Coronet Peak Ski Bus, Queenstown

Getting here

Coronet Peak Ski Bus

Getting to Coronet Peak is easy; we’re the closest ski area to Queenstown, only 16kms from Queenstown. You can either drive yourself or catch a ride on the Coronet Peak Ski Bus. The 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 4WD and 2WD buses to carry you and your equipment in comfort. Please note that you'll need to book a date and which ski area when purchasing your tickets unless you've already booked or have a Ski Bus Season Pass. 

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.


Ski Bus

Relax and enjoy the scenic journey to and from Coronet Peak on our Ski Bus. Our scheduled service runs from central Queenstown on Memorial St. We stop at all of the main bus stops en route to the ski area as capacity allows. When purchasing your Ski Bus pass online, please make sure you collect your MyPass Card, available from Guest Services at the Snow Centre before you jump on your bus to the mountains. You will need to book a date and ski area when purchasing your Ski Bus pass (unless you've already purchased your pass before August 9 or have a Ski Bus Season Pass). Ski Bus tickets for the same day can only be booked at Guest Services from 8 am daily.

Coronet - Queenstown Return

Express Return

$20 Adult
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Season Pass


Hotel Pickup

Adult $30 / Child (8-17) $25
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Children 7 & under



8am - 12pm
Buses depart regularly


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

Night Ski

Night Ski Departs

3pm | 4pm | 5pm | 6pm
On the Hour

Night Ski Returns

5:30pm | 6:30pm 7:30pm | 8:30pm | 9pm
On the half hour + 9pm
Drive Up Coronet Peak Ski Area in Queenstown

Self Drive

The Coronet Peak road is a fully sealed alpine road. 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. Coronet Peak offers a lot of free car parking areas, many of which are 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.

Travel Times

From Queenstown

20 min / 16km

From Arrowtown

25 min / 21km

From Queenstown Airport

30 min / 23km

From Wanaka

1 hour 15 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