Coastal Pacific waiting at Picton Station


The Coastal Pacific terminates at Picton Station where it connects with the Interislander Wellington ferry.

The station office is open for Check-in and Ticket sales from 12pm daily.

You can buy tickets for the Coastal Pacific at Picton Station on the day of travel, but we strongly encourage you to Book online in advance. Standing is not allowed, so if all seats are sold out, you will not be able to travel. The Ticket Office closes at 2.30pm.


  • Arrive at least 30 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 anything you may need for the journey.


Coastal Pacific Timetable

Christchurch Picton
Operating times

The Coastal Pacific Christchurch to Picton train runs daily each morning from late September to late April. 


Call 0800 ARRIVAL for current timings. 


The Coastal Pacific Picton to Christchurch train runs daily each afternoon from late September to late April. 


Call 0800 ARRIVAL for current timings.