Christchurch to Greymouth

  • Train : Tranz Alpine
  • Duration : Scenic Day Trips
Christchurch to Greymouth
Journey Highlights
  • Rated one of the world’s great scenic railway journeys
  • Experience spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River
  • Open air viewing carriages
  • The train travels through 19 tunnels and 4 viaducts
  • Overview
  • Journey Dates
  • Inclusions & Exclusions

The trip of a lifetime - truly one of the world’s great scenic train trips through the dramatic contrast of dry beech forests and tussock land on one side of the Alps and lush green landscapes on the other. From Christchurch, cross the patchwork farmland of the Canterbury plains, follow the Waimakariri river, climbing into alpine scenery on a series of spectacular viaducts. Then, after stopping at Arthur's Pass, emerge from the long Otira Tunnel and descend through sub tropical rain forest past beautiful Lake Brunner and on to Greymouth.


Train Departure Schedule

  • 2024 : January - March , April - June , July - September , October - December

Places Covered

Christchurch, Springfield, Arthur's Pass, Moana (Lake Brunner), Greymouth

From 5 May to 18 September 2023, the TranzAlpine train will operate a long-weekend service, running Friday to Monday.

Daily TranzAlpine services will resume running seven days a week from 22 September 2023.

Inclusions

Flexi-Plus fares Include: 

  • Free unlimited stopovers (hop 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 (amended travel must be within 6 months of original travel date)
  • Bookable any time before the train departs (subject to seat availability)
Flexi fares Include:

  • 50% refundable up to 24 hours before travel
  • Unlimited date changes up to 24 hours before travel (a fare upgrade might be required and amended travel must be within 6 months of the original travel date)
  • Free stopovers (stop off and visit towns and places of interest en-route)
  • Bookable any time before the train departs (subject to fare availability)