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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.
Fares valid through September 30, 2015
One Way Fare
Christchurch to Greymouth or return
Day Excursion
Christchurch to Greymouth (Round Trip)
Christchurch to Arthur's Pass (Round Trip)
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Prices are in New Zealand dollar and do not include taxes and fees. Prices are subject to change without notice. Children rates apply between the ages of 2 and 14.
Daily Departures
Depart Christchurch
8:15 am
Arrive Arthur’s Pass
10:42 am
Arrive Greymouth
12:45 pm
Depart Greymouth
1:45 pm
Arrive Arthur’s Pass
3:57 pm
Arrive Christchurch
6:05 pm
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