Christchurch

Christchurch Station

Christchurch Railway Station

A modern slice of Railway history

Our iconic Christchurch Railway Station is located within Tower Junction retail park in Addington on the eastern edge of Christchurch city. 

Sometimes referred to as Addington Station, our bright and modern station was opened in 1993 and is the third Christchurch Railway Station. The previous Christchurch Railway Station was located on Morehouse Avenue and was dismantled following the 2011 earthquake. 

Today's Christchurch Railway Station is built upon the historic site of the Addington Railway Workshops where New Zealand's first locomotive was manufactured. The historic water tower that shadows the station is the first reinforced concrete structure ever built and stands as a testament to this great railway legacy. It is the tower and the rail junction that gives the retail park its name. 

 

Christchurch Railway Station, Troup Drive, Addington, Christchurch 8011

 

Coastal Pacific train from Christchurch 

Our Coastal Pacific Christchurch to Picton train departs Christchurch Railway Station in the early morning, reaching Picton by early afternoon in time to connect comfortably with the Interislander Cook Strait ferry to Wellington

Christchurch Station opens at 6:00am for Check-in and Ticketing. You can buy tickets for the Coastal Pacific at Christchurch Station on the day of travel, but we strongly encourage you to Book online in advance. Standing is not allowed and if all seats are sold out you will not be able to travel.

 

Coastal Pacific Check-In
  • Check-in opens 6:00am
  • Collect Boarding Pass and Luggage Labels at Check-in
  • Check in all wheeled cabin bags, large bags, backpacks and suitcases
  • Label luggage and deposit at our secure Luggage Carriage
  • Locate your seat using the Carriage and Seat number on your Boarding Pass
  • Check-in closes 6:40am
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Pack a small bag with your camera, wallet, phone, medication, coat/jumper, etc, to bring aboard. All large bags and wheeled bags must be checked-in.

Christchurch Railway Station

Coastal Pacific Timetable
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Christchurch Picton
Operating times

The Coastal Pacific Christchurch to Picton train runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only, each morning, from late September to late April.

 

Call 0800 ARRIVAL for current timings. 

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Departs
Station

The Coastal Pacific Picton to Christchurch train, runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only, each afternoon, from late September to late April.

 

Call 0800 ARRIVAL for current timings. 

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Departs
Station

 

 

Christchurch Station Facilities

Travel Centre and Ticket Office

Travel Centre and Ticket Office

Christchurch railway station acts as a travel centre for The Great Journeys of New Zealand, selling tickets for all our services over the counter. The travel centre is open daily from 8am to 5pm.

Although you can buy tickets on the day, we strongly recommend booking in advance to guarantee travel.

The Travel Centre can be called on 0800 872 467 or contacted via email on bookings@greatjourneysofnz.co.nz.

 

Covered seating area

Covered seating area

Toilets

Toilets

Information Desk

Information Desk

Smoking area

Smoking area

Step free access

Step free access

Be.accessible rated: Bronze

Be.accessible rated: Bronze

Long Term Parking

Long Term Parking

Taxi Rank

Taxi Rank

Local buses

Local buses

Long distance coach connections

Long distance coach connections