TranzAlpine winter journey across the Waimakariri River

TranzAlpine winter tales from $89

Voyage into a winter wonderland, high in the snow-capped Southern Alps, on a fairytale adventure aboard New Zealand's world-famous TranzAlpine train

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Experience one of the world's greatest train journeys aboard our TranzAlpine™ train.

Book your beautiful seat in our Scenic Class or make it an experience to savour in our Scenic Plus Class today.

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Our simply beautiful Scenic Class brings you stunning views of New Zealand through our famous panoramic windows and Open-air Viewing carriage.

Our Scenic Plus Class is an experience to savour, with an inclusive menu of local delicacies and refreshments that is designed to bring the outside to your table.

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Journey highlights

map of the TranzAlpine Christchurch to Greymouth train

Experience the South Island’s striking natural landscape by taking a train between Christchurch and Greymouth. Along this journey you’ll see epic vistas, travel the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River, traverse the Southern Alps, and see miles of native beech forest.

The TranzAlpine is one of the world's great train journeys covering 223 kilometres (139 miles) one-way, taking just under 5 hours. You’ll traverse the majestic Canterbury Plains, to the backdrop of the mighty Southern Alps - the journey of a lifetime.


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Explore our Scenic Class Carriages

Settle down for the journey of a lifetime, with huge panoramic windows and comfy reclined seating
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Take a break in our Cafe

Explore our Scenic Cafe, where you'll find hot and cold food and drinks to feast upon along with the views
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Explore the mountains

Become immersed in our epic mountain scenery by stepping out into our TranzAlpine Open-air Viewing Carriage
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Savour the sights and flavours of New Zealand with our Scenic Plus experience
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Scenic Plus Dining

Get an authentic taste of rural New Zealand with local delicacies delivered to your seat
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Scenic Plus Hosting

Our Scenic Plus hosting experience will captivate you with the stories of your journey
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Travel Information

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TranzAlpine Timetable

View our TranzAlpine Christchurch to Greymouth train and Greymouth to Christchurch train timetables
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TranzAlpine Stations

Our TranzAlpine Christchurch to Greymouth train stops at several remote stations, including Arthur's Pass and Moana
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The TranzAlpine Journey

Ascend the Southern Alps on one of the world's greatest train journeys
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