buller's wheel chain requirements are decided on a daily basis and are determined by weather forecasts and existing road conditions. Chain requirements may vary between 2-wheel drive (2wd) and 4-wheel drive (4wd) and all-wheel drive (awd) vehicles, as each of these types of cars react differently to snow and icy road conditions.
Snow chains can be purchased in various outlets in Mansfield.
Daily wheel chain requirements are communicated via the local accommodation providers, retail outlets and authorities who come into contact with people travelling to the resort. They also appear on large flashing roadside billboards as you enter and leave Mansfield and on the daily snow report.
Remember antifreeze in your radiator.
Contact ‘Mt. Buller management directly on p: 03 5777 6077 for the most up to date requirements  


Europcar make it even easier to get to ‘Mt Buller for your ski holiday. If you're based interstate or internationally and are keen to cut down on your travel time while still having the freedom of having your own car, why not try out one of ‘Mt Buller’s drive & slide packages? Europcar offers a fully inclusive snow package covering all your snow needs and allowing you the freedom and flexibility to get to and from ‘Mt Buller when it suits you. A wide range of vehicles, including awd Mitsubishi outlanders, are available and can be picked up from a variety of city and airport locations. The package includes car hire, ‘Mt Buller gate entry, overnight parking, snow protection insurance and free snow chain hire for five days or more rentals.
Car hire packages are booked exclusively through high country reservations.
P: 1800buller


Only some 3 hours drive from Melbourne, ‘Mt. Buller is the closest ski resort to the international terminal at Melbourne airport.
Travelling within Australia to Melbourne there are fantastic airfares available through virgin blue and Qantas airlines.



Quickest way to ‘Mt Buller!

Helicopters Victoria will fly from Melbourne to ‘Mt Buller. The helicopter can carry 6 people, so get a group of friends and come skiing for the day or overnight. Lift tickets for the day are included.
You fly from the Melbourne world trade centre heliport or the Tullamarine airport straight to ‘Mt Buller. This is the most scenic and quickest way to get to ‘Mt Buller with magnificent views of Lake Eildon, the bluff and ‘Mt Stirling on the way.
Depart Melbourne at 08.00am hours and be standing in the snow at 08.45am!
P: 03 9416 9999


Mt Buller ski express

Modern coach services operate from the city of Melbourne (departing from the arts centre) and Melbourne airport to ‘Mt Buller on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. 

Services commence Friday 17th June 2011. Services will operate until Sunday 25th September 2011 or until ski lifts stop operating, which ever applies first.

It is recommended that flights on return journey are not scheduled before 7:30 pm to allow for traffic and snow condition delay.
Free call: 1800 800 905
p: 03 5775 2606


Buses depart at 9.45am on wed, fri & sun / national gallery, 180 St Kilda rd
Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport to ‘Mt. Buller
Buses depart at 10.30am on wed, fri & sun / between park royal hotel and international airport
Buses depart at 3.00pm. 
On wed, fri & sun / mmbl bus terminal – village centre, ‘Mt. Buller
Buses depart at 3.00pm. 
On wed, fri & sun / mmbl bus terminal – village centre, ‘Mt. Buller


Luxury coach departs Spencer street station Melbourne each morning and evening (mon-sat) 8:30am and 6pm.
Extra service on Friday departs at 4pm. Sunday services depart 10:30am and 1pm. 

From ‘Mt Buller a daily service departs 12noon mon-sat. 
Extra service on Friday departs at 6:15pm. 
Sunday service departs at 4:30pm.
Advanced reservations advised t: 03 8608 5011


Buses depart 08.30am and 06.00pm mon – sat; 
depart 04.00pm fri during snow season only (starting 10th June 2011);  
depart 1.00pm sun; depart 10.30am sun (snow season only)
Buses depart 12.00pm mon-sat; 
depart fri 06.15pm; depart sun 04.30pm