One of the world's iconic rail trips

Christchurch to Greymouth

TranzAlpine Train from Christchurch

Travel across the heart of the South Island from Christchurch to Greymouth on the west coast on what is considered to be one of the world’s great train journeys. Cross the lush Canterbury Plains, view spectacular river gorges and valleys, climbing to the high pass guarded by towering, angular mountains. Settle back in warm comfort and enjoy the breathtaking views through panoramic windows or experience the sting of icy mountain air from the open viewing platform, warming your hands on a mug of steaming hot chocolate. Descend through thick native beech to the West Coast, perhaps New Zealand’s last frontier. Your destination is Greymouth, a great base for exploring this unspoiled region with its mighty glaciers, wild rivers and famous Punakaiki pancake rocks. Stop over for a day or two and go adventuring.

FROM £96 Per Person

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Daily Departures

  • Departs Christchurch - 08.15
  • Departs Arthur’s Pass - 10.52
  • Arrives Greymouth - 13.05
  • Departs Greymouth - 14.05
  • Departs Arthur’s Pass - 16.28
  • Arrives Christchurch - 18.31

You'll always travel in comfort as all Kiwi Rail carriages are carpeted, centrally heated and air conditioned. Your seats recline and the panoramic windows allow you to sit back and enjoy the ever-changing views. All trains include an open air viewing area allowing for better views and to take in the clean, fresh air. All trains have a buffet carriage with a wide selection of light meals, sandwiches, snacks and beverages. All trains are licensed and offer quality local beer and wine.

TranzAlpine Train from Christchurch
FROM £96 Per Person


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We are very proud that our personal, friendly service and attention to detail has led to us becoming an industry leader in providing tailor-made holidays. We have been recognised throughout the years by winning a number of prestigious awards from within and outside of the travel industry. We won the "Best Operator to Canada" award at the 2017 British Annual Canada Travel Awards for a record 15th time.

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