TranzAlpine Fares

Get a Flexi Plus train fare with unlimited stops and date flexibility or grab a limited saver train fare for the TranzAlpine.


The following fares are available when you book online. However, they may not always be visible and are subject to availability.  For travel from 1st April 2018, we've made some changes to our fare conditions. These changes are outlined below under each of the fare types. 

Get unlimited stops and total freedom:

Flexi Plus train fares

With a TranzAlpine Flexi Plus train fare, you can explore between Christchurch and Greymouth at your leisure. Flexi Plus train fares include free stopovers and date changes, so you can change your plans whenever you like!

Flexi-Plus fares include:

  • Free stopovers (stop off and visit towns and places of interest en-route)
  • 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
  • Bookable any time before train departs, subject to seat availability

 There will be no changes to the Flexi Plus train fare conditions for travel from 1st April 2018. 

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Our flexible saver train fare:

Flexi train fares

Our Flexi train fare for the TranzAlpine will give you stopovers free of charge wherever you like along the TranzAlpine route. You also get one free date change should your plans change.

Flexi train fares include:

  • 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

 From the 1st April 2018, the Flexi train fare will include flexible travel date change options and free stopovers.  

  • 50% refundable up to 24 hours before travel
  • Unlimited date changes up to 24 hours before travel.  If the same price fare isn't available, a fare upgrade payment will be required
  • If you change your date of travel, the amended travel must be used within 6 months of the original travel date
  • Free stopovers (hop on and off at any stations you like en-route using the "Add a Stop" button) which must be booked 48 hours before travel 
  • Bookable any time before train departs, subject to availability

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Domestic starter train fares:

Starter train fares

A limited number of starter TranzAlpine train fares are released into the New Zealand market during low season at a cheaper cost. These train fares provide a small amount of flexibility to cover changes in travel plans and stopovers can be added at an additional cost.

Starter train fares are:

  • 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 availability

 For travel from 1st April 2018, Starter fares will include:

  • Non-refundable
  • Unlimited date changes up to 24 hours before travel.  If the same price fare isn't available, a fare upgrade payment will be required. 
  • If you change your date of travel, the amended travel must be used within 6 months of the original travel date
  • $10 per stopover (using the "Add a Stop" button) and must be booked 48 hours before travel
  • Bookable any time before train departs, subject to seat availability

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 Domestic super-saver train fares:

Webstarter train fares

A very small number of off-peak TranzAlpine super saver fares, called the Webstarter, are released into the domestic market during the low season. These cheaper train fares are non-flexible and are for point-to-point travel only (no stopping en-route).

Webstarter train fares are:

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

 For travel from 1st April 2018, these fares will no longer be available and will become part of the Starter train fare so we can still offer lower cost travel but with added flexibility. 

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