Christchurch

TranzAlpine departs from Christchurch Railway Station

Christchurch Railway Station

A modern piece of Railway history

Christchurch Railway Station is home to our legendary TranzAlpine train and is located within the modern Tower Junction retail park in Addington on the eastern edge of Christchurch city. 

Also called Addington Station, today's bright and modern station opened in 1993. It is the third Christchurch Railway Station, but the first on this location. Both previous incarnations were located on Morehouse Avenue, with the 1960s station dismantled after sustaining irreparable damage during the 2011 earthquake. 

Today, Christchurch Railway Station is located on the historic site of Addington Railway Workshops. Here, New Zealand's first locomotive was manufactured, while the historic water tower that rises above the station is the first reinforced concrete structure ever built. It is this great railway legacy that gives the modern retail park its name. 

 

Christchurch Railway Station, Troup Drive, Addington, Christchurch 8011

 

TranzAlpine train from Christchurch 

Our TranzAlpine Christchurch to Greymouth train departs Christchurch Railway Station in the early morning, reaching Greymouth by early afternoon and arriving back into Christchurch in the early evening.

Christchurch Station opens at 6:00am for TranzAlpine ticketing. You can buy tickets for the TranzAlpine at Christchurch Station on the day of travel, but we strongly encourage you to Book online in advance. Standing is not permitted and if all seats are sold out you will not be allowed to travel.

 

TranzAlpine Check-In
  • Check-in opens 7:00am
  • Collect Boarding Pass and Luggage Labels at Check-in
  • Check in all wheeled cabin bags, large bags, backpacks and suitcases
  • Label luggage and deposit at our secure Luggage Carriage
  • Locate your seat using the Carriage and Seat number on your Boarding Pass
  • Check-in closes 7:55am
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Pack a small bag with your camera, wallet, phone, medication, coat/jumper, etc, to bring aboard. All large bags and wheeled bags must be checked-in.

Christchurch Railway Station

TranzAlpine Timetable

 

 

Christchurch Station Facilities

Travel Centre and Ticket Office

Travel Centre and Ticket Office

Christchurch railway station acts as a travel centre for The Great Journeys of New Zealand, selling tickets for all our services over the counter. The travel centre is open daily from 8am to 5pm.

Although you can buy tickets on the day, we strongly recommend booking in advance to guarantee travel.

The Travel Centre can be called on 0800 872 467 or contacted via email on bookings@greatjourneysofnz.co.nz.

 

Covered seating area

Covered seating area

Toilets

Toilets

Information Desk

Information Desk

Smoking area

Smoking area

Step free access

Step free access

Be.accessible rated: Bronze

Be.accessible rated: Bronze

Long Term Parking

Long Term Parking

Taxi Rank

Taxi Rank

Local buses

Local buses

Long distance coach connections

Long distance coach connections