Duration: 1 Day
Price: From $89 NZD One-Way
Departure From: Christchurch or Greymouth
Departure Date: Thursdays and Fridays until 15 October 2021.
Tour Type: Day Tour
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The fabled TranzAlpine is operating as always and waiting for you to book your rail trip. Often referred to as one of the Great New Zealand Rail Journeys, it is now time to find out why.
Travel from coast to coast between Christchurch and Greymouth and take in the wonders of the Canterbury Plains, the Southern Alps and the West Coast. This modern, luxury train has been traversing back and forth taking hundreds and thousands of international tourists through stunning scenery via Arthur’s Pass for countless years and you are welcome aboard.
The TranzAlpine is a memorable world class 5 hour, 119km journey. This train trip is completely flexible so if you want to hop off along the way, add selected activities, include pre or post accommodation or transfers, just let us know.
The TranzAlpine offers two distinct service levels to their train journey. Both classes are worthy of what you pay, and both a thoroughly enjoyable way to make the most of your TranzAlpine train experience.
Glide through the heart of New Zealand’s beautiful scenery in Scenic Class carriages, with epic landscape views filling your window while you relax in your seat.
In Scenic Class you’ll experience spacious reclined seats with generous amounts of legroom and comfort, panoramic windows, glass shelves and skylights. And to heighten your comfort, state-of-the-art airbag suspension has been used to guarantee a smooth ride across our rugged New Zealand terrain.
While onboard, you might like a stroll to the Scenic Cafe carriage where you’ll find a great selection of hot and cold snacks, drinks and ice creams. Indulge in a freshly brewed specialty tea or barista coffee married with a sumptuous cake? Or perhaps toast your special journey with a bottle of bubbles?
The Scenic Cafe opens for coffee and breakfast before the train departs and continues serving throughout the day. You can take a seat in the Scenic Cafe carriage and feast upon the views whilst eating. But you are also welcome to return to your seat to dine and drink if you would prefer. The day is yours to do as you choose!
During the hot summer months, the Open-air Viewing Carriage is a great place to get some fresh air and enjoy the great outdoors while on the move. You can whittle away the hours chatting and gazing out upon spectacular scenery and wildlife. It is also that perfect place for capturing those magical views on camera.
Learn the stories of our land while you travel by plugging into the Scenic Class Audio Commentary at your seat. The commentary provides a seamless stream of stories, narratives and facts about the places outside your window and is available on all three Scenic Class services, including the Northern Explorer, Coastal Pacific and TranzAlpine.
Inside the refined Scenic Plus Class carriages, it’s more than just a journey. You’ll be treated to fresh food, captivating commentary, great hosting and spectacular views, all delivered to your seat while you ease back and enjoy the journey. There really is no better way to discover New Zealand.
At the heart of the Scenic Plus experience is the refined Scenic Plus Class carriage, with huge panoramic windows, glass shelves and skylights, bathing you in those gorgeous coastal and mountain landscapes.
With freshly prepared food inspired by the fields that glide past your window and regional wines to match, you’ll be immersed in the flavours of our land. As you admire the views and savour the flavours, your Scenic Plus hosts will recount the stories and histories of the passing landscapes and landmarks.
When you step off the train, you will have experienced some of the best New Zealand has to offer.
Please note, Scenic Plus Class experience does not operate during winter.
There are eight official stops on the TransAlpine train journey:
If you are seeking a journey that offers more than just a train ride, discover all your choices by viewing LOCO Journeys TranzAlpine packages. We guarantee these travel options will enhance your rail experience, taking you further and far beyond your. Our travel itineraries include multi-day tours, overnight excursions and escapes to some great destinations.
Independent itineraries including TranzAlpine train, accommodation, car-hire, activities or inclusions of your choice include:
For a detail itinerary, the TranzAlpine timetable, departure days, and Tranz Alpine fare conditions, please see below.
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