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Service Information:   As from 01 Jun 17 - The Christchurch to Arthurs Pass and Greymouth train service is operating * The Christchurch/Kaikoura/Blenheim/Picton train service has been suspended until October 2018 due to track damage resulting from 14 Nov 16 North Canterbury earthquake * There are daily bus/coach services between Christchurch and Kaikoura and between Christchurch, Blenheim and Picton. For bus/coach online times, fares, seat availability between Christchurch, Kaikoura, Blenheim and Picton, please click on the above Bus Services link
Rail/train services from Christchurch to Auckland Queenstown Mt Cook Arthurs Pass Greymouth Picton Blenheim Kaikoura Wellington Brunner Cass Darfield Jacksons Kokiri Mina Moana Otira Seedon Springfield Waipara
Christchurch Train Timetables
Passenger train services from Christchurch
(Timetable and services effective from 01 Jun 17)
  Christchurch to Departs Arrives Frequency Service Information Train 
  Arthurs Pass 8.15am 10.52am Daily Online Fares/Reservations One way travel only The TranzAlpine
  Blenheim 7.00am 11.53am Daily# No Reservations For bus services to Nelson The Coastal Pacific
    8.15am 4.05pm Daily Online Fares/Reservations GOLD Seat Service InterCity Coachlines
  Dunedin 7.45am 1.45pm Daily Online Fares/Reservations no train/rail service - bus/coach travel only InterCity Coachlines
    2.00pm 7.50pm Daily Online Fares/Reservations no train/rail service - bus/coach travel only InterCity Coachlines
  Franz Josef 8.15am 5.05pm Daily Online Fares/Reservations Combined Train and Coach Service The TranzAlpine
  Greymouth* 8.15am 1.05pm Daily* Online Fares/Reservations One way travel only The TranzAlpine
  Kaikoura 7.00am 9.54am Daily# No Reservations

For Whale Watch & Dolphin Swim

The Coastal Pacific
    7.00am 9.40am Daily Online Fares/Reservations   InterCity Coachlines
  Picton 7.00am 12.22pm Daily# No Reservations Connects with ferry sailings to Wellington The Coastal Pacific
    8.15am 4.30pm Daily Online Fares/Reservations GOLD Seat Service InterCity Coachlines
  Queenstown 7.30am 6:30pm Daily Online Fares/Reservations Scenic Coach Service - Via Mt Cook/Aoraki National Park Great Sights
    8.00am 4.30pm Daily Online Fares/Reservations Coach Service - Alpine Express (Does Not Stop at Mt Cook) Newmans
  Wellington 8.15am 9.55pm Daily Online Fares/Reservations combined bus/ferry travel InterCity Link
* For bus services from Greymouth to Hokitika, Fox Glacier, Franz Josef Glacier, Punakaiki, Westport, Nelson, Wanaka and Queenstown
# Suspended until October 2018
The above times are for guidance only and may change without notice to suit operational requirements
 
  • There are no passenger train/rail services - Christchurch to Dunedin, Christchurch to Invercargill, Christchurch to Nelson, Christchurch to Queenstown, Christchurch to
        Te Anau, Christchurch to Wanaka or Christchurch to Mt Cook.
  • The above times are for guidance only and may change without notice to suit operational requirements
  • Train and train/ferry services do not operate on Christmas Day - 25 December
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