Blenheim

Coastal Pacific train waiting at The Wine Station in Blenheim Railway Station

 

New Zealand's finest waiting room

Blenheim Railway Station is one of the few surviving Vintage type stations built by George Troup. This lovely historic building was unveiled in 1906 and, aside from being moved 40m as part of the State Highway 1 realignment in 2000, the station remains almost unchanged. Originally, sixteen of these beautiful buildings could be seen along New Zealand's railways, built between 1900 and 1908 with Tudor-style half-timbering and featuring large verandahs, tiled roofs and terracotta finial.

Today, Blenheim Railway Station has been lovingly converted into one of Marlborough's premier wine-tasting venues, appropriately named The Wine Station. And with the Coastal Pacific's arrival perfectly aligned with lunchtime, why not to allow yourself extra time to indulge in authentic Blenheim hospitality, with the best local wines, tasty lunch platters and sumptuous coffee right here at the station. 

 

Travelling from Blenheim on the Coastal Pacific train

From Blenheim, you can travel by train to Christchurch, Kaikoura or Picton on the Coastal Pacific train. This popular seaside journey frequently sells out, so we recommend you book in advance on our website or call our bookings team.

Checking-in

Check-in takes place on the platform at Blenheim upon the train's arrival.

Our train crew will greet you on the platform, provide you with your Boarding Pass, seat number and luggage labels (if required). Once checked-in, labelled luggage can be taken to the Luggage Carriage for loading.  

Once you have safely loaded your luggage and have received your Boarding Pass, you can board the train and locate your seat. 

  • Arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure.
  • All wheeled cabin bags, large bags, backpacks and suitcases need to be checked-in.
  • Bring a small day-pack or handbag to carry your travel essentials on board.

 

Blenheim Train Station , Mayfield , 7201

 

Coastal Pacific Timetable

From
Christchurch Picton
Operating times

The Coastal Pacific train runs daily from Christchurch to Picton throughout the summer season, beginning on the last Friday of September and ending on the last Sunday of April. 

 

Call 0800 ARRIVAL for current timings. 

Arrives
Departs
Station

The Coastal Pacific train runs daily from Picton to Christchurch throughout the summer season, beginning on the last Friday of September and ending on the last Sunday of April. 

 

Call 0800 ARRIVAL for current timings. 

Arrives
Departs
Station

 

 

Blenheim Station Facilities

Cafe

Cafe

The Wine Station cafe bar is located within the station building - open 9.30am to 7.30pm.

Covered seating area

Covered seating area

Toilets

Toilets

i-Site / Information desk

i-Site / Information desk

Smoking area

Smoking area

Step free access

Step free access

Long Term Parking

Long Term Parking

There is no long term parking at the station, but there is free street parking nearby. Please allow plenty of time for parking and walking to the station. 

Taxi

Taxi

Long distance coach connections

Long distance coach connections

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