Step aboard one of the world's most epic rail journeys - the TranzAlpine between Christchurch and Greymouth!
Along this journey, you'll see epic vistas, travel the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River, traverse the Southern Alps, and see miles of native beech forest. Covering 223 kilometres and taking just under 5 hours, you'll traverse the majestic Canterbury Plains to the backdrop of the mighty Southern Alps – this is the journey of a lifetime. You'll travel on world-class rail carriages with large windows designed to provide the best possible viewing of New Zealand's natural beauty.
Whether you're starting from Christchurch or Greymouth or even somewhere in between, the TranzAlpine rail journey is the best way to witness New Zealand's snow-capped Southern Alps.
Book your incredible cross-coast rail adventure on the TranzAlpine with us today!
From Christchurch to Greymouth:
From Greymouth to Christchurch:
Christchurch Railway Station Address: Addington, Christchurch 8011
Greymouth Railway Station Address: 164 Mackay St, Greymouth 7805
Children over 2 years of age must occupy their own seat and those aged 2-17 must be accompanied by an adult.
Infants under 2 years of age can travel free (but must not occupy a separate seat). One infant under 2 years of age is allowed to travel for free per paying adult.
If a baby safety seat is required, you will need to purchase a child ticket.
Please advise us of any seating requirements when booking.
Tickets for Christchurch to Greymouth (Return) and Christchurch to Arthur's Pass (Return) can be used in two separate days. Please contact and advise us of your departure date and return date.
Passengers are advised to insure all baggage and personal belongings.
Each ticket holder can carry a small handbag and personal items (such as a camera, jacket or umbrella).
Each passenger can check in one piece of baggage, not exceeding 32 kg in weight with a maximum volume of 200 linear cm (calculated by adding the height, length and width of the bag together). A maximum of two additional items of baggage per person may be purchased for $20 per piece.
There is a fully licensed cafe on board that sells snacks, hot and cold food, teas and coffees, soft and alcoholic drinks. You may bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. Alcoholic drinks cannot be brought on board.
No smoking is permitted on the railway.
Please note the Open Air Viewing Carriages are currently closed due to safety incidents.
Please note rail tours from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass, Arthur's Pass to Greymouth and Greymouth to Christchurch will be replaced by coaches due to maintenance of railway track on 9 September, 21 October, 25 November 2019. Please contact us before booking if you have any questions or refer to the details on your booking e-voucher.
Click here to see the carriages, facilities and seating arrangements.
Click here for coach transfers between Greymouth and Fox Glacier, Franz Josef.
Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.
Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.
The supplier's contact details are included on the tour voucher.