Two ground operators offer transfers from Melbourne to Falls Creek (return), operating daily services over the majority of the season. Pick-ups are available from Tullamarine Airport and Southern Cross Station. Scheculed transfers are also available from Albury on select days of the week. It takes approximately 5-6hrs drive to reach Falls Creek from Melbourne, with late transfer departures to/from Falls Creek only available certain days. It is very important to ensure flights will match scheduled transfer services, or you can consider over-nighting in Melbourne if flight times are not suitable.
If self-driving, be aware of the road conditions common over the winter season and the times of day you will driving, roads can become treacherous in the cold evenings. Non-4WD vehicles entering the National Park are required to carry snow chains. This can be hired from a handful of shops as you approach Falls Creek, and are inculded in our hire vehicles from Melbourne.
As Falls Creek is located in the Alpine National Park, visitors are required to pay Park Entry fees. These are included in certain bus transfer prices, but must be paid additionally if driving. This can be purchased online or upon entry to the resort. The manned entry point to the resort only has staff to transact entry permits during certain hours. Keep this in mind if arriving late at night.
With many ski in/ski out facilities it is easy to get around the alpine village on foot. If self driving you can park your car down the bottom of the mountain and take an oversnow transfer up to your accommodation. Falls Creek has two dedicated Village Shuttles which run daily from 8am-5.30pm all ski season. Most accommodation options are within easy walking distance to a shuttle stop, and at most there is a 35mins wait between shuttle loops.