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Melbourne to Perisher by bus?

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by lyc, May 17, 2012.

  1. lyc

    lyc First Runs

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    Hey,

    I'm trying to sort my plans for the next few weeks and I'm trying to find a bus service from Melbourne to Perisher but I'm having no luck. It seems like all the bus companies only do the Canberra to Perisher route. Back tracking up there just seems like a waste of time since it looks like Perisher is only 6 hours from Melbourne.

    I'm starting my season on June 8th so if anyone knows a better way to make it up there from Melbourne I would be really grateful.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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  3. Mils

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    easiest but not cheapest is to fly to cooma/canberra and bus it
     
  4. Snorkler

    Snorkler Part of the Furniture

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    Going via Canberra will take over 8 hours, via Bairnsdale would be the better option probably and get you there earlier as well.

    I think this was the bus link you wanted http://www.snoexpress.com.au/
     
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  5. Snorkler

    Snorkler Part of the Furniture

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    Then again, maybe the north to Canberra is the best option as it seems almost impossible to get something from Cooma up to Perisher.
     
  6. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    $63 for a bus Melbourne to Canberra via Cooma

    That's hilarious
     
  7. Donza

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    melb to canberra..
    canberra to jindy
    no bus to perisher...though you could hitch
    you living in jindy or perisher?
     
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  8. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Donza, snoexpress quote Canberra to Perisher return for $155
     
  9. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    The good thing about buses, is you are not going to get slugged for luggage, so if you are going to work the season, they are a great option..
     
  10. Snorkler

    Snorkler Part of the Furniture

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    Catch with them all is that their services are infrequent.
     
  11. Donza

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    running 8th june?
     
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  12. Snorkler

    Snorkler Part of the Furniture

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    This isn't France, where there are a few buses running everyday up to the mountains all season long.
     
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  13. Donza

    Donza Pool Room

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    Nor is it tahoe..where the AWD's would pick up milf hitchikers...only to lose them un luggage.

    Buses to jindy nornally start QBW at the earliest
     
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  14. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    [​IMG]

    We only lost 2..

    One that "claimed" she was leaving the next day [​IMG]

    The other because I thought we were leaving Tahoe and not returning, but we changed plans, should have obtained her number

    They were not MILFs either [​IMG]
     
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  15. CIRCA1962

    CIRCA1962 Hard Yards

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    Deanes Transport operates a day service from Canberra to Thredbo during peak season which include Cooma picks up and Bullocks Flat drop-offs. The service is called the Alpine Express. You may need to overnight in Cooma to connect with the V line service.
     
  16. Mils

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    shouldnot cost more then ~$90 to get a flight from melb to canberra if you pick the time right. saves you a bunch of hours in a bus [​IMG]
     
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  17. Snorkler

    Snorkler Part of the Furniture

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    You have baggage limitations on a flight however.... If someone is taking their own gear up, could be an issue.
     
  18. Donza

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    [​IMG]
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    touche
     
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  19. Snorkler

    Snorkler Part of the Furniture

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    Wait until you see hat skidown takes with himself this winter R
     
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  20. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    3 x 23kg bags are only $52 on Virgin
     
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  21. Donza

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    I'm down to around 3kgs
    for three days
     
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  22. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    My bag weighs more than 3kgs [​IMG]
     
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  23. gareth_oau

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    oops my bad, no they only do 2 trips in the whole of june.

    silly of me to actually think that a snow dedicated service would actually be operational during the snow season? [​IMG]
     
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  24. lyc

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    Thanks for the help so far guys. Planning on just flying up to Canberra and bussing from there. Although after going through all these links its starting to look like none of them start up soon enough.

    I never thought this would be so difficult. Hell I've done 2 seasons in Japan and they were both easy compared to doing one down here so far.
     
  25. PiniPowPow

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    Transport here sucks, I can give you a lift up to perisher from jindy if you make it that far,
     
  26. CIRCA1962

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    Transport is not good out of season.
    Another option from Cooma is to catch the School bus, to Jindabyne at 3.20pm . This service is operated by Snowliner and will take paying passengers. Countrylink also operates a bus from Canberra to Cooma (Bombala service) on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays.
     
  27. D-eye

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    Most that say they go to Perisher drop you at the tube at Bullocks Flat, that won't be a problem if you are staff.
    Greyhound have a bus running from Canberra to Thredbo at 11:30 am on the 8th for $82.18. It should stop at the tube, call and ask.
     
  28. Mils

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    If you can't work out how to get from airport to bus depot in Canberra. PM me and I might be able to give you a lift if I am around.

    (where is it anyways, never used public transport here!)
     
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  29. D-eye

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    There used to be an airliner bus from the airport to Civic, but it no longer runs. The interstate bus centre is in the Jolimont centre on Northborne (Novotel building)
     
  30. Mils

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    ah cool Deye, so a 10 min drive nps.
     
  31. D-eye

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    maybe 20 or 30 depending on time of day and the amount of red lights you hit.
     
  32. neko

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    http://www.royalecoach.com.au/canberra_airport_shuttle.asp

    They do it now instead of Deanes [​IMG]
     
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  33. D-eye

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    [​IMG] handy to know. Thanks.
     
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  34. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm going to bump this. We've just booked in a week at Perisher mid August (here come the Gringo's) Looking at travel options now, we'll most likely drive from Melbourne but I thought it was worth seeing if anyone does a private shuttle Mel - Perisher?
    Brainstrust? T.I.A
     
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    Are you staying on snow at perisher or in Jindabyne?
     
  36. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    On snow.
     
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    I'd be keen to know too. We're heading up for the first week of August, 4-9. At this stage we'll be driving, taking 2 days each way to give a little breathing space with a 3yo.

    I have looked at some of the options from Canberra airport, with the Murrays Bus being the cheapest, but not viable unless we fly into CBR the day before, and take the little one out of ski school early.
     
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    Yeah, we'll definitely be stopping off in a country town for a night on the way. Our 5yr old will go crazy sitting still for that long. I looked into flying to Canberra and then catching a bus. Cheapest it could be done for was approx $1500= not worth it.