Northern Explorer train to Palmerston North

You can catch the Auckland to Wellington train to Palmerston North on Saturday, Monday, and Thursday. Trains from Wellington to Palmerston North depart on Friday, Sunday, and Wednesday.

Located in Palmerston North, Palmerston North Station provides easy links to the city and the Manawatu region.

Northern Explorer Check In

  • Arrive at Station 20 minutes early 
  • Check in within the main station building to collect your Boarding Pass
  • All wheeled bags, large backpacks, and suitcases will need to be taken to the Luggage Carriage.


See our Check-In and Luggage page for more details. 

Palmerston North Railway Station

Matthews Avenue, Takaro, Palmerston North 4410