Buses to Dinner Plain

Please Note: with the current COVID-19 situation many services are limited or not operating at all.
Please check with operators for the status of all transport services.

Let someone else do the driving for you as you sit back and relax on one of the bus services to Dinner Plain. Busses connect Dinner Plain with Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney as well as train services in Wangaratta and Albury as well as Albury and Melbourne airports. In winter, there is also a regular shuttle bus that runs between Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham Ski Resort, just 10 minutes away. Choose your adventure!

Dinner Plain to Hotham Shuttle Bus

Dinner Plain is only 11km from Mount Hotham and a daily shuttle bus connects the two villages throughout the winter season. Info, timetables and fares here   Hotham Shuttle Bus

Snowball Express

Melbourne > Myrtleford > Bright > Hotham > Dinner Plain
The Snowball Express, operated by Alpine Spirit Coaches connects Dinner Plain with Melbourne's Southern Cross Station via Melbourne airport, Myrtleford, Bright, Harrietville and Mount Hotham. It is the safest and most direct seasonal route bus service from Melbourne. Owner operated by a local North East Victoria family; the Snowball Express has been the go to transport provider for 25 years and are the only operator permitted to stop at all Mount Hotham bus stops. The business employs local people and works with local Australian businesses which keeps money in the regional community.

Alpine Spirit Coaches also offers professional Coach Charter and Private Transfer services for schools, groups and individuals from any location including but not limited to Albury Airport, Hotham Airport and Melbourne Airports. Modern seat-belted coaches are especially modified and equipped for travelling in the alpine environment. Their friendly, experienced drivers are trained to drive in hazardous-areas where there is ice and snow.
To view the Snowball Express timetable or book online, visit snowballexpress.com.au, call 1300 656 546, or email [email protected]
For all types of Coach Charter Services including Personalised 4WD Luxury Transfers, call Alpine Spirit Coaches on 03 5752 1333 or email [email protected].

Park’ n ‘Ride Deal: Book Snowball Express through Hoys Snow Travel booking service and receive 50% off overnight car parking at Hoys Harrietville and 30% off ski & board packages at any Hoys Ski Shops. More info: [email protected]

Alps Bus Link

Omeo > Dinner Plain > Bright
The Alps Bus Link by Dyson group operates between Omeo and Bright three days a week on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout both summer and winter months. It is an affordable transport option for those who don't want to drive in the snow between the valleys. The service also links up with V-Line train services operating from Wangaratta and Bairnsdale.

Book online at dysongroup.com.au/alps-link or alternatively call Dysons Bairnsdale on 5151 1711

Private Transfers & Taxis

Any location > Hotham > Dinner Plain
Alpine Spirit Coaches offers personalised transfers from any location. A private transfer is the ultimate in safe, comfortable snow travel; offering the greatest flexibility when organising your travel plans. For more information go to www.alpinespiritcoaches.com.au or call Alpine Spirit Coaches on 03 5752 1333 or email [email protected].

Train Connections

Wangaratta, Albury, Melbourne or Bairnsdale
The Snowball Express is the only direct route bus service that connects Dinner Plain with Melbourne Southern Cross Station; it also stops at Melbourne Airport, Myrtleford, Bright, Harrietville. It is the only approved transport operator permitted to stop at all Mount Hotham bus stops.

Summer Travel

Whether you are looking for an easy going scenic summer experience, hiking from Dinner Plain / Hotham to Falls Creek or need a lift to Diamantina Hut; Alpine Spirit Coaches can get you there. The team cater for any group size and have special rates available for alpine hikers over the Summer period. For more information go to www.alpinespiritcoaches.com.au or call Alpine Spirit Coaches on 03 5752 1333 or email [email protected].

See also, getting here: By Car | By Plane