How to get to the NZ Ski Resorts

Coming to New Zealand for a ski holiday? Are you wanting to use mountain and ski transport instead of hiring a vehicle? This is your one stop for ski shuttle information to Queenstown’s Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, Wanaka’s Cardrona Alpine Resort and Treble Cone and Mount Hutt Ski Field, located near Christchurch.

You will find information on airport shuttles between Queenstown Airport and Wanaka, prices, departure times and whether or not hotel pick-up and drop-off is offered.

How do get to NZ Ski Resorts and ski fields? Read below and get the latest information about the different companies operating, 2019 pricing, departure information and whether hotel pick-up and drop-off is available.

How to get to Cardrona Alpine Resort from Wanaka or Queenstown

Driving time from Wanaka – 35 minutes

Driving time from Queenstown – 1 hour 15 minutes

Mountain Coach Transport from Wanaka to Cardrona Alpine Resort

Cardrona Shuttle Return Transport, NZD$35 per adult, NZD$30 per child

The Wanaka bus service has a couple of pickup points around town – pick up all your gear & passes from Cardrona Corner (20 Helwick Street) the day before so you can get off the bus & go straight to the lifts!

* Cardrona also offers the Pine Trees Shuttle Service, which transports skiers from 1 km up the Cardrona mountain road to the ski field base. If you would prefer not to drive in the snow, this is a great option.

Mountain Coach Transport from Queenstown to Cardrona Alpine Resort

Cardrona Shuttle Return Transport, NZD$55 per adult, NZD$35 per child

Cardrona Alpine Resort offer a Cardrona bus service from Queenstown, with heaps of pickup points throughout town to get you up the mountain. You can pick up passes & rental gear from Cardrona Queenstown (37 Camp Street) the night before!

Coach Transport Queenstown Airport to Wanaka

Alpine ConneXions shuttle
  • 4 departures available per day
  • Offers accommodation pick-up and drop-off in Wanaka
  • Price: between NZD$35 and NZD$50 per person, depending on time of day and accommodation vs. city drop-off options

How to get to Treble Cone from Wanaka

Driving time from Wanaka – 25 minutes

Driving time from Queenstown – 1 hour 30 minutes

Mountain Coach Transport from Wanaka to Treble Cone

FREE WANAKA to TREBLE CONE EXPRESS

The Wanaka Treble Cone Express is a free bus that has four pick up and drop off locations situated in Wanaka. This service is free for Treble Cone lift pass holders and departs for Treble Cone from Wanaka at 07:45 and 08:30 daily. Departures: Wanaka Hotel 7.45am and 8.30am, Treble Cone Town Office 8.00am and 8.45am, Edgewater Resort 8.05am and 8.50am and Ramada Hotel 8.10am and 8.55am.

Returns from Treble Cone at 4.00pm and 4.30pm.

GUESTS ARE ADVISED THAT FROM 1/9/19 ONLY THE 08:30 SERVICE WILL OPERATE.

Transport on the Treble Cone Express Shuttle  service between Wanaka and Treble Cone must be booked online or at the Treble Cone office in Wanaka. When booking a seat on this service you will be asked to select a date and a pick up location where you will board the bus.  Bookings must be made 24 hrs prior to pickup.

Mountain Coach Transport from Queenstown to Treble Cone

Treble Cone Shuttle Return Transport, NZD$60 per adult, NZD$45 per child

Info Snow offers convenient, great value ski transport from Queenstown to Treble Cone. With pickup locations in Queenstown and Wanaka you won’t be far from a meeting point. Ski buses run every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Info Snow are located at 37 Shotover Street, Queenstown and open from 7am to 9pm. With helpful and knowledgeable staff to help make an awesome day at Treble Cone, easy.

Coach Transport Queenstown Airport to Wanaka

Alpine ConneXions shuttle
  • 4 departures available per day
  • Offers accommodation pick-up and drop-off in Wanaka
  • Price: between NZD$35 and NZD$50 per person, depending on time of day and accommodation vs. city drop-off options

How to get to The Remarkables from Queenstown

Driving time from Queenstown – 40 minutes

Mountain Coach Transport from Queenstown to The Remarkables

Coach Service
Price (return)
Multiple departure times
Hotel pick-up
Coronet Peak too
Snowline Express
 NZD$25 pp  Yes*  No  Yes
Hotel Transport
 NZD$35 pp  No  Yes  Yes

* Snowline Express departs Queenstown every 20 minutes from 8.00 am – 12.00 pm


How to get to Coronet Peak from Queenstown

Driving time from Queenstown – 25 minutes

Mountain Coach Transport from Queenstown to Coronet Peak

Coach Service
Price (return)
Multiple departure times
Hotel pick-up
The Remarkables too
Snowline Express
 NZD$25 pp  Yes*  No  Yes
Hotel Transport
NZD$35 pp  No  Yes  Yes

* Snowline Express departs Queenstown every 20 minutes from 8.00 am – 12.00 pm


How to get to Mt Hutt from Christchurch and Methven

Driving time from Methven – 40 minutes

Mountain Coach Transport from Methven to Mt Hutt

Coach Service
Price (return)
Multiple departure times
Hotel pick-up
Mt Hutt Ski Bus
 NZD$25 pp  Yes*  Yes
Snowman Shuttles
 NZD$25 pp Yes**  Yes

* Mt Hutt Ski Bus departs Methven at 7.45 am and 9.45 am

** Snowman Shuttles departs Methven at 8.30 am and is a door to door service from your accommodation

Coach Transport Options: Christchurch Airport to Methven

Methven Travel
  • 3 departures available per day
  • Offers accommodation pick-up and drop-off in Methven
  • Price: NZD$42 per adult / NZD$30 per child (under 10 free of charge)
Snowman Shuttles
  • Travels straight from Christchurch to Mt Hutt (option to end the day back in Christchurch or in Methven)
  • Price: NZD$55 per adult