Getting Here

The Remarkables Ski Bus

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. Our Ski Bus departs regularly from Duke St in Central Queenstown for an easy ride up and down the mountain in winter. We have a fleet of modern, custom built 4WD and 2WD buses to carry you and your equipment in comfort.

We also offer a Ski Bus service to Coronet Peak ski area in Queenstown. 

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

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


Queenstown Ski Bus

Be transported to a winter wonderland while you sit back and enjoy the 40 minute journey to The Remarkables. The Ski Bus service runs from central Queenstown on Memorial St. The bus will stop at most main bus stops on the way to the ski area if there is capacity. If you purchase online, please make sure you pick up your Mypass Card before you jump on the bus to the mountains.

Queenstown - Remarkables Return


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Adult $30 / Child (8-17) $25
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8am - 11:30am
Buses depart regularly


1:30pm - 4:30pm
(Buses depart as they fill)

Self Drive

Travel Times

It's a scenic drive on the alpine road to The Remarkables Ski Area. Please drive to the conditions, maintain two-way access and carry chains at all times. Check the weather page on our website for road conditions and car park availability. The Remarkables offers several car parking areas to choose from, including a top car park that is within walking distance of the base facilities. If you are parked a bit farther away, you can hop on the free shuttle bus service. This shuttle runs continuously throughout the day between the designated pickup areas and the drop-off area at the base building. You can also use this drop-off area to drop off friends, family and heavy gear before finding your car park.

From Queenstown

45 min / 24km

From Arrowtown

45 min / 31km

From Queenstown Airport

30 min / 17km

From Wanaka

1 hour 25 min / 75km

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