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TranzAlpine Train

Addington Railway Station | Troup Drive, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 4-495 0775
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The TranzAlpine scenic train journey travels between Christchurch and Greymouth, from one coast of New Zealand to the other. From the comfort of world class carriages 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 majestic Southern Alps to Arthurs Pass National Park, before descending through lush beech rainforest to the West Coast town of Greymouth - a great base for visits to Punakaiki and the always-popular glaciers. All services feature state award winning carriages including panoramic side and sky-view windows, GPS triggered at-seat commentary, a fully licensed cafe, and open air viewing decks. The TranzAlpine operates a daily return service throughout the year.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Addington Railway Station | Troup Drive, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 4-495 0775
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the train to Greymouth as we were hiring a car and travelling around the South Island. The trip was lovely and comfortable with beautiful scenery. I managed to get some good photos in the open air carriage. You have to jostle for a...More

Thank Soxybaby
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have long wanted to experience the Trans Alpine and it did not disappoint. We arrived at the station at 8.15am and boarded a clean, warm and well catered carriage with plenty of leg room and luggage space. We had requested forward travelling seats and...More

Thank Shawrycath
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We departed Greymouth on the 2.05pm train to Christchurch. The train offers headphones and a running commentary throughout the trip. The open viewing carriage is a great idea but a little windy and chilly so wear hats and coats. If we did the trip again...More

Thank Spanner73
Reviewed 2 days ago

This train ride is great, great scenery, great food, comfortable, convenient. Easy to see everything, just do it in the dat ,not being able to see would be boring, go to the observation car in the rear and ride open air , its fantastic!

Thank pkmcallen
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this trip. It can be done as a return journey in one day but we chose to overnight in Greymouth which gave us an afternoon and a morning to sightsee there. Gorgeous views although no snow..supposed to have had some falls in the...More

Thank UmJoel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Every second you are onboard the train, you will be enjoying the best scenery. Im sure, this is one of the heaven on earth.

Thank Harlizan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was everything we expected. Beautifully clean carriage. Large windows. Extremely quiet and comfortable. The diverse landscapes were stunning. Mountains, ravines, fields, rivers, Lake Brunner, Arthur's Pass, stunning red rocks, bridges, tunnels. All in a day. Our hour's stop in Greymouth was interesting. Wished we...More

Thank Kiwibluebird
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this trip. We've been on this trip 4 times now. The scenery is truly spectacular, even in winter. Bring something warm though for the open viewing carriage!

Thank MelindaWiegmann
Reviewed 1 week ago

The train runs between Greymouth on the Wast Coast and Christchurch on the East. It travels through a wide range of scenery. The climax is the crossing of the Southern Alps. The scenery is breath-taking. There is an information-filled and interesting commentary provided through head...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Purchasing a ticket online was simple and easy. The staff were friendly and helpful. A great way to see the land and learn the history of the South Island. Truly enjoyable.

Thank Mairi G
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Can I book a night in Greymouth when booking a train ticket?
17 May 2017|
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Response from jerryskc | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that there is an option to buy a combined ticket, but there is an hotel right by the station as I recall. It's a great trip, I am sure you will enjoy it
1, Cost please Christchurch to Greymouth. 2, Return fares fares
30 March 2017|
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Hi. We will be in Christchurch for a couple of nights at the beginning of a tour around the some of the South Island. Would it reasonable to do a Christchurch to Arthur's Pass return (to Christchurch) day trip? And what should two adults pay for fares? Is there a better way to buy tickets so as not to pay too much?!
2 March 2017|
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Response from Lakis J | Reviewed this property |
We only travelled one way to Christchurch, I see no advantage to travel both ways unless you want to get back to where you started. fares, I am not aware of the cost as I was with a pre paid group and we had a reserved... More