TranzAlpine 

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.

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.

 

Explore Scenic Class

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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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Enjoy the great outdoors

Become immersed in New Zealand's famous scenery by stepping out into our Open-air Viewing Carriage
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Discover Scenic Plus

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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