To & from the coast
The TranzAlpine is rated as one of the world’s best train journeys, travelling from one coast of New Zealand to the other, over the spectacular Southern Alps.
See the country like never before with one of The Great Journeys of New Zealand. Step aboard TranzAlpine and travel across the Southern Alps to the West Coast. Our scenic trains feature open-air viewing carriages, guided audio tours, a licensed café and plenty of room to move.
Upgrade to our new Scenic Plus experience to make your journey extra special. You’ll be treated to a selection of local delicacies and regional wines throughout the journey and hear captivating commentary from our welcoming hosts. Each of the train journeys can be booked as a same day return journey, or one way with stops along the way. TranzAlpine service takes five hours to reach Greymouth from Christchurch for a one-way journey. Combined with the Interislander ferry, Coastal Pacific and TranzAlpine are the best way to see the South Island. See online for the current timetable.
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