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TranzAlpine Train Pass from Christchurch to Greymouth provided by TranzAlpine Train

TranzAlpine Train Pass from Christchurch to Greymouth

TranzAlpine Train Pass from Christchurch to Greymouth
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from $193.75 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 27 Jul 2020
A note from TranzAlpine Train Pass from Christchurch to Greymouth
The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and staff is always a top priority. Aligning with expert advice, we have increased the focus on hygiene. Our trains are cleaned everyday with additional cleaning/sanitising equipment and respiratory illness response kit carried onboard.
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
One of the world’s great train journeys, traveling coast to coast through forests and farmland and through the spectacular Southern Alps. The TranzAlpine operates a daily return service between Christchurch and Greymouth. From the comfort of world-class carriages, you will see the fields of the Canterbury Plains and farmland, followed by the spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River. The train then climbs into the majestic Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass National Park, 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. While on board enjoy the journey in award-winning world-class carriages with specially designed seats. Awaken your senses in the open air viewing decks or sit back and enjoy the GPS triggered audio commentary available through headphones at every seat. All trains have a licensed café carriage providing snacks and light meals.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 59907P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
One way Rail Journey • GPS-triggered audio commentary • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Food and drinks ( available to purchase) • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
Duration
4h 50m
Departure details
Christchurch Railway Station, Addington, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
164 MacKay Street, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
Inclusions
One way Rail Journey • GPS-triggered audio commentary • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Food and drinks ( available to purchase) • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
Departure details
Christchurch Railway Station, Addington, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
164 MacKay Street, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
Duration
4h 50m
Return details
164 MacKay Street, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
Additional information
Infants must sit on laps
Wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if travelling with a wheelchair
Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to scheduled departure and check in at the station to receive your boarding pass
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This train passes through the Southern Alps, please dress for the alpine conditions
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Popular mentions

4.0
34 reviews
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joanne w
Whanganui, New Zealand52 contributions
Extremely Disappointing
Apr 2021
We had booked Scenic Plus 6 months ago. 24 hours before departure we got an email to say "Plus" had been cancelled for operational reasons. Totally inadequate explanation. We were offered a refund for the difference plus food vouchers but there is no compensation for a missed experience. Also, in the advertising photos of scenic plus it shows table seats and so we were expecting our seats to be at a table but no, it was like sitting in economy on a plane trip with your little drop down table on the back of the seat in front on you. There only seemed to be a third of the carriage with table seating. My seat was positioned between a window join and so there was no way I was ever going to get a full scenic view of anything. Because our "Plus" experience had been cancelled we had to use our vouchers, $25.00 each to buy food from the cafe carriage and of course they ran out of the popular meals but had an over abundance of vegetarian dishes. On the upside the staff were extremely friendly and accommodating and one in particular went out of his way to try and find me a particular meal I wanted - which he found, so full marks for that, it was really appreciated.
Written 17 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Kirsten_GJNZ
Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback regarding your recent TranzAlpine train journey. We do apologise for cancelling our Scenic Plus service - this was due to an urgent operation reason and has since been suspended. We did refund the fare difference between a standard fare and Scenic Plus fare as well as providing meal vouchers to use on board as compensation. Regarding seating, our carriages have a mix of 4 seats around a table and paired seating with the fold down tables. Our seating is currently the same across Scenic Plus and our standard service. We are so glad to hear you found our staff friendly and accommodating and I will pass your comments onto the team. All the best, Kirsten | The Great Journeys of New Zealand
Written 18 April 2021
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687val
Cambridge, New Zealand63 contributions
Disgusting
Mar 2021
We had booked on the 7th March was sent an email to say it was canceled the day before we would have been in level 1 so there was no need to cancel.Disgusting way to treat customers we had traveled from Hamilton especially for this as a 50th wedding anniversary. Its not as if we can just change all our arrangements.
Written 15 March 2021
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Kirsten_GJNZ
Kia Ora 687val, Thank you for taking the time provide us with your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you were unable to travel with us on the TranzAlpine. Unfortunately, we were unable to operate this service due to the change in COVID-19 alert levels. For us to operate we needed to get exemption, this happens when the alert levels do change. Our customer service team contacted all affected passengers as soon as they could, and we offer all passengers the opportunity to change the date of travel or cancel and receive a full refund. Once again, we are very sorry you were unable to travel with us and we hope to see you soon. Kind Regards, Kirsten | The Great Journeys of New Zealand
Written 22 March 2021
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frances s
79 contributions
Great trip with beautiful views for nearly all the journey.
Feb 2021
Great views and spacious comfortable seats. Hadn't done this journey for about 20 years so it was a fun experience.
Written 22 February 2021
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Karen_GJNZ
Kia Ora, Thank you for your kind review! What a nostalgic journey it must have been after so long. We are so pleased you had a great experience. We hope you will join us again sooner than another 20 years! Best Wishes, Karen | The Great Journeys of New Zealand
Written 25 February 2021
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Charles D
Tauranga, New Zealand12 contributions
Service was excellent and the views were spectacular.
Jan 2021
Service was excellent and the views were spectacular.My daughter went to the open carriage and was glued there taking photos.
Written 25 January 2021
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Karen_GJNZ
Kia Ora Charles! Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely feedback. We are so pleased you and your family had a great journey on TranzAlpine with us. The open carriage is hard to get away from for the fresh air and stunning views isn't it?! We hope to welcome you all back again one day and hope your onward travels were just as good. Best Wishes, Karen | The Great Journeys of New Zealand
Written 26 January 2021
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Jane
Te Puke, New Zealand107 contributions
The best
Jan 2021 • Friends
Scenery was spectacular. Staff were great. We had scenic plus tickets the food and service were simply the best. Sam recognized us from our coastal Pacific trip few days ago, great customer service. Highly recommended.
Written 1 January 2021
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Karen_GJNZ
Kia Ora, Thank you for your lovely feedback, it’s much appreciated! We are so incredibly pleased you had a great journey with us. Great service, food and all-inclusive drinks is a great way to sit back and relax whilst you enjoy the beautiful scenery. Your kind comments about our staff are also gratefully received, I will ensure to pass this onto them. Thank you again for travelling with us! Best Wishes, Karen | The Great Journeys of New Zealand
Written 19 January 2021
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Harwood Wilson
New Zealand5 contributions
Top class service and breathtaking views.
Jan 2021
What an amazing experience! The last time I did this was as a school kid and now I'm 40, I just realized what I've been missing out on this whole time.
Everything was top class, the service, staff and views are amazing, I spent a bit of time on the open viewing car.
Next time I might take the coastal pacific, and I'll be sure to get the Scenic Plus as you get thirsty over a long day.
Written 1 January 2021
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Karen_GJNZ
Kia Ora, Thank you for your wonderful review and 5-star rating on your recent TranzAlpine journey. What a nostalgic journey it must have been for you! We are so glad we could welcome you back with such a high standard. Our new offering Scenic Plus is well worth the upgrade with the all-inclusive high-quality service, food and drinks, it is the best way to travel. We look forward to welcoming you aboard! Best Wishes, Karen | The Great Journeys of New Zealand
Written 19 January 2021
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CJandMarz
3 contributions
Spectacular views and service.
Dec 2020 • Family
Service was excellent and the views were spectacular. We took our 2yr old grandson and he was glued to the window for the whole trip. The meals were fantastic.
Written 31 December 2020
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Karen_GJNZ
Kia Ora! Thank you for your lovely feedback, it’s much appreciated! So great to hear you and your grandson had an enjoyable journey with us. We agree with your grandson that the views are hard to take your eyes off! We hope to welcome you back one day. Best Wishes, Karen | The Great Journeys of New Zealand
Written 19 January 2021
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405Sally
Wellington, New Zealand162 contributions
Outstanding train journey, scenic class is absolutely worth the price
Nov 2020
The train journey lived up to the hype with spectacular scenery. The carriages were comfortable with large windows to take in the views. We travelled on the new scenic class and it was worth every cent. We were provided with breakfast and lunch, as well as additional snacks and as much tea, coffee, water, wine or fruit drink as we wanted. The food was excellent quality and beautifully presented. The service is outstanding - former airline staff have been recruited and it shows. They were highly professional but also very friendly and welcoming. They provided added information to the on-board commentary and would point out when particularly good scenery was coming up.
Written 8 December 2020
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Karen_GJNZ
Kia Ora 405Sally, Thank you for taking the time to provide your lovely feedback on your recent TranzAlpine journey. We are so pleased you enjoyed our new scenic plus class. What an incredible way to travel on our scenic journeys with all-inclusive service, food and beverages whilst relaxing and enjoying the spectacular scenery! Your kind comments about the staff will also be so well received. We hope to welcome you onboard again one day! Best Wishes, Karen | The Great Journeys of New Zealand
Written 15 December 2020
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Rodman100
Wellington, New Zealand695 contributions
Scenic ride
Nov 2020 • Friends
The audio commentary on the train was still not working, so a couple of attendants were doing the commentary. There is a 10 minute break where you can get off the train at Arthur's Pass while they hook up a further 4 locomotives to take the train through the Otira tunnel (8.5 kilometres). There are 2 viewing carriages which do not have any Windows. If you are doing the same day return trip you have approx 45 minutes in Greymouth to explore. Also it is about a 10 hour round trip. They do have a cafe onboard.
Written 22 November 2020
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Karen_GJNZ
Kia Ora Rodman100, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We hope you had an enjoyable journey travelling with us. Unfortunately, the commentary was not working during your trip, but we are pleased to hear our staff managed to do the commentary so our passengers did not miss out. Our viewing carriages do not have windows as they are open aired. Thank you again for travelling with us and we hope you join us again soon. Best Wishes, Karen | The Great Journeys of New Zealand
Written 2 December 2020
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Curiosity228609
1 contribution
Tranz alpine makeup your own story. Theirs is missing
Nov 2020
Scenic views first class. Not matched by staff attitude commentary not working took the gloss off the whole experience. Tranz rail clearly don’t check operating systems daily which is a safety concern staff disinterested in res positioning guests to carriages that were working.
Written 6 November 2020
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Karen_GJNZ
Kia Ora Curiosity228609, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We apologise for the inconvenience experienced by the commentary not working. I will pass your comments onto our team to review. Thank you again for travelling with us and we hope you’re taking care. Best Wishes, Karen | The Great Journeys of New Zealand
Written 9 November 2020
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Leliapoh
Leliapoh
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What they say "great journey" vs "how to waste money"
Just write a review to let know people what's happening Be aware if you book a ticket with them it's not a tourist
Bruju
Bruju
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Great trip
This trip is very scenic and well worth doing. Christchurch too Greymouth return with a nearly 2 hour stop in Greym
Greg255119
Greg255119
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Relaxing and care free
Such a relaxing way to travel and great to just sit back and watch the views go by. So much better than driving ove
ivanseselj
ivanseselj
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As scenic as I’d hoped
Feel very lucky to have finally done this journey. What a comfortable and well equipped train and amazing scenery.
ChrisB13744
ChrisB13744
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Great trip
We did this trip as a family as a treat. It was on a special offer and cost about $600 all up. We left our car at
markhV1500XJ
markhV1500XJ
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Start of an adventure
Lovely day, Christchurch to Greymouth. Train was completely full. Only disappointment was booking scenic class plus
joandnoel
joandnoel
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Excellent trip
My wife and I went on the train last October we decided to upgrade and go Scenic Plus Class Excellent choice we w
Finally-trip-2802
Finally-trip-2802
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5/5
Excellent, awesome trip. The headphone commentary was excellent to learn about the history of our backyard. Kelly a
jeannek903
jeannek903
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Great, with the exception of first class service, or lack thereof.
My husband & I went through to Greymouth on Saturday the 20th of March on the basic deal. We found it absolutely ma
j3anni3
j3anni3
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Amazing scenery
What a wonderful trip to experience the scenery of New Zealand. Very comfortable seats - good viewing out both side
PhillipB294
PhillipB294
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Bucket list
This train trip is rated as one of the great train trips of the world. And rightly so. My wife and I did the trip f
Kayefs
Kayefs
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Trip to the West Coast
We traveled to Greymouth for a small trip up the West Coast. We had booked the Scenic Plus trip which included food
Kiwigaff
Kiwigaff
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Scenic trip
Have now done the 3 trips...No 1 is the coastal no2 Trans Alpine and well back the Nothern trip.This coastal ride i
Kiaoraall
Kiaoraall
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Scenic plus a real delight
I really enjoyed the trip, but can see how doing in winter would make it all the more appealing. The new scenic plu
Malsgal
Malsgal
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Great day out
We did trip to Greymouth and return to Christchurch in the same day. Seating was very comfy, large viewing windows,
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