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Land of the long white cloud: The only way to truly see New Zealand is by train
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The TranzAlpine
One of the world’s greatest!
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 carriage allows you to get even closer to the stunning scenery and provides many opportunities to photograph your favorite spots. There’s a lot to look forward to!

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

The TranzAlpine departs Christchurch and Greymouth daily.
 
Tariff
Fares valid January 1, 2010 - September 30, 2011
One Way Fares
Adult
Child
Christchurch Greymouth
$142.80
$71.40
Christchurch Arthur's Pass or Cass
$103.20
$51.60
Springfield Arthurs Pass, Otira, Cass, Moana
$103.20
$51.60
Arthurs pass Greymouth
$64.80
$32.40
Otira Greymouth
$55.20
$27.60
Christchurch Jackson's
$124.80
$62.40
Christchurch Otira
$114.00
$57.00
Christchurch Moana
$133.20
$66.60
Day Excursion
Christchurch Greymouth (Round Trip)
$216.00
$108.00
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Prices are in New Zealand dollar and do not include taxes and fees. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please reconfirm at the time of booking.
Timetable
Daily from January 1, 2010 - September 30, 2011
Northbound
Departing Times
Christchurch
8:15 am
Rolleston
8:34 am
Darfield
8:53 am
Springfield
9:15 am
Cass
10:12 am
Arthur’s Pass
10:42 am
Otira
11:03 am
Jacksons
11:21 am
Moana
11:47 am
Kokiri
12:03 pm
Brunner
12:21 pm
Arrives at Greymouth
12:45 pm
Southbound
Departing Times
Greymouth
1:45 pm
Brunner
2:05 pm
Kokiri
2:26 pm
Moana
2:42 pm
Jacksons
3:07 pm
Otira
3:33 pm
Arthur’s Pass
3:57 pm
Cass
4:19 pm
Springfield
5:12 pm
Darfield
5:29 pm
Rolleston
5:47 pm
Arrives at Christchurch
6:05 pm
Information & Reservations
1-800-717-0108 or 503-292-5055
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