The TranzAlpine

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Experience one of the world's greatest train journeys aboard our TranzAlpine train.  

Experience the South Island’s striking natural landscape with a train journey 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.

The TranzAlpine is one of the world's great train journeys covering 223 kilometres (139 miles) one-way, taking just under 5 hours.

You’ll traverse the majestic Canterbury Plains, to the backdrop of the mighty Southern Alps and enjoy the journey of a lifetime.

Operating Times:

The Christchurch to Greymouth train departs at 8:15am on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
The Greymouth to Christchurch train returns in the afternoons on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, departing Greymouth at 2:05pm.


0800 872 467


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