Alpine Springtime bookings now open!

As the mountains explode with colour, springtime is an incredible time of year to voyage through the Alps aboard our TranzAlpine scenic train journey

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Welcome to a world of high contrast

The TranzAlpine scenic train journey through springtime is a story of contrasts. Weaving through an endless network of lush river valleys, a vibrant montage of yellow and green explodes against the monochromatic backdrop of sparkling snow-capped mountains.

It is the season of colour, and there are few sights more brilliant than the views through the TranzAlpine's windows as she meanders through the Southern Alps. From the comfort of your seat, you will witness once of the world's great journeys in full colour!

Timeless views, for a limited time

Spring always seems to fly by too soon. But this year, catching our springtime TranzAlpine scenic train journey is going to be a little rarer than normal.

From September, we'll be running a limited edition "long weekend" service, operating Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday only, plus a daily service during the school holidays. The limited services will still run to the standard TranzAlpine Timetable.

So book your seat soon to join this year's limited edition!

Travel Dates & Availablity

To help you find availability, we have created the following charts as a reference guide. But for accurate pricing and availability, please use our booking system.

 • Christchurch to Greymouth train services depart at 08:15 and are listed as: "To Greymouth".
 • Greymouth to Christchurch train services depart at 14:05 and are listed as: "To Christchurch".
 • Day Trips: You need to book a "To Greymouth" and "To Christchurch" service on the same day.

Availability Last updated: *** 8:00 am Friday 7th August ***

September Weekenders: 4 Sept - 21 Sept

 
Fri 4 Sept
 
To Greymouth
 
Sold Out
 
Fri 4 Sept
 
To Christchurch
 
From $189
 
Sat 5 Sept
 
To Greymouth
 
sold out
 
Sat 5 Sept
 
To Christchurch
 
From $189
 
Sun 6 Sept
 
To Greymouth
 
Sold Out
 
Sun 6 Sept
 
To Christchurch
 
Sold Out
 
Mon 7 Sept
 
To Greymouth
 
From $189
 
Mon 7 Sept
 
To Christchurch
 
Sold Out
 
Fri 11 Sept
 
To Greymouth
 
Sold Out
 
Fri 11 Sept
 
To Christchurch
 
From $149
 
Sat 12 Sept
 
To Greymouth
 
Sold Out
 
Sat 12 Sept
 
To Christchurch
 
From $189
 
Sun 13 Sept
 
To Greymouth
 
Sold Out
 
Sun 13 Sept
 
To Christchurch
 
sold out
 
Mon 14 Sept
 
To Greymouth
 
From $209
 
Mon 14 Sept
 
To Christchurch
 
From $209
 
Fri 18 Sept
 
To Greymouth
 
Sold Out
 
Fri 18 Sept
 
To Christchurch
 
From $149
 
Sat 19 Sept
 
To Greymouth
 
sold out
 
Sat 19 Sept
 
To Christchurch
 
From $189
 
Sun 20 Sept
 
To Greymouth
 
From $209
 
Sun 20 Sept
 
To Christchurch
 
From $209
 
Mon 21 Sept
 
To Greymouth
 
From $189
 
Mon 21 Sept
 
To Christchurch
 
From $209

Spring Holidays (Daily): 25 Sept - 12 Oct

 
Fri 25 Sept
 
To Greymouth
 
From $209
 
Fri 25 Sept
 
To Christchurch
 
From $149
 
Sat 26 Sept
 
To Greymouth
 
From $189
 
Sat 26 Sept
 
To Christchurch
 
From $189
 
Sun 27 Sept
 
To Greymouth
 
From $169
 
Sun 27 Sept
 
To Christchurch
 
From $189
 
Mon 28 Sept
 
To Greymouth
 
From $189
 
Mon 28 Sept
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Tue 29 Sept
 
To Greymouth
 
From $189
 
tue 29 Sept
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
wed 30 Sept
 
To Greymouth
 
From $169
 
wed 30 Sept
 
To Christchurch
 
From $149
 
thu 1 oct
 
To Greymouth
 
From $169
 
thu 1 oct
 
To Christchurch
 
From $149
 
Fri 2 oct
 
To Greymouth
 
From $189
 
Fri 2 oct
 
To Christchurch
 
From $149
 
Sat 3 oct
 
To Greymouth
 
From $169
 
Sat 3 oct
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Sun 4 oct
 
To Greymouth
 
From $149
 
Sun 4 oct
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Mon 5 oct
 
To Greymouth
 
From $169
 
Mon 5 oct
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Tue 6 oct
 
To Greymouth
 
From $149
 
tue 6 oct
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
wed 7 oct
 
To Greymouth
 
From $129
 
wed 7 oct
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
thu 8 oct
 
To Greymouth
 
From $129
 
thu 8 oct
 
To Christchurch
 
From $169
 
Fri 9 oct
 
To Greymouth
 
From $149
 
Fri 9 oct
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Sat 10 oct
 
To Greymouth
 
From $149
 
Sat 10 oct
 
To Christchurch
 
From $149
 
Sun 11 oct
 
To Greymouth
 
From $129
 
Sun 11 oct
 
To Christchurch
 
From $149
 
Mon 12 oct
 
To Greymouth
 
From $149
 
Mon 12 oct
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129

Long Spring Weekends: 16 Oct - 30 Nov

 
Fri 16 oct
 
To Greymouth
 
From $169
 
Fri 16 oct
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Sat 17 oct
 
To Greymouth
 
From $129
 
Sat 17 oct
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Sun 18 oct
 
To Greymouth
 
From $129
 
Sun 18 oct
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Mon 19 oct
 
To Greymouth (Bus replacement from Arthur's Pass to Greymouth)
 
From $109
 
Mon 19 oct
 
To Christchurch (Bus replacement frm Greymouth to Arthur's Pass)
 
From $129
 
Fri 23 oct
 
To Greymouth
 
From $149
 
Fri 23 oct
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Sat 24 oct
 
To Greymouth
 
From $169
 
Sat 24 oct
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Sun 25 oct
 
To Greymouth
 
From $129
 
Sun 25 oct
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Mon 26 oct
 
To Greymouth
 
From $129
 
Mon 26 oct
 
To Christchurch
 
From $169
 
Fri 30 oct
 
To Greymouth
 
From $129
 
Fri 30 oct
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Sat 31 oct
 
To Greymouth
 
From $129
 
Sat 31 oct
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Sun 1 nov
 
To Greymouth
 
From $109
 
Sun 1 nov
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Mon 2 nov
 
To Greymouth
 
From $109
 
Mon 2 nov
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Fri 6 nov
 
To Greymouth
 
From $149
 
Fri 6 nov
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Sat 7 nov
 
To Greymouth
 
From $129
 
Sat 7 nov
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Sun 8 nov
 
To Greymouth
 
From $109
 
Sun 8 nov
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Mon 9 nov
 
To Greymouth
 
From $109
 
Mon 9 nov
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Fri 13 nov
 
To Greymouth
 
From $129
 
Fri 13 nov
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Sat 14 nov
 
To Greymouth
 
From $129
 
Sat 14 nov
 
To Christchurch
 
From $109
 
Sun 15 nov
 
To Greymouth
 
From $129
 
Sun 15 nov
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Mon 16 nov
 
To Greymouth
 
From $109
 
Mon 16 nov
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Fri 20 nov
 
To Greymouth
 
From $129
 
Fri 20 nov
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Sat 21 nov
 
To Greymouth
 
From $129
 
Sat 21 nov
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Sun 22 nov
 
To Greymouth
 
From $109
 
Sun 22 nov
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Mon 23 nov
 
To Greymouth (Bus replacement from Arthur's Pass to Greymouth)
 
From $109
 
Mon 23 nov
 
To Christchurch (Bus replacement from greymouth to Arthur's Pass)
 
From $109
 
Fri 27 nov
 
To Greymouth
 
From $129
 
Fri 27 nov
 
To Christchurch
 
From $109
 
Sat 28 nov
 
To Greymouth
 
From $129
 
Sat 28 nov
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129
 
Sun 29 nov
 
To Greymouth
 
From $109
 
Sun 29 nov
 
To Christchurch
 
From $109
 
Mon 30 nov
 
To Greymouth
 
From $129
 
Mon 30 nov
 
To Christchurch
 
From $129

 

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