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TranzAlpine Ticket between Christchurch and Greymouth

4.7 ( 11 reviews ) 300+ Booked
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  • Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis and enjoy a scenic ride to Greymouth
  • Hop aboard a modern and well-maintained train that will take you to either destination in just 5 hours
  • Enjoy a 32kg luggage allowance so you can bring your stuff with you to your destination
  • Don't miss out on the popular destinations in Greymouth such as Paparoa National Park, Lake Brunner, and more!

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One Way: Christchurch to Greymouth

One Way: Greymouth to Christchurch

Same Day Round Trip: Christchurch to Greymouth

Most recent review

Highly recommended

Amazing views of mountains, rivers and lakes. Great picturesque views of Newzealand. There is also ongoing commentary on headphones to explain key landmarks.

22 Dec 2019
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What to expect

Take in the breathtaking sceneries of South Island’s stunning mountains and the vast Canterbury Plains aboard the TranzAlpine, New Zealand’s best inland rail service. Watch the scenic views outside from the comfort of a modern and spacious cabin. Travel to South Island’s stunning natural wonders by taking a train between Christchurch and Greymouth. Marvel at epic vistas, edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River, the Southern Alps, and see miles of native beech forests. Running along with a total of 223 kilometers railway, TranzAlpine is one of the best ways to witness New Zealand's breathtaking natural sceneries. So what are you waiting for? Book now and enjoy a scenic and comfortable trip between Christchurch and Greymouth.

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Marvel at the breathtaking sceneries of New Zealand's snowcapped mountains during the trip
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Experience a smooth ride aboard a modern and spacious train that will take you to your destination in just 5 hours!
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Don't miss out on the lush greeneries of the region as you pass by Waimakariri River

Things To Note


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day(s). Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email. In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email

Departure Routes & Schedule

  • Please arrive at the station atleast 20 minutes prior to your scheduled depart time
  • The departure time may change due to weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances
  • Christchurch to Greymouth:
  • Departure Location: Christchurch
  • Time: 08:15
  • Arrive at 13:05
  • Greymouth to Christchurch:
  • Departure Location: Greymouth
  • Time: 14:05
  • Arrive at 18:16

Luggage Information

  • Wheeled bags and cabin bags are not allowed inside the carriages and must be checked in. Please bring a small bag for your small items
  • Bags over 32kg will not be accepted and must be repacked for an extra charge
  • Maximum volume per bag is 200cm. This can be calculated by adding the height, length, and width of the bag all together
  • Additional luggage, bikes (maximum of 2, subject to availability), other large items: NZD20 per piece
  • Repacking charges: NZD10 for bags over 32kg
  • Bikes with trailers (maximum of 1, subject to availability): NZD50
  • Pets and large items such as skis, surfboards, wheelchairs, and golf bags can be accommodated. Please indicate any pets or large items at checkout
  • Maximum of 1 standard luggage and 1 handbag per person
  • Luggage Weight Limit: No single bag may weigh more than 32kg or 71lbs
  • Extra fees may apply for oversized and/or additional luggage. Please pay any extra fees directly to the operator


  • Children aged 0-14 must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Children aged 0-1 can travel free of charge provided they will not occupy separate seats
  • Child ticket: Age 2-14

Additional Information

  • Smoking is forbidden inside the train
  • Passengers are prohibited from drinking alcoholic beverages inside the trains. Alcoholic beverages must be stored inside your luggage during the trip
  • If you would like to stop over at any intermediate station during the journey, please indicate your leaving station and departure date upon check out
  • The departure times are fixed daily. There are no extra fees for stop overs at intermediate stations
  • Pet Policy:
  • Only certified assistance dogs are allowed and must wear an identification tag with the owner's name, address and telephone number
  • During the trip, your dog must be restrained by its lead and seated on an absorbent mat which you’ll need to bring with you
  • You will need to prepare your dog for the journey by exercising and limiting its fluid intake for several hours before boarding the train
  • This vehicle is stroller and wheelchair-accessible


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