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 first Ski Bus services to The Remarkables will depart from central Queenstown on Duke Street from 7.30am until 9am. The Ski Bus will stop at most main bus stops on the way to The Remarkables.
After 9am, the Ski Bus service will depart from Frankton Golf Course Bus Stop (opposite the Frankton Bus Hub), stopping at 33-35 Kawarau Road/Humphrey St and the Remarkables Park and Ride until 11am.
For 2023, all passengers will be 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.
View the Alpine Code of Practice from the NZ Bus & Coach Association.
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
Ski Bus and Park & RideBookings Required
Our first Ski Bus services to The Remarkables depart from central Queenstown on Duke Street from 7.30am until 9.00am. The Ski Bus will stop at most main bus stops on the way to The Remarkables. After 9.00am until 11.00am, the Ski Bus service will depart from Frankton Golf Course Bus Stop (opposite the Frankton Bus Hub), stopping at 33-35 Kawarau Road/Humphrey St, and The Remarkables Park & Ride. The Remarkables Park & Ride is located at the bottom of the The Remarkables access road. There are rolling Ski Bus departures from The Remarkables between 1.30pm and 4.30pm.
How to Catch the Bus
As per your ticket, you must ensure you are at the correct pickup location at the time and date specified. To guarantee you catch your booked Ski Bus, you must be ready to board on time. Please be aware, dependent on the pick-up location, your bus may have prior stops to yours but should depart within 30 minutes of your booked time.
If you have booked via a third party, please check your booking prior to travel when you collect your ski pass or through our MyPass portal to confirm that the pick-up location as well as the time, date and destination are correct.
Your return transport from the ski area back to your pickup location is valid only on the same day. Departures are on a first come first served basis and depart as buses fill, from 1 pm at Coronet Peak and 1.30 pm at The Remarkables.
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.
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.