A trial bus service has again launched in Jindabyne to better connect holiday goers and locals with the Thredbo, Perisher and Charlotte Pass Snow Resorts. Services will run on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 July.
Member for Monaro Nichole Overall said the trial would make its long-awaited return this winter following a COVID-19 induced false start last year.
“We have had a great start to the winter season already with huge crowds hitting the slopes and this trial will be very welcome over what is set to be a bumper winter season,” Mrs Overall said.
“By having a public transport option to reach the slopes Transport for NSW will provide a safe and cost-effective alternative to driving on congested and often snow affected roads.
“With record numbers of visitors expected to the region this winter, it will mean safer journeys with fewer people driving on alpine roads during peak periods, and eliminate the frustrations of having to find a car park.
Services will run on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 July on the same routes and stops as last year’s trial, so customers can leave their car parked at their accommodation in Jindabyne and easily walk to one of the stops.
Customers can pre-book their bus tickets online with peak morning services running every 30 minutes between 6am and 10am with similar intervals for the return journey in the afternoons between 2pm and 6.30pm. Off-peak services will run 60 minutes apart between 10am and 2pm.
The fare for an Adult is $20 return when pre-booked and paid online, or $10 one way. The Child/Concession fare is $10 return or $5 one way.
Customers may purchase a single one-way ticket on the day of travel, but only if there is capacity on the bus, so online bookings are advised.
Buses will have provision to carry ski equipment and a small day pack to and from the snow fields. Any customers staying at resorts may also bring one bag weighing up to 20 kilograms but are encouraged to use off-peak services in the middle of the day.
For more information or to book visit: https://coomacoaches.com.au/snowy-mountains-bus-service/