Unlike normal passenger trains, the TranzAlpine is designed to provide a window to New Zealand's best scenery, with large reclined seating and huge panoramic windows. Catch the world famous TranzAlpine scenic train from Christchurch to Greymouth or drive across the stunning Southern Alps to discover the untouched beauty of the West Coast.. TranzAlpine train - One of the world's great train journeys.
The TranzAlpine is a long-distance train between Christchurch and Greymouth, from one coast of New Zealand to the other. New Zealand’s finest inland rail journey. The TranzAlpine is a daily train service reaching iconic South Island destinations like Arthur’s Pass and Lake Moana (Lake Brunner). Our Coastal Pacific and TranzAlpine services connect in Christchurch, so you can continue you South Island train travel with ease. TranzAlpine Take in the South Island’s stunning mountains and the vast Canterbury Plains aboard the TranzAlpine. During these stretches, you are nestled intimately between the mountainous hills, with the rugged, broad, riverbeds meandering alongside the tracks.
The TranzAlpine, run by New Zealand train operator KiwiRail as part of their Great Journeys of New Zealand division, runs once daily between Christchurch, Arthur's Pass and Greymouth on the South Island's west coast, through the amazing misty mountain scenery of the Southern Alps. Without doubt, one of Christchurch's best attractions is the TranzAlpine train, which runs daily through the magnificent Southern Alps from Christchurch to Greymouth on New Zealand's West Coast and back. The TranzAlpine follows a series of river valleys as it descends to Greymouth, starting with the Otira River and the Taramakau River. The Tranz Alpine train operates daily between Christchurch, Arthurs Pass and Greymouth - from the east coast to the west coast of New Zealand's South Island.