Tranzalpine Train - Christchurch to Greymouth

Features: Rated one of the world's greatest rail journeys

The Tranz Alpine - rated as one of the world's greatest rail journeys

The TranzAlpine travels between Christchurch and Greymouth, from one coast of New Zealand to the other. From your carriage you'll see the fields of the Canterbury Plains and farmland, followed by the spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River. Your train then climbs into the Southern Alps before descending through lush beech rain forest to the West Coast town of Greymouth - a great base for visits to Punakaiki and the always popular glaciers.

The TranzAlpine includes both one way seating and tabled group seating. Both styles allow you to experience the amazing views while enjoying the company of other passengers on-board. An open air viewing carraige allows you to get even closer to the stunning scenery and provides many opportunities to photograph your favourite spots. There's a lot to look forward to!

Our journey is 223.8 kilometres long and takes just four and a half hours. There are 16 tunnels, and 5 viaducts, the highest being the Staircase standing at 73 metres.

The TranzAlpine departs Christchurch and Greymouth daily once in each direction

One way (Christchurch to Greymouth Or Greymouth to Christchurch Or
Day Excursion Christchurch - Greymouth - Christchurch
Does not run on Christmas Day 

For Special fares, Standard fares please enquire here

Daily Timetable
Christchurch to Greymouth
Christchurch Depart 08:15 am
Arthurs Pass Depart

10:52 am

Greymouth Arrive 1:05 pm


Daily Timetable
Greymouth to Christchurch

Greymouth Depart 2:05pm
Arthurs Pass Depart 4:28 pm
Christchurch Arrive 6:31 pm