Getting to The Remarkables is Easy:

We're a scenic 24km from Central Queenstown. You can either drive yourself or catch a ride on The Remarkables Ski Bus.

Ski Bus passengers are required to reserve a departure timeslot, pickup location, and what mountain they are going to when purchasing a Ski Bus pass. Capacity is limited and may sell out over peak periods.


Ski Bus Transport

To The Remarkables & Coronet Peak. Bookings Essential.

Relax and enjoy the scenic journey to and from The Remarkables or Coronet Peak on our warm and comfortable 4WD Ski Bus fleet. Bring your skis and equipment as we can carry that up the mountain and drop you off right outside the base are buildings, close to the chairlifts. All passengers are required to reserve a departure timeslot, pickup location, and what mountain they are going to when purchasing a Ski Bus pass. Capacity is limited and may sell out over peak periods.

Remarkables Ski Bus Schedule

Central Queenstown to The Remarkables

Departs from 9 Duke Street, Central Queenstown from 7.30am to 9am.

Frankton to The Remarkables

Departs from Frankton (opposite to the Frankton Bus Hub) from 7.30am to 11am.

The Remarkables Returns

Returns: from 1.30pm onwards from The Remarkables as buses fill.

Coronet Peak Ski Bus Schedule

Central Queenstown to Coronet Peak

Departs regularly from 7:30am until 11am from 9 Duke St, central Queenstown.
We stop at all the main bus stops on the way to Coronet Peak through Gorge Road and Arthurs Point.

Coronet Peak Night Ski

Departs on the hour from central Queenstown when operating at 3pm, 4pm, 5pm & 6pm.
Night Ski operates on from 21 June to 1 September Wednesdays and Fridays as well as some Saturdays during school holidays.

Coronet Peak Returns

Returns: from 1pm onwards from Coronet Peak as buses fill.

Coronet Peak Night Ski Returns

Returns from 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm, and 9pm.

Plan Ahead

We are at our busiest as the chair lifts close. If you are skiing with young children, have dinner reservations, or other plans you may wish to depart before 3.30pm.

Vehicle parking is also available in central Queenstown at Man St Car Park, close to the Ski Bus pick up location.
Man St Carpark

View the Alpine Code of Practice from the NZ Bus & Coach Association.
Learn More

Driving Up

The Remarkables road is sealed for the first 10km with the final few kilometers unsealed but regularly maintained. Please drive to the conditions, maintain two-way access and carry chains at all times. We've included some tips to help you plan your drive.

Before Heading Up

Always Carry Snow Chains

And know how to fit them.

Always Check the Snow report

It's updated throughout the day for carpark availability and road conditions.
Snow Report

When You Get Here

Carparks & Shuttles

The Remarkables has five carparks, some are within walking distance of the base building/chairlifts. If you are parked a bit further away we operate a free carpark shuttle continuously throughout the day between the designated pickup areas and the base building.

Drop Zone

We have a drop zone just outside the base building where you can drop your other passengers and their gear off, before driving down to one of our car parks. From there you can either walk back up or catch the free Carpark Shuttle bus.


Ride Share

Help us reduce emissions and get everyone up the mountain for more Freedom by car pooling. We recommend the Snow Riders Website for coordinating ride sharing.
Snow Riders Website


Catching the Bus to Get to The Ski Resorts

For your Ski Bus ride, you need to be at the pickup spot on time as mentioned in your booking. Get there late, and you'll miss the bus - it's that simple. Now, your bus might make a few stops before yours, but it should get to you within 30 minutes of the scheduled time.

If you booked through a third party, double-check your pickup location, time, date, and destination before you head out. Do this when you collect your ski pass or check your online account. We don't want any mix-ups, do we?

The return bus from the slopes to your pickup point is only valid for the same day. Buses start leaving The Remarkables from 1:30pm onwards, and it's first come, first served. So try not to be the last one on the lift!

Need to reschedule your ski bus? No worries, you can do that before your scheduled timeslot. Check the instructions below on how to do it. For more details on rescheduling and refunds, our terms and conditions have got you covered.

Terms & Conditions


A Ski Bus pass that has a date and time reservation is only valid for the date, time, pickup location, and destination that it has been booked for. You can change your booked departure date, time, pickup location, or destination for any reason prior to the booked departure time.

If you purchased online and would like to reschedule your booking yourself (must be prior to your pick-up time) follow the below steps:

Log in to your account and head to your Profile page
Select "Overview and then "Order History"
Find your order and select "DETAILS"
Select "RESCHEDULE" and then your preferred date

If you have purchased over the phone or in person, to reschedule you can call our reservations team on 0800 697 547, visit our guest services team on mountain or at 9 Duke Street, Queenstown, or email prior to the booked departure time.

Any rescheduling requests are subject to availability.


Summer Queenstown Bus Hire

Relax and enjoy the scenic journey to your venue. Whether you need transport to a party, corporate event, wedding, or anything else, we understand the importance of getting to your destination in style and comfort. If your destination is hard to reach, let us take you in one of our custom four-wheel drive buses.

All vehicles are equipped with smooth traction and suspension, as well as experienced drivers who know the area very well. Our four-wheel drive buses seat 44 people and we also have several smaller 22 seat 4WD vehicles to choose from. Our fleet also includes several 2WD coaches that seat up to 57 people. We can cater to up to 500 people in comfort across a wide range of terrain, so whether you’re heading up a mountain or into a paddock, we have a transport solution for you.

We’ve made requesting a charter bus quote easy. Just fill out our form with as much information as possible and we’ll be in touch to give you an indication of pricing and to go over your travel plans.

Transport Request Form

Can I Reschedule My Ski Bus Booking?


A Ski Bus pass that has a date and time reservation is only valid for the date, time, pickup location, and destination that it has been booked for.  

You can change your booked departure date, time, pickup location, or destination for any reason prior to the booked departure time.  

Ski Bus passes cannot be rescheduled after the departure time. You must change your booking before your scheduled Ski Bus departure time to keep your pass valid.

Changes are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.  

Bookings can be changed online, by calling our reservations team on 0800 697 547, or by visiting our guest services team. 

Tickets cannot be rescheduled after the departure time.

To Change Your Booking:  

You can make some changes to your reservations, subject to availability.  

  • Log in to your account and head to your Profile page
  • Select "Overview and then "Order History"
  • Select the “Order Reference" number for the reserved product you would like to update
  • Select the calendar icon for the product you would like to reschedule
  • Select "RESCHEDULE" and follow the steps to select another date or location.


There are no refunds or credits available for no-shows, for cancellations or for rescheduling requests made after the booked departure time.  

Bookings missed due to illness or injury may be refunded on presentation of a medical certificate as per our general terms and conditions of sale. 

Bookings missed in the event of a mountain closed day will be rescheduled where possible or refunded if another day cannot be rescheduled during the season. 

All Ski Bus passes are valid only for the season, date and time which they were purchased for. Unused or partially unused passes cannot be refunded at the end of the season.  

Ski Bus passes are not transferable. Pass identification requirements are as per our general terms and conditions of sale.