Travelling to Falls Creek

Getting to Falls Creek

Falls Creek is less than 2 hours' drive from Albury-Wodonga, 4.5 hours from Melbourne, or an easy day's drive from Sydney


Winter access to Falls Creek is via the nearby township of Mount Beauty and the beautiful Kiewa Valley. Visitors to the Ovens Valley also have excellent access and Falls Creek is just over an hour from Bright via Tawonga Gap.

Year round there is excellent fly/drive access - flights to Albury Airport run daily from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra. With a hire car or bus transfer for the drive leg you can be at the resort less than 3½ hours after boarding your flight.

There are regular winter bus services to Falls Creek from Albury Airport and most capital cities, including Brisbane and Adelaide.

In winter the Bogong High Plains Road from Omeo to Falls Creek is closed.


As soon as the snow melts the Bogong High Plains Road through to Omeo opens. This scenic road is a popular touring route and is well known by road cyclists. Take advantage of the through access and travel to Omeo, Bairnsdale and beyond.

Leaving FromDistanceDrive Time
Albury Wodonga120km1½ hours
Melbourne391km4½ hours
Sydney672km7 hours
Canberra455km5 hours
Adelaide966km10½ hours
Bright59km1¼ hours
Mt Beauty30km45 min

Falls Creek, Directions

Snow Chains

During the snow season it is a legal requirement that all vehicles entering the resort carry snow chains. This includes AWD and 4WD vehicles and applies from the season opening on June 9 through to the last day of the season on October 7.

Snow chains can be hired from a number of outlets in Myrtleford and Mt Beauty on your way to Falls Creek. For up to date information on chain fitting status make sure you check the snow report page on your way.

Find out more about driving to Falls Creek and authorised Snow Chains >

Winter Season - Transport Options


Falls Creek is the closest alpine resort to Albury, an easy day’s drive from Sydney & four and a half hours drive from Melbourne. You can reach Falls Creek in a comfortable day of driving from most locations in Victoria and New South Wales.

In winter you'll need to carry snow chains and buy a Resort Entry Permit for day/overnight car parking. During summer there is no charge for vehicle entry to the village or car parking.

Falls Creek Self-Drive

Coach Services

Take the effort out of driving to Falls Creek and let an experienced coach operator take you all or part of the way.

Coach travel is one of the most popular forms of transport for visitors not driving themselves to the snow. It is convenient, safe and takes away the hassle of factors like fitting chains and driving in snow and icy conditions.

Falls Creek Coach Services

Air Travel

From most Australian capitals, daily services fly into Albury via REX, QantasLink and Virgin Australia. The remaining travel time to Falls Creek is less than 2 hours by road on a connecting Coach Service, in a hire car, or via Private Transfer.

For the ultimate in air travel, check out Alpine Helicopters flying out of Albury directly to Falls Creek. The trip takes just 30 minutes by air and adds an incredible experience to your snow holiday.

Falls Creek Arrive by Helicopter

Private Transfers

For a personalised transport service, a private transfer offers the flexibility to cater to your specific needs. Private transfer or charter services allow you to book a specific type of vehicle, chauffeur driven to pick you up from a destination of your choice.

Timing can be arranged to meet your specific flight or train, making private transfers a popular choice for those flying or taking public transport into Albury.

Falls Creek Private Transfers

Public Transport

Public rail transport can be a convenient and cost-effective way of traveling most of the way to the snow. Various options are available to get visitors most of the way to Falls Creek via the Victorian and New South Wales regional rail services.

From Albury or Wangaratta you can connect with a scheduled Coach Service, book a Private Transfer or hire a rental car.

Falls Creek Public Transport V-Line Train

Winter Season - When You Arrive

Resort Entry

If arriving by car you will need a Resort Entry Pass valid for the length of your stay. You only require one permit per vehicle and discounts are available for guests over 65 years old. Purchase your Resort Entry Pass online and print out the receipt before leaving home for the cheapest option.

For coach travel, private transfer and helicopter shuttles the cost of your Resort Entry is included in the ticket price.


Falls Creek is a unique alpine village with all facilities, including parking, available at the village. For most of the year visitors are able to enter the village with their vehicles and park alongside accommodation. During winter and other specified event periods, parking restrictions are in place and must be adhered to.

Accommodation Transfer Service

Between June 27 and September 9 the village roads are closed to vehicles, creating our unique 100% ski-in, ski-out environment. During these times the Accommodation Transfer Service (ATS) is in operation to transport you and your luggage to and from your accommodation on arrival and departure.

Summer Travel

Outside winter season Falls Creek is accessible by road from both Mt Beauty (to the north) and Omeo (to the south). The drive in either direction is fully sealed, very scenic and a beautiful way to tour the High Country.

The Falls Creek village roads are open to vehicles and there is no Resort Entry charge: parking your car in the day car parks or at your accommodation overnight is free.

The drive from Mt Beauty to Falls Creek is very popular with cyclists in the warmer months. Please drive carefully.