Fare Types

Our standard Flexi Plus fares come with unlimited stops and date flexibility. This means that you can change your travel plans at short notice without any charges or annoying fees. We also release limited numbers of non-flexible cheap fares into the domestic market for New Zealand residents.

Flexi Plus

  • Fully refundable up to 24 hours before travel
  • Fully flexible, with unlimited free date changes up to 24 hours before travel
  • Fully changeable, so you can change your destination, start point, or add stopovers up to 24 hours before travel
  • Free stopovers (hop on and off at any stations you like en-route using the "Add a Stop" button)
  • Bookable any time before train departs, subject to seat availability

 

Flexi

  • 50% refundable up to 48 hours before travel
  • One free date change and $20 per change thereafter up to 48 hours before travel
  • Free stopovers (hop on and off at any stations you like en-route using the "Add a Stop" button)
  • Bookable any time before train departs, subject to seat availability

 

Starter

A limited number of cheap fares called the Starter fare are released into the domestic market for New Zealand residents only.

  • Non-refundable
  • $20 per date change up to 48 hours before travel
  • $10 per stopover (using the "Add a Stop" button)
  • Bookable any time before train departs, subject to seat availability

 

Webstarter

A very small number of Webstarter discounted fares are released into the domestic market, which can be bought online only.

  • Non-refundable
  • No date changes
  • No stopovers (point-to-point travel only)
  • Not bookable on day of departure