TranzAlpine Train Christchurch – Arthurs Pass – Greymouth
Climb aboard one of the world’s great rail journeys! The TranzAlpine Train is rated one of the Top Six Train journeys in the World.
Depart Christchurch, across the fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plans and enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you travel alongside the ice-fed Waimakariri River. Traverse the mighty Southern Alps, where spectacular views of the chiselled alpine landscape will take your breath away at every turn. Descend through thick stands of beech forest to your destination, Greymouth. A great base to explore the West Coast region with its mighty glaciers, wild rivers and famous Punakaiki pancake rocks.
Services on board the TranzAlpine Train
Fully licenced cafe offering a diverse menu for all tastes accompanied by renowned New Zealand wines and boutique beers.
Modern rest room facilities on board, temperature controlled carriages, over sized featured side windows combined with unique sky view windows for a truly panoramic view.
Non tinted and non reflective ideal for taking photos through and their is an open air viewing carriage for further photo opportunities.
Specially designed seating configured either in pairs around tables, or as recliners that can be turned to face the direction of the the train travel.
Listen to the commentary via headphones as well as route information on overhead HD screens. Advanced glide air suspension means smooth and quiet ride with The Great Journeys of New Zealand .
TranzAlpine Train Timetable
- Timetables shown are subject to change at short notice.
- Current Timetable Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
- Heat restrictions may be implemented on the tracks during summer resulting in possible delays to services.
- The train may depart intermediate stations earlier if all booked passengers are on board.
- Check-in is 20 minutes prior to departure times shown below.
- The service doesn’t operate on Christmas Day.
|CHRISTCHURCH – GREYMOUTH||GREYMOUTH – CHRISTCHURCH|
|Christchurch depart||8.15 am||Greymouth depart||2.05 pm|
|Rolleston depart||8.34 am||Kokiri depart||2.43 pm|
|Darfield depart||8.56 am||Moana (Lake Brunner) depart||3.03 pm|
|Springfield depart||9.20 am||Otira depart||3.51 pm|
|Arthur’s Pass depart||10.52 am||Arthur’s pass depart||4.28 pm|
|Otira depart||11.26 am||Springfield depart||5.39 pm|
|Moana (Lake Brunner) depart||12.06 am||Darfield depart||5.59 pm|
|Kokiri depart||12.24 pm||Rolleston depart||6.16 pm|
|Greymouth arrive||1.05 pm||Christchurch arrive||6.31 pm|
Book TranzAlpine Train Tickets
Greymouth i-SITE are authorized booking agents for The Great Journeys of New Zealand and can advise and reserve your TranzAlpine Train tickets for you.
Send us an enquiry with your date of travel for an accurate price. Remember to state your departure and arrival point.
Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 0800 767 080 or (03) 768 7080
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Bookings are essential during Summer Season Nov- March
Contact Greymouth i-SITE
Phone: 0800 GREYMOUTH