Is the TranzAlpine train running?
Our TranzAlpine scenic journey runs once a day, with our Christchurch to Greymouth train departing in the morning and our Greymouth to Christchurch train returning in the evening. Our TranzAlpine Christchurch to Greymouth train runs long weekends throughout the summer season.
How much does the TranzAlpine train cost?
|Christchurch – Greymouth by TranzAlpine||Flexi fare NZ$ 189 (£99 or US$155) Starter fare* from NZ$ 119 (£62 or US$97)|
Is the Coastal Pacific train operating?
Operating Days The Coastal Pacific is operating on Saturday and Sunday. Stops along the route include Blenheim, Kaikoura, and Rangiora.
Is Arthurs Pass safe to drive?
In this modern-day and age the Arthur’s Pass road condition is a lot better and more stable than it used to be with the Otira Viaduct replacing the need for the famous zig-zag road. That doesn’t mean it’s completely safe though. It isn’t a road you want to get complacent on.
Does the TranzAlpine stop?
With its reputation for being a must-do travel experience, the TranzAlpine journey through the South Island stays in the hearts of all its passengers long after they’ve hopped off the train.
Do you have to wear a mask on the TranzAlpine?
You must wear your face mask at all times, both inside stations and the train (including the Open-air Viewing carriage). You may remove your face mask while eating or drinking food in your designated seat.
What is special about the TranzAlpine Express?
Journey highlights Experience the South Island’s striking natural landscape by taking a train between Christchurch and Greymouth. The TranzAlpine is one of the world’s great train journeys covering 223 kilometres (139 miles) one-way, taking just under 5 hours.
Where does the Coastal Pacific train leave from in Christchurch?
Our Coastal Pacific Christchurch to Picton train departs Christchurch Railway Station in the early morning, reaching Picton by early afternoon in time to connect comfortably with the Interislander Cook Strait ferry to Wellington. Christchurch Station opens at 6:00am for Check-in and Ticketing.
How much is the train from Blenheim to Christchurch?
The best way to get from Blenheim to Christchurch without a car is to train which takes 5h 11m and costs $75 – $95.
Do you need chains on Arthurs Pass?
The other main route between the West Coast and Canterbury, Arthur’s Pass, SH73, requires chains and no towing vehicles are currently allowed. Drivers on today’s route should expect a slower than usual journey with many trucks parked up overnight on either side of the Lewis Pass.
How steep is Arthurs Pass?
It’s a winding road with a 16-degree pitch and on both sides the mountains are raw and rugged without their winter white.
Does the TranzAlpine train run in winter?
The TranzAlpine service will run every week between Christchurch and Greymouth (same day return) on Thursdays and Fridays only. The Coastal Pacific between Christchurch and Picton will continue operating through the winter, but only on weekends.
How to get to Arthur’s pass from Christchurch?
After pickup from your Christchurch hotel, transfer to the train station and board the scenic TranzAlpine train. Your guide provides your train tickets and meets you in Arthur’s Pass after you enjoy the morning train ride on your own.
How high is Arthur’s pass?
Elevated 740 metres above sea level and surrounded by beech forest, Arthur’s Pass township is 5 kilometres from the mountain pass of the same name. Arthur’s Pass is a great opportunity to get off the TranzAlpine train journey and stretch your legs.
What to do in Arthur’s pass?
Arthur’s Pass is a great opportunity to get off the TranzAlpine train journey and stretch your legs. A mecca for trampers, snow boarders, mountain climbers and nature lovers, there are many short and long walks in the area including those that start near the comfortable accommodation found in Arthur’s Pass village.